Author Archive for Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel 'Best Travel Influencer' Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted "one of the world's best travel blogs" and "best for luxury" by The Daily Telegraph.

New luxury arrives in Azerbaijan: InterContinental Baku

New luxury arrives in Azerbaijan: InterContinental Baku

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has debuted its world-renowned luxury brand InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Azerbaijan with the recent opening of InterContinental Baku. The 128-room, new-build property overlooks the scenic Baku Bay, allowing guests to experience the InterContinental Life in luxurious modern surroundings while enjoying mesmerizing views of […]

5 places to find koalas in NSW

5 places to find koalas in NSW

From their fluffy ears to their paunchy pouches, koalas are one of the most adored critters on the planet – and around 20,000 of them are thought to call New South Wales home. Here’s where to find these endearing marsupials happily at home among the gum trees — and how you can help them stay that […]

The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally returns to the Austrian Tirol

The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally returns to the Austrian Tirol

The historic town of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Alps hosts an impressive array of events each year, spanning countless sporting, cultural, music and family themed festivals. As Covid restrictions ease, many favourites are returning this summer and autumn, including the 34th edition of the Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye classic car rally, which is set to take place […]

La Palma: The best destination to watch the 2021 Perseids meteor shower

La Palma: The best destination to watch the 2021 Perseids meteor shower

Known as the Isla Bonita, the beautiful island, La Palma has all the makings for a perfect night sky; altitude, dry air and a lack of light pollution, and local legislation ensures it will stay that way, making it the perfect location to watch this year’s Persiods meteor shower, one of the best celestial displays […]

6 of the best ways to experience the Cultural Heart of Germany

6 of the best ways to experience the Cultural Heart of Germany

As normality slowly returns to our lives, and more and more people are vaccinated, our ability to travel also gradually improves. Should you happen to find yourself in the regions of Saxony and Thuringia, known as the Cultural Heart of Germany, here’s  a selection of top experiences, including magical bridges and trails in gloriously unspoilt […]

The first Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property to open in Spain

The first Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property to open in Spain

The most iconic hotel on Madrid’s Paseo de la Castellana boulevard – Hotel Villa Magna – is to become the first hotel in Spain to operate under Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Situated in the heart of Madrid, Rosewood Villa Magna is located among renowned and architecturally impressive restaurants, shops and attractions. With a refreshed contemporary […]

New to the Maldives: Siyam World, Maldives

New to the Maldives: Siyam World, Maldives

A bold new world of possibilities beckons in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll this Autumn, with confirmation that the highly anticipated Siyam World, Maldives will open. A natural, carefree playground promising an eye-popping array of “never-seen-before” experiences across land, sea and sky, Siyam World is set to transform the monotonous Maldivian holiday mould with its striking […]

The 3 places in the world to be stripped of their UNESCO World Heritage status

The 3 places in the world to be stripped of their UNESCO World Heritage status

The announcement today that Liverpool is being stripped of its World Heritage status will come as a huge disappointment to people throughout Merseyside and beyond. But did you know that this is not the first time the UN has used its powers to strip a site of its World Heritage status? Since UNESCO World Heritage […]

The 5 best UK cities to be an Airbnb host

The 5 best UK cities to be an Airbnb host

Analysis reveals that Bradford offers the best combination of low house prices and high Airbnb revenue. According to research by international payment experts RationalFX, it would take nine years of Airbnb income to pay off a property purchase in Bradford compared to 42 years in Luton. The study of just 27 major British cities analysed […]

Hilton Maldives Amingiri - Hilton's fourth resort in the Maldives

Hilton Maldives Amingiri – Hilton’s fourth resort in the Maldives

Scheduled to open at the end of this year, Hilton Maldives Amingiri will mark the entry of Hilton’s flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand into the Maldives. It will be the fourth resort under the company’s portfolio of brands in the Maldives, joining Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and SAii Lagoon Maldives, […]

Rosewood Chongqing to open in 2030

Rosewood Chongqing to open in 2030

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Chongqing Sunac Huacheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. to manage Rosewood Chongqing, set to open in the city’s Central Business District in 2030. Situated in the Jiangbeizui International Financial Center, one of China’s preeminent establishments for financial services, the ultra-luxury hotel will underscore Chongqing’s rapid economic development […]

Is this the Maldives' most ethical burger?

Is this the Maldives’ most ethical burger?

Innovative island resort Amilla Maldives has revealed what is believed to be ‘The Most Ethical Burger in the Maldives’: a mouth-watering marriage of the finest ethically sourced meat, homemade gluten free bun and fermented pickle, homegrown salad and egg… and even ketchup homemade from organic, island-grown bananas and coconut sugar. The guilt-free burger has been […]

The best beaches in the Canary Islands

The best beaches in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are known as “las afortunadas”, meaning “the lucky ones” in Spanish, and it’s easy to see why. Boasting thousands of kilometres of coastline and year-round good weather, the archipelago is home to hundreds of incredible beaches that attract tourists from all corners of the world. Playa de El Golfo, Lanzarote Located on […]

Recipe of the week: Cedar plank Pacific Northwest salmon

Recipe of the week: Cedar plank Pacific Northwest salmon

The Pacific Northwest is abundant with all types of salmon, from chinook (also called king) and coho to copper river and sockeye. King is the highest in fat and is known for its silken texture. It takes two days to prepare this dish, due to the brining and letting the fish air dry. The salmon […]

Top 10 things to do in Oxfordshire, UK

Top 10 things to do in Oxfordshire, UK

Keen historians may note Oxfordshire for its wool trade, Morris Motors and a world famous university, but this predominantly agricultural county continues to be a key player in the tourism industry as we move into the third decade of the 21st century. Sandwiched between London to the south east and Cotswolds to the north west, […]

Petrols wave at Six Senses Laamu

Surfing in the Maldives

Daring travellers on the lookout for future adventures should start planning for a surf trip to the Maldives, where they can experience sensational swells and a true surfer’s paradise away from the crowds. Unknown to many travellers, the Maldives is amongst the world’s leading surf spots thanks to its uncrowded waves, mellow barrels and long […]