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.

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

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

Finding unique travel gifts is never easy, especially when you’re buying for someone who already seemingly has everything they need.  Whether you’re looking for something to put a smile on his face, or a gift that pulls out all the stops, we hope you’ll find inspiration from our round-up of 10 luxury travel gift ideas […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Buying her the perfect Christmas gift isn’t always easy. But, if she has a love for travel, it can be a little bit easier. Here we’ve collated some top ideas from retailers throughout the UK and Europe. We hope this gives you all the inspiration you need to find that elusive, perfect gift. Personalised suitcase […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

It’s that time of year again! If you’re tired of trawling the shops trying to find that perfect gift for him, look no further for Christmas inspiration than these top picks for the festive season. Finding him a thoughtful gift isn’t always easy but here are some great ideas for the man who has almost […]

How to enjoy Apple Music offline

How to enjoy Apple Music offline

We all know that reliable WiFi or a good mobile signal is sadly not always to hand, and sometimes this limits us in what we can do with devices we have become heavily dependent upon. Whether you’re a regular on the Underground, about to hit the skies for a family holiday or travelling somewhere off-the-beaten […]

Video of the week: Amazing Iceland

Video of the week: Amazing Iceland

Photographer Edgar Granados combined thousands of photos to create this time-lapse video showcasing Iceland’s natural beauty. Edgar filmed this with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone and Canon 6D.

Staying relaxed... with a staycation

Staying relaxed… with a staycation

We’re all familiar with the travel giant Expedia and how it serves as a one-stop shop for booking flights, hotels, car hire and package holidays. It’s led the way in online travel since before the millennium, having originally formed in 1999. But did you know that Expedia also has a dedicated staycation section on its […]

Video of the week: Watchtower of Turkey

Video of the week: Watchtower of Turkey

With more than 3500 kilometres travelled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, Leonardo Dalessandri passes through a great variation of colours, light and weather, and through six other cities. He crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul and Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the Turkish […]

Video of the week: Inside North Korea's luxury ski resort

Video of the week: Inside North Korea’s luxury ski resort

Follow filmmaker Jackson Kingsley to get a glimpse of what life is like in North Korea, a country rarely seen by foreigners. Britain’s fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow is our guide around the DPRK’s capital city Pyongyang before he heads up to the slopes of Masikryong.

Julia Roberts Split Croatia

Julia Roberts in Split: the latest in a long list of celebrities who can’t get enough of Croatia

Croatia, officially the world’s best country of 2017, has been attracting a long list of celebrities, with the latest being Julia Roberts, accompanied by her cinematographer husband, Daniel Moder. The beautiful famous couple elected the incredible city of Split as their chosen Croatian destination. Meanwhile, Croatian luxury travel agency VIP Holiday Booker has experienced an […]

Video of the week: Drone fishing for tuna

Video of the week: Drone fishing for tuna

You have to take your hat off to Jaiden Maclean as he undertakes pioneering game fishing from the beach whilst using innovative techniques from above. Watch as he uses his DJI drone to successfully bring in a longtail tuna.

Short stay: The Rosebery Aparthotel, Clerkenwell, London, UK

Short stay: The Rosebery Aparthotel, Clerkenwell, London, UK

When attending the World Travel Market, I stayed in a studio apartment at The Rosebery from Supercity Aparthotels. Situated on Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell, the accommodation is within easy walking distance of two Underground stations – Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines) and Chancery Lane (Central line). This meant I could get to […]

4 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

4 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On our latest trip, we spent a weekend in Warwickshire at the end of the half term holidays, staying at Chestnut Cottage, whilst our boys sailed in a competition. Whilst we were away, we got to try out a few new products which we detail below. Yoga Business Edition laptop from Lenovo A new laptop […]

Video of the week: Norway 8K

Video of the week: Norway 8K

Norway 8K shows the wild landscapes of Norway in ultra high resolution. From the coastal peaks of the Lofoten and Senja Islands to the fjords and highlands of southern Norway, this video was shot by Timestorm Films over a 4 week period whilst driving over 8000km.

Recipe of the week: Tortilla con boletus

Recipe of the week: Tortilla con boletus

When taking over the family business, Chef Juanjo López realised he had to stay loyal to the authenticity and intensity of traditional flavours. Among the worldwide known Spanish dishes is tortilla. Some like it with onion, some without. Some crave it runny, some like it set. Chef Juanjo López likes his without onion and on […]

Dubrovnik luxury villa in Croatia reasonable price

Top 6 destinations for an affordable luxury villa in Croatia

Did you know that on 2nd November 2017 Croatia was voted the best country in the world in the 2017 World Country Awards? It is also ranked in the Rough Guides’ top 20 beautiful countries in the world; although this is not surprising given its vast range of incredible sights, which include wonderful beaches, charming […]

Video of the week: The Loch Ness watchman

Video of the week: The Loch Ness watchman

The Loch Ness Monster is one of our most enduring myths. People have sought to uncover ol’ Nessie’s secrets for 1,500 years. But only one man has devoted his life to learning the truth… and living alone in a van by the loch to do so. Meet Steve Feltham, Nessie’s full-time watchman since 1991.