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.

Recipe of the week: Black Sheep liver

Recipe of the week: Black Sheep liver

Mixing Yorkshire ale with locally sourced liver, the Black Sheep variation offers a distinctive taste, unlike most liver-based dishes. Complete with crispy streaked bacon or pancetta, together with a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce, the dish has an added kick to it, which is balanced by mashed potatoes and homemade gravy. Serves 4. Ingredients […]

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

What could be more luxurious than chartering a jet to the world’s most untainted stretches of land, only accessible once you’ve touched down at the nearest airfield or airport? Once you’ve touched down, you might need some guidance – a boat ride or some other form of overland transport to arrive at your predetermined destination. […]

Photograph of the week: Brooding Borrowdale

Photograph of the week: Brooding Borrowdale

This photograph taken from the top of High Rigg in the English Lake District shows the raw, dramatic beauty of the area in all its glory. The Lakes is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations and it receives the attention of travellers worldwide. The rugged landscape of fells carved by dry stone walls […]

The latest luxury travel craze of glouchsurfing - staying in the homes of the rich and famous for free!

The latest luxury travel craze of glouchsurfing – staying in the homes of the rich and famous for free!

You’ve probably already heard of the term ‘glamping’, used to refer to camping in relative luxury – a merging of the terms ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. But have you heard about glouchsurfing? Probably not. This is the new craze that’s been taking the luxury travel industry by storm – and with good reason. Now, in case […]

One of the most luxurious Yoga experiences in Europe

One of the most luxurious Yoga experiences in Europe

The new Chirawan Yoga Retreat, located in Marbella, Spain, now offers one of the most luxurious Yoga experiences in Europe. Set within beautifully landscaped tropical gardens complete with breath-taking panoramic views of the Andalusian Mountains, this luxurious yoga retreat promises to be an experience that you will never forget. Places on the next Chirawan Yoga […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for her this Spring

Top 10 luxury fashion items for her this Spring

In a new, regular series, we’re going to be doing quarterly fashion round-ups, both for him and for her. According to the catwalks, the fashions of the 1970s are back with a modern twist this Spring, and suede and statement denim are also ‘in’. Here are are just some ideas for your wardrobe as the […]

Suite of the week: Locker Cottage, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Porto Ercole, Tuscany

Suite of the week: Locker Cottage, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Porto Ercole, Tuscany

Suite name: Locker Cottage Location: Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy Size of accommodation: 220 sq m / 2368 sq ft Cost per night: From 1,800 euros What makes it special: It’s a cottage that innovates the idea of Tuscan country house with a glamorous and eclectic touch, offering a panoramic location between the sea villages of […]

Photograph of the week: Cherry blossom in Japan

Photograph of the week: Cherry blossom in Japan

The Meguro River flows through Tokyo, Japan, and is a popular destination for cherry blossom viewers in the Spring. About 800 cherry trees line both sides of the Meguro River to create a beautiful sight for tourists. While this is one of the more famous locations, many people travel all over Japan to look at […]

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

If you sometimes find yourself struggling to justify the extra expenditure of a business class flight, which can often amount to several thousand £s, then you are in luck as right now as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is having a sale on its KLM World Business Class flights, with prices starting from as little £1,249 return and many […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

As many of you will have already seen, I had an amazing time on my last trip to Tokyo and Singapore. I was able to pack so much into the week, which was great, but also able to trial a few more travel-related items which I share with you here in my latest ‘tried and […]

So you think you've flown a long way? The 10 longest flights in the world

So you think you’ve flown a long way? The 10 longest flights in the world

So, you think you’ve flown a long way? Spare a thought for frequent fliers on these routes who invariably spend over half a day in the air at a time when they board, without so much as touching down for a layover. Qantas’ Sydney to Dallas/Forth Worth A380 service currently takes the top spot as […]

Suite of the week: Palace Suite, Palace Hotel Tokyo, Japan

Suite of the week: Palace Suite, Palace Hotel Tokyo, Japan

Suite name: Palace Suite Location: Palace Hotel Tokyo, Japan Size of accommodation: 210-250 sq m / 2,260-2,690 sq ft Cost per night: JPY 1,000,000 Who’s stayed here: The suite has been home to, among others, globally recognisable titans of industry (including fashion, finance, business and entertainment) as well as some very high profile diplomatic guests. What makes it special: Palace Hotel […]

The solar eclipse over Europe (and where to see the next total solar eclipse)

The solar eclipse over Europe (and where to see the next total solar eclipse)

Cloud cover meant that a number of people – myself included – missed the recent solar eclipse over Europe whilst others who were more fortunate with the weather were treated to an amazing display. In case you missed it, here is footage from various places across the continent for you to watch at your leisure. […]

Transforming your luxury travel memories into a stylish photo book

Transforming your luxury travel memories into a stylish photo book

There are many photo book printing services out there. Competition is quite fierce and buyers are often led by price. But don’t forget the old adage of ‘you get what you pay for’ and you’ll quickly avoid the cheapest, with the realisation that, to cut costs, there must be some compromise on quality. Step aside […]

Recipe of the week: Crab and mango salad with wasabi yoghurt

Recipe of the week: Crab and mango salad with wasabi yoghurt

This is a simple little starter. It is really fresh and clean. The sweetness of the mango helps to bring out the natural sweetness of the crab. Use extra large locally caught cock (male) crabs which have huge claws which give a high yield of delicious white meat. If you don’t want to serve this […]

Photograph of the week: Full moon in Death Valley

Photograph of the week: Full moon in Death Valley

A full moon rises over the Badwater Basin salt flats in Death Valley National Park, California. At 282 feet below sea level, Badwater is the lowest point in North America. The vast, surreal crust of hexagonal shapes change constantly as salt crystals form, expand and then become eroded with wind blown dust and passing rain […]