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 an all-inclusive luxury holiday to Cyprus!

Win an all-inclusive luxury holiday to Cyprus!

Fringed with tropical gardens and twisted towards the sun-soaked Cypriot coast, Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa in Limassol, is a smart expression of the classic Mediterranean escape. Fresh, contemporary interiors serve as an elevated yet simple backdrop for that breezy, top-notch service we’ve been longing for in lockdown, and a large terrace and
Top 10 best passports for quality of life

Top 10 best passports for quality of life

Global Citizen Solutions, an immigration investment company based in the UK and Portugal, has released its first-ever ‘Quality of Life Index’. They assessed several criteria using a quantitative scoring system to determine the overall standard of living that a nation can offer, focusing on the aspects that make a country ‘desirable’ for expats, international retirees,
Win a luxury two night stay in Madeira!

Win a luxury two night stay in Madeira!

Win a stay at Quinta da Casa Branca, Madeira. The prize includes a 2-night stay in a Deluxe Suite, inclusive of breakfast with a special welcome upon arrival, a 3-course dinner (excluding drinks) for 2 at The Dining Room Restaurant and early check-in and late check-out. Subject to availability. Where vines once flourished, a banana
5 intimate properties from the Cheval Blanc collection

5 intimate properties from the Cheval Blanc collection

Celebrating a delicate alchemy between tradition and innovation, local architecture and timeless elegance, the Cheval Blanc Maisons blend bold design and contemporary inspirations with local craftsmanship. Since the opening of its first Maison in 2006 to the most recent last September, Cheval Blanc has developed a collection of five unique properties with an unparalleled sense
Are we entering a golden age for private jet travel?

Are we entering a golden age for private jet travel?

LunaJets, a leading independent global provider of private jet charter solutions headquartered in Geneva with offices in London, Paris and Monaco, has exceeded $100M annual revenue in 2021 for the first time in its history. This represents 65% growth of flight volume vs 2020 and 40% vs 2019 for the private jet charter division of
Driving a supercar along the Croatian coast

Driving a supercar along the Croatian coast

Xanadu Luxury Group is offering supercar aficionados the chance to drive a car such as a Ferrari or Lamborghini along the stunning sun-drenched Adriatic Coast next Spring. The all-inclusive package, which takes place between Monday 24 April and Sunday 1 May 2022, will encompass scheduled stops at Michelin restaurants, wineries and vineyards, and overnight stays
New luxury adults-only hotel in Jamaica

New luxury adults-only hotel in Jamaica

H10 Hotels has opened its second luxury hotel in Jamaica. The Ocean Eden Bay is a newly-built five-star resort in Jamaica for adults only luxury holidays. Located on the seafront at Coral Spring, with access to a spectacular white sand beach and turquoise water, it is adjacent to the Ocean Coral Spring resort that the
Are these the most luxurious treehouses in the UK?

Are these the most luxurious treehouses in the UK?

Whilst COVID has, without doubt, been a huge detriment to the travel industry, there are some businesses that have worked tirelessly during successive lockdowns to improve the quality of their existing offering. One such business is Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat, a luxurious adults-only resort with a difference. Mallinson’s in fact already lends itself extremely well to
6 things to look out for in Okinawa in 2022

6 things to look out for in Okinawa in 2022

Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa, comprises 160 subtropical islands boasting a year-round warm climate comparable to Hawaii, Miami and Cancun. Just 3 hours by air from Tokyo and blessed with incredible natural beauty, from lush forests to crystal blue waters with abundant coral and golden sands, Okinawa is perfect for beach lovers and sport enthusiasts alike
New USA and Canada spa openings in 2022

New USA and Canada spa openings in 2022

The year ahead is full of exciting new spa openings and wellness experiences waiting to be discovered in the USA and Canada. While the fate of winter lockdown and 2022 travel plans remain unknown for the time being, the good news is that we can still dream. While it’s difficult to list them all, Spas
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5 reasons to visit Tohoku once Japan re-opens for tourism

Tohoku, the historically-isolated northern Japanese region, will be among the best places for international travelers to visit, especially for spiritual and natural adventures, once Japan reopens for tourism. Written about by legendary haiku poet Matsuo Basho in his masterpiece travelogue “Oku no Hosomichi” in 1702, Tohoku has been known in Japan since ancient times for
5 fab reasons to visit Anguilla in 2022

5 fab reasons to visit Anguilla in 2022

Nestled in the northern Caribbean is the alluring island of Anguilla, a picture-perfect paradise with a relaxed pace and the warmest of welcomes. The under-the-radar Caribbean gem has been named one of the top 10 countries to visit next year, by global travel authority, Lonely Planet, but there are many other reasons for sunseekers to
Are these the 22 best holiday destinations for 2022?

Are these the 22 best holiday destinations for 2022?

Some of you have already seen the clock strike midnight and welcomed in the New Year, but most of us aren’t quite there at the time of writing. But wherever you happen to be in the world, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers of A Luxury Travel Blog a very
Wine, dine and discover: Seattle's best festivals for 2022

Wine, dine and discover: Seattle's best festivals for 2022

Each New Year brings new adventures and exciting events we may not yet have had the opportunity to experience. Known for its music scene and coffee culture, Seattle has a range of festivals and experiences that offer travellers exciting reasons to visit for a 2022 city break, in addition to its fantastic attractions, Pacific Northwest
Where have you visited? The travel app that does it all for you

Where have you visited? The travel app that does it all for you

Like many people who love to travel, I’m sure at some point in time you have probably sat down and counted how many countries you have visited. But what you’ve possibly not been able to do so easily, is use this information – and more – to learn more about your past and future travel
22+ luxury travel events to attend in 2022

22+ luxury travel events to attend in 2022

2021 has been another long and difficult year for the travel industry. If you turn the clock back to the start of the year, I don’t think it would be unreasonable to assume that travel would have made a significant recovery by the Summer, what with the roll-out of vaccines, and so on. However, all