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.

Diamond Delxue Hotel Kos Peruzzi a la carte restaurant

Where to find exquisite Greek island adult-only 5-star luxury

Escape to an exquisite, glamorous, idyllic 5-star hideaway, where the sea is so close that you can hear the sound of the waves. This gorgeous Greek island, adult-only luxury resort blends inspired architecture harmoniously with the natural environment. Wake up in the morning to see the endless blue of the crystalline Aegean Sea, in a […]

4K photography - so easy that even a child can do it!

4K photography – so easy that even a child can do it!

If you’re a regular reader you’ll have seen me posting about 4K photography a few times over the last few months. If you’re new here, here’s a very quick summary – 4K photography is when you shoot in HD video, and the quality is such that you can pick out a single frame and yet […]

My latest challenge: running at least 10K every day throughout 2016

My latest challenge: running at least 10K every day throughout 2016

I have never been a particularly good runner but it’s something I enjoy doing and I’ve run a handful of marathons over the years (nothing particularly fast so don’t be too impressed!). This year, though, is a little different. I have set myself a running challenge that will really test me: to run at least […]

4K photography with the National Trust

4K photography with the National Trust

At the weekend I visited our local National Trust property, Sizergh Castle, to seek out some 4K photography opportunities with my trusty Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera. (If you want to win one of these cameras for yourself, incidentally – worth over £1,000 – make sure you head over to this post.) Sizergh Castle lies out the outskirts […]

What's it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

What’s it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

A drone has to be one of the ultimate gadgets nowadays so you can imagine my delight when I got to trial the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone recently. DJI, if you haven’t heard of them already, are comfortably the market leaders when it comes to drones, controlling around 70% of the global market, and […]

New luxury resort in China is bigger than Monaco

New luxury resort in China is bigger than Monaco

A supremely luxurious five-star property has recently opened in southern China, located on its own private 2.8 million square metre estate, an area larger than Monaco. Featuring traditional Chinese architecture, Imperial Springs Resort is situated in the mountainous region of Conghua on the site of natural hot thermal springs long recognised for their healing qualities. […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine’s Day

Men aren’t always the easiest people to buy for, especially when it comes to buying a romantic gift. So, to make the task a little easier for you, here are 10 suggestions for you to make the process a little less challenging. Whether the man in your life travels for business or pleasure, we hope […]

Porto Zante Shipwreck Beach

Paradise in Zakynthos in Europe’s leading villa resort

Home to one of the finest beaches in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveller magazine, the Greek island of Zakynthos was named the “Flower of the East” by the Venetians, who ruled it during the Middle Ages. You’ve probably seen the iconic photo plenty of times before of Shipwreck Beach, where the Greek authorities […]

Reflections on the future of fashion as we travel

Reflections on the future of fashion as we travel

Why do we travel? Curiosity, desire for knowledge. A well-deserved rest, an astonishing adventure. Whatever the reason, if you feel adventurous yourself, if you are ready to set off on a journey or just dream about it, if you love craftsmanship that expresses a tradition and has a story to tell – or just like […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day not far away now, what are you going to be buying for the travel-obsessed loved one in your life? Whether it’s a new bag, new shoes or a new scent, there are some great ideas here for the special someone in your life who already seemingly has everything. Read on if you’re […]

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel Spa Pool

Europe’s best hotel with a spa

Sumptuous, dazzling opulence are the first words that come to mind when you enter the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome. Its sprawling wellness sanctuary alone spans three entire floors! This beautiful, decadent hotel has deservedly won the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Award For Excellence 2016, as the Best Hotel with Spa, in Europe […]

Photograph of the week: Vivid Festival, Sydney

Photograph of the week: Vivid Festival, Sydney

Every year in Sydney, the popular Vivid Festival transforms the city into a mesmerising display of lights, sounds and interactive art. The festival centrepiece is the iconic Sydney Opera House as it becomes a canvas to display an intriguing array of themed images and patterns. This years Vivid runs from late May through to early […]

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Regular readers will know that I’ve been trialling a rather special camera this last few months – the Panasonic Lumix GX8 from Lumix UK. Retailing in the UK at £1099 with the 14-42mm lens, not only does it offer superb image quality but it’s also amazingly compact and has consequently taken the DSLR market by […]

Never  miss a moment with 4K photography... even if it's already happened!

Never miss a moment with 4K photography… even if it’s already happened!

Did you know that it’s possible to take a photograph of something that’s already happened? I know that sounds really strange and it’s a little difficult to get your head around at first, but it’s exactly what the Panasonic LUMIX GX8, which I’ve been trialling for a few months now on behalf of Lumix UK, […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest ‘tried and tested’ review round-up is from two trips that I made back-to-back. First I went to Lisbon with Infiniti and became aquainted with the new Q30, before returning ‘home’ but only getting as far as a hotel at the airport because I was heading out to Dubai the next day to familiarise […]

6 superb ways to become a more stylish, healthy traveller

6 superb ways to become a more stylish, healthy traveller

Even the most seasoned traveller can lose precious holiday time because of jet lag, a dodgy belly, diarrhoea, hangovers or sleepless nights. No matter how beautiful your wardrobe is and how luxurious your hotel, these little holiday monsters don’t make you feel, or at times, look very stylish. For those of us who need to […]