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.

Photograph of the week: Wastwater in the English Lake District

Photograph of the week: Wastwater in the English Lake District

This is a view of Wastwater in the Lake District, seen from the Wasdale Head route up Scafell Pike – the ideal viewpoint from which to take in the lake’s full size. In an area full of breathtaking landscape views, this particular site was glorious to behold – after a long, hard climb to the […]

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas

Left your gift buying a little late this Christmas? If, like me, you’ve had your head down with work or travel this last few weeks, then don’t despair… help is still at hand. Whether you opt for clothing or costmetics – or something a little different – here are some great ideas for the lady […]

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

Are you still wondering what to buy him this Christmas? Finding inspiration for the gentleman who already seems to have everything isn’t always easy, so here are ten great ideas for any luxury travel enthusiast to help you along with your festive shopping. Whether he’s in need or new luggage - there are a few different […]

4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

Some people are just not easy to buy gifts for at Christmas. When faced with the dilemma of buying a gift for someone who already seems to have everything, the easiest thing to do is to buy a gift that can be treasured for years to come - and by that I mean a memory rather than a physical […]

Top 10 luxury luggage items for her

Top 10 luxury luggage items for her

When you travel in luxury, you don’t just want something that is practical… you want it to ooze style also. Here is a range of bags and cases for her that do just that. Whether it’s a piece of hand luggage or an item for the main hold, we’ve unearthed ten luxury luggage items that we feel sure you’ll […]

Top 10 luxury luggage items for him

Top 10 luxury luggage items for him

Finding the perfect luggage for you can be a challenge sometimes. Whether you’re needing a sturdy carry-on for a short business trip or something that will enure you look stylish on the move, we’ve rounded up 10 great examples of luxury luggage to cover you for a variety of scenarios, and catering for a range of […]

Photograph of the week: A luxury Seychelles ‘toes-in-the-sand’ dinner

Photograph of the week: A luxury Seychelles ‘toes-in-the-sand’ dinner

The Seychelles always conjures up dreamy images of untouched white sand beaches privately enclosed by palm trees, glorious granite outcrops and the most pristine azure blue waters. The rich and famous have often chosen the Seychelles as their isolated tropical destination for romantic escapes, honeymoons, private holidays and exclusive pampering, and with this picture of […]

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

If you have a love of both running and travel, then our guide to 10 of the best marathons in the world will hopefully inspire you to your next marathon challenge. Like travel, marathon running has seen considerable growth in the last decade or two. We’ve included a real mix in compiling this list, from […]

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

With the holidays upon us once more, it’s never been a better time to book with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. That’s because right now, SLH are offering discounts of up to 40% on certain hotels when you book and pay at the same time. What’s more, they’re also offering a special Club Member […]

Win 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club Points!

Win 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club Points!

If you’ve ever been tasked with looking after the travel requirements of your business, you may just know what a headache that can be. Thankfully, mine is only a small business so I only have to look after the travel needs of a very small number of individuals (in fact, usually just me!) and it’s not too […]

Photograph of the week: Dusk storm over Paris

Photograph of the week: Dusk storm over Paris

It’s winter in the City of Love. A storm blows in over Paris, making the city stark against a dusky sky. The dome silhouetted in this photo is Les Invalides, the grand golden-domed monument where Napoleon Bonaparte is buried. The light is always changing in Paris, and seeing scenes such as this one, it is […]

How to see Rio de Janeiro in comfort and style

How to see Rio de Janeiro in comfort and style

With a World Cup now under its belt and an Olympics soon to follow, Rio de Janeiro has seen significant change in recent years and there’s never been a better time to visit. Referred to as the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ (or ‘Marvellous City’), Rio offers endless possibilities but to truly enjoy them – particularly if you’re […]

The toughest slopes on the Alps

The toughest slopes on the Alps

Ever wondered wha the toughest slopes on the Alps are? This infographic created in association with SkiBoutique highlights ten different routes, showing the ability level required to take on each challenge, along with descriptions of the routes, altitude and maximum gradient… a really useful resource for anyone heading for the slopes this winter!

Interview with Samantha Chalker, Editor of inBali

Interview with Samantha Chalker, Editor of inBali

Samantha Chalker is a freelance travel writer and marketer. She has been travelling for the better half of a decade, in between failed attempts at office jobs and a home loan. She is often told she’s curious, and sometimes told she’s vegan – apparently it seems that’s a personality trait these days. What is it […]

Recipe of the week: Trio of lobster

Recipe of the week: Trio of lobster

Some people may be afraid to cook lobster, but this recipe demonstrates how to do it, and do it well. This luxurious dish uses three imaginative ways to showcase some of the best seafood that the British Isles has to offer; the trio of lobster includes lobster thermidor tail, lobster and prawn pie, and crispy […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On our latest family trip, we visited Sani Resort in Greece, just a short drive from Thessaloniki and one of only a handful of resorts in the area that remains open through to the end of October – perfect for those of us seeking a little winter sun in the October half term week! On […]

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