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.

Unearthing Thailand's luxury accommodation

Unearthing Thailand’s luxury accommodation

A new website from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, called Thailand Super Quality, is offering travellers a glimpse into Thailand’s premier vacation services. This is a country with a vibrant choice of luxury accommodation, ranging from contemporary designed resorts close to pristine beaches to heritage inspired hotels amidst breathtaking mountain ranges. Here are three of […]

Suite of the week: Canopy Suite, Wickaninnish Inn, Tonfino, BC, Canada

Suite of the week: Canopy Suite, Wickaninnish Inn, Tonfino, BC, Canada

Suite name: Canopy Suite, Wickaninnish Inn Location: Tofino, British Columbia, Canada Size of accommodation: 929 sq ft Cost per night: $895 – $1,500 CAD, depending on the season Who’s stayed there: Many celebrities visiting the Inn choose to stay in the Canopy Suite, as do honeymooners, anniversary celebrants and CEO’s. We are very protective of our guests’ privacy, so no names. What makes it […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

If you’re looking to escape the city this Summer, in favour of somewhere more rural, then how about a country getaway in Europe?  Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best plays to stay across the continent where you can truly get away from it all and forget the pressures and stresses of urban life. […]

Recipe of the week: Orange drizzle cake

Recipe of the week: Orange drizzle cake

A variation on the classic lemon drizzle cake, this orange drizzle cake is perfect to have with a cup of tea – it’s quite simple, not overly rich and has an amazing orange flavour. The cake itself is beautifully light, airy and yet still moist, and so makes for the most delicious Summer time treat. […]

This year's cutest travel ad?

This year’s cutest travel ad?

Step aside cats, it’s time for bunnies to get some internet love. Named by Adweek as the cutest ad of the year, Ibis Hotel’s Snuggling Bunnies features over 30 of the fluffiest and snuggliest bunnies you will see. The video was filmed over two days in the Ibis London Blackfriars hotel, where the bunnies were allowed […]

Cruising the Baltic in style

Cruising the Baltic in style

If you’re considering a European cruise but looking for something different to the usual cruises in the Mediterranean, then how about looking further north and east to the Baltic?  MSC Cruises are offering two great opportunities to explore the region, departing from Copenhagen, the beautiful city that inspired many a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. Hop aboard […]

Avoiding the tourist trap in Cyprus

Avoiding the tourist trap in Cyprus

When we went to Cyprus last October, one of the things that struck us was the number of tavernas that were so heavily geared towards the mass market. It was a shame, really, but souvlaki and chips was often about the closest you could get to Cypriot cuisine in anywhere that was at all touristy. The […]

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

A Luxury Travel Blog was this year proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The event was a great success with an excellent turn-out that included both royalty and tourism ministers, not to mention a little flamenco, Spanish music […]

Photograph of the week: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Photograph of the week: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Dario Endara did several safari trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania. But the one that stood out the most was Amboseli National Park in Kenya. This place had everything, from the abundance of wildlife to the dramatic scenery which included Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the mountain is actually located in Tanzania, he found the view from Kenya […]

Win £500 to spend with Sunuva, the luxury beachwear brand for children

Win £500 to spend with Sunuva, the luxury beachwear brand for children

Here at A Luxury Travel Blog we’ve joined forces with luxury kids’ swimwear and beachwear brand Sunuva to offer you a great prize – £500 worth of Sunuva merchandise! Sunuva is the beachwear of choice for many celebrity Mums and has earned itself a great reputation since it uses the highest quality Italian fabric so they […]

Suite of the week: Chedi Club Suite, Chedi Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suite of the week: Chedi Club Suite, Chedi Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suite name: Club Suite, GHM Chedi Chiang Mai Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand Size of accommodation: 105 sq m Cost per night: 14,500 THB What makes it special: The suites feature stunning views of the Mae Ping River, a 42 flat-screen television, deep-soaking terrazzo tub and floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside the Chedi Club suite guests can enjoy all the mod cons including […]

Win an unforgettable holiday in the best climate in the world

Win an unforgettable holiday in the best climate in the world

Summer is upon us and, throughout the month of July, Canary Islands Tourism has a treat in store for you! They are creating awareness about the many amazing sights, views and things to do in the Canaries, not to mention its superb year-round climate, and they are giving away holidays in the process! The islands […]

New wine tours in Margaret River, Australia

New wine tours in Margaret River, Australia

A series of recently launched tours are giving visitors new ways to discover the Margaret River wine region. The area, which is a 3 hour drive south of Perth, is home to more than 220 vineyards. It accounts for about 3% of Australia’s total wine exports but produces over 25% of Australia’s premium wine. The […]

The call of Everest

The call of Everest

Fifty years ago, Americans summited Mount Everest for the first time. To celebrate this anniversary, climbers Conrad Anker and Emily Harrington, writer Mark Jenkins, and naturalist Alton Byers meet to discuss the history and future of the world’s highest peak. This is a great video from the National Geographic Live! series which brings thought-provoking presentations […]

New luxury base from which to watch the incredible wildebeest migration river crossings

New luxury base from which to watch the incredible wildebeest migration river crossings

Just as the annual wildebeest migration arrives in the North of the Serengeti this month, so Asilia Africa opens their newest camp, Olakira Lamai. A luxurious base from which to view one of nature’s greatest spectacles, Olakira Lamai is close to the Mara River where the iconic river crossings of thousands of wildebeest take place […]

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, […]