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.

Belmond Andean Explorer culture

Explore Peru’s awesome, majestic landscape in Orient Express style

Now you can explore Peru’s awesome, majestic landscape in Orient Express style. Belmond, the company who created the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express have launched a new legend: the Belmond Andean Explorer. The first luxury sleeper train to travel through a part of South America offers a truly unique way to discover some of Peru’s most notable landmarks. […]

Yangshuo sunrise

Spectacular luxury hotel to open in restored sugar mill in Guilin, China

The boutique hotel group who won the travel industry’s equivalent of the Oscars in May 2017 will open a spectacular luxury hotel in a restored sugar mill. Alila Hotels and Resorts will debut the Alila Yangshuo in Guilin, China in July 2017. The former working sugar mill is set against a backdrop of stunning landscapes, […]

Here's how the most stylish dogs travel

Here’s how the most stylish dogs travel

From puppy jet lag kits to fine-dining for your furry friend, these days there’s so many super ideas to treat your best friend to a wonderful luxury holiday. Some of the concepts are fantastic including delicious handmade gourmet biscuits for dogs and monogrammed beds. Of course once you decide where you and your adorable furry […]

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Ritz-Carlton hotel group launches luxury cruise ships

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection looks set to defy cruise ship stereotypes. Ritz-Carlton Hotels recently revealed their plans for their luxury cruise line, which is scheduled to launch late in 2019. The three ships that are being designed will be like hybrids of small ocean liners and private superyachts. According to Bloomberg the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection […]

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

After a lengthier-than-expected 12-hour drive (we faced a lot of congestion around Bristol), we were immediately put at ease when we arrived at our accommodation in St. Mawes on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, greeted by the words “Relax – it doesn’t get much better than this” above the entrance. We were staying at a beautiful property […]

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Conquering Mount Everest is at the top of most adventurers’ wish-list. But now even the less adventurous are flying into the base camp on day trips and even enjoying champagne breakfasts there. Although there are actually two base camps at Everest, it has traditionally been the one situated in the south, on the Nepalese side, […]

Neyk: the world's most luxurious submarine

Neyk: the world’s most luxurious submarine

If you’re considering buying the perfect toy for your that special someone in your life or yourself, then you can be sure you’ll make a splash with the remarkable, bespoke submarine: Neyk. This is officially the best private luxury toy I have discovered to date. Ocean Submarines say that Neyk will be available from early […]

Gran Hotel Kempinksi La Havana pool at night

UNESCO old quarter Havana welcomes Cuba’s first 5-star hotel

Now you can experience redefined luxury in the historic, UNESCO protected heart of Havana’s old quarter. Perched atop a remaining section of Havana’s almost 350 year old colonial wall, is the new 5-star Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. Cuba’s first 5-star hotel opened on 7th June 2017. The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana […]

Short stay: The Angel Inn, Corbridge, Northumberland, UK

Short stay: The Angel Inn, Corbridge, Northumberland, UK

Our latest weekend getaway was for a sailing event at Derwent Reservoir in Northumberland for which we chose to stay at The Angel Inn in Corbridge, a pretty town just a 20 minute drive away from the venue and 16 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We opted to park on the street rather than in the […]

Aurea superyacht

Meet Aurea: an elegant superyacht with her own beach club

The craftsmen at Italian luxury yacht builders, Rossinavi, have joined forces with the iconic design studio, Pininfarina, to create an elegant superyacht that takes luxury and creativity to a whole new level. The styling house based in Turin, Pininfarina, are best known for some of the most exotic Maseratis, Ferraris and Alfa Romeos. Aurea is […]

Paul Gauguin cruises south pacific

Cruising aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin in 2018

Dip your toes into a world of South Pacific wonder and be forever changed by her beauty. Let your senses be astounded on board the m/s Paul Gauguin. The multiple award-winning luxury cruise company, Paul Gauguin Cruises, have recently debuted their 2018 Tahiti, French Polynesia & South Pacific Brochure. Even reading the brochure online will […]

Bugatti Niniette 66 superyacht

The new supercar-inspired superyacht from Bugatti

Bugatti have collaborated with Palmer Johnson, the expert yacht designers and builders, to create a truly unique superyacht. The Bugatti Niniette 66 will be a limited edition, powerful, extremely innovative superyacht, which marries the design philosophy of Palmer Johnson and Bugatti. Order your matching supercar and superyacht It’s great news for those of you who […]

Cirrus Vision most affordable private jet in the world

Introducing the world’s most affordable private jet

Imagine no longer having to queue to go through airport security, but instead simply hopping into your own private jet and flying off to your desired destination in style. Well this option has just become more affordable. The Cirrus Vision is the world’s most affordable private jet At around 50% of the cost of its […]

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The world’s first underwater lounge on a cruise ship

Luxury cruise company a la française, Ponant, have announced new fleet plans for 2018 that will offer the world’s most sensory cruise line experience. Ponant’s Le Lapérouse liner will feature an underwater passenger lounge: the Blue Eye lounge. Think along the lines of James Bond meets The Big Blue. A multi-sensory experience Ponant have described […]

Wake up on your own private island in an almost untouched part of the world

Wake up on your own private island in an almost untouched part of the world

Wake up to a spectacular sunrise on your own private island. Struggle with the difficult decision of choosing between room service or a walk through a piece of paradise to take you to your tropical breakfast feast. Feel the white sand between your toes as you make your way by the coconut trees that line […]

Luxury travel treats: Muse meditation headband, Saddleback Leather backpack and more...

Luxury travel treats: Muse meditation headband, Saddleback Leather backpack and more…

Our latest round-up of luxury travel treats includes a number of gadgets and accessories to help you travel more comfortably. Whether you merely wish to take the stress out of travelling with a meditation headband, take the photographic possibilities with your smartphone to the next level, secure inexpensive WiFi access when you’re on the move, […]