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.

Ski with an Olympian at Whistler Blackcomb

Ski with an Olympian at Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb has expanded its Snow School offerings this season with the addition of the “Ski with an Olympian” program.The program is Whistler Blackcomb Snow School‘s most elite product and offers guests the opportunity to hear stories, get tips, and spend time on the mountain with an Olympic athlete as their own personal guide. This […]

New luxury escape on Portugal's Estoril coast

New luxury escape on Portugal’s Estoril coast

The Forte is a unique and entirely private escape found at The Oitavos, a modern five-star luxury hotel located just 20 minutes west of Lisbon with far reaching views over the West Atlantic coastline. Built in the heart of the secluded The Oitavos Dunes golf course in the Sintra Cascais National Park, The Forte is […]

4 fabulous reasons to visit Philadelphia this Spring

4 fabulous reasons to visit Philadelphia this Spring

Philadelphia – the city of Brotherly Love – has plenty of highlights, events and attractions in 2013 and below is a summary of some of the top reasons to visit Philly this Spring, including the world’s largest indoor flower show, stunning arts festivals, 2013 film location highlights and plenty of family fun. 1. Films: Philadelphia […]

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

Heli-skiing is the ultimate mountain buzz and now Livigno – which won the World Snow Award 2012 for Best European Resort – has added choppers for a limited time until 3rd March 2013. Time is of the essence with just a few weeks to head over for a spot of heli-skiing. Heli-skiing is limited in Europe […]

Kids stay, play and eat for free at Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa

Kids stay, play and eat for free at Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa

Here’s an offer not to miss if you travel as a family. If guests travel with children, then as long as they are staying in the same villa as their parents at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa – they stay, play and eat for free. The Maldives is a stunning tropical destination, a country made up […]

Exploring inside an Icelandic volcano - now you can too!

Exploring inside an Icelandic volcano – now you can too!

Following on from last year’s success, Iceland is once again offering an exciting insight into its volcanic nature as the Inside the Volcano experience re-opens to visitors this summer. From 15th May to 10th September 2013, visitors will be able to step inside the magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur, an extinct volcano just 20 miles from […]

A new, unique marketplace for African safaris

A new, unique marketplace for African safaris

Launched on 28th January 2013, SafariBookings.com is a recent startup from Ximon Media and Dutch entrepreneur Wouter Vergeer. This huge resources is dedicated to African safaris and offers over 750 high quality reviews provided by skilled safari experts, and more than 2,200 individual reviews submitted by users. The site pairs those who are looking to […]

Photograph of the week: Millennium Park, Chicago

Photograph of the week: Millennium Park, Chicago

Located in the heart of Chicago, Millennium Park offers plenty to see and do whether you are by yourself or with a large group of friends and family. See the world famous Cloud Gate sculpture, better known as “The Bean”, listen to a concert in Jay Pritzker Pavilion, cool off in the Crown Fountain, or […]

Top 10 places in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to take your loved one this Valentine’s

If you’ve ever fancied a romantic retreat away in Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific, then look no further. We’ve scoured the region and identified ten of the best places to stay. Whether you’re looking for somewhere where you can be pampered with spa treatments or a private motu in the middle of nowhere, you’ll […]

Top 10 places in the Middle East to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in the Middle East to take your loved one this Valentine’s

Often overlooked as a holiday destination, the Middle East is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Whether you are looking for an urban getaway to celebrate Valentine’s Day or simply wish to relax in the tranquillity of the desert, here’s a varied of selection of places to stay that’ll help […]

Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago: a showcase of Indonesia’s cultural beauty

Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago: a showcase of Indonesia’s cultural beauty

“Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago” is not a drama, nor it is a musical. Devdan is defined by its creators as a modern & contemporary acrobatic and dance performance that is inspired by the culture of Indonesia. The 90-minute show is designed to be a showcase of several cultures from the archipelago and crafted […]

Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine’s

If you’re looking for somewhere different this Valentine’s Day, then how about a getaway in SE Asia.  This incredible and fascinating part of the world rarely disappoints, and here we’ve unearthed 10 gems that we think you’ll love and, more importantly, that your Valentine will love too… The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Long […]

Top 10 places in Africa to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in Africa to take your loved one this Valentine’s

There are few places more romantic than Africa… why not forget Paris and escape to somewhere a little more exciting this Valentine’s Day. Here we present to you 10 wonderful – yet exceptionally varied – ideas that will give you a Valentine’s break you’re sure to remember for years to come… Djibouti Palace Kempinski, Djibouti […]

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Following the phenomenal popularity of our recent ‘top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s‘ round-up that we posted just a couple of weeks ago, we realised that there was a significant demand for this, and so have decided to come up with more ideas for you in this last minute round-up. With just days to […]

New beachfront luxury in Bali

New beachfront luxury in Bali

A new Bali beachfront luxury resort resides in the Southern part of Nusa Dua area, only 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Samabe Bali Resort & Villas resonates beauty and sophistication in a harmonious combination of contemporary and Balinese styles. Edgy, sophisticated details that accentuate objects such as wall decorations, chandeliers, or tabletops reflect […]

Interview with Jamie Loizou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mundy Cruising

Interview with Jamie Loizou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mundy Cruising

After graduating and spending a year backpacking, I decided to combine my love of travel and the opportunity to have a meaningful career and so embarked upon a life within the travel industry. For the last nine years I have been working for luxury cruise specialist Mundy Cruising, which specialises in deluxe ocean and river […]