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.

Photograph of the week: Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

Photograph of the week: Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland, if not the world. It has a 60-metre drop and forms part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull (the same volcano that erupted in 2010, creating an ash cloud that result in European air space having to shut […]

10 ways to enable great luxury travel experiences

10 ways to enable great luxury travel experiences

For many, luxury travel is just a pipe dream. But for others – and not just High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) – it’s something to be enjoyed with a reasonable degree of frequency. To make luxury travel more attainable for you, we’ve summized a number of ways to make that next big adventure come to […]

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

Private jet travel has seen steady growth in recent years. The appeal of shorter wait times, and faster and more direct travel, combined with various failings of commercial airlines, have all added to its appeal. With this in mind, we spoke to our friends at GOGO Jets to identify some of the most favoured luxury […]

Luggage tags made by a 12 year old - all proceeds go to charity!

Luggage tags made by a 12 year old – all proceeds go to charity!

Our younger son, Tom, recently returned from school, telling us all about The Tenner Challenge, an initiative designed to get children to try their hand at entrepreneurship. Students are given £10 to invest in a product or service, and to see what they can turn that sum into in just 4 weeks. Tom has decided […]

Photograph of the week: San Francisco at night

Photograph of the week: San Francisco at night

San Francisco is a vibrant city that, despite its growth, remains a city of neighborhoods. Whether it’s the museums of SoMa, the nightclubs of the Mission District or North Beach shopping, there’s an endless list of things to see, do and eat. The Northern California destination is also a foodie heaven with a range of […]

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai 'thrown in'!

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai ‘thrown in’!

Regular readers may recall that when we went to the Maldives a couple of years ago, we stayed a few nights in Dubai on the way there. It’s a great way to break up the journey from the UK, allowing you to adjust your body clock more gradually and take in some of the ‘City […]

10 of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of 2018

10 of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of 2018

The luxury travel industry is booming, with surveys suggesting that travellers are keen to explore more and willing to pay a little extra when indulging on their travel experiences. This growing demand is reflected by a number of exciting new luxury hotel openings across the globe. Here are just 10 of the many to look […]

10 ways to make luxury travel more affordable

10 ways to make luxury travel more affordable

One of the biggest myths about luxury travel is that it’s only for the super-rich. Of course, what one person sees as affordable can be extravagant to another but, even with this aside, there are many ways to make luxury travel much more affordable than you might have possibly imagined. Here are 10 ways to […]

Start 2018 in style and win 2,018 CHF towards a dream holiday in Geneva!

Start 2018 in style and win 2,018 CHF towards a dream holiday in Geneva!

Banish the January blues with the help of Geneva Tourism! Europe’s leading city break destination is kicking off 2018 in style, and has unveiled a competition to win a 2,018 CHF voucher to spend on a once in a lifetime Geneva break next year. The voucher can be used towards anything in the city; from […]

London to New York: now more comfortable than ever

London to New York: now more comfortable than ever

Thanks to a partnership between national carrier British Airways and leading lifestyle brand The White Company, travellers on the airline’s flagship route between London Heathrow and New York JFK are enjoying exclusive luxury with a better-than-ever sound night’s sleep in the sky. (New York also happens to be where The White Company has opened its […]

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Fuyoh Kobayashi is a master calligrapher and owner of the famed Shoraian restaurant in Japan. Located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Shoraian is perched on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Oi River and can only be reached by foot. To call Shoraian simply a restaurant sells it short. Visitors come as much for the celebrated […]

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

Travel and tourism is one industry that has continued to thrive in recent years, consistently out-performing the global economy, and 2018 looks to be no exception. We spoke to a number of experts in the industry to find out their opinions on the countries to visit in the year ahead. And so here are 18 […]

Video of the week: Travel more and buy less

Video of the week: Travel more and buy less

We live in a world of consumption. Before you buy your next item for your “man cave” or “she shed”, think again. Adventure and exploration is the best way to learn and expand your horizons. The idea here is simple and enlightening, that one should have a passport full of stamps rather than a house […]

Video of the week: This will motivate you to travel

Video of the week: This will motivate you to travel

Do you want to change your life? Travel Now. Don’t wait. If you want to travel the world, make it happen. It will be the best thing you ever do for yourself. It will motivate and inspire you in ways you could have never imagined. Travel is transformational. Travel is life.

Video of the week: Who needs snow to ski?

Video of the week: Who needs snow to ski?

OK, so this one’s an ad for Audio Quattro. But it’s quite a fun one. Candide Thovex is a French professional skier, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is notable for his creative movies to the sport of freestyle and this one – filmed in Megève, France – is no exception.

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

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

Whether you’re still looking for the perfect luxury gift for a loved one who loves to travel, or need some ideas for your own Christmas wishlist, then look no further. There’s no need to desperately scour the shops, though – just read on for our top 10 luxury travel gifts for her. Leather tote bag […]