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: Coronavirus update

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

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 […]

Top 10 travel documentaries to watch during coronavirus self-isolation

Top 10 travel documentaries to watch during coronavirus self-isolation

As coronavirus restrictions continue to tighten, the days seem to get longer, don’t they? This makes filling the time beyond work with the right kinds of things more important than ever. I’m talking about things that are good for the spirit, things that remind us of the good times, and take our minds beyond these […]

Top 10 travel movies to watch during coronavirus self-isolation

Top 10 travel movies to watch during coronavirus self-isolation

With COVID-19 restrictions firmly in place and self-isolation a new reality, many of you may be looking for ways to fill the hours at home – especially as the novelty starts to wear thin. While travel is both ill-advised and mostly impossible, there is nothing to stop you engaging in a bit of armchair travelling […]

Photograph of the week: Four Seasons Seychelles Resort at Desroches Island

Photograph of the week: Four Seasons Seychelles Resort at Desroches Island

The following post in our regular ‘photograph of the week’ series was scheduled to appear here many weeks ago, before the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus was as widespread as it is now. Whilst travel around the world is not recommended right now, we leave this post here as a source of inspiration for something […]

COVID-19 coronavirus: 39 ways the travel industry is being impacted

COVID-19 coronavirus: 39 ways the travel industry is being impacted

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 coronavirus has had a profound effect upon the travel industry, as it has on most sectors around the world. But travel and hospitality is perhaps one of those areas that has seen the most immediate economic impact. Amid the chaos that the travel industry suddenly finds itself in, […]

10 essential travel books to read during self-isolation

10 essential travel books to read during self-isolation

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are,” according to Mason Cooley. This idea is especially poignant at this time in our history. Myriad global authorities are advising social distancing and self-isolation because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, most of us find ourselves with some time to […]

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

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 […]

Photograph of the Week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Photograph of the week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA

In 2011 the American Society of Civil Engineers chose the Golden Gate Bridge for inclusion in its Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It’s not a stretch to understand why: not only is this iconic orange span of graceful steel recognized the world over, it is also, quite simply, a marvel of engineering, architectural design, […]

My thoughts from 33 years in the travel industry on the implications of the COVID-19 coronavirus

My thoughts from 33 years in the travel industry on the implications of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Before beginning this article, I’d like to wish all our readers, their families and communities, a safe and healthy few months ahead as we all come to terms with the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. And for my many colleagues who work in the travel industry, I wish you all the resilience that will be […]

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

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 […]

Photograph of the week: Kruger sunset

Photograph of the week: Kruger sunset

While planning a trip to the Kruger National Park, Jared caught a glimpse of The Outpost Lodge in a glossy brochure and was instantly spellbound, knowing he had to visit the unique place. Three months later, he arrived; and, despite the pictures having brought him here, he found that they had hardly did the lodge […]

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 […]

Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Located just an hour’s drive from Dublin, Kilkea Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. Originally built in 1180 by Hugh de Lacy, the Earl of Ulster and chief governor of Ireland, for Sir Walter de Riddlesford, a Norman knight, the castle was the seat of the Fitzgeralds, the Earls of Kildare, for almost […]

Sunset, Zion Park, Utah Mountains

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah Mountains

There are many wonderful places to hike in the world. But how many of them are painted in shades of vivid vermillion – from path to cliff to sky? Zion National Park in Utah, USA, proffers just such a vision. You have to see it to believe it. Zion National Park offers visitors some of […]

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

Every year, for the past 54 years, ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) – a major event in the travel industry calendar – takes place at exhibition grounds in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin, at a venue called Messe Berlin. The event has grown to be the biggest travel fair in the world, with around 10,000 […]

Photograph of the Week: Yosemite, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

Photograph of the week: Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California, USA

Yosemite National Park is many things to many people. For climbers, it is revered as the birthplace of rock climbing as a sport, and home to the holy grail of that sport: the Dawn Wall, El Capitan. For photo enthusiasts, it is well-known as muse to famed black-and-white photographer Ansel Adams. For snow-seekers it is […]