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.

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

This is a simple Mediterranean recipe for a light, fresh and delicious dish. It’s great as a Summer meal but can also serve as an entrée in the colder months: simply make sure to always use your local seasonal vegetables. Ingredients Octopus tentacles Rosemary Garlic Pepper grains Seasonal vegetables (such as asparagus, zucchini, carrots and […]

Like 'The Amazing Race'?  Then you'll love Competitours!

Like ‘The Amazing Race’? Then you’ll love Competitours!

If you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re not a US citizen, you can probably be excused if you’ve not heard of The Amazing Race. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a multi-award-winning reality TV series with travel and adventure at its core. Contestants are pitted against one another with a series of travel-based […]

Photograph of the week: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Photograph of the week: Halong Bay, Vietnam

The World Heritage Halong Bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Halong translates as ‘descending dragon’ and legend tells that this mystical seascape was created when a great dragon charged towards the coast, its flailing tail gouging out valleys and crevasses. As the creature plunged into the sea, the […]

Corinthia Hotels offering 50% off annual sale!

Corinthia Hotels offering 50% off annual sale!

Yes, you read that right. Corinthia Hotels is back with their superb annual sale so if you’re looking to book your next European getaway, look no further. If there’s one collection of European hotels that never fails to deliver a sense of luxury and wonder to its guests, it has to be Corinthia Hotels. Located […]

Running 10K every day for a year - 10 top tips

Running 10K every day for a year – 10 top tips

Last year I set myself the challenge of running at least 10K a day for a whole year in aid of St. Mary’s Hospice in South Cumbria. (I’ve raised around £5,000 so far but am still welcoming donations… PLEASE… you can donate via JustGiving here – thank you!). I had read about the challenge a […]

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A luxury adventure experience beyond your wildest expectations

Picture this – you’re driving a beautiful Bentley in the most enchanting environment imaginable. Experience luxury adventure to the extreme in this winter wonderland, spectacular setting at the beautiful lakes of northern Finland. As the ice thickens there, an extreme and special circuit begins to take shape. This vast, frozen surface, on the edge of […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas

Are you looking for a little Christmas inspiration? Buying for her during the festive period can be a difficult task sometimes. Let us help take some of the guesswork out for you with these ten great suggestions that any lady who is regularly on the move will be sure to love. We have everything from […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

It’s that time of year again when we can find ourselves struggling to know what to buy as Christmas gifts. If you know a man who loves to travel, but don’t know what to buy him this year, we hope you’ll find these suggestions helpful. Wish him a very merry Christmas with anything from a […]

8 luxury travel accessories for your every need

8 luxury travel accessories for your every need

Travelling can be tiring sometimes. But, depending on your mode of travel, there are some products out there that can just make life that little bit easier. Whether you are away on business or preferring to spend time on the beach, here is a selection of accessories that might just come in handy for your […]

Short stay: The Landmark, Marylebone, London, UK

Short stay: The Landmark, Marylebone, London, UK

The Landmark London is one of London’s most popular 5-star hotels. It occupies an excellent, central location with easy access to the Underground network – a one minute walk from Marylebone station (literally just across the road at the rear of the hotel) and just 5 minutes’ walk from Baker Street. For leisure stays, you […]

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3 of the best Winter snow experiences in Norway

Experience awe-inspiring moments surrounded by breathtaking scenery, and feel the magic of Mother Nature when you witness the spellbinding astral show of the Northern Lights. Explore some of the world’s most beautiful and dramatic islands, lying just north of the Arctic Circle, where a spray spouting up from the sea is the first signal that […]

Short stay: The Cavendish, Mayfair, London, UK

Short stay: The Cavendish, Mayfair, London, UK

I recently had the pleasure of staying at The Cavendish, a four-star hotel in London which can be found on Mayfair’s Jermyn Street which runs parallel to Piccadilly, and is close to West End shopping and theatres. Built as a hotel in the 1830s, it has served as a hotel for most of the last 200 years and was […]

Short stay: Macdonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, near Coventry, UK

Short stay: Macdonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, near Coventry, UK

Ansty Hall lies in the village of Ansty, which despite being just 300 feet above sea level, is one of the highest points in Warwickshire. It was built in the 17th Century for Richard Taylor, a supporter of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War, and passed to the Adams family in the late 18th […]

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

We recently tested two Sevylor kayaks on a luxury stay in the English Lake District, arriving at one of Cumbria’s finest lakeside hotels in style… by kayak! Before we get started, the first thing to mention about Sevylor kayaks is how portable they are.  Despite being quite large and robust vessels, once they’re fully inflated, […]

6 durable alternatives to Apple's iPhone and iPad lightning charging cables

6 durable alternatives to Apple’s iPhone and iPad lightning charging cables

If you own an iPhone or iPad, it’s probably just been a matter of time before the lightning cable that you get from Apple has stopped working. And, if you travel with your charging cables, they might well have perished even more quickly. Well, don’t despair… there are some alternatives out there that will stand […]

8 reasons why you really need to visit Cascais in Portugal

8 reasons why you really need to visit Cascais in Portugal

Portugal’s Cascais region is gaining a reputation as one of country’s best areas to visit. It is a place of wild coastlines, natural beauty, history, and Portugal’s famous cuisine and hospitality. And here are eight reasons why Cascais is becoming Portugal’s best region to visit: 1. It’s easy to get to Hugging mainland Europe’s most […]