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.

Luxury travel treats: Garmin Approach S6, Blazer by Fadenmeister Berlin and more...

Luxury travel treats: Garmin Approach S6, Blazer by Fadenmeister Berlin and more…

In this week’s edition of ‘luxury travel treats’, we have a great gadget for golfers, an elegant cashmere blazer for female business travellers, and a USB stick with a capacity like no other. Also included is a very versatile and portable wireless speaker and a handy translation tool, perfect for the frequent overseas traveller. Garmin […]

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Don’t miss this better kept secret in Rome – as seen in The Guardian

Rome is the perfect city to enjoy the incredible romance of Renaissance palazzos, drink in the beautiful Baroque fountains and surround yourself with incredible Roman classical ruins. Wander out in the evening in that special pulsating energy that permeates the air in Rome, discover the perfect places to enjoy the buzzing aperitivo scene and continue […]

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Normally my special features are reserved for hotels and vacation rental accommodation, but last weekend we did something a little different. We’ve been travelling up and down the UK to attend our sons’ sailing events for a couple of years now, and have often contemplated what it would be like travelling in a campervan or […]

Special feature: Hazel Brow, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Special feature: Hazel Brow, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Situated in the village of Low Row in Swaledale, Hazel Brow – seen here in the centre of the photograph – is a beautiful property with period features and lots of character. It was built by a local landowner in 1860 and today sleeps up to 15 people on a self-catering basis, making it perfect for […]

Luxury travel treats: DJI Mavic Pro drone, MiVue safety camera and more...

Luxury travel treats: DJI Mavic Pro drone, MiVue safety camera and more…

In this week’s edition of ‘luxury travel treats’, we have two fabulous gadgets in the form of arguably the best and most easily portable drone ever and one really useful – and easy-to-use car accessory.  Also included is ideal luggage for the watersports enthusiast and the perfect family tent for those occasional weekends in the […]

Luxury travel treats: Dell XPS 13, Protected Species Mackintosh and more...

Luxury travel treats: Dell XPS 13, Protected Species Mackintosh and more…

In what will be a new regular series on A Luxury Travel Blog (every Sunday), we look at a range of luxury travel products and accessories that we hope you’ll love. Up this week we have a very portable laptop solution from Dell, a stylish waterproof Mackintosh from Protected Species, a beautiful timepiece from IWC […]

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5 of the most luxurious airport hotels in the world

We spoke to our friends at JustFly, a platform with more than 400 different airline partnerships in order to provide you the best deals on flights, to find out where some of the most luxurious hotels in the world are located. Enjoy a refreshing swim in an impressively landscaped pool, embraced by rainforest-style gardens, followed by a delicious cocktail […]

Top 10 wheeled luxury luggage options for the main hold

Top 10 wheeled luxury luggage options for the main hold

Travelling with luggage can be cumbersome sometimes so choosing good quality luggage that can be wheeled about with ease can make all the difference. Here we’ve picked out 10 of the best to make your journey from your accommodation to the airport as effortless as it can be before you get it checked in, ready […]

Soon you'll have to travel to the UK to eat fish and chips

Soon you’ll have to travel to the UK to eat fish and chips

With Article 50 having now been triggered and Brexit becoming a reality, there are a number of small changes that are happening that many people are not aware of. Among them is that the traditional meal of fish and chips, which has its origins in the UK dating back to the 1860s, will be outlawed […]

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Dubai dream yacht trips: an unforgettable, affordable experience

Set in the exotic Arabian Gulf, surrounded by sand-dunes, Dubai is a luxurious pleasure-dome that is wonderfully obsessed with fashion and style. The sun-soaked adult playground is a constantly innovative land where soaring skyscrapers create spectacular skylines, in a city that seems to have an endless imagination when it comes to entertainment. Its futuristic appeal […]

5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

You could be forgiven for thinking this is some idyllic paradise in the Maldives. Sadly, it was somewhere much colder! The scene you see is in fact sunrise at Beaver Sailing Club, not a million miles from the not-so-picturesque town of Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our sons were there for some sailing […]

5 of the world's most extravagant luxury vacations

5 of the world’s most extravagant luxury vacations

Are your luxury travel experiences just not luxurious enough? For those where money is absolutely no object, there are some truly exceptional – not to mention eye-wateringly expensive – options to consider. We spoke to our friends at FlightHub.com to find out the most extravagant luxury trips in the world. Here are five of the […]

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6 luxury villas and chalets in France for the ultimate private getaway

Whether you’re seeking the ultimate private getaway or you wish to combine an exciting event with the utmost luxury, these exceptionally luxurious chalets and villas from One Authentic Properties in France are truly exquisite. Located in Paris, Côte d’Azur and Courchevel 1850, these exclusive, stunning properties and their staff have welcomed guests such as Naomi […]

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A journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step

Breathtaking photography of exotic, authentic places captures our imaginations. Beautifully crafted editorial pulls us into a fellow-traveller’s journey, almost as if we had arrived and experienced the magic for ourselves. We are inspired by talented travel writers, bloggers and photographers. Each of us have desires to experience the beauty of this world, ideally as deeply […]

4 London apartments for your every need

4 London apartments for your every need

Knowing where to stay in London can be rather daunting for the infrequent or first-time visitor. In order to help with your deliberations, we spoke to the team at London Connection to get some top tips about some of the best places to stay, depending on your particular needs. Whether you’re in the capital for a […]

A Sicilian gem: Donna Coraly Resort

A Sicilian gem: Donna Coraly Resort

An hour’s drive from Catania airport in Sicily sits the Donna Coraly Resort. A hide-away with just five suites, it’s the ideal escape from the hectic pace of life, and it is ideal for a group of best friends to book the entire resort and make it home. Run by Lucia Pascarelli, the designer and […]