Author Archive for Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson has worked in the travel industry for approximately 20 years and, more specifically, in the online sector since the very earliest days of the WWW.

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

George Gorrow was born in Australia and raised on the Northern Beaches. He’s one of four brothers and a loving creative and entrepreneur. He was heavily into the surf and skate scene from a young age, so followed that path for a while. His best friend was the number one surfer in the world at […]

Recipe of the week: Potato-wrapped salmon with ham hock broth, cipollini onions, dried cherries and lovage

Recipe of the week: Potato-wrapped salmon with ham hock broth, cipollini onions, dried cherries and lovage

Salmon, wrapped in thin slices of potato and caramelized in a hot saute pan, is a visually stunning presentation. For complexity and depth of flavor, I serve it with a smoky ham hock broth, thickened to a light sauce consistency. Then I rest it simply on a bed of Brussels sprouts with Cipollini onions and […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Spring

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Spring

This post is a continuation of our new, regular series of quarterly fashion round-ups, both for him and for her. For her, see this post, and for him, read on. Greens and blues have been dominant across many of the SS15 collections and statement stripes are also said to be in vogue. Whether you’re looking to adopt […]

Photograph of the week: Canary Wharf above the clouds

Photograph of the week: Canary Wharf above the clouds

Amongst the typically gloomy low clouds of London emerges the iconic Canary Wharf business district. The tallest of the towers, One Canada Square, held the title of Britain’s tallest building for nineteen years, only to be surpassed in 2010 by The Shard. This photo was taken from an Airbus A321 whilst the plane dipped its […]

Recipe of the week: Linguine alla Nerano

Recipe of the week: Linguine alla Nerano

This simple courgette pasta dish was named after the fishing town of Nerano on the Amalfi Coast where it was created and has become a symbol of the village’s cuisine. Basic ingredients can be turned into a masterpiece that offers an authentic taste of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Source the highest quality of produce to get […]

Photograph of the week: Tropical bliss in Zanzibar

Photograph of the week: Tropical bliss in Zanzibar

It was a tranquil, sun-drenched afternoon when this photo was captured at Nungwi Beach Hotel in Zanzibar. Below the wooden staircase was tropical bliss: the white-sand beach was undisturbed, the ocean a pristine, aqua blue. The scene embodies the exotic beauty for which Zanzibar is known. Thank you to Helen Suk of Not Without My […]

Recipe of the week: Black Sheep liver

Recipe of the week: Black Sheep liver

Mixing Yorkshire ale with locally sourced liver, the Black Sheep variation offers a distinctive taste, unlike most liver-based dishes. Complete with crispy streaked bacon or pancetta, together with a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce, the dish has an added kick to it, which is balanced by mashed potatoes and homemade gravy. Serves 4. Ingredients […]

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

What could be more luxurious than chartering a jet to the world’s most untainted stretches of land, only accessible once you’ve touched down at the nearest airfield or airport? Once you’ve touched down, you might need some guidance – a boat ride or some other form of overland transport to arrive at your predetermined destination. […]

Photograph of the week: Brooding Borrowdale

Photograph of the week: Brooding Borrowdale

This photograph taken from the top of High Rigg in the English Lake District shows the raw, dramatic beauty of the area in all its glory. The Lakes is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations and it receives the attention of travellers worldwide. The rugged landscape of fells carved by dry stone walls […]

The latest luxury travel craze of glouchsurfing - staying in the homes of the rich and famous for free!

The latest luxury travel craze of glouchsurfing – staying in the homes of the rich and famous for free!

You’ve probably already heard of the term ‘glamping’, used to refer to camping in relative luxury – a merging of the terms ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. But have you heard about glouchsurfing? Probably not. This is the new craze that’s been taking the luxury travel industry by storm – and with good reason. Now, in case […]

One of the most luxurious Yoga experiences in Europe

One of the most luxurious Yoga experiences in Europe

The new Chirawan Yoga Retreat, located in Marbella, Spain, now offers one of the most luxurious Yoga experiences in Europe. Set within beautifully landscaped tropical gardens complete with breath-taking panoramic views of the Andalusian Mountains, this luxurious yoga retreat promises to be an experience that you will never forget. Places on the next Chirawan Yoga […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for her this Spring

Top 10 luxury fashion items for her this Spring

In a new, regular series, we’re going to be doing quarterly fashion round-ups, both for him and for her. According to the catwalks, the fashions of the 1970s are back with a modern twist this Spring, and suede and statement denim are also ‘in’. Here are are just some ideas for your wardrobe as the […]

Suite of the week: Locker Cottage, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Porto Ercole, Tuscany

Suite of the week: Locker Cottage, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Porto Ercole, Tuscany

Suite name: Locker Cottage Location: Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy Size of accommodation: 220 sq m / 2368 sq ft Cost per night: From 1,800 euros What makes it special: It’s a cottage that innovates the idea of Tuscan country house with a glamorous and eclectic touch, offering a panoramic location between the sea villages of […]

Photograph of the week: Cherry blossom in Japan

Photograph of the week: Cherry blossom in Japan

The Meguro River flows through Tokyo, Japan, and is a popular destination for cherry blossom viewers in the Spring. About 800 cherry trees line both sides of the Meguro River to create a beautiful sight for tourists. While this is one of the more famous locations, many people travel all over Japan to look at […]

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

If you sometimes find yourself struggling to justify the extra expenditure of a business class flight, which can often amount to several thousand £s, then you are in luck as right now as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is having a sale on its KLM World Business Class flights, with prices starting from as little £1,249 return and many […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

As many of you will have already seen, I had an amazing time on my last trip to Tokyo and Singapore. I was able to pack so much into the week, which was great, but also able to trial a few more travel-related items which I share with you here in my latest ‘tried and […]

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