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.

7 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

7 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On a trip a short while ago (not written about on this blog), we went on a short, not-so-luxurious camping trip on the excellent National Trust campsite in the Langdales in the heart of the English Lake District. Unfortunately it was cut short with a visit to hospital (I’ll spare you the details!), but I did at […]

Photograph of the week: A secret spot near Corrubedo, Galicia

Photograph of the week: A secret spot near Corrubedo, Galicia

Galicia might be a region out of the well-known touristy Spanish circuits and, in some sense, it might be good to leave it like that. It has a rugged nature awaiting to be explored that, sometimes, delights us with stunning captures like this long-exposure one. This picture was taken at a “secret” spot near Corrubedo, […]

Interview with Rana Florida, CEO of the Creative Class Group

Interview with Rana Florida, CEO of the Creative Class Group

Rana Florida is the CEO of the Creative Class Group, managing new business development, marketing, consulting, research and global operations. The firm’s clients include BMW, Converse, Starwood, IBM, Philips, and Zappos to name just a few. Rana has appeared as a guest on The Today Show and MSNBC and was featured on the front business […]

Interview with Matthew Savage, Sales Director at Smart Aviation

Interview with Matthew Savage, Sales Director at Smart Aviation

I’ve been in the aviation industry for 25 years in charter sales roles, working for two major airlines and another large broker prior to Smart Aviation. I spend my time running the Smart Aviation charter broking team, as well as personally arranging private jet flights for my clients. My clients can be the rich and […]

Top 10 sunglasses to keep you looking stylish this Summer

Top 10 sunglasses to keep you looking stylish this Summer

Looking for a pair of sunglasses that will keep you looking stylish this Summer? Then look no further… whether you’re simply looking to deflect the sun, hide a hangover, spice up your outfit, or make a fashion staement… here are 10 of the best to keep you looking stylish throughout the Summer months. DARTY from […]

Photograph of the week: Singapore's Gardens by the Bay

Photograph of the week: Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

This photo of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay was taken at the famous SkyPark on top of Marina Bay Sands hotel. It shows the popular Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and Supertrees shining bright at night. During the day, visitors can stroll through the air-conditioned domes to see an array of flowers and plant life from […]

Interview with Ben De-Kalo, CEO and Founder of Worthy

Interview with Ben De-Kalo, CEO and Founder of Worthy

Ben De-Kalo is the CEO and founder of Worthy, the premier marketplace for pre-owned luxury. Worthy is already becoming quite popular as the need for a fast and secure online marketplace is surely felt. Whether someone wants to sell their Rolex and use the funds for a holiday, or wants money for an unwanted diamond […]

Recipe of the week: Atlantic salmon, maple soy, sesame bok choy and Phuket mango salsa

Recipe of the week: Atlantic salmon, maple soy, sesame bok choy and Phuket mango salsa

The great combination of tropical fruit and fresh seafood are matched perfectly with the sesame bok choy and the Asian soy, maple syrup marinade in this delicious Atlantic salmon dish, served with a Phuket mango salsa. This is a beautiful, light dish to share on a warm summer’s day with a glass of your favourite Chardonnay or […]

Win an amazing road trip for two!

Win an amazing road trip for two!

As part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK’s #openroadessentials campaign, I’ve decided to share a few road trip essentials that I take on my own travels. This is a really fun project to get involved with so do take a look at the link at the end if you fancy taking part (there’s a great prize to be […]

The best way to find out where to enjoy a tipple on your travels

The best way to find out where to enjoy a tipple on your travels

Following your next trip, food and drink will inevitably play a large part in how successfully your trip plays out, but, short of asking some friends who may live there, the research required to find out where to eat and drink while you’re in town can always be a hassle. Researching for food is, in […]

Photograph of the week: The cliffs of Dugi Otok, Croatia

Photograph of the week: The cliffs of Dugi Otok, Croatia

Croatia has one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. With over 1,100 islands, it is a true dream for anyone who likes sailing or yachting. The cliffs of Dugi Otok, are one of the most dramatic landscapes of the Adriatic with two fascinating bays at each end, as well as some of Croatia’s most […]

Suite of the week: Luxury Bali Beach Retreat, Bulung Daya, Bali, Indonesia

Suite of the week: Luxury Bali Beach Retreat, Bulung Daya, Bali, Indonesia

Suite name: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Bulung Daya Location: Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 480 square metres with a garden of 3,500 square metres Cost per night: from $550 per night What makes it special: Leave stress behind in this luxury beach retreat set in a pristine wild landscape, far from the crowds, with a 33 metres long […]

Top 3 reasons to book your Las Vegas trip with a concierge service

Top 3 reasons to book your Las Vegas trip with a concierge service

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” as the famous quote goes. But Vegas wouldn’t be much fun if your party went there and only managed to procure a deluxe room instead of a suite, couldn’t get reservations at the hottest restaurants in town, and were rejected entry into the city’s best nightclus. Organising a […]

Recipe of the week: Feijoda - the national dish of Brazil

Recipe of the week: Feijoda – the national dish of Brazil

With the World Cup on, we thought it would be timely to share this hearty meal; a classic Brazilian breakfast staple – the feijoada. Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork, which is a typical Portuguese dish, but also cooked in former Portuguese colonies such as Brazil, Macau, Angola, Mozambique and Goa. […]

Photograph of the week: Waterfall sunset from Kauai, Hawaii

Photograph of the week: Waterfall sunset from Kauai, Hawaii

This beautiful sunset was captured at one of the many little waterfalls at Queen’s Bath, Kauai, Hawaii. Here the ocean collects in the black lava rock to create a stunning natural swimming pool. It is also home to a variety of small sea creatures including the vibrant angelfish. While in the Winter months it is […]

Suite of the week: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali

Suite of the week: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali

Suite name: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali Location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 2,100 sq m (villa and gardens) Cost per night: AUD1,100-1,300++ (low/peak season) What makes it special: Floating above a river, beneath a towering canopy of rainforest, Sungai, with its standout ‘great’ room with vast thatched ceiling overlooking the 18m pool, has everything you expect […]