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.

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Regular readers will know that I’ve been trialling a rather special camera this last few months – the Panasonic Lumix GX8 from Lumix UK. Retailing in the UK at £1099 with the 14-42mm lens, not only does it offer superb image quality but it’s also amazingly compact and has consequently taken the DSLR market by […]

Never  miss a moment with 4K photography... even if it's already happened!

Never miss a moment with 4K photography… even if it’s already happened!

Did you know that it’s possible to take a photograph of something that’s already happened? I know that sounds really strange and it’s a little difficult to get your head around at first, but it’s exactly what the Panasonic LUMIX GX8, which I’ve been trialling for a few months now on behalf of Lumix UK, […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest ‘tried and tested’ review round-up is from two trips that I made back-to-back. First I went to Lisbon with Infiniti and became aquainted with the new Q30, before returning ‘home’ but only getting as far as a hotel at the airport because I was heading out to Dubai the next day to familiarise […]

6 superb ways to become a more stylish, healthy traveller

6 superb ways to become a more stylish, healthy traveller

Even the most seasoned traveller can lose precious holiday time because of jet lag, a dodgy belly, diarrhoea, hangovers or sleepless nights. No matter how beautiful your wardrobe is and how luxurious your hotel, these little holiday monsters don’t make you feel, or at times, look very stylish. For those of us who need to […]

Photograph of the week: The exotic beach of Balos lagoon in Chania, Crete

Photograph of the week: The exotic beach of Balos lagoon in Chania, Crete

The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania. It is one of the mostly photographed beaches in Crete due to its turquoise waters and the wonderful exotic scenery it offers. During the summer, Balos is visited by thousands of people who arrive on the island to experience the wild and natural […]

Great deals to be found in Corinthia Hotels' Annual Sale

Great deals to be found in Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale

Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale goes live this week, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a luxury five-star stay at just half the usual rate. 50% discounts on the Best Available Rates can be enjoyed at the group’s hotels in Malta, Budapest, Lisbon, Prague and St Petersburg. And at the flagship Corinthia Hotel London, you can […]

St. Lucia, Seychelles or Maldives - what could possibly go wrong?

St. Lucia, Seychelles or Maldives – what could possibly go wrong?

Private islands, turquoise lagoons, lush rainforests, stunning volcanic beaches, endless islands in paradise, amazing underwater worlds, and so much more. These are some of the attractions of these three beautiful destinations, and trying to make the choice between them can be a bit of a challenge. Imagine gazing up at the coconuts overhead, as the […]

What's it like inside one of the world's most famous hotels?

What’s it like inside one of the world’s most famous hotels?

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, one of the world’s most famous hotels, or wondered what goes on behind its doors? An all-suite hotel where every ‘room’ spans two floors. Well, now you can see for yourself – from the comfort of your own home. I recently had the pleasure […]

Photograph of the week: Close encounter with a great hammerhead shark

Photograph of the week: Close encounter with a great hammerhead shark

The Bahamas is a shark diving hot spot and the island if Bimini delivers an adrenaline rush of a dive that gets you up close and personal with great hammerhead sharks. The sharks are not shy and offer a unique photographic opportunity to those that love these enigmatic animals. In this image, the dive guide […]

Interview with Marie Nadal-Sharma, Founder of Them You and Me

Interview with Marie Nadal-Sharma, Founder of Them You and Me

Marie Nadal-Sharma is the Founder and Director of Them You and Me Ltd., and is constantly looking for travel inspirations and for new destinations, while offering the best luxury travel experiences and hidden treasures to her clients. What is it that you do exactly? There are two sides to the business. My team and I […]

6 travel technology trends to look out for in 2016

6 travel technology trends to look out for in 2016

If 2015 was any example of how the market is changing both technologically, operationally as well as philosophically, then 2016 should be an incredibly interesting year. Here are some thoughts from Greg Abbott, a Partner at DataArt, a leading the travel and hospitality practice which he formed in 2010, regarding the year ahead. Consolidation Massive […]

Best Company Travel Blog - and the nominations are...

Best Company Travel Blog – and the nominations are…

We’re delighted – and honoured – to see A Luxury Travel Blog being recognised for so many awards lately. It certainly seems to be awards season at the moment: in November, we were nominated for the award of ‘Best Travel and Tourism Blog’ from Vuelio, and this was closely followed by a nomination for ‘Best […]

4 of the most romantic places to spend Valentine's Day in Central America

4 of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day in Central America

Central America is the epitome of romance; with its secret beaches tucked away in an oasis of calm and tranquillity, exquisitely crafted lodges hidden deep in the tropical rainforest and vibrant cities overflowing with history and culture, the seven countries of Central America have a little something for everyone on Saint Valentine. Here are some […]

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year […]

And the Best Travel Influencer is...

And the Best Travel Influencer is…

…A Luxury Travel Blog! I am delighted to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has been declared as a winner at the prestigious TUMI X WIRED Innovation in Travel Awards. Designed to celebrate the companies, destinations and services delivering unparalleled experiences in the travel sector, the awards are a partnership between the leading luggage and […]

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

2015 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to Japan, Singapore, UAE and the Maldives, as well as many much closer to home, including several trips around the UK. My photography continues to need some fine tuning (I will be going on a course in […]