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.

British Airways increases flights from China to tackle PPE shortages in the UK

British Airways increases flights from China to tackle PPE shortages in the UK

British Airways is increasing the number of cargo-only flights from China to the UK to 21 a week, up from 13 last week, as demand for PPE (personal protection equipment) continues to rise. From May, fourteen flights each week will depart from Shanghai, and seven from Beijing, carrying cargo in the hold and, where possible, […]

10 dream-worthy locations where you can swim in the natural pools of the Canary Islands

10 dream-worthy locations where you can swim in the natural pools of the Canary Islands

Swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic is always a pleasure. This experience turns into something truly unforgettable when you swim in one of the strikingly beautiful natural pools of the Canary Islands. With most of us confined to our homes for the past month, it’s safe to say that we could all use […]

Supporting New York's bars, cafés and restaurants with 'Dine in NYC'

Supporting New York’s bars, cafés and restaurants with ‘Dine in NYC’

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, today announced the launch of Dine in NYC. The digital initiative encourages those who are able to, to continue to patronize more than 200 select, currently open bars, cafés and restaurants—located in 62 neighborhoods across all five boroughs and serving 27 distinct cuisines*—by gathering the […]

Explore Fairbanks, Alaska on a virtual vacation

Explore Fairbanks, Alaska on a virtual vacation

Grab a front row seat and start your virtual vacation now. Explore Fairbanks is showcasing five brand new virtual experiences including an exhilarating dog sled ride through a snowy pristine forest, a float down the Chena River on that perfect Summer day and a panoramic mountain scene from nearby Murphy Dome. In addition, you can […]

Luxury travel treats: Victorinox luggage, Buttercloth shirts, Arc'teryx footwear and more

Luxury travel treats: Victorinox luggage, Buttercloth shirts, Arc’teryx footwear and more

Travel might be temporarily ‘on hold’ right now but – rest assured – it won’t be this way forever. And when normality does return, you can be sure there will be plenty of pent-up demand to enjoy some quality time away. For when those happier times do return, here are some ideas for items for […]

Sunrise, Sun Mu, Gangneung, South Korea

Photograph of the week: Sunrise in Gangneung, South Korea

If you’ve seen one sunrise, you’ve seen them all. Right? Not so. Not all sunrises were created equal. In fact, some are so spectacular they’ve given birth to an entire tourist industry. Like the flashing orange, blazing red, gleaming gold, straight-from-an-artist’s brush version that puts on a regular morning show in Jeongdongjin, South Korea. Jeongdongjin […]

Dreaming of Australia's open roads: 10 road trips to inspire your next adventure

Dreaming of Australia’s open roads: 10 road trips to inspire your next adventure

Being at home doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired to plan your next adventure – ignite your travel dreaming from your very own couch. And Tourism Australia recognises that nothing spells freedom quite like the open road. Whether you’re hugging the coast or heading inland, Australia offers road trips like nowhere else. Why not wind […]

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Culinary excellence is still available in San Francisco

Culinary excellence is still available in San Francisco

Under the current shelter-in-place order, people in San Francisco still get to dine on some of the best food anywhere as the city’s restaurants retool their culinary excellence for takeout service. Here are just some of the many ways San Francisco is combining culinary resilience and innovation. Gourmet takeaways There are adored eateries in every […]

9 ways to teach your kids about Florida's Historic Coast without leaving home

9 ways to teach your kids about Florida’s Historic Coast without leaving home

St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach is a fun place to learn about history and nature. As the health and safety of residents and visitors to the area is paramount, Florida’s Historic Coast is committed to providing travellers with accurate and timely information about travelling to the area safely. In this time of personal isolation, […]

Take a sofa escape to Guyana

Take a sofa escape to Guyana

In the midst of a global pandemic, travel has become all but impossible, leaving many with a chronic case of wanderlust as they are pent up at home dreaming of their next trip. In order to provide inspiration for a well-earned trip of a lifetime and to scratch the travel itch that so many have, […]

How to take a virtual trip Down Under

How to take a virtual trip Down Under

While the global coronavirus pandemic has meant travel plans and holidays have had to come to a halt, keen travellers can still explore many different parts of Australia – all without leaving their homes. Whether it’s a live stream of baby koalas, cooking experiences with Australia’s top chefs, music from some of the country’s most […]

Free, downloadable play packs so families can still share travel experiences

Free, downloadable play packs so families can still share travel experiences

With both flights and kids grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, global travel site Skyscanner has created free, downloadable play packs to enable families to still share travel experiences, discover other cultures and teach children about destinations around the world. Each week, Skyscanner’s network of travel experts from across the globe will create activity packs […]

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

32 ways travel businesses are helping during the current crisis

32 ways travel businesses are helping during the current crisis

What a month it has been. Amid all the doom and gloom of the coronavirus pandemic, there are some positive stories that deserve to be heard, many of which come from within one of the industries most severely hit: travel. Sadly, these are often overlooked, so here I share with you just a small handful […]

Top 10 things for someone with itchy feet to do during self-isolation

Top 10 things for someone with itchy feet to do during self-isolation

Coronavirus has affected all our lives in one way or another – and the world is a markedly different place from where it was when we saw in the new year. It is a hard time for many and the level at which humankind has unified is a heartening thing. We are in it together… […]