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.

Top 10 most family friendly beach holiday destinations in Europe

Top 10 most family friendly beach holiday destinations in Europe

The numbers are in. As millions of families begin planning and booking their holidays for the year ahead, a study by On the Beach, the UK’s leading beach holiday specialist, has calculated and ranked Europe’s top 50 family beach holidays destinations – according to the criteria that matter most to parents. The Family Beach Index, […]

The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides

The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides

Rough Guides has announced its annual list of must-see destinations. A team of expert writers and editors have recommended a list of 19 places that it would be best to see in 2019. The list comprises 8 top towns and cities, 6 top regions, and 5 top countries. Below is a selection of the Rough […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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 […]

Luxury tented camp opens deep in Cambodian jungle

Luxury tented camp opens deep in Cambodian jungle

The hotly anticipated Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection has opened, crowning a transformative year for Cambodian luxury tourism. Nestled deep within the wilderness of the South Cardamom National Park, in a pristine wildlife corridor three hours’ drive south of Phnom Penh, Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection offers a radical new concept for a […]

Travel video of the week: Natural light in travel photos

Travel video of the week: Natural light in travel photos

Who better to get natural lighting tips from than a three-time Travel Photographer of the Year award-winner? This video was shot at the studio of photographer Bob Holmes for the Marc Silber Show – Advancing Your Photography! He shares some techniques you can use to work with natural light and take better photos, no matter […]

10 good intentions for A Luxury Travel Blog in 2019... plus your suggestions, please!

10 good intentions for A Luxury Travel Blog in 2019… plus your suggestions, please!

Happy New Year! We hope all our readers have had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to the year ahead. We also want to thank you for your past support and take this opportunity to share with you some of our plans for the site for the year ahead. 2019 is set to […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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 […]

Travel video of the week: The world's most dangerous airport

Travel video of the week: The world’s most dangerous airport

Dubbed the world’s most dangerous airport, Lukla Airport – aka Tenzing-Hilary Airport – is also one of the most beautiful. Nestling on a mountainside at 9,380ft (2,860m), it is popular with mountaineers and trekkers heading for expeditions in the Himalayas, including people bound for Everest base camp. If the weather is fine, it receives daily […]

18 of the most-read luxury travel stories of 2018

18 of the most-read luxury travel stories of 2018

With the New Year just around the corner, we thought we’d celebrate yet another successful year for A Luxury Travel Blog (we are now entering our 14th year of running the blog!) by looking back on the past 12 months and sharing with you our 18 most popular stories from 2018. These are the most […]

Imagine... a luxury home from home in Cyprus, just metres from the sea

Imagine… a luxury home from home in Cyprus, just metres from the sea

After staying at Chloe Villa on the outskirts of Protaras, we moved to another Imagine Villas property, closer to the town centre of this eastern Cyprus resort. Referenced as property ME16 on their website, this luxurious 4-bedroom villa enjoys sea views from a quiet residential setting just a short walk from Protaras centre and the […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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 […]

The re-birth of the auberge

The re-birth of the auberge

In this age of disposability, we often find old buildings razed to the ground and new characterless buildings replacing them but not so in a small village in Provence.  Le Brûlat is part of the commune of Le Castellet located between Toulon and Marseille and just fifteen minutes from the coast.  Since September 2016 there […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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 […]

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Enjoy street art? Next time you’re in Melbourne, Australia, look up The Stone Stockmen. These living statues (or rather – living statue – since just one of them is real) delight and intrigue their audiences with shows that include stone props, slow motion, magic and crowd participation. Find him at Melbourne’s Burke Street Mall. If […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Find your travel companion the perfect gift this Christmas from this wonderful selection of luxury treats. The lead-up to Christmas can often be a stressful period but hopefully some of the ideas presented here will help to alleviate the perennial dilemma of what to buy. Whether she prefers to wrap up warm around the fire […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Can’t think want to buy him this Christmas? Don’t despair… help is at hand! With our gift guide for the festive season, you’ll find all manner of ideas of the man in your life who loves to travel – from a stylish watch inspired by one of the America’s most iconic landmarks to the ultimate […]