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.

Short stay: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

Short stay: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

The 88-bedroomed Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel is housed in a historic building in downtown Reykjavik and caters for both business and leisure travellers.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland - everything you need to know

Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland - everything you need to know

The extremely beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall tumbles into a flat area of meadowland and lies on the River Seljalandsá which emanates from the Eyjafjallajökull glacier.
Seljavallalaug swimming pool in South Iceland - everything you need to know

Seljavallalaug swimming pool in South Iceland - everything you need to know

Built in 1923 by a local man in order to teach Icelanders how to swim, Seljavallalaug swimming pool is one the oldest swimming pools in Iceland and enjoy a magical location in South Iceland.
Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland - everything you need to know

Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland - everything you need to know

Located near the small village of Skógar, Skógafoss is one of the largest and most famous waterfalls in Iceland, reachable from Reykjavik in under two hours.
Visiting Iceland's famous plane wreck

Visiting Iceland's famous plane wreck

Iceland is of course best known for being the 'Land of Fire and Ice', but there are some other attractions, one of which is the plane wreck on Sólheimasandur, a black beach on the south coast of Iceland.
Wakatobi delivers five-star marine life experiences

Wakatobi delivers five-star marine life experiences

Wakatobi Resort is a boutique property that provides divers and snorkelers with exclusive access to some of the world's finest coral reefs — set in the context of a luxury vacation experience.
Exploring Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach in South Iceland

Exploring Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach in South Iceland

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, situated on the edge of the Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland, is an amazing spectacle that you'll want to experience on your trip.
New luxury condos on Millionaire's Row: 57 Ocean, Miami Beach

New luxury condos on Millionaire's Row: 57 Ocean, Miami Beach

The exclusive strip of white sand beachfront known as Millionaire’s Row in Miami Beach has long been a glamorous neighborhood, enjoying warm ocean breezes and the pinnacle of luxury living.
Snowmobiling in Iceland - a snowmobile adventure on Mýrdalsjökull glacier

Snowmobiling in Iceland - a snowmobile adventure on Mýrdalsjökull glacier

One of the highlights of our trip to Iceland was a snowmobile adventure on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier with Icelandic Mountain Guides.
Visiting Reynisfjara beach and sea stacks in South Iceland

Visiting Reynisfjara beach and sea stacks in South Iceland

Although we'd had a glimpse of Reynisfjara's sea stacks when driving past, our first proper view was from Vík í Mýrdal (more commonly referred to as just Vik), the southernmost village in Iceland.
What to expect from a Katla ice cave tour in Southern Iceland

What to expect from a Katla ice cave tour in Southern Iceland

Underneath the glacier is a volcano called Katla, one of the scariest volcanoes in Europe. It is active (though not erupting right now).
A visit to the Secret Lagoon in Iceland's Golden Circle

A visit to the Secret Lagoon in Iceland's Golden Circle

The not-so-secret Secret Lagoon is known locally as "Gamla Laugin" which means "The Old Pool" - a much more fitting name given that this is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland.
The Icelandic greenhouse restaurant where everything on the menu is made from tomatoes

The Icelandic greenhouse restaurant where everything on the menu is made from tomatoes

When you think of Iceland, you tend to think of glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, earthquakes and dramatic landscapes. Rarely do people think of tomatoes.
New luxury real estate for Miami: Una Residences, Brickell

New luxury real estate for Miami: Una Residences, Brickell

An elegant tower with a sweeping curve is set to transform the Miami skyline, rising high above its enviable South Brickell location - the first residential tower in this area for more than a decade.
White water rafting in Iceland's Golden Circle

White water rafting in Iceland's Golden Circle

Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill and beauty of river rafting in the heart of Iceland's Golden Circle? Since 1985 Arctic Rafting have been doing exactly that.
Geysir & Strokkur at Haukadalur Valley in Iceland's Golden Circle

Geysir & Strokkur at Haukadalur Valley in Iceland's Golden Circle

Thanks to its location on the mid-Atlantic ridge where tectonic plates diverge, Iceland is famous for its geothermal energy and is home to not only volcanoes, but also geysers.