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.

Changing perceptions of the Great British holiday

Changing perceptions of the Great British holiday

When you say the words “UK family holidays” it is quite likely you will instantly think of a cheap and cheerful caravan park close to the beach. Well it’s about time we changed that perception! The truth is that there’s an array of stunning locations in the UK, which are ideal for families or individuals […]

Win a massive $5,000 worth of hotel nights - with no blackout dates or restrictions!

Win a massive $5,000 worth of hotel nights – with no blackout dates or restrictions!

Feeling like some time away? Love to travel in luxury?  Then we’ve got just the news you’re waiting for! We’re pleased to announce a very exciting competition here on A Luxury Travel Blog – the opportunity to win a fantastic $5,000 worth of hotel nights at a hotel of your choice, anywhere in the world, courtesy of […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Summer

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Summer

Are you looking forward to Summer? Whether your plan is to simply relax on the beach or add a few new essentials to your wardrobe, we have a treat in store for you with our latest luxury fashion round-up. Including everything from swimming trunks to ice cream inspired footwear (yes, you read that right!), we […]

Suite of the week: Rancho Cielo, Playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Suite of the week: Rancho Cielo, Playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Suite name: Rancho Cielo Location: Playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Size of accommodation: 7,200 sq m Cost per night: $2850 + 13% SALES TAX What makes it special: Rancho Cielo offers you a destination uninterrupted, with utter privacy and service, where you can live luxuriously and sustainably. This secluded estate offers the ultimate private getaway for the […]

Recipe of the week: Mango float dessert

Recipe of the week: Mango float dessert

Mango float is a typical Summer dessert from Philippines whose main ingredient is, of course, mango! The dish is structured in layers, just like a tiramisu, but it’s more fresh and vibrant. The key to making a great mango float is buying high quality (possibly organic) mangoes and make sure they are sweet. Tip: look […]

3 very different things to do in Guernsey this Summer

3 very different things to do in Guernsey this Summer

The Channel Island of Guernsey is just a 30 minute flight from Gatwick making it ideal for a short break over the summer. Whether for the whole family, couples or groups or friends there are plenty of festivals and events to keep everyone occupied. Here are three unique things you could be doing this August: […]

Recipe of the week: Tarta de queso

Recipe of the week: Tarta de queso

Pintxos – the Basque version of tapas – are popular across the region but the bars of San Sebastian are where you’ll find the best. Try a couple in each bar and then move on to the next. But save room for a piece of traditional Basque cheesecake, which has the consistency of a thick […]

Is it high time we had a standard size for hand luggage when flying?

Is it high time we had a standard size for hand luggage when flying?

Let’s face it – flying with hand luggage isn’t as straight forward as it could be. Sure, if you’re familiar with the airline’s hand luggage size restrictions, that goes a long way. But when those restrictions vary slightly from one airline to another – or indeed within one airline, depending on the bag type (think […]

Photograph of the week: Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu

Photograph of the week: Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the most amazing archeological discoveries of all time. This picture, taken at the Temple of the Three Windows, required quick reflexes as the clouds suddenly opened up to full sun in the blink of a eye. The spectacular 4,000 metre (13,000 foot) mountains surrounding Machu Picchu only add […]

Suite of the week: Two bedroom suite, BASK Gili Meno

Suite of the week: Two bedroom suite, BASK Gili Meno

Suite name: Two bedroom suite, BASK Gili Meno Location: Gili Meno, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 59.8 sq m – 356.9 sq m Who’s stayed here: The resort will not be completed until June 2016 although David Hasselhoff is in the process of acquiring a 3-bed villa. What makes it special: BASK Gili Meno is the new standard for luxury island […]

Recipe of the week: Lamb faggots

Recipe of the week: Lamb faggots

Lamb faggots are a classic Welsh dish that is a favourite across the country. They make for a great family supper dish for all times of the year and offer great value for your money. This is my take on what has got to be one of Wales’ finest contributions to world cuisine. The recipe […]

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Regular visitors to Crete are probably aware that the small fishing town of Elounda is one of the island’s most desirable resorts. I’ve had the pleasure of staying in a number of the town’s best luxury hotels over the years, but none as small or intimate as my most recent stay at Elounda Gulf Villas […]

Photograph of the week: The Milky Way over Delicate Arch, Utah

Photograph of the week: The Milky Way over Delicate Arch, Utah

The Milky Way rises over Delicate Arch, an 80-feet tall, free-standing sandstone arch in Arches National Park, Utah. The most widely recognised of the park’s 2,000 arches, Delicate Arch has become the unofficial symbol of Utah, appearing on the state’s license plates and reproduced in countless publications. Unfortunately, such an iconic landmark is bound to […]

Bringing your luxury travel memories back to life through artisan crafts

Bringing your luxury travel memories back to life through artisan crafts

Those of you who travel regularly and have an interest in different cultures around the world will, I’m sure, have one or two much-treasured items at home that serve as mementos from those trips. You might also have a story or two to tell in terms of the difficulties you went through in finding the […]

New luxury villas project unveiled in Tuscany

New luxury villas project unveiled in Tuscany

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, a 5-star design resort located on Tuscany’s Silver Coast, has announced the launch of an all-new luxury residential project called Argentario Golf Residences. Up to 20 new villas will be built on the panoramic hills overlooking the eco-friendly Argentario golf course and Orbetello Lagoon, a WWF protected reserve. This peaceful […]

A luxury Orlando vacation home with a difference!

A luxury Orlando vacation home with a difference!

Are you looking for something a little different for your family next time you head to Florida? Then look no further than this amazing 6-bedroom luxury vacation home from Jeeves Holiday Homes. This unique property is just 12 minutes from Walt Disney World and boasts accommodation that your kids are sure to love… Let’s start with the […]

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