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.

Travel video of the week: Discover Spain's culture

Travel video of the week: Discover Spain’s culture

Spain’s cultural richness is unique, brilliant and diverse. A luxury for the senses! Where to begin? In Spain you’ll find unique monuments, as well as outstanding museums and masterpieces of universal art. You can stroll around cities that will transport you back to past times, and choose from an exciting array of cultural events… 2,000 […]

19 must-see destinations in 2019

19 must-see destinations in 2019

Ever wondered what the next hot destinations are likely to be? British Airways has come up with its own predictions for the year ahead, choosing 19 must-see destinations for 2019, as determined by new routes and exciting events happening around the globe. Without further ado, here are the 19 they’re saying you should look out […]

5 magical Mykonos villas fit for a king

5 magical Mykonos villas fit for a king

On Greece’s most famous whitewashed cosmopolitan island, there are a selection of sublime properties that are sure to offer you the vacation of your dreams. Dotted around Mykonos, we have found some absolute gems for you from Kinglike Concierge.

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: A glass bridge high in the mountains in China that 'cracks' beneath you!

Travel video of the week: A glass bridge high in the mountains in China that ‘cracks’ beneath you!

China seems to have become known for its crazy bridges. The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge in Zhangjiajie was famously tested with a sledgehammer prior to its opening in 2016. But, just over 1,000 kilometres to the north, the East Taihang Glasswalk in the eastern mountains of China is equally crazy. You would think […]

Vuelio Blog Awards 2018

Vuelio Blog Awards 2018

I am delighted to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has been shortlisted for another award. Earlier this week, an email landed in my inbox, congratulating me on being shortlisted as a finalist for the Travel & Leisure Category in the Vuelio Blog Awards 2018. Vuelio, for those who don’t know, is a leading UK […]

Luxury travel treats: glamping accessories special

Luxury travel treats: glamping accessories special

Are you partial to camping in luxury? The term ‘glamping’ has been around for some time and refers to ‘glamorous camping’. In short, it’s like camping but with all the comforts of home – a proper bed, feather duvet, and often Wi-Fi and running water. And if you want to make the experience that little […]

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

This week I travelled to Sydney for just four nights to attend the seventh edition of Luxperience, a three and a half day luxury travel trade forum connecting many of the world’s most exclusive travel providers in the southern hemisphere. It was therefore an opportunity to network with a number of people within the industry […]

Unplug from the digital world in Beautiful Samoa

Unplug from the digital world in Beautiful Samoa

With the increasing amount of time spent on electronic devices and constantly finding oneself on the web and social media, more travellers are seeking destinations to truly retreat away from modern technologies. For those looking to take on a detox, Beautiful Samoa is an idyllic destination that’s got the power to completely unplug you away […]

Never miss another post from A Luxury Travel Blog again!

Never miss another post from A Luxury Travel Blog again!

Do you wish you could be notified whenever we publish something new? In the past this has been possible if you use our RSS feed, but this is a little technical for some. Now being among the first to know when there’s a new post on A Luxury Travel Blog has become a whole lot […]

5 of the most Insta-worthy themes to capture in Cyprus

5 of the most Insta-worthy themes to capture in Cyprus

With its impressive cultural sights, glittering blue waters, meze feasts and authentic hillside villages, Cyprus offers a myriad of experiences just waiting to be enjoyed and captured on camera. The Mediterranean isle recently scored third place in a list of most hashtagged destinations with more than 249,000 mentions on Instagram in the first quarter of […]

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has unveiled 10 of the world’s quirkiest hotels, ranked according to the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings from the past year. For travelers who want to look beyond the conventional hotel room, TripAdvisor revealed these highly-rated weird and wonderful hotels around the globe. “Booking a stay […]

Recipe of the week: 'Tigre' mussels

Recipe of the week: ‘Tigre’ mussels

Tapas is a very typical way to eat in Spain and well-known throughout the world. It is based on the idea of selecting a combination of different plates and sharing the dishes with your friends, instead of ordering the plates separately and eating from a single plate. Spain is also the largest producer of mussels […]

8 urban adventures to sample in Seattle

8 urban adventures to sample in Seattle

Seattle’s growing popularity with the British and Irish markets, fuelled by fast growth in direct non-stop flights from the UK and Dublin, will see more people heading to the city this year either as a gateway to cruising to Alaska or for Pacific Northwest adventures. But before heading out of town, here are the best […]

10 of the best Blue Flag beaches in Cyprus

10 of the best Blue Flag beaches in Cyprus

When visiting the sun-drenched island of Cyprus, spending time on its many beautiful beaches is essential. With the island encompassed by golden sands and the sapphire waters of the Mediterranean, this idyllic scene is one to be enjoyed for most of the year. Whether you desire complete and utter relaxation or the thrill and challenge […]

Short stay: Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, UK

Short stay: Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, UK

Famed for its appearances in numerous films – Bridget Jones’s Diary, Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies, Layer Cake and more – Stoke Park is clearly a firm favourite with Pinewood Studios (just 5 miles away) and the British film industry. But if appearances in major movies wasn’t enough to convince you, Britain’s first country club’s many […]