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.

Recipe of the week: Almond cake with olive oils from Spain

Recipe of the week: Almond cake with olive oils from Spain

Olive Oil is staple in any kitchen, with Spain being the world’s leading producer and exporter of the ingredient – nicknamed “liquid gold”. There are over 200 different olive tree varietals in Spain, and the versatile recipe component can be used in a variety of ways – from conserving, braising, sautéing, basting, sousing, stewing, roasting, comfiting, and […]

Win £20,000 / $27,000 / €22,000 in luxury travel advertising!

Win £20,000 / $27,000 / €22,000 in luxury travel advertising!

We know how tough the travel industry is finding it at the moment. Having worked in travel for more than 30 years myself, I’m acutely aware of how difficult it is for travel businesses right now. This is why we ran a competition towards the back-end of last year, to win £10,000 worth in travel […]

Recipe of the week: Surf and turf

Recipe of the week: Surf and turf

Classic surf n turf, a kitsch combination if ever there was one, rides the line between Hellenistic hedonism and crassulent cacophony. And regardless of where Americans find themselves plucking this particular cord, its verisimilitude in popular food culture cannot be in doubt. Instead of the more ostentatious pairing of lobster and steak, wild Gulf White […]

Online visas for your next luxury trip to Kenya

Online visas for your next luxury trip to Kenya

Not only is Kenya one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it’s also a popular destination for visitors looking for a unique travel experience. Tourists will do well to find anywhere in the world that rivals Kenya as a safari destination. Explore the grasslands of the Maasai Mara, or the outstanding game parks […]

5 amazing luxury experiences in Australia that you can gift this Christmas

5 amazing luxury experiences in Australia that you can gift this Christmas

If you’re an Australian resident looking to gift something for that hard-to-buy-for person who already seems to have everything they want or could possibly need, then how about purchasing an enriching experience rather than that unimaginative pair of socks?! Thanks to the many and varied experienced offered by RedBalloon, leaders in gifting experiences, help is […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for kids this Christmas

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for kids this Christmas

Christmas is a special time for children and this year should be no exception. For any younger members of the family who are already showing an appetite for globetrotting, we hope this round-up of gift ideas provides some much-needed inspiration. Whether your child or grandchild (or niece or nephew!) loves days on the beach, trips […]

Recipe of the week: Thai chili-lime turkey

Recipe of the week: Thai chili-lime turkey

Turkey is not nearly as common a protein as chicken, pork, duck, and beef in traditional Thai food, but this turkey recipe leans in on traditional Thai flavors that result in a moist, flavorful, and juicy bird—and a definite twist to the usual taste you would expect. The balance of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy […]

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

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

Finding her the perfect Christmas gift can be a little daunting sometimes. And this year, I’m sure you’ll want to get it right perhaps more than any other! Let us help take some of the guesswork out for you with these ten great suggestions that any lady who is regularly on the move will be […]

21+ luxury travel events to attend in 2021

21+ luxury travel events to attend in 2021

2020 has been a year full of disappointments when it comes to travel events and, although there have been some very good virtual substitutes, it’s just not quite the same as being able to meet face-to-face. Here are 21 luxury travel events to add to your calendar for 2021. Fingers crossed that they will all […]

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

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

Love someone who loves travel? Give Santa a run for his money this year with these great gift ideas for men who love to travel. Whether its quality luggage, a cashmere blazer or a new gadget, you’re to find something here! 2020 has been such a difficult year for so many that Christmas will be […]

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

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

After an unprecedented time, and a prolonged period of little or no travel for most of us, Christmas will be extra special this year. Spoil the loved one in your life with some of these great gift ideas for a Christmas to truly remember. Rest assured, travel will return soon and your generosity will not […]

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

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

What a year it has been. We’d like to take this opportunity at A Luxury Travel Blog to wish you all the very best this festive season. And whilst travel may not still be on everyone’s mind just yet, there do look to be some signs of hope around the corner. That doesn’t mean you […]

Recipe of the week: Sea urchin carbonara

Recipe of the week: Sea urchin carbonara

Who doesn’t love a carbonara – the combination of pasta with egg, cheese, pork and a hefty amount of black pepper is just dreamy. All the textures and flavors meld together to make one of the most delectable dishes to ever come out of Rome. Technically it has to be a perfect balance of ingredients, […]

Photograph of the week: Waorani boy, Ecuador

Photograph of the week: Waorani boy, Ecuador

Reaching Waorani (also spelled Huaorani) territory deep in Ecuador’s swath of the Amazon rainforest takes time and commitment. From Quito, take a van ride to the lowlands, board a small twin prop plane with one small and carefully weighed backpack, touch down on a narrow grass airstrip in the middle of the forest, and travel […]

Suite of the week: Three-Bedroom Suite Ocean Front Premier, Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Suite of the week: Three-Bedroom Suite Ocean Front Premier, Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Suite name: Three-Bedroom Suite Ocean Front Premier Location: Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Size of accommodation: 3,250 square feet Cost per night: From $2,000 Who’s stayed there: A number of sports, movie and television personalities (names not disclosed) What makes it special: Guests who book Seven Stars Resort & Spa’s three-bedroom suite ocean […]

Recipe of the week: Scallop and British Columbia apples

Recipe of the week: Scallop and British Columbia apples

A mix of flavour and textures, this Autumn scallop dish strikes the perfect balance of lively freshness and familiar comfort, while using locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. The delicate preparation of the scallop allows for it to truly shine while showcasing the irresistible flavor of scallops that most know and love. The brining of the […]