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: Glencoe, Scotland, UK

Photograph of the week: Glencoe, Scotland, UK

Glencoe, in the Scottish Highlands, is beautiful. The kind of beautiful that takes your breath away. But looks can be deceiving. Undoubtedly one of Scotland’s most scenic glens, and even voted Scotland’s most romantic glen, Glencoe is also a land steeped in bloodshed. Treachery. Murder. It was 5am on the freezing winter morning that was […]

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 […]

Photograph of the week: Stegastein viewpoint, Norway

Photograph of the week: Stegastein viewpoint, Norway

A must-stop for anyone travelling between Oslo and Bergen, Flam sits plum in the middle of UNESCO World Heritage fjord territory. The Stegastein viewpoint, near Flam, offers the best views of those fjords. Stegastein is likely one of the most photographed viewpoints in Norway, a veritable Mecca for avid Instagrammers seeking selfie-stardom. But don’t let […]

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 […]

8 great reasons to visit Abersoch in North Wales

8 great reasons to visit Abersoch in North Wales

I recently had the good fortune of visiting Abersoch for a few days. I’d frequently been to nearby Pwllheli for various sailing events (Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, is there) but never knowingly made it as far as Abersoch, despite hearing a number of great things about the village. Known […]

Photograph of the week: Munich Olympic Stadium, Germany

Photograph of the week: Munich Olympic Stadium, Germany

The Munich Olympic Stadium is so much more interesting than just a place for 22 grown men or women to kick around a round, synthetic-leather-clad ball. It’s true that this footie-mad nation continues to use the stadium as a ground zero of sorts to feed their passion for the beautiful game. It has, after all, […]

Mountain biking in the Lake District: the Kentmere '3 rivers' trail

Mountain biking in the Lake District: the Kentmere ‘3 rivers’ trail

Many people visiting Cumbria and the English Lake District do so for the walking, and it is little wonder in a landscape that has inspired many famous artists, authors and poets over the generations. Peaks such as Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Coniston Old Man are all popular, as are many of the lower level […]

Luxury travel treats: Helly Hansen shell jacket, Ronin Series from DJI and more

Luxury travel treats: Helly Hansen shell jacket, Ronin Series from DJI and more

Wherever your travels may take you, we have another round-up of recommended items for your next trip. Whether you need a stylish jacket to protect you form the occasional shower, or are looking for some equipment to help take your video skills to the next, or are simply looking for a quality game to while […]

Combining wellness with luxury travel: how to find the best places to stay

Combining wellness with luxury travel: how to find the best places to stay

Yoga vacations, healing holidays, detox breaks… wellness tourism is here to stay. With such a plethora of options available, undoubtedly the hardest part about combining wellness with luxury travel is finding the right retreat. Yoga, health and wellness retreat specialist Yovada.com collaborates with the most trusted yoga and wellness retreats around the world. Whether your’re after […]

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 […]

Photograph of the week: Wildebeest migration river crossing in the Masai Mara

Photograph of the week: Wildebeest migration river crossing in the Masai Mara

Every year, between May and December, over 1.5 million wildebeest, 300,000 zebra and a host of other antelope including Eland, impala and Thomson’s gazelles, participate in the world’s greatest wildlife migration. This is the Great Migration. In search of food and water, following the rains, vast herds move in a general clockwise direction through the […]

Short stay: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Belgravia, London, UK

Short stay: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Belgravia, London, UK

Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts is widely regarded as one of the most luxurious and innovative hotel brands in the world. With more than 20 hotels in key locations across the globe, the brand’s five star Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is perhaps atypical of many in the group. Hidden away in a discrete but central location and […]

Photograph of the week: Brick Lane, London, UK

Photograph of the week: Brick Lane, London, UK

Brick Lane in London’s East End is many things to many people. A shopping mecca for hipsters with money to burn and an insatiable thirst for one-offs. A hotbed of cultural diversity and artistic freedom. The “curry capital” of the United Kingdom. You might even know it as ‘Banglatown’. The street itself runs from Bethnal […]

12 events you won't want to miss in Colorado this Fall

12 events you won’t want to miss in Colorado this Fall

2019 marks the 160th anniversary of the Colorado Gold Rush, and while settlers originally migrated west in hopes of striking gold, travelers today head to the state to strike it rich with adventures during Colorado’s golden season: autumn. There’s no better time to visit the Centennial State than during the fall months. The days are […]

14 new treats for food lovers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

14 new treats for food lovers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Myrtle Beach area received several new accolades in 2018 including being ranked by Google as the “Third Most Searched Travel Destination in the World”, one of the Travel Channel’s “Best East Coast Beaches” and a “Top 10 Beach Town with the Highest Quality of Life” by Coastal Living, but did you know that the […]

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 […]