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.

Photograph of the week: Fisher’s Valley, St. Helena

Photograph of the week: Fisher’s Valley, St. Helena

The remote island of St Helena is situated 1,200 miles off the nearest landmass, off the west coast of Africa, and is currently only accessible by sea. Tourism on the island is still relatively untapped, receiving less than 1,500 tourists a year. However this is all set to change as the destination prepares to welcome […]

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

With an international reputation for luxury and with more than a hint of the exotic, Hong Kong is the ideal place to indulge your romantic side. Furthermore, Cupid’s bow will strike twice in Hong Kong this year as the Chinese (Spring Lantern Festival) and Western Valentine’s Day fall together. For couples who want to go […]

Follow A Luxury Travel Blog on Pinterest

Follow A Luxury Travel Blog on Pinterest

If you don’t already, please come and follow us on Pinterest. We have a dedicated luxury travel board here and are looking to put a bit more time and energy into it. It’s a great way to get a quick visual on the content that we’re sharing, allowing you to delve further should any of the […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine’s Day

Men aren’t always the easiest people to buy for, especially when it comes to buying a romantic gift. So, to make the task a little easier for you, here are 10 suggestions for you to make the process a little less challenging.  Whether the man in your life travels for business or pleasure, we hope […]

Amazing Race-style team travel competition

Amazing Race-style team travel competition

There’s a travel company that is seeking to redefine luxury travel by de-emphasizing the well-known creature comforts and instead focus on the intriguing idea of the luxury of the unknown. If you have ever watched the popular travel reality TV show ‘Amazing Race’; and muttered to yourself “I could do that”… well, here’s an intriguing […]

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

With the wet weather continuing unabated here in the UK, this afternoon we decided to head for Chinatown in Manchester, have a late lunch and a bit of a look around. This is the second biggest Chinatown in the UK (after London) and one of the biggest in Europe. We’ve been many times before but […]

Following your interests with Walltik

Following your interests with Walltik

If you haven’t heard of Walltik before, you might just like to take a look. Describing itself perhaps a little cryptically as an “ecoystems of interests”, the best means of getting to grips with what it does is to try it first hand. In short, Walltik allows you to create, share and discover items of […]

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Rock oysters from Carlingford in Lough, Ireland are recommended for this dish as they are creamy and rich with a distinct metallic zing, which contrasts well with the sweetness of the Champagne sauce. This recipe combines the indulgence and richness of traditional French cuisine, with light, clean flavours favoured in Asian cooking to cut through […]

A Luxury Travel Blog in Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

A Luxury Travel Blog in Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

A Luxury Travel Blog appears in the current issue of the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East magazine, on a page titled “The expert: travel wisdom from those in the know – what are the best new travel apps?” There’s three of us featured and, since the picture is too small for you to read my […]

Short stay: GLO Hotel Ithaca, Helsinki, Finland

Short stay: GLO Hotel Ithaca, Helsinki, Finland

On a recent visit to Helsinki, I stayed at the GLO Hotel Ithaca – a moderately-sized hotel with an excellent city centre location, putting you in easy walking distance of many key sites. I arrived late at night (in fact, in the early hours of the morning), so please forgive the night-time shot of the exterior […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day not far away now, what are you going to be buying for the travel-obsessed loved one in your life? Whether it’s a new bag, new shoes or a new scent, there are some great ideas here for the special someone in your life who already seemingly has everything. Read on if you’re […]

Photograph of the week: Angkor Wat

Photograph of the week: Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is a famous and the most visited Buddhist temple in Cambodia and the biggest religious monument in the world. The temple is well known for its unique architecture based on the influences from Kalinga architecture of Odisha and Chola of Tamil Nadu in India. Not only perfect for visitors who are looking to […]

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa, Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa, Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

Suite name: Presidential Suite, Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa Location: Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus Size of accommodation: 1,000 sq m Cost per night: from €7,040 EUR Who’s stayed there: N/A, newly opened What makes it special: Private Spa for your exclusive use, including a sea-view swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, infrared cabin, hydrotherapy bath, two treatment rooms and a gym. Antara Palace’s […]

Over half a million unique visitors to A Luxury Travel Blog in just one month

Over half a million unique visitors to A Luxury Travel Blog in just one month

I’m delighted to be able to tell you that A Luxury Travel Blog reached new heights recently, achieving more than half a million unique visitors in the month of January 2014 – to be precise, 507,150 uniques. The most popular day of the month (and an all-time record day for the site) was Friday, 10th […]

Beautiful footage from Australia

Beautiful footage from Australia

Ever needed inspiration to visit Australia?  Sit back and watch this for 3 minutes. Put together by Pleasetakemeto.com, it shows some beautiful aerial footage taken from all over the country, showing off its diverse nature – cities, beaches, the Outback and more – in a way you perhaps haven’t seen it before.  Does it inspire […]

The world's biggest snowball fight!

The world’s biggest snowball fight!

The Quebec Winter Carnival, celebrating its 60th year , is asking Quebec’s population to participate in the world’s biggest snowball fight. The goal is 6,000 participants. If you feel like going along, the even will be held on 1st February – the first Saturday of the carnival, from noon to 4.00 pm, on the Plains […]