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.

The hidden Tokyo

The hidden Tokyo

Any visit to Tokyo is a feast for the senses. There is just so much to take in – both old and new – whether you are in the city for the first time, a regular visitor or even a resident. Such is the beauty and charm of Japan’s capital that, however well you think […]

K18 CL Companion Nomad Box (2)

8 highlights of the eye-catching SWAROVSKI OPTIK CL Companion NOMAD binoculars

Exploring stunning natural beauty is one of the greatest pleasures of travel. The joy of discovery and the freedom to experience more has just become even more exciting. Why? Because SWAROVSKI OPTIK has announced the launch of the new exquisite, eye-catching CL Companion NOMAD binoculars, in November 2018. Don’t miss out on these 8 exciting […]

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 […]

Travel video of the week: Vienna from an eagle eye's view

Travel video of the week: Vienna from an eagle eye’s view

Watch the spectacular 360-degree video of Vienna from the perspective of an eagle, a product of Red Bull Media House for the Vienna Tourist Board. A world premiere – equipped with a 360-degree camera, the eagles flew over Vienna to capture impressive moving images of the city. Vienna’s beauty can only be seen to its […]

What happens when the airline you're flying goes bankrupt mid-flight?

What happens when the airline you’re flying goes bankrupt mid-flight?

We recently flew economy with Cobalt Aero from Manchester (UK) to Larnaca (Cyprus). Cobalt had routes connecting Cyprus with numerous European destinations including London and Manchester in the UK, as well as Dublin, Copenhagen, Paris, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Zurich, Geneva, Madrid and Moscow. They also covered Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Chania and Heraklion in Greece, and in […]

Short stay: Another Place, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Another Place, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Formerly the Rampsbeck Hotel, Another Place is a 40-bedroom luxury hotel occupying a sublime position on Ullswater, the English Lake District’s second largest lake, and set in 18 acres of grounds that extend all the way to the lake shore. This is a secluded spot where you can enjoy the fresh air whilst keeping watching […]

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 […]

Travel video of the week: Windowless aircraft

Travel video of the week: Windowless aircraft

A look at what the future may hold for air travel as current technological developments mature and find applications in markets such as the aerospace industry. Can you imagine a cabin where the windows are display screens, relaying a choice of views from around the aircraft? If you’re not sitting in a window seat, your […]

Enjoying the luxury of the unknown, with travel and adventure at the core

Enjoying the luxury of the unknown, with travel and adventure at the core

Remember our past articles (here and here) about Competitours, the company that redefines your notion of luxury travel with the focus not on well-known creature comforts but instead on the intriguing idea of the luxury of the unknown? Competitours is a 7 day/10 team travel competition that is best described as ‘The Amazing Race for […]

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 […]

Travel video of the week: Waterfall road in Nepal

Travel video of the week: Waterfall road in Nepal

Talk about extreme. This road in Nepal is overwhelmed by a waterfall, making it more akin to a river than a road, and yet still the traffic drives on through! Sadly there’s no information given on exactly where in Nepal this is, as we would love to know more. If any of our readers can […]

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 […]

Travel video of the week: Northern Lights in Greenland

Travel video of the week: Northern Lights in Greenland

Let the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis remind you of the seemingly infinite beauty in Greenland. It is one of the great surprises of the Arctic night and the best time to see this phenomenon is on a dark, clear Autumn or Winter night. You can experience this multicoloured light show from September to […]

Luxury travel treats: Helly Hansen race sailing special

Luxury travel treats: Helly Hansen race sailing special

Any of you that are frequent or even semi-frequent visitors to A Luxury Travel Blog will know that, when we are not away travelling, we spend quite a lot of our weekends taking our boys to race sailing events up and down the country, as well as overseas. And if there’s one thing that’s critical […]

How even really busy people can have travel experiences of a lifetime

How even really busy people can have travel experiences of a lifetime

Awesome Experiences provides travel experiences of a lifetime for busy people. Helicopter over the ultimate adventure destination of Mount Everest, track gorillas in Rwanda, explore the otherworldly lunar landscapes of South America or visit Rajasthan and the Pushkar Camel Fair. Escape from work for just 7 days – or a fraction longer if you have […]

A Luxury Travel Blog at World Travel Market and Arabian Travel Market

A Luxury Travel Blog at World Travel Market and Arabian Travel Market

Hot on the heels of last month’s Luxperience event, A Luxury Travel Blog will be in attendance at next month’s World Travel Market as well as at Arabian Travel Market next April. If you would like to meet at either of these events to discuss how we can help your travel business, please get in […]