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.

10 great reasons to visit Carnac, Brittany, France

10 great reasons to visit Carnac, Brittany, France

Having recently spent around 10 days in Carnac in southern Brittany, we thought it would be fitting to share 10 great reasons to visit this popular French seaside resort. Located in the heart of Quiberon Bay, and close to Brittany’s Gulf of Morbihan, Carnac enjoys a healthy influx of tourists, particularly in high season (July […]

Video of the week: Epic lava 'fire hose' in Hawaii

Video of the week: Epic lava ‘fire hose’ in Hawaii

This dramatic lava flow streamed out of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. Filmed by Kalapana Cultural Tours, it was temporarily extinguished by a cliff collapse but returned with a vengeance a few days later. The lava flow, named 61g, has captured the attention of geologists since it first appeared earlier this year.

5 of the world's best serviced apartments for the business traveller

5 of the world’s best serviced apartments for the business traveller

Travel around the world on business a lot? If you do, you’ll no doubt appreciate the comfort of a good quality, long-term base when you travel – something that gives you more independence and privacy than a traditional hotel stay. We spoke to our friends at Vision Apartments to identify five luxury apartments that you […]

Special feature: Carnac Thalasso Spa Resort and Hotel, Carnac, Brittany, France

Special feature: Carnac Thalasso Spa Resort and Hotel, Carnac, Brittany, France

We recently visited Carnac in Brittany – a resort famous for its Neolithic standing stones – so that our two boys could compete in a sailing competition. Carnac itself is divided into two distinct areas – Carnac-Ville (the historic, main town) and Carnac-Plage (the beach area). With the event being out of Carnac Yacht Club, […]

Recipe of the week: Eggs Benedict

Recipe of the week: Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict was invented at Delmonico’s — America’s first restaurant — in the late 1860s by Chef Charles Ranhofer. The dish, which was named for a regular Delmonico’s patron at the time, Mrs. LeGrand Benedict, consists of warm toasted brioche rounds topped with proscuitto cotto, poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce, and an elegant touch of Osetra […]

The world's most exciting city? A compelling debate

The world’s most exciting city? A compelling debate

In partnership with The Platinum Card® from American Express® You may recall that I was planning to attend an event hosted by 1843 Magazine and The Platinum Card from American Express recently – a debate in which five different cities, proposed by five different panellists, were put forward as contenders for the title of the […]

Video of the week: Roads of Argentina

Video of the week: Roads of Argentina

Guillaume Juin went to Argentina to explore two parts of the country: the north (Salta’s region and its incredible desert landscapes) and the south (El Calafate, its glaciers, and beautiful mountains). It was entirely filmed on Sony A7SI, just with a little tripod, 3 lenses (24-70, 14mm, 70-300), and GoPro Hero 3+ black for a […]

Photograph of the week: Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Photograph of the week: Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Chandler Borries says he has been to a lot of places around the world, but it’s hard to beat a Mississippi sunset. For him, this photo always brings back good memories of exploring the back bayous. It’s what sparked his adventurous lifestyle and the curiosity to see what else is out there. He took this […]

Recipe of the week: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Recipe of the week: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Belonging to the world of dreams and fantasy, the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs (in Portugal it is the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs, and not The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs) “inspired” the whole world. Who never fantasized of such good fortune with that blessed […]

Video of the week: India - in a land of sensory overload

Video of the week: India – in a land of sensory overload

Visiting India in a land of sensory overload, Neal Howland had seen, heard, touched, tasted, and smelled more than he ever thought possible. Words failed him. So, this is his attempt to answer that question, with footage that he captured while on an epic tour of India.

Superb benefits from Small Luxury Hotels of the World... and you're invited!

Superb benefits from Small Luxury Hotels of the World… and you’re invited!

From Fiji’s pure paradise, picture-perfect islands, to the glitzy, high life of Monaco, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, seek out hotels with lashings of luxury that leave a lasting impression. In September 2017, Small Luxury Hotels of the World re-created and re-launched their superb membership programme. Aligned perfectly with the brand’s independently minded spirit, […]

Visiting France with Brittany Ferries

Visiting France with Brittany Ferries

Last year we travelled to Spain with Brittany Ferries and you may recall it was a rather eventful experience to say the least! This time we were looking to a somewhat more leisurely build-up to our crossing to France. Travelling out of Plymouth, we broke our journey up with a very relaxing stay at Whatley Manor […]

The most exciting city in the world?

The most exciting city in the world?

In partnership with the Platinum Card® from American Express® Inspirational, intriguing cities are dotted all over the world offering visitors enriching experiences, brushing with fascinating eras of history, embracing different cultures and enjoying delicious culinary creations. I have been lucky enough to visit some of the world’s most iconic cities, as well as some lesser […]

Discover the best bespoke luxury travel collections

Discover the best bespoke luxury travel collections

You’ve just booked the luxury cruise of your dreams to the Far East, snorkelling in the crystal clear blue waters of Malaysian Borneo, visiting an orangutan rehabilitation centre and walking in the rainforest, now the only thing you need is the right luxury luggage ensemble for the trip. Kensington Bespoke bring you the best bespoke […]

Something for everyone on Mexico's Pacific Coast

Something for everyone on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

What does your perfect holiday look like? Do you dream up white sandy coastlines, melting pink sunsets, bowing palm trees, diving dolphins and flavoursome cocktails? Does your imagination run wild, or does this place in your mind actually exist? Mexico’s Pacific Coast is home to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, two neighbouring regions united in […]

5 new luxury hotel openings in Philadelphia

5 new luxury hotel openings in Philadelphia

By 2018, the total hotel inventory in Philadelphia is expected to grow by 20% and the last 12 months have been busy for Philadelphia’s hotel scene, with the city welcoming a host of exciting new hotels including AKA University City, Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center Hotel, The Study at University City and Aloft Philadelphia […]