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.

New luxury development on Miami Beach's famed Millionaire's Row: The Perigon Miami Beach

New luxury development on Miami Beach's famed Millionaire's Row: The Perigon Miami Beach

Overlooking Indian Creek and the Atlantic Ocean, The Perigon Residences Miami Beach offers a new perspective to luxury living on Miami Beach.
Short stay: Antarctica Suite, Hotel Rangá, Hella, Iceland

Short stay: Antarctica Suite, Hotel Rangá, Hella, Iceland

You could be forgiven for wondering how a hotel that is largely made from wood, in a country that is relatively devoid of trees, has come about.
Miami's tallest tower will be home to Waldorf Astoria Residences

Miami's tallest tower will be home to Waldorf Astoria Residences

A spectacular 100-story high-rise is coming to Biscayne Boulevard, in the heart of Downtown Miami and just minutes away from the new Miami World Center.
Snorkelling between tectonic plates at Silfra in Iceland's Thingvellir National Park

Snorkelling between tectonic plates at Silfra in Iceland's Thingvellir National Park

Iceland lies along the mid-Atlantic Ridge and exists because of the divergence of two tectonic plates - the North American plate and the Eurasian plate - and a great place to see this first hand is at Silfra.
Latest news from A Luxury Travel Blog (Q4, 2022)

Latest news from A Luxury Travel Blog (Q4, 2022)

This is the last instalment this year of the new quarterly round-ups from A Luxury Travel Blog, giving insights into some of the latest news going on with the site.
Safari Quads - what to expect from a buggy safari in Iceland's Blue Mountains

Safari Quads - what to expect from a buggy safari in Iceland's Blue Mountains

One of the activities that our kids most enjoyed on our trip to Iceland was our buggy safari in the Blue Mountains with Safari Quads - the number #1 rated ATV and buggy operator in Iceland.
Krauma Natural Geothermal Baths & Restaurant - what to expect from one of Iceland's newest geothermal spas

Krauma Natural Geothermal Baths & Restaurant - what to expect from one of Iceland's newest geothermal spas

The journey from Reykjavik to the geothermal baths at Krauma is just under an hour and a half, so this is easily a place you could visit on a day trip out of the capital.
Húsafell Canyon Baths - what to expect from a trip to these geothermal pools in Iceland

Húsafell Canyon Baths - what to expect from a trip to these geothermal pools in Iceland

These man-made geothermal pools are located in the Icelandic highlands and set in a surreal canyon landscape. Tickets for an exclusive minibus tour are available from the Húsafell Hotel.
New luxury for Miami: The Baccarat Residences in Brickell

New luxury for Miami: The Baccarat Residences in Brickell

The Baccarat Residences in Brickell is a mixed-use luxury condo project that will include 40-story, 75-story and 85-story towers in one of the largest financial districts in the United States.
Into the Glacier - what to expect on a journey into the heart of the Langjökull glacier, Iceland

Into the Glacier - what to expect on a journey into the heart of the Langjökull glacier, Iceland

For an Icelandic experience with a difference, we heartily recommend Into the Glacier which can be visited as part of a tour from Reykjavik or by self-driving to Husafell or Klaki basecamp.
Short stay: Hotel Kriunes, Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Short stay: Hotel Kriunes, Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Hotel Kriunes is a unique luxury hotel that is often overlooked by visitors heading directly for Reykjavik, yet it offers a lovely alternative on the capital's outskirts.
Exploring Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano site

Exploring Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano site

Instead of driving straight to our hotel after collecting our bags at the airport, we instead headed for Grindavik so that we could explore the Fagradalsfjall volcano site.
Driving in Iceland - what you need to know

Driving in Iceland - what you need to know

If your travel plans involve the land of Fire and Ice, I'm sure you can't wait to explore the many glaciers, geysers and waterfalls, as well as Iceland's many other natural wonders.
The pros and cons of taking tours versus renting a car in Iceland

The pros and cons of taking tours versus renting a car in Iceland

One of the first things you will need to consider when planning your Iceland itinerary is whether to rent a car or whether to take tours.
Car rental in Iceland - what you need to know

Car rental in Iceland - what you need to know

There are many things to be aware of when renting a car in Iceland. This guide covers a number of issues you'll want to consider.
Short stay: Edgar House, Chester, UK

Short stay: Edgar House, Chester, UK

Formerly a boutique hotel, Chester's white-painted Edgar House is one of the city's most iconic residences.