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 tipples of the Canary Islands

Top tipples of the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are not just renowned for their perennial sunshine, endless beaches and dramatically volcanic landscape, it is also famed for its sumptuous cocktails and wines. To savour the full essence of The Canary Islands, sampling some of the finest cocktails and wines is a must! So, why not leave the beer at home
When Steigenberger and Porsche Design join forces: Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels

When Steigenberger and Porsche Design join forces: Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels

Deutsche Hospitality and the Porsche Design Group are joining forces to present the Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels brand, an innovative hotel concept in the Luxury Lifestyle Segment. Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels will bring together design, technology and lifestyle at the very highest level. The result will be a unique brand experience created from the design
Sustainability at Canada's ski resorts

Sustainability at Canada's ski resorts

Canada’s ski resorts are pulling out all the stops for powderhounds to indulge in an epic winter escape, but they are also passionate about sustainability. Here are just some of the environmental initiatives that are underway at mountains across the country. Marmot Basin Marmot Basin in Jasper, Alberta is situated in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO
10 Sydney locations to refresh your Insta feed

10 Sydney locations to refresh your Insta feed

With countless stunning views to take in and striking architecture, there are few destinations quite as photogenic as Sydney, a dreamy union of sand, surf, city and nature. From Bondi Beach to vantage points on Sydney Harbour, here are the ultimate spots to snap an Instagram-worthy shot around the city. Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Beach Sydney
Now you can earn points with each visit to the Maldives (and win a $7,000 holiday!)

Now you can earn points with each visit to the Maldives (and win a $7,000 holiday!)

Are you a travel enthusiast? Do you love the Maldives? If so, gear up and get ready to be thrilled. But first, become a member of the new Visit Maldives loyalty programe  – Maldives Border Miles. Join Maldives Border Miles and earn points from each visit to the Maldives. Earn additional points during special occasions.
Go off the grid with Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Go off the grid with Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Engulfed in magical bamboo jungles and separated from Myanmar and Laos by the gurgling Ruak and Mekong Rivers, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle captures the life of an adventurer – all set to explore the luxuries of a Four Seasons glamping experience. From spectacular mountain trails and bicycle tours to riverside picnics and private
Richard Branson's new private island in the British Virgin Islands

Richard Branson's new private island in the British Virgin Islands

A new definition of luxury is now firmly on the map in the British Virgin Islands as the highly anticipated, brand-new Moskito Island makes its debut this week. After more than 14 years in the making, Moskito has quickly become the newest, and one of the most exclusive, private islands in the Caribbean – a
Google Flights and carbon emissions

Google Flights and carbon emissions

Have you seen the recent changes to the flight search function on Google Flights? Google Flights, an online flight booking search service which facilitates the purchase of airline tickets through third-party suppliers, has now added the reporting of a flight’s carbon impact to its search results. This new change, whilst perhaps only just a first
Top 10 things to do in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Top 10 things to do in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Although visitors to Mexico often steer towards Tulum for its wildlife or Cancun for its beaches, the lesser-known region of Riviera Nayarit is the hidden treasure on the Pacific Coast that should be on the bucket list for travellers this winter for multiple reasons. From experiencing whale watching to playing on luxury golf courses, strolling
World’s largest cruise ship to debut in the U.S. and Europe

World’s largest cruise ship to debut in the U.S. and Europe

Paving the way for the biggest adventure yet, Royal Caribbean International has announced the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, will debut in the U.S. and Europe. The highly anticipated ship is set to sail from its home in Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean on March 4, 2022, before making its way to Barcelona
Flying from the UK to Spain (and back) during the pandemic - getting through the red tape

Flying from the UK to Spain (and back) during the pandemic - getting through the red tape

I recently flew from Manchester to Malaga in order to visit the luxury resort of Sotogrande and, given that many people are travelling overseas again for the first time in a long time, I thought it might be helpful to document my experience of all the ‘red tape’ in case it helps others who are
Short stay: SO/ Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Andalucia, Spain

Short stay: SO/ Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Andalucia, Spain

SO/ Sotogrande is the tenth and newest addition to Accor’s SO/ hotel brand, with fifteen more scheduled to open. Set in an exclusive gated community in Sotogrande, this is a luxury brand but with a distinctly rebellious twist – each SO/ hotel has its own unique identity and flair, whilst still acknowledging its roots. In
The sophistication of Sotogrande: the very best of Andalusian style

The sophistication of Sotogrande: the very best of Andalusian style

Hidden away in eight square miles of Andalucia is arguably the most exclusive resort in the whole of Spain – Sotogrande. This upscale destination on the Costa del Sol is a haven for the rich and famous and ten times the size of Monaco. Development of the resort began in the 1960s when Filipino-American entrepreneur
New to Mykonos: Kenshō Psarou Grand Villa

New to Mykonos: Kenshō Psarou Grand Villa

Kenshō Boutique Hotels & Villas is proud to present their latest addition and the crème de la crème of Mykonos island – the Kenshō Psarou Grand Villa. The brand is well-renowned for its exceptional hospitality, awe-inspiring décor, five-star service and extensive A-list clientele; yet the bar has been raised even higher with the latest newcomer. Situated
Cape Breton: the top island travel destination in Canada

Cape Breton: the top island travel destination in Canada

Home to the world-renowned Cabot Trail, dramatic coastal views, highland scenery and Bras d’Or Lake – Canada’s largest in-land saltwater sea – Cape Breton Island continues to be the number one island in Canada. Previously named as number one island in the Americas by Condé Nast Traveller, Cape Breton has recently been awarded No. 1
The best beaches in the world to visit by boat

The best beaches in the world to visit by boat

With lots of vacations still on hold, we find ourselves daydreaming of when we can travel freely once again. YachtWorld has listed all the best beaches in the world, only accessible by boat. Vacations and short trips are always good ways to unwind and re-energize ourselves. For many people who love to explore and seek