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.

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, […]

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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 […]

The future of travel in Greenland

The future of travel in Greenland

Visit Greenland has won “The People’s Voice Award” in the “Travel and Adventure” category of the 2021 Webby Awards with a video that was selected from 13,500 entries across 70 countries. Known for its grand nature, fresh air, and space, and how it is preparing itself for the future of travel after COVID, Greenland is […]

VIP Traveler: where connections and expertise beat reviews

VIP Traveler: where connections and expertise beat reviews

The saying “it’s not what you know but who you know” couldn’t be more apt when it comes to booking luxury travel. There are countless luxury travel advisors, travel agents and tour operators all vying for your custom, and knowing who to choose can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Working with someone with current, insider […]

PCR tests and flying from the UK: what you need to know

PCR tests and flying from the UK: what you need to know

Now that the UK has begun to ease travel restrictions, you could be forgiven for being confused by the current COVID-19 PCR testing requirements for UK citizens looking to travel overseas this year. We caught up with the experts at Project Screen, a Prenetics-owned company and UK government-approved test provider, that offers private PCR testing, […]

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Like many countries throughout Europe, Spain is eager to welcome foodies from around the world back for a post-COVID culinary extravaganza. As Spain braces itself for an influx of visitors, here are just some of the gastronomic stories that has been happening behind-the-scenes since the pandemic struck. New digital map to explore slow food of […]

Getting out and about in England during National Walking Month

Getting out and about in England during National Walking Month

The month of May has been declared as National Walking Month in Britain and, to mark the occasion, Visit England has rounded up some walking holidays, day-trip ideas and themed walking tours from across the country to get you inspired for your next walking adventure. Read on to learn more but remember to always check […]

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8 top tips for first-time visitors to the Algarve

The Algarve in southern Portugal is a favourite summer holiday destination for Brits and the Irish. Many head there for its fabulous beaches and legendary golf courses. With so much more to explore, Algarve Tourism has compiled a list of ‘must do’ experiences for first timers visiting the region. It offers a mixture of favourite […]

When travel to the Austrian Alps resumes, Kitzbühel is waiting with a warm Tirolean welcome

When travel to the Austrian Alps resumes, Kitzbühel is waiting with a warm Tirolean welcome

2020 was a year we will never forget, and for many that also meant no holiday at all. Strict travel restrictions are still in place across much of Europe, but as vaccine programmes roll out, we can look ahead to better times, and that means planning that first big trip, reconnecting with loved ones, and […]

8 romantic things to do in south-east Sicily

8 romantic things to do in south-east Sicily

Today we will take you to South-eastern Sicily. Thanks to its flavors and colors, the region lends itself to wonderful love stories and legends over time. Here we recommend some romantic spots – and pots – in south-eastern Sicily for you to discover with your loved ones. Sicilian love stories… in a pot! Sicilian art […]

A new slow food map for Formentera

A new slow food map for Formentera

To help post-COVID visitors savour the best of Formentera, the island’s tourism board has launched mapa-slow-food-2020, highlighting its traditional cuisine, local products and distinct flavours. The smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera, has long been recognised for its slow and laid-back way of life. Thanks to a great variety of fresh seafood, organic produce and […]

26 ways to celebrate Easter across England

26 ways to celebrate Easter across England

Happy Easter everyone! While we can’t venture too far this Easter, there’s plenty of egg-citing Easter entertainment to have at home, from kids bake off competitions to virtual campfires and sing-a-longs; Easter egg hunts in local parks and gardens and energising walks and outdoor activities to burn off egg-cessive eating. Here’s some inspiration – courtesy […]

Recipe of the week: Cioppino seafood stew

Recipe of the week: Cioppino seafood stew

Cioppino done maximum flavor style! This dish was inspired by its complex history. Cioppino was developed in the late 1800s by Italian immigrants who fished off Meiggs Wharf and lived in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, many from the port city of Genoa. When a fisherman came back empty handed, they would walk […]

Recipe of the week: Lobster bisque en croûte

Recipe of the week: Lobster bisque en croûte

A perfectly prepared lobster bisque can be the most comforting of all comfort foods. Our version is high on flavor with plenty of richness – from the soup’s texture and taste, to our pastry cover. For those who may not be as familiar, the French term bisque refers to a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup, […]

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Important checks to do before your next international trip

It’s probably been a while since you last dusted down your luggage. But the future is – fingers crossed – starting to look a littler rosier and, all being well, you’ll hopefully soon be travelling again. But before you do, there are a number of things you might like to check. The pandemic has turned […]