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.

Into the Glacier - what to expect on a journey into the heart of the Langjökull glacier, Iceland

Into the Glacier - what to expect on a journey into the heart of the Langjökull glacier, Iceland

For an Icelandic experience with a difference, we heartily recommend Into the Glacier which can be visited as part of a tour from Reykjavik or by self-driving to Husafell or Klaki basecamp.
Short stay: Hotel Kriunes, Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Short stay: Hotel Kriunes, Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Hotel Kriunes is a unique luxury hotel that is often overlooked by visitors heading directly for Reykjavik, yet it offers a lovely alternative on the capital's outskirts.
Exploring Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano site

Exploring Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano site

Instead of driving straight to our hotel after collecting our bags at the airport, we instead headed for Grindavik so that we could explore the Fagradalsfjall volcano site.
Driving in Iceland - what you need to know

Driving in Iceland - what you need to know

If your travel plans involve the land of Fire and Ice, I'm sure you can't wait to explore the many glaciers, geysers and waterfalls, as well as Iceland's many other natural wonders.
The pros and cons of taking tours versus renting a car in Iceland

The pros and cons of taking tours versus renting a car in Iceland

One of the first things you will need to consider when planning your Iceland itinerary is whether to rent a car or whether to take tours.
Car rental in Iceland - what you need to know

Car rental in Iceland - what you need to know

There are many things to be aware of when renting a car in Iceland. This guide covers a number of issues you'll want to consider.
Short stay: Edgar House, Chester, UK

Short stay: Edgar House, Chester, UK

Formerly a boutique hotel, Chester's white-painted Edgar House is one of the city's most iconic residences.
Taking luxury vacation rentals to new heights with KEY

Taking luxury vacation rentals to new heights with KEY

Luxury vacation rental accommodation saw a resurgence during the pandemic as travellers sought more privacy, space and independence.
Short stay: Dittisham Hideaway, Dittisham, Devon, UK

Short stay: Dittisham Hideaway, Dittisham, Devon, UK

Dittisham Hideaway, the latest venture from hotelier and entrepreneur, Peter de Savary and his wife Lana, consists of a luxury collection of treenhouses, shepherds huts and a 1950s American Airsteam.
Short stay: Cary Arms and Spa, Babbacombe, Devon, UK

Short stay: Cary Arms and Spa, Babbacombe, Devon, UK

The upscale Cary Arms and Spa is nestled among rocks that are perched over Babbacombe Bay in south-east Devon, an area twice visited by Queen Victoria when she was in her late twenties and early thirties.
7Pines Resort Sardinia - the debut of the Destination by Hyatt brand in Italy

7Pines Resort Sardinia - the debut of the Destination by Hyatt brand in Italy

The opening of 7Pines Resort Sardinia, a luxury beachfront resort overlooking the archipelago of La Maddalena, has been announced by Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Nobu Danang: The first Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences in Vietnam

Nobu Danang: The first Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences in Vietnam

Crafted as a luxury beachfront urban resort, the Nobu Danang destination will provide a vibrant lifestyle situated in the heart and beachfront of Danang.
Botswana: A 'million-star' experience in a luxury treehouse

Botswana: A 'million-star' experience in a luxury treehouse

A 9 day safari in Botswana that includes a 'million-star' experience in a luxury treehouse, from Ker & Downey® Africa.
5 fabulous reasons to book a trip to Southern Africa

5 fabulous reasons to book a trip to Southern Africa

There’s never been a better time to book a holiday to Southern Africa. Here are five good reasons it should be high on your bucket list.
Love swimming and travel?  Here are 10 products you won't want to be without on your next trip

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

The chances are that at some point in your travels, you've been swimming. Whatever your swimming ability, here are some items that you might like to consider for your next trip.
The Lucan, Autograph Collection Residences in London

The Lucan, Autograph Collection Residences in London

The Lucan, Autograph Collection Residences in London, will be the first standalone Autograph Collection Residences globally.