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.

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 these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Photo of the Week: Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Photograph of the week: Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Roman Emperor Maxentius wouldn’t have liked it much. (Had he survived, that is.) After all, the Arch of Constantine was erected specifically to mark his emphatic (and humiliating) defeat at the hands of Roman Emperor Constantine I in an ancient Roman civil war. Even more notable, though, was the fact that this exquisite arch would […]

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 these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Photograph of the week: Tegallalang, Bali

Photograph of the week: Tegallalang, Bali

Located on the island of Bali, Tegallalang is without question one of the most unique landscapes you can witness in all of Indonesia. For centuries, the Balinese have cultivated rice in these beautiful terraces using the Subak System to irrigate the paddies. Although you have several options to witness this ingenious system, which is so […]

Choose from two stunning new Tatonka backpacks (in either case, CORDURA has your back)

Choose from two stunning new Tatonka backpacks (in either case, CORDURA has your back)

Packing for a trip that you hope will be the adventure of a lifetime? Well, anticipation is all part of the excitement. And the pack itself is going to be your constant companion, carrying every last thing you might need over the next few days, weeks or even months. Not just the essentials, but all […]

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 these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Photo of the Week: Grand Prismatic Spring, USA

Photograph of the week: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, USA

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, USA, is photoshopped. It isn’t. True story. You know what does lie behind its vibrant colours, though? Science. Without getting too technical, its stunning prismatic colour, matching most of the colours seen in the rainbow dispersion of white light by an […]

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 these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Photo of the week: Tower Bridge, London, UK

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London, UK

Tower Bridge is not London Bridge. (And neither of them are falling down.) In spite of London Bridge being given the fairly dubious honour of starring in that famous English nursery rhyme ‘London Bridge is falling down’, sung the world over, it is undoubtedly Tower Bridge which is the more iconic of the two bridges. […]

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

Are you thinking of one day visiting one or more of the Schengen member states of Europe? Whether you’re drawn by the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, the sunshine and beaches of Spain or the relaxed pace of life in Greece, you need to be aware of some changes that are due to take place. From […]

Photo of the week: Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

Photograph of the week: Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

Standing in the middle of the grandeur that is Borobudur, it’s hard to believe that this massive temple was ever ‘hidden’. Covering an area of ​​15,129 square metres, reaching 10 levels and 42 metres into the sky, if the walls of this, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, were arranged in a straight line […]

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 these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Do I need a visa to visit Japan?

Do I need a visa to visit Japan?

Whether it’s the modern skyscrapers of Tokyo or the old geisha traditions of Kyoto that draw you, or something else altogether, Japan is sure to offer you one of the richest and most rewarding travel experiences. The country is enjoying the global spotlight currently, what with the Rugby World Cup and the Tokyo Olympics, but […]

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

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada 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 high end retailers that we hope gives you all the inspiration you need to find that elusive, perfect gift – from high performance jackets […]

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

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

Can’t think want to buy him this Christmas? Don’t despair… help is at hand! With our gift guide for the festive season, you’ll find all manner of ideas of the man in your life who loves to travel – from the world’s leading drone which will allow him to capture the world in stunning detail […]

Photo of the week: Venice, Italy

Photograph of the week: Venice, Italy

The Floating City. City of Canals. La Serenissima. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, goes by all these names. Built on 118 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, with no roads to get around, only canals, Venice is unquestionably one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. Indeed, the world’s. With its […]