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.

5 luxury travel treats that you can enjoy now

5 luxury travel treats that you can enjoy now

To say that it’s been a challenging 12 months is an understatement. For most people around the world, international travel has sadly been largely off-limits for much of the past year.  Don’t let that put you off travel, though. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been posting just as frequently on A Luxury Travel Blog, in addition […]

Recipe of the week: 30-minute seafood paella

Recipe of the week: 30-minute seafood paella

Although a well-loved dish all over the world, paella is best known for its Spanish and seafood roots. The “paella” itself translates to the special pan that is used to make the dish. For this 30 Minute Paella recipe, you can use any “paella” that you have already at home to recreate this European favourite! […]

Remote working in Portugal

Remote working in Portugal

In time, lockdowns will come to an end and the pandemic will be under control. However, some trends we adapted as ‘the new normal’ in the past year may be here to stay, such as remote working. For those who can work from home, some may consider travelling to different locations and enjoying a “workoliday”. […]

COVID-19 coronavirus travel insurance: UK providers that offer cover

COVID-19 coronavirus travel insurance: UK providers that offer cover

Choosing the right travel insurance policy for you was difficult enough in pre-pandemic times. With the COVID-19 coronavirus, there’s now an added layer of complexity. Here we highlight a number of UK travel insurance providers that offer some degree of cover for coronavirus. None of the policies listed below constitute recommendations – they are just […]

21 luxury travel trends to look out for in 2021 (and beyond)

21 luxury travel trends to look out for in 2021 (and beyond)

Although we are likely to be waiting at least a few months before we see any semblance of a return to normality when it comes to travel, there are certain luxury travel trends that are likely to pervade once we see that gradual return. The problems presented by COVID-19 certainly haven’t gone away yet, and […]

Recipe of the week: Salmon belly ceviche with cornbread biscotti

Recipe of the week: Salmon belly ceviche with cornbread biscotti

While many people think of Spain when it comes to ceviche, the origin of the dish is actually Peru, where it is considered a national dish. The technique of chopping and mixing raw fish and meat in vinegar, citrus, and spices was brought to the Americas from Spain. This creative recipe turns ceviche on its […]

21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many […]

Recipe of the week: Black mussels in tomato, coconut milk and lemongrass sauce

Recipe of the week: Black mussels in tomato, coconut milk and lemongrass sauce

Mussels are a fantastic adventurous dish because of their delicious flavor, affordability and simple cooking requirements. You can find fresh black mussels for about $5 per pound. This recipe calls for about $12 worth of this sea treasure. When shopping for mussels, make sure they are kept over and under ice, and that their shells […]

Recipe of the week: Almond cake with olive oils from Spain

Recipe of the week: Almond cake with olive oils from Spain

Olive oil is staple in any kitchen, with Spain being the world’s leading producer and exporter of the ingredient – nicknamed “liquid gold”. There are over 200 different olive tree varietals in Spain, and the versatile recipe component can be used in a variety of ways – from conserving, braising, sautéing, basting, sousing, stewing, roasting, comfiting, and […]

Win £20,000 / $27,000 / €22,000 in luxury travel advertising!

Win £20,000 / $27,000 / €22,000 in luxury travel advertising!

We know how tough the travel industry is finding it at the moment. Having worked in travel for more than 30 years myself, I’m acutely aware of how difficult it is for travel businesses right now. This is why we ran a competition towards the back-end of last year, to win £10,000 worth in travel […]

Recipe of the week: Surf and turf

Recipe of the week: Surf and turf

Classic surf n turf, a kitsch combination if ever there was one, rides the line between Hellenistic hedonism and crassulent cacophony. And regardless of where Americans find themselves plucking this particular cord, its verisimilitude in popular food culture cannot be in doubt. Instead of the more ostentatious pairing of lobster and steak, wild Gulf White […]

Online visas for your next luxury trip to Kenya

Online visas for your next luxury trip to Kenya

Not only is Kenya one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it’s also a popular destination for visitors looking for a unique travel experience. Tourists will do well to find anywhere in the world that rivals Kenya as a safari destination. Explore the grasslands of the Maasai Mara, or the outstanding game parks […]

5 amazing luxury experiences in Australia that you can gift this Christmas

5 amazing luxury experiences in Australia that you can gift this Christmas

If you’re an Australian resident looking to gift something for that hard-to-buy-for person who already seems to have everything they want or could possibly need, then how about purchasing an enriching experience rather than that unimaginative pair of socks?! Thanks to the many and varied experienced offered by RedBalloon, leaders in gifting experiences, help is […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for kids this Christmas

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for kids this Christmas

Christmas is a special time for children and this year should be no exception. For any younger members of the family who are already showing an appetite for globetrotting, we hope this round-up of gift ideas provides some much-needed inspiration. Whether your child or grandchild (or niece or nephew!) loves days on the beach, trips […]

Recipe of the week: Thai chili-lime turkey

Recipe of the week: Thai chili-lime turkey

Turkey is not nearly as common a protein as chicken, pork, duck, and beef in traditional Thai food, but this turkey recipe leans in on traditional Thai flavors that result in a moist, flavorful, and juicy bird—and a definite twist to the usual taste you would expect. The balance of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy […]

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

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

Finding her the perfect Christmas gift can be a little daunting sometimes. And this year, I’m sure you’ll want to get it right perhaps more than any other! Let us help take some of the guesswork out for you with these ten great suggestions that any lady who is regularly on the move will be […]