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: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Recipe of the week: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Belonging to the world of dreams and fantasy, the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs (in Portugal it is the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs, and not The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs) “inspired” the whole world. Who never fantasized of such good fortune with that blessed […]

Video of the week: India - in a land of sensory overload

Video of the week: India – in a land of sensory overload

Visiting India in a land of sensory overload, Neal Howland had seen, heard, touched, tasted, and smelled more than he ever thought possible. Words failed him. So, this is his attempt to answer that question, with footage that he captured while on an epic tour of India.

Superb benefits from Small Luxury Hotels of the World... and you're invited!

Superb benefits from Small Luxury Hotels of the World… and you’re invited!

From Fiji’s pure paradise, picture-perfect islands, to the glitzy, high life of Monaco, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, seek out hotels with lashings of luxury that leave a lasting impression. In September 2017, Small Luxury Hotels of the World re-created and re-launched their superb membership programme. Aligned perfectly with the brand’s independently minded spirit, […]

Visiting France with Brittany Ferries

Visiting France with Brittany Ferries

Last year we travelled to Spain with Brittany Ferries and you may recall it was a rather eventful experience to say the least! This time we were looking to a somewhat more leisurely build-up to our crossing to France. Travelling out of Plymouth, we broke our journey up with a very relaxing stay at Whatley Manor […]

The most exciting city in the world?

The most exciting city in the world?

In partnership with the Platinum Card® from American Express® Inspirational, intriguing cities are dotted all over the world offering visitors enriching experiences, brushing with fascinating eras of history, embracing different cultures and enjoying delicious culinary creations. I have been lucky enough to visit some of the world’s most iconic cities, as well as some lesser […]

Discover the best bespoke luxury travel collections

Discover the best bespoke luxury travel collections

You’ve just booked the luxury cruise of your dreams to the Far East, snorkelling in the crystal clear blue waters of Malaysian Borneo, visiting an orangutan rehabilitation centre and walking in the rainforest, now the only thing you need is the right luxury luggage ensemble for the trip. Kensington Bespoke bring you the best bespoke […]

Something for everyone on Mexico's Pacific Coast

Something for everyone on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

What does your perfect holiday look like? Do you dream up white sandy coastlines, melting pink sunsets, bowing palm trees, diving dolphins and flavoursome cocktails? Does your imagination run wild, or does this place in your mind actually exist? Mexico’s Pacific Coast is home to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, two neighbouring regions united in […]

5 new luxury hotel openings in Philadelphia

5 new luxury hotel openings in Philadelphia

By 2018, the total hotel inventory in Philadelphia is expected to grow by 20% and the last 12 months have been busy for Philadelphia’s hotel scene, with the city welcoming a host of exciting new hotels including AKA University City, Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center Hotel, The Study at University City and Aloft Philadelphia […]

Where to stargaze in La Gomera

Where to stargaze in La Gomera

Who among us hasn’t looked up to the skies on a clear night in wonder? Contemplating the universe while observing the heavens is only a natural reaction. But what if you could see the stars shine brighter than you ever thought possible? In the Canary Islands, you can enjoy the cleanest, clearest skies in Europe […]

Short stay: Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK

Short stay: Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK

Whatley Manor, situated three miles from Malmesbury in a sleepy corner of Wiltshire, was purchased in 2000 and painstakingly restored and brought back to its former glory by the Landolt family. This traditional country house hotel was converted from a 19th century farmhouse and opened in 2003 with a commitment to make it a destination […]

4 new luxury hotel openings in the Balearic Islands

4 new luxury hotel openings in the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands, an autonomous division of Spain – made up of Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera – are located between Spain and the North African coast. They are also one the most popular tourist destinations in the whole of Europe. Read on to learn about the islands’ newest luxury hotels. New designer hotel in […]

17 of the latest luxury developments in Dubai

17 of the latest luxury developments in Dubai

With the world’s biggest ferris wheel rising, hotel expansions at Atlantis, The Palm in excess of £77m and Damac’s new luxury property due to open this year, it is an exciting time to be in Dubai. Have your breath taken away by the mesmerizing performances of La Perle as they begin their first shows or […]

Jack's Flight Club Maldives

Jack’s Flight Club review: how to save hugely on flights so that you can splurge your holiday £s on the more exciting things!

I was recently made aware of a great website and cheap flight deal finding service for flights departing the UK and Ireland – it’s called Jack’s Flight Club. When I say cheap, I don’t mean saving a few quid – I mean saving hundreds of pounds on long-haul flights to some very attractive destinations. In […]

The ultimate, bespoke luxury travel experiences in the Spirit of Discovery

The ultimate, bespoke luxury travel experiences in the Spirit of Discovery

If your idea of cruising involves being herded ashore as part of a large group and visiting the usual tourist traps at speed, without getting a real feel of the destination, think again. Saga Cruise‘s new ship, Spirit of Discovery, is all about personal discovery, both on and off-shore. Read on to learn more and […]

Short stay: Lantern & Larks glamping at Exton Park, Rutland, UK

Short stay: Lantern & Larks glamping at Exton Park, Rutland, UK

On a large country estate in England’s smallest county lies a wonderfully secluded Lantern & Larks glamping site. On arrival, we were warmly greeted by June who showed us to our ‘tent’ located in a peaceful walled garden on the Exton Park estate. There’s no electricity, no WiFi and no mobile signal. To some this […]

Luxury travel treats: Travel case from WOLF, Weekender bag from Billingham and more...

Luxury travel treats: Travel case from WOLF, Weekender bag from Billingham and more…

We have some great treats for you currently, regardless of where your travels take you. There’s something for everyone in this week’s round-up, whether you seek something stylish to carry your jewellery or are looking for a backpack for some outdoor excursions. Or perhaps you’re just heading somewhere with your loved one for the weekend, […]

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