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.

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6 luxury villas and chalets in France for the ultimate private getaway

Whether you’re seeking the ultimate private getaway or you wish to combine an exciting event with the utmost luxury, these exceptionally luxurious chalets and villas from One Authentic Properties in France are truly exquisite. Located in Paris, Côte d’Azur and Courchevel 1850, these exclusive, stunning properties and their staff have welcomed guests such as Naomi […]

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A journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step

Breathtaking photography of exotic, authentic places captures our imaginations. Beautifully crafted editorial pulls us into a fellow-traveller’s journey, almost as if we had arrived and experienced the magic for ourselves. We are inspired by talented travel writers, bloggers and photographers. Each of us have desires to experience the beauty of this world, ideally as deeply […]

4 London apartments for your every need

4 London apartments for your every need

Knowing where to stay in London can be rather daunting for the infrequent or first-time visitor. In order to help with your deliberations, we spoke to the team at London Connection to get some top tips about some of the best places to stay, depending on your particular needs. Whether you’re in the capital for a […]

A Sicilian gem: Donna Coraly Resort

A Sicilian gem: Donna Coraly Resort

An hour’s drive from Catania airport in Sicily sits the Donna Coraly Resort. A hide-away with just five suites, it’s the ideal escape from the hectic pace of life, and it is ideal for a group of best friends to book the entire resort and make it home. Run by Lucia Pascarelli, the designer and […]

5 reasons why chartering a private jet could be right  for you

5 reasons why chartering a private jet could be right for you

Many people believe that private jets are exclusively for the pleasure of multi-billionaires, glamorous celebrities and esteemed royalty. This may have been true in the past, but flying privately is becoming increasingly popular among those simply looking to add an extra touch of luxury to their travels. There are numerous benefits that you just don’t […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine’s Day

In need of some ideas for what to buy him this Valentine’s Day? With this year’s round-up of Valentine’s gifts for him, we have everything from video glasses that will enable you to see what your drone (or other device) sees to more traditional gifts such as the luxurious fragrance from Amouage. Happy shopping! BeFree […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine’s Day

Struggling for inspiration of what to buy this Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry… help is at hand!  Here we’ve compiled 10 ideas for your travelling Valentine – from the utterly practical (who knew you could buy a lamp to help combat jet lag?) to the downright stylish… Peggy embroidery pant from VIX Paula Hermanny Light and airy, […]

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine, blood orange and fennel salad

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine, blood orange and fennel salad

Now that we are in the Winter months, citrus fruits are in season. A wonderful Winter favourite are blood oranges, used here beautifully with caramelised aubergine and fennel in a wonderfully flavourful and healthy salad. The following is adapted from a recipe prepared and written by Keri Moss, winner of Masterchef 2012 The Professionals Ingredients […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Winter

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Winter

Wanting to look your best on your travels this Winter yet still keep warm? From self-heating ski gloves to pure wool jackets, we suggest a number of must-have items for your Winter wardrobe that will keep you cosy whatever the weather – staples that’ll keep the cold at bay, but without you having to compromise […]

Recipe of the week: Miso lamb cutlets

Recipe of the week: Miso lamb cutlets

Flavoursome and succulent, the cutlets partner beautifully with the chilli miso and pickled eggplant. The miso, a traditional Japanese seasoning, gives this dish a delicious savoury flavour. The dish works across all seasons – for a light summer or springtime lunch or dinner partnered with salad greens, or as a heartier meal with a vegetable […]

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

South Africa’s Kalahari Desert is famous for its beautiful colours at sunrise and sunset. The photographer here was following two male cheetahs on safari at Tswalu Kalahari late one afternoon when they began to hunt. Their unfortunate targets were these four young ostriches. The massive birds soon caught wind of the big cats and began […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for her this Winter

Top 10 luxury fashion items for her this Winter

Whether you’re somewhere cold this Winter or escaping to sunnier climes, we have a great range of ideas for your Winter wardrobe, from gorgeous coats to a versatile garment that can be worn eight very different ways to a dress that packs into the smallest of bags. Heritage 3-1 Jacket from Ibex Outdoor Clothing Ibex‘s […]

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5 of the world’s most exclusive hotels with up to 70% off

As you can imagine I have stayed at some absolutely amazing hotels and resorts, which is definitely one of the perks of my job. Whether I am visiting an iconic city or one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world, I always like to get the best out of my trip, by matching […]

Win a 5-star holiday at The Peninsula, Paris with The Luxury Holiday Company

Win a 5-star holiday at The Peninsula, Paris with The Luxury Holiday Company

Win a 5-star holiday in the spectacular Peninsula, Paris – a hotel that is the epitome of Parisian style, glamour and luxury, situated mere steps away from the Arc de Triomphe. Travel to Paris stylishly with Eurostar Business Premier , enjoying Michelin-designed gastronomy as you make your way to Paris. A stylish journey to Paris […]

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

This is a simple Mediterranean recipe for a light, fresh and delicious dish. It’s great as a Summer meal but can also serve as an entrée in the colder months: simply make sure to always use your local seasonal vegetables. Ingredients Octopus tentacles Rosemary Garlic Pepper grains Seasonal vegetables (such as asparagus, zucchini, carrots and […]

Like 'The Amazing Race'?  Then you'll love Competitours!

Like ‘The Amazing Race’? Then you’ll love Competitours!

If you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re not a US citizen, you can probably be excused if you’ve not heard of The Amazing Race. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a multi-award-winning reality TV series with travel and adventure at its core. Contestants are pitted against one another with a series of travel-based […]

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