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.

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai 'thrown in'!

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai ‘thrown in’!

Regular readers may recall that when we went to the Maldives a couple of years ago, we stayed a few nights in Dubai on the way there. It’s a great way to break up the journey from the UK, allowing you to adjust your body clock more gradually and take in some of the ‘City […]

10 of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of 2018

10 of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of 2018

The luxury travel industry is booming, with surveys suggesting that travellers are keen to explore more and willing to pay a little extra when indulging on their travel experiences. This growing demand is reflected by a number of exciting new luxury hotel openings across the globe. Here are just 10 of the many to look […]

10 ways to make luxury travel more affordable

10 ways to make luxury travel more affordable

One of the biggest myths about luxury travel is that it’s only for the super-rich. Of course, what one person sees as affordable can be extravagant to another but, even with this aside, there are many ways to make luxury travel much more affordable than you might have possibly imagined. Here are 10 ways to […]

Start 2018 in style and win 2,018 CHF towards a dream holiday in Geneva!

Start 2018 in style and win 2,018 CHF towards a dream holiday in Geneva!

Banish the January blues with the help of Geneva Tourism! Europe’s leading city break destination is kicking off 2018 in style, and has unveiled a competition to win a 2,018 CHF voucher to spend on a once in a lifetime Geneva break next year. The voucher can be used towards anything in the city; from […]

London to New York: now more comfortable than ever

London to New York: now more comfortable than ever

Thanks to a partnership between national carrier British Airways and leading lifestyle brand The White Company, travellers on the airline’s flagship route between London Heathrow and New York JFK are enjoying exclusive luxury with a better-than-ever sound night’s sleep in the sky. (New York also happens to be where The White Company has opened its […]

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Fuyoh Kobayashi is a master calligrapher and owner of the famed Shoraian restaurant in Japan. Located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Shoraian is perched on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Oi River and can only be reached by foot. To call Shoraian simply a restaurant sells it short. Visitors come as much for the celebrated […]

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

Travel and tourism is one industry that has continued to thrive in recent years, consistently out-performing the global economy, and 2018 looks to be no exception. We spoke to a number of experts in the industry to find out their opinions on the countries to visit in the year ahead. And so here are 18 […]

Video of the week: Travel more and buy less

Video of the week: Travel more and buy less

We live in a world of consumption. Before you buy your next item for your “man cave” or “she shed”, think again. Adventure and exploration is the best way to learn and expand your horizons. The idea here is simple and enlightening, that one should have a passport full of stamps rather than a house […]

Video of the week: This will motivate you to travel

Video of the week: This will motivate you to travel

Do you want to change your life? Travel Now. Don’t wait. If you want to travel the world, make it happen. It will be the best thing you ever do for yourself. It will motivate and inspire you in ways you could have never imagined. Travel is transformational. Travel is life.

Video of the week: Who needs snow to ski?

Video of the week: Who needs snow to ski?

OK, so this one’s an ad for Audio Quattro. But it’s quite a fun one. Candide Thovex is a French professional skier, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is notable for his creative movies to the sport of freestyle and this one – filmed in Megève, France – is no exception.

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Whether you’re still looking for the perfect luxury gift for a loved one who loves to travel, or need some ideas for your own Christmas wishlist, then look no further. There’s no need to desperately scour the shops, though – just read on for our top 10 luxury travel gifts for her. Leather tote bag […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Finding unique travel gifts is never easy, especially when you’re buying for someone who already seemingly has everything they need.  Whether you’re looking for something to put a smile on his face, or a gift that pulls out all the stops, we hope you’ll find inspiration from our round-up of 10 luxury travel gift ideas […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Buying her the perfect Christmas gift isn’t always easy. But, if she has a love for travel, it can be a little bit easier. Here we’ve collated some top ideas from retailers throughout the UK and Europe. We hope this gives you all the inspiration you need to find that elusive, perfect gift. Personalised suitcase […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

It’s that time of year again! If you’re tired of trawling the shops trying to find that perfect gift for him, look no further for Christmas inspiration than these top picks for the festive season. Finding him a thoughtful gift isn’t always easy but here are some great ideas for the man who has almost […]

How to enjoy Apple Music offline

How to enjoy Apple Music offline

We all know that reliable WiFi or a good mobile signal is sadly not always to hand, and sometimes this limits us in what we can do with devices we have become heavily dependent upon. Whether you’re a regular on the Underground, about to hit the skies for a family holiday or travelling somewhere off-the-beaten […]

Video of the week: Amazing Iceland

Video of the week: Amazing Iceland

Photographer Edgar Granados combined thousands of photos to create this time-lapse video showcasing Iceland’s natural beauty. Edgar filmed this with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone and Canon 6D.

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