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 additions at SCHLOSS Roxburghe in the Scottish Borders

New luxury additions at SCHLOSS Roxburghe in the Scottish Borders

With the opening of the new Estate House this month, SCHLOSS Roxburghe is undergoing a significant redevelopment that includes the addition of 58 new rooms.
Love cycling and travel? Here are 10 products you won't want to be without on your next trip

Love cycling and travel? Here are 10 products you won't want to be without on your next trip

Cycling can be an incredible way to explore a destination whether that be on road or via challenging trails. But before your bike with you on your next trip, here are 10 products that you might find useful.
Short stay: Aptel East, Tower Hamlets, London, UK

Short stay: Aptel East, Tower Hamlets, London, UK

The old adage to "never judge a book by its cover" couldn't be more true when it comes to Aptel East, an aparthotel in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets.
What to wear in Iceland in the Summer

What to wear in Iceland in the Summer

In Iceland you can expect weather conditions to vary from one season to another and from one part of country to another. This blog goes into detail on what to wear in Iceland during the Summer months.
Useful apps for travel in Iceland

Useful apps for travel in Iceland

Here we've collated a number of apps which will help make your time in Iceland safer as well as enable you to get more from your visit.
10 useful things to know for a trip to Iceland

10 useful things to know for a trip to Iceland

Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - a land full of natural wonders - but knowing these useful tips will hopefully ensure that your trip benefits from some inside knowledge.
Driving Iceland's ring road - clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Driving Iceland's ring road - clockwise or anti-clockwise?

A common question for visitors to Iceland is whether it's best to drive Iceland's Route 1 ring road in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. This blog post explores this issue in more detail.
Iceland: Why we chose not to drive the entire Route 1 ring road

Iceland: Why we chose not to drive the entire Route 1 ring road

One of the first things you might think about when planning a trip to Iceland is whether to drive the full length of the ring road that goes around the entire country - known as Route 1.
Short stay: Topaz Suite, Diamond Suites, Keflavik, Iceland

Short stay: Topaz Suite, Diamond Suites, Keflavik, Iceland

Occupying the uppermost floor of the already-renowned Hotel Keflavik, Diamond Suites Luxury Boutique Hotel is Iceland's first five star hotel and consists of a collection of individually-decorated suites.
Short stay: Hotel Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland

Short stay: Hotel Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland

Hotel Keflavik is a clean, funky and well-located 4-star hotel with a good restaurant. For us, it was perfect place to base ourselves for our last night in Iceland prior to an early morning flight.
FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavik - what to expect

FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavik - what to expect

FlyOver Iceland is one of Reykjavik's newer attractions, having opened in the Autumn of 2019 in the Grandi Harbor District, about a 20-minute walk from the city centre.
6 of the best in Reykjavik, Iceland

6 of the best in Reykjavik, Iceland

If you are visiting Reykjavik and your time is limited, then here are some of the key things a first-time visitor will want to see.
Dining with Icelanders in Reykjavik, Iceland

Dining with Icelanders in Reykjavik, Iceland

Wouldn't it be nice if you could experience the real Iceland for a day, or even just a few hours? A more authentic experience where you get to meet local Icelandic people and learn a little about their culture and day-to-day lives.
What to expect from a trip to Reykjavik's Sky Lagoon, Iceland

What to expect from a trip to Reykjavik's Sky Lagoon, Iceland

Built into dark grey volcanic rock at Kópavogur, Sky Lagoon offers a 70-metre infinity-edged geothermal pool with stunning views of the North Atlantic as well as access to a unique seven-step ritual experience.
Whale watching from a luxury yacht off Reykjavik, Iceland

Whale watching from a luxury yacht off Reykjavik, Iceland

The cold waters off Iceland's coast support a variety of marine life and provide the perfect opportunity for whale watching, particularly during the period from April to September.
Short stay: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

Short stay: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

The 88-bedroomed Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel is housed in a historic building in downtown Reykjavik and caters for both business and leisure travellers.