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.

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
Photo of the Week: Grand Prismatic Spring, USA

Photograph of the week: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, USA

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, USA, is photoshopped. It isn’t. True story. You know what does lie behind its vibrant colours, though? Science. Without getting too technical, its stunning prismatic colour, matching most of the colours seen in the rainbow dispersion of white light by an
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
Photo of the week: Tower Bridge, London, UK

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London, UK

Tower Bridge is not London Bridge. (And neither of them are falling down.) In spite of London Bridge being given the fairly dubious honour of starring in that famous English nursery rhyme ‘London Bridge is falling down’, sung the world over, it is undoubtedly Tower Bridge which is the more iconic of the two bridges.
ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

Are you thinking of one day visiting one or more of the Schengen member states of Europe? Whether you’re drawn by the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, the sunshine and beaches of Spain or the relaxed pace of life in Greece, you need to be aware of some changes that are due to take place. From
Photo of the week: Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

Photograph of the week: Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

Standing in the middle of the grandeur that is Borobudur, it’s hard to believe that this massive temple was ever ‘hidden’. Covering an area of ​​15,129 square metres, reaching 10 levels and 42 metres into the sky, if the walls of this, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, were arranged in a straight line
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
Do I need a visa to visit Japan?

Do I need a visa to visit Japan?

Whether it’s the modern skyscrapers of Tokyo or the old geisha traditions of Kyoto that draw you, or something else altogether, Japan is sure to offer you one of the richest and most rewarding travel experiences. The country is enjoying the global spotlight currently, what with the Rugby World Cup and the Tokyo Olympics, but
Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

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

Buying her the perfect Christmas gift isn’t always easy. But, if she has a love for travel, it can be a little bit easier. Here we’ve collated some top ideas from high end retailers that we hope gives you all the inspiration you need to find that elusive, perfect gift – from high performance jackets
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 the world’s leading drone which will allow him to capture the world in stunning detail
Photo of the week: Venice, Italy

Photograph of the week: Venice, Italy

The Floating City. City of Canals. La Serenissima. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, goes by all these names. Built on 118 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, with no roads to get around, only canals, Venice is unquestionably one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. Indeed, the world’s. With its
Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe 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 loves equisite jewellery or watches, or likes her
Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

The festive season is upon us which of course means the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. The task of Christmas gift-giving is not always an easy one – especially if he already seems to have everything – so we hope our list helps you out! From the world’s first 5TB hardware encrypted
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
Do I need a visa to visit Egypt?

Do I need a visa to visit Egypt?

Ever wanted to visit the Pyramids, see the Sphinx or cruise the Nile? Whether you love Egypt’s ancient cities, its bucket-list monuments, its rich history and culture or its beautiful beaches that are perfect for deep-sea diving, you’ll need to know whether you require a visa to travel to this stunning desert land. We caught
Photo of the Week: Dray Nur Waterfall, Vietnam

Photograph of the week: Thác Dray Nur Waterfall, Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful E De girl and her boyfriend who loved to wile away their hours, staring into one another’s eyes as they gazed upon a waterfall near their village. One day, as they were sitting upon a big rock doing just that, a monster appeared in a column of