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.

10 of the best coffee stops in Devon, UK

10 of the best coffee stops in Devon, UK

Winter is the ideal time to explore the South West and its many beautiful walking routes, which are somewhat quieter than during the tourist season. Putting on your walking boots during the coldest months of the year can seem less appealing, however – but if there’s the promise of freshly made organic coffee, you’ll be […]

Win a luxury stay in Saint Tropez!

Win a luxury stay in Saint Tropez!

Win a stay in Saint-Tropez worth over £1500! One lucky winner and a friend will win a two-night stay at the luxurious Hôtel Lou Pinet – a stylish sanctuary just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Saint-Tropez. The prize The prize includes: A two-night stay in a deluxe junior suite at Lou […]

Did you know that today is National Plan for Vacation Day?

Did you know that today is National Plan for Vacation Day?

National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January (ie. today!), is a day that is designed to encourage Americans to plan their time off. In 2020, American workers left an average of 33% of their paid time off on the table according to the United States Travel Association, which is a […]

Win a luxury Winter trip to Whistler!

Win a luxury Winter trip to Whistler!

This is your chance to win a Winter trip to Whistler, Canada, in Tourism Whistler’s ‘The Thrill Runs Deep’ contest. The lucky winner will stay six nights in the heart of Whistler’s magnetic Village, just steps away from the gondolas. It’s your opportunity to ski unmatched alpine terrain, après alongside Whistler’s passionate community, soak up […]

Gourmet marshmallows at the Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Gourmet marshmallows at the Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Escape the everyday as InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort hosts a series of bespoke guest experiences throughout 2022 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. This 1st to 5th March 2022, the hotel is teaming up with The Marshmallowist – the UK’s first producer of gourmet marshmallows for an unforgettable sweet escape […]

The very best from the world of skiing

The very best from the world of skiing

The winners of the World Ski Awards – now in their ninth year – were announced recently and, whilst there are also many national awards, here is a round-up of the worldwide winners. As you will see, it was a great year for Switzerland! It was a double celebration for the Swiss resort of Verbier, […]

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 regular updates from A Luxury Travel Blog, please make sure you subscribe to our mailing list. Saudi Arabia to convert palaces to luxury hotels Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud has launched Boutique […]

Win a $10,000+ Los Angeles, CA theme park trip for 4!

Win a $10,000+ Los Angeles, CA theme park trip for 4!

Win a $10,000+ Los Angeles, CA theme park trip for four people! This amazing prize includes four tickets to Southern California’s largest theme park in Anaheim, CA, courtesy of DirecTV, a digital satellite service serving the USA. The prize also includes roundtrip travel, a 3-night hotel stay, a $1,000 bank card, a guided tour, and […]

Mont Saint Michel, France

Travel news from France

Tourism numbers in France peaked at 90 million international visitors in 2019, just before the pandemic struck, and the total contribution of travel and tourism to France’s GDP was consistently at over 200 billion euros. This makes it the most visited country in the world, ahead of Spain (2nd) and the USA (3rd). Figures fell […]

6 romantic Valentine's stays in Northern Ireland

6 romantic Valentine’s stays in Northern Ireland

This year, why not embrace each other and the giant spirit of Northern Ireland at the same time in the country’s wide selection of ultra-romantic hideaways? Choose from quiet hotels and snug cottages with log burners to cosy self-catering apartments and glamping pods all offering romantic backdrops and Valentine’s Day inspiration. Here are six new […]

Win a romantic getaway for two to Paris!

Win a romantic getaway for two to Paris!

To celebrate director Joe Wright’s highly-anticipated musical epic CYRANO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is sending one lucky winner and a guest to the iconic setting of the film — Paris! The lucky winner and guest of their choice will experience the following on their romantic escape.. 3 nights in a historic, luxury accommodation in the heart of Paris […]

Accor welcomes 2022 with a diverse array of spectacular new properties

Accor welcomes 2022 with a diverse array of spectacular new properties

Accor is pleased to reveal some of its newest properties and upcoming destinations that guests and world travelers can look forward to visiting in 2022 and beyond, including a number of new luxury hotels. Many of the world’s most exciting destinations – such as London, Doha, and Moscow – will welcome multiple new Accor hotels […]

Is now the best time to book your flights?

Is now the best time to book your flights?

Wherever you plan on travelling in 2022, it could just be that now is the best time to book your flights. The delta and omicron variants have brought about significant volatility in flight prices but it could just be that we are currently experience low prices that might not be around for much longer. Cheap […]

Win a luxury cruise on the River Severn!

Win a luxury cruise on the River Severn!

There’s nothing better than escaping the stresses and strains of daily life, and a holiday in the UK is just the solution, whether a trip to the seaside, a walking holiday in a National Park, or even a cruise on one of the UK’s waterways. English Holiday Cruises operate trips along the River Severn, beginning […]

Private jet journeys from Four Seasons

Private jet journeys from Four Seasons

In late 2021, leading luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced its first Private Jet journeys taking flight in 2023. More recently, more opportunities to enjoy a five-star experience in the sky have been unveiled, with three more journeys in 2023, as travellers look to resume plans to explore the world. The seven […]

24 hours in Gibraltar

24 hours in Gibraltar

Whether you’re looking for a short, or a relaxing escape in the sun, Gibraltar has everything you need with much more to offer than you can possibly imagine. However you arrive – by air, foot, car or sea – you will soon experience Gibraltar’s intricate layers of history all around you. Here’s an idea for […]