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.

Do I need a visa to visit Egypt?

Do I need a visa to visit Egypt?

Ever wanted to visit the Pyramids, see the Sphinx or cruise the Nile? Whether you love Egypt’s ancient cities, its bucket-list monuments, its rich history and culture or its beautiful beaches that are perfect for deep-sea diving, you’ll need to know whether you require a visa to travel to this stunning desert land. We caught […]

Photo of the Week: Dray Nur Waterfall, Vietnam

Photograph of the week: Thác Dray Nur Waterfall, Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful E De girl and her boyfriend who loved to wile away their hours, staring into one another’s eyes as they gazed upon a waterfall near their village. One day, as they were sitting upon a big rock doing just that, a monster appeared in a column of […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Photo of the Week: Volcanic Crater, White Island, New Zealand

Photograph of the week: Volcanic crater, White Island, New Zealand

If staring into a red-hot bubbling abyss sounds like the adventure getaway of your dreams, look no further than White Island, New Zealand. Often referred to as the world’s most accessible active volcano, White Island is a living, breathing, roaring, hissing example of Nature at its most angry… A roiling mass of geothermal activity, steaming […]

Luxury travel treats: Farpoint Wheels 65, the PLIQO, Helly Hansen jacket and more

Luxury travel treats: Farpoint Wheels 65, the PLIQO, Helly Hansen jacket and more

Whether you’re a backpacker or a business traveller, there’s something for you in our latest round-up of ‘luxury travel treats’. In this edition, we have some really versatile luggage – a rucksack that can be wheeled around and a revolutionary garment for those of you who travel on business – not to mention more great […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Photo of the Week: Kyoto, Japan

Photograph of the week: Yasaka Pagoda, Kyoto, Japan

A trip to Kyoto, Japan, with its 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 1600 temples and shrines, can feel overwhelming. A whirlwind of activity amongst a riot of glowing gold and vibrant vermillion. So much to see, so much to do, so little time. Given that this could be considered the home of Zen, […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Win: 9 global getaways and a luxury round-the-world trip!

Win: 9 global getaways and a luxury round-the-world trip!

How do you fancy winning a luxury trip to the Big Apple? We’ve teamed up with our good friends at Lottoland, the world’s leading online lottery betting company, to give you an exclusive ‘Passport to Paradise’ opportunity to win one of nine global getaways and a luxury round-the-world-trip. Free draw, exclusive to A Luxury Travel […]

Photo of the Week: Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

Photograph of the week: Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

If you think this confection of towers, turrets, frescoes, and sparkling white walls, cast deep in the green, green woods, could well be a palace plucked straight out of a fairy tale, you’d be absolutely correct. In fact, Neuschwanstein Castle, located in Bavaria, Germany, has served as the real-life inspiration for the abodes of not […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Photo of the week: Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Photograph of the week: Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Pitch-black trees clawing their way out of bleached-white pans. Rust-red sand dunes reaching up as high as the Empire State Building towards a sky so bright blue it hurts the eyes to look at it. This is Deadvlei, a once luscious marsh long since succumbed to drought and time, leaving behind a Kafkaesque forest. And […]

Dog-friendly getaways with The Epicurean Club

Dog-friendly getaways with The Epicurean Club

The traditional British pub is making a comeback as an alternative luxury getaway. Pubs have had a tough time in recent decades with as many as one quarter of those in England and Wales having closed since 2001. Those pubs that have not just survived this downturn but have, in fact, flourished are a select […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Photo of the Week: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Photograph of the week: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

On the 27th of April 2010, after an expenditure of $8 billion (USD), the world’s most expensive standalone integrated resort property ever built opened its doors to the public. Inside the Marina Bay Sands, awed guests would discover Singapore splendour at its most glamorous: 7-star hotel accommodations, casino, luxury shopping mall, convention centre, theatre, art/science […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]