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.

Recipe of the week: Fragrant Thai risotto

Recipe of the week: Fragrant Thai risotto

This week you are in for a treat! This Thai risotto is packed with amazing and fragrant flavours and is perfect all year round. The recipe can be adapted for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters. It serves four, can be cooked in just 20 minutes, and it is best served with a crisp dry white wine. […]

Free entry to Sandringham with Congham Hall, to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation

Free entry to Sandringham with Congham Hall, to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation

Congham Hall Hotel is offering guests free entry to the nearby Sandringham Estate, the Queen’s Norfolk retreat, to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation on 2nd June 2013. The hotel, which we visited last month and which sits on the edge of the Queen’s 20,000-acre property, will give guests who book one room […]

Interview with Paul Joseph, Co-Founder of Health and Fitness Travel

Interview with Paul Joseph, Co-Founder of Health and Fitness Travel

Paul Joseph is Co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide. He searches for the rare and hidden gems around the world and puts together exclusive and trend-setting holidays for those who would like to improve or maintain their health and fitness whilst on holiday. As well as a love of […]

Mysterious pink lake in Australia

Mysterious pink lake in Australia

Pictured below is the 600-metre-long Hillier Lake that can be found in a densely wooded area of Middle Island in Western Australia – one of 100 or so small islands that make up the Archipelago of the Recherche. This vivid pink lake is something of a mystery and the only one of its kind in the […]

Photograph of the week: Golf at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Photograph of the week: Golf at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The tourism industry in the Dominican Republic is built around its magnificent beaches and landscapes, and this is what truly attracts visitors to this island and provides for steady growth. Punta Cana is for sure one of the most remarkable examples of this boom. This picture is taken at one of the beautiful golf courses […]

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Are you filled with starry-eyed sentiment and looking for the perfect destination for an amorous adventure? Look no further for the best hotels in Europe for couples. Join us as we explore Europe’s most sumptuous suites and luxurious lodgings – not to mention the most romantic hotels in Europe – to provide the ideal backdrop […]

3 great reasons to safari in Zambia

3 great reasons to safari in Zambia

Zambia is the perfect destination for combining the wilds of Africa with luxury adventure. Home to Victoria Falls, the Zambezi river and thousands of iconic wild beasts, the southern African nation is the picture postcard of Africa in all its natural wonder. But how do you get the best of Zambia, with its diverse selection […]

Monterosso Lemon Festival, Liguria

Monterosso Lemon Festival, Liguria

Head for the tiny Cinque Terre village of Monterosso this Spring for an annual festival dedicated to the locally grown lemon. During the Monterosso Lemon Festival, which takes place on the third Saturday in May, the village is covered in thousands upon thousands of lemons. Shop windows are decorated with them and a contest is […]

Recipe of the week: “Crudo” raw scampi and imperial prawns, wild rice and salad

Recipe of the week: “Crudo” raw scampi and imperial prawns, wild rice and salad

This recipe demonstrates a creative interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine with particular care for local products, which come from small, carefully selected Maremma farms and from the surrounding seas. Here you will find not only Tuscan classics presented in a gourmet style, but also an unexpected combination of particular sea and meat dishes and selected wines […]

10 of the best travel quotes of all time

10 of the best travel quotes of all time

If you ever needed inspiration to travel, then hopefully these quotes will offer just that. Here are ten of our favourites which we hope will inspire you to get out and see more of the world in which we live. Please tell us your favourites (whether they be listed here or not) by submitting a […]

Photograph of the week: Young deer in the wilds of Tuscany

Photograph of the week: Young deer in the wilds of Tuscany

Experiencing a real adventure has become increasingly difficult in today’s world. In years gone by, one of the most common dangers of a trip to the wilderness was to encounter wild animals; nowadays it’s nearly impossible to meet creatures of any kind. Recently, however, wildlife watching has found a valuable ally in modern technology through […]

An airport worker's letter of resignation... on a cake!

An airport worker’s letter of resignation… on a cake!

In what is surely one of the sweetest ways to say goodbye, a Stansted Airport employee has handed in his letter of resignation… on a cake.  (Yes, you read that right!). Immigration officer Chris Holmes took this extraordinary measure, writing “Having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important […]

A fish festival with the world's largest frying pan

A fish festival with the world’s largest frying pan

If you ever think you’ve cooked for a big party, think again. Spare a thought for the Camogli Fish Festival where, throughout the day, freshly caught fish are cooked in the largest fish frying pan in the world at five metres wide with a seven metre handle. Fishermen abandon their day jobs for the festival […]

Ambitious Mumbai development which sees balconies replaced with swimming pools

Ambitious Mumbai development which sees balconies replaced with swimming pools

Aquaria Grande is an ambitious new collaboration between Hong Kong-based architect James Law and Indian real estate company Wadhwa Group which will see a residential complex with over 200 apartments, three levels of parking, a gym and sauna, and a sustainable podium garden coming to Mumbai. It is currently under construction but here are some […]

Ischia's top 10

Ischia’s top 10

The Italian island of Ischia lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples, and is a neighbour of the better known island of Capri. It is the largest of the Phlegrean islands and almost entirely mountainous, covered in greenery and fringed with white sand beaches, […]

Explosion at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel near finish of Boston Marathon

Explosion at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel near finish of Boston Marathon

Tragic news just in that there have been two explosions close to the finish of the Boston Marathon. The full picture is still emerging but one of the explosions appears to have been in the vicinity of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston and the other at another location on the same street (Boylston Street). News of […]