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.

20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – UK & Europe edition

Finding her the perfect Christmas gift can be a little daunting sometimes. Our round-up of luxury gift ideas will hopefully give you some much-needed inspiration with some great suggestions that any lady who is regularly on the move will be sure to love. We have everything from fashion accessories to gadgets, and a lot more […]

Hyatt Place Kathmandu - Hyatt's second hotel in Nepal

Hyatt Place Kathmandu – Hyatt’s second hotel in Nepal

Hyatt Place Kathmandu, the second Hyatt-branded hotel in Nepal, has opened, expanding the Hyatt Place brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members. It is located in the lively city of Kathmandu, set in a valley surrounded by the beautifully scenic Himalayan mountains. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, […]

Silver Dawn - the latest addition to the Silversea Cruises fleet

Silver Dawn – the latest addition to the Silversea Cruises fleet

Leading ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of new ship Silver Dawn at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Executives from Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri this month attended an intimate delivery ceremony to welcome the 10th ship to the cruise line’s fleet. An evolution of ultra-luxury cruise travel The third ship in the […]

20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – UK & Europe edition

It’s that time of year again… is it just me or does Christmas come around more quickly each year?! And even though this year hasn’t been great for travel, there’s still plenty of inspiration out there for travel gifts, not to mention plenty of optimism for a new year of fun-filled travel ahead. Treat him […]

New to Hungary: Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel

New to Hungary: Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced the addition of Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel to its portfolio, a debut in Hungary and a continuation of the brand’s European expansion. Situated in the heart of Budapest, one of the most unique and fascinating capital cities of Europe, the opulent property is an architectural ode […]

20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas – UK & Europe edition

Christmas is a time to treat yourselves a little… to spend time with family, friends and some unforgettable food and drink… that’s all you need for a truly unforgettable Christmas, isn’t it?! This year, to make Christmas extra special, we’ve rounded up some festive food and drink treats to allow you to truly indulge – […]

Local food and drink producers to look out for on your next trip to Devon

Local food and drink producers to look out for on your next trip to Devon

Devon isn’t just known for its spectacular coastline and beautiful beaches. The county has also long had a superb reputation for its exceptional food and drink. As well as being home to three Michelin star restaurants and a number of celebrity-owned restaurants, it’s of course also renowned for cream teas, fish and chips, cheese, cider, […]

Top 10 watersports to enjoy in Exmouth, Devon

Top 10 watersports to enjoy in Exmouth, Devon

Last Summer, we had the good fortune to attend a sailing event in Exmouth on the Jurassic Coast and one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. Situated on the south-east coast of Devon where the River Exe meets the sea, Exmouth enjoys a unique position with amazing estauary and sea views […]

The Mediterranean debut of the world's largest tall ship

The Mediterranean debut of the world’s largest tall ship

Tradewind Voyages has released the full program and prices for the Mediterranean debut of the world’s largest tall ship, Golden Horizon. Beginning in Palma on 1 May 2022, there are 23 voyages offered across the region, spanning Spain, France, Italy, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece and Turkey. The inaugural Med season concludes with the 14 […]

Kingston, Jamaica - a top destination for culture lovers?

Kingston, Jamaica – a top destination for culture lovers?

The city of Kingston, Jamaica recently joined Oslo, New Orleans, Egypt, and Menorca as a top destination for culture lovers, according to Condé Nast Traveller, in a recent article entitled, ‘Best holiday destinations for 2022’. “It’s validating to see Kingston being recognized in this way,” said Chris Issa, Jamaican entrepreneur, Kingston native and owner of […]

More than 20 ways to celebrate Christmas in Orlando

More than 20 ways to celebrate Christmas in Orlando

With an incredible lineup of more than 20 holiday celebrations, it’s no wonder Orlando is one of the most booked destinations for the 2021 holiday season. Exciting theme park happenings complement local festivities ranging from dazzling immersive light displays to sparkling Christmas tree trails. Here’s what to look out for: Festive theme park celebaations Walt […]

Electric air taxis - will they take off?

Electric air taxis – will they take off?

German urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer, Volocopter, has completed the first test flight with its 2X aircraft in Seoul, South Korea. It was the first ever crewed public test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi in South Korea. The Republic’s Minister for Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) Noh Hyeong […]

Australia's first Luxury Collection Hotel to open in Hobart

Australia’s first Luxury Collection Hotel to open in Hobart

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has announced the Australian debut of the brand. The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart will open next month, inviting travelers and explorers to Hobart on a transformative experience inspired by the unique local culture of Australia’s island state. Situated in the historic […]

Unforgettable golf in Sotogrande with a luxury five star stay

Unforgettable golf in Sotogrande with a luxury five star stay

Golfers around the globe have the opportunity to indulge in the Sotogrande lifestyle with the introduction of an all-new ‘Stay & Play’ package that will allow guests to experience the world-class triumvirate of Real Club Valderrama, La Reserva Club Sotogrande and Real Club Sotogrande – while enjoying a luxurious stay at the brand-new five-star SO/ […]

New luxury hotel opens in Barcelona

New luxury hotel opens in Barcelona

The world’s first and largest luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, has this week opened the InterContinental Barcelona. It is the first luxury hotel to open in Barcelona this year and is situated in the heart of the Montjuïc district. Located southwest of the city, Montjuïc is a scenic hill that overlooks the harbour […]

10 ways to feel New South Wales

10 ways to feel New South Wales

The most memorable journeys are the ones that unfurl our world to reveal new views, connect us with our people and teach us something surprising – often about ourselves. And wherever you venture across New South Wales, you’ll find energising, life-affirming experiences to refresh your perspective. Here’s where to get started. Own your freedom There’s […]