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 Premium Visa for Mauritius

New Premium Visa for Mauritius

Mauritius has introduced a new Premium Visa, valid for a period of one year and renewable. This measure was announced by the Mauritius cabinet last Friday to encourage eligible visitors come to Mauritius for long stays. Meanwhile, the highest sanitary standards and protocols are being maintained to ensure the sanitary safety of visitors as well […]

Suite of the week: Penthouse Suite, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Suite of the week: Penthouse Suite, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Suite name: Penthouse Suite Location: Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA Size of accommodation: 465 sq m Cost per night: $15,000 Who’s stayed there? Celebrities, royalty and the international elite What makes it special: As the largest Penthouse in all of Los Angeles at 5,000 sq ft., this one-of-a-kind Specialty Suite is complete with 270 degree views […]

Linguine and clams

Recipe of the week: Linguine and clams

A classic Italian American staple, linguine and clams is always a crowd pleaser, offering a lighter take on the traditionally heavier Italian meals. Satisfying cravings without sacrificing flavor with a delectable white sauce that perfectly complements the clams, this linguine and clams recipe is bursting with fresh and authentic Italian flavors that are sure to […]

Photograph of the week: Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA

Photograph of the week: Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA

Silhouettes of sloping branches decorate the shore as the night sky transforms into a beautiful palette of pinks, blues, and oranges. Overhead, birds dance around each other in unison with the lull of crashing waves, floating effortlessly against the salty breeze… it’s morning on Driftwood Beach on Jekyll lsland. The beach is named after the […]

Enjoy exclusive use of a luxury Maldives resort for a cool $1 million

Enjoy exclusive use of a luxury Maldives resort for a cool $1 million

As the world slowly emerges from lockdown, there seems to be an increasing demand for exclusive, private getaways that guests can safely enjoy with their friends and family. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, located at the southern end of the Maldives archipelago, near the equator on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, has been quick off the mark to […]

Suite of the week: Ambassador Suite Swim Up, TRS Coral Hotel, Costa Mujeres, Mexico

Suite of the week: Ambassador Suite Swim Up, TRS Coral Hotel, Costa Mujeres, Mexico

Suite name: Ambassador Suite Swim Up Location: TRS Coral Hotel, Costa Mujeres, Mexico Size of accommodation: 130 sq m Cost per night: $1,263.70 Who’s stayed there? Rafa Nadal What makes it special: This luxury suite has direct access to the Swim Up pool and includes a variety of luxurious and modern amenities. At the adults only and all-inclusive TRS Coral Hotel, […]

Recipe of the week: Squid with Champagne sauce and caviar

Recipe of the week: Squid with Champagne sauce and caviar

A fresh combination of Nordic ingredients and classical French technique, this squid with Champagne sauce and caviar is comprised of thin ribbons of barely cooked squid and fresh daikon, swimming in a traditional Champagne butter sauce, and topped with an extravagant dollop of caviar. Ingredients 1 whole squid (approximately 0.7 to 1 kg) 5dl Champagne […]

Photograph of the week: Social distancing in the giraffe world

Photograph of the week: Social distancing in the giraffe world

During a safari in Northern Tanzania this group of giraffes (called “a tower”) was observed strolling through the Ndutu Plains. The Ndutu Region forms part of the northern section of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stretches to the unfenced southern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, a meeting point between these two incredible wilderness areas. This […]

The re-opening of Uganda's borders - here's what you need to know

The re-opening of Uganda’s borders – here’s what you need to know

As of 1st October 2020, Uganda’s borders have reopened, and Entebbe International Airport (EBB) has resumed operations for international airlines following a 6-month closure during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of Uganda’s national parks are open to international visitors as well. The reopening signals a return to business for Uganda’s tourism industry as […]

Recipe of the week: Banana mille-feuille

Recipe of the week: Banana mille-feuille

There are few desserts with a pedigree as illustrious as the mille-feuille. Since the 18th century the pastry, translated as “thousand-sheets” has been adopted and adapted by many cultures. In Italy it is savory, filled with spinach, cheese or pesto. In Latin America, guava paste and coconut flakes are popular. Whatever the country – Sweden, […]

Photograph of the week: Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, USA

Photograph of the week: Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, USA

How do you photograph a place that has been photographed so many times and make it look unique? Horseshoe Bend is one of those places. A circular meander of the Colorado River located close to Page, Arizona, USA, referred to as the east rim of the Grand Canyon. It gets its name from being a […]

Recipe of the week: Cubik Mato

Recipe of the week: Cubik Mato

Tomato mozzarella, wherever you are in the world, is one of the most popular dishes on the menu. Unfortunately, there is never a lot of creativity and it is always presented the same boring way. Having the same presentation without surprising factors is most probably contradictory to what you heard already. Food needs to be […]

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Serengeti

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Serengeti

Travelers go on African safaris for different reasons. Some want to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration phenomenon that makes Kenya and Tanzania popular safari destinations. Some want to encounter the Big Five (lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, rhino and leopard). Others just want to experience the pure joy of being one with nature. Many people ask […]

New luxury treehouse resort in Okinawa, Japan

New luxury treehouse resort in Okinawa, Japan

Japan’s subtropical southern prefecture of Okinawa is set to welcome the opening of a brand new sustainable luxury eco resort in the Spring of 2021. Designed with the concept of bringing its guests closer to nature, Treeful Treehouse will offer secluded private rooms nestled amongst the jungle canopy alongside a communal Aerohouse space and activities […]

Recipe of the week: Pomegranate and roasted delicata squash salad

Recipe of the week: Pomegranate and roasted delicata squash salad

What better way to brighten up the winter months than a fresh salad featuring delicious and hardy chicories? This colorful dish is piled high with in-season goodies like roasted delicata squash, pistachios, and pomegranate and while it looks fancy and complicated, it’s actually quite simple to recreate at home. It’s equally perfect on a holiday […]

Photograph of the week: Guatemala's Fuego volcano as seen from Acatenango

Photograph of the week: Guatemala’s Fuego volcano as seen from Acatenango

Guatemala is probably not the first country you think of when it comes to beautiful travel experiences. We don’t blame you. Nestled between the tropical beaches of Mexico and the relaxing Caribbean vibes of Belize, Guatemala’s presence is often overshadowed by its neighboring countries. Once the heart of the mighty Mayan civilization, Guatemala is now […]