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.

The House of Mutt - a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt – a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt is a new luxury hotel… for your dog. Situated at Thetford and less than 2 hours from London, this is a place where conscientious pet owners who want to get away but can’t bear the thought of a beloved furry companion suffering in a cold concrete kennel can leave their dogs and […]

Suite of the week: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection, InterContinental London Park Lane

Suite of the week: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection, InterContinental London Park Lane

Suite name: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection Hotel: InterContinental London Park Lane, London, UK Size of accommodation: 196.7 square metres Cost per night: from £10,000 What makes it special: Attention is in every detail of the glamorous design that blends styles from Her Majesty’s early life to the present. The Royal Suite celebrates to the hotel’s location on the site of […]

A sneak peek at the new BlackBerry 10

A sneak peek at the new BlackBerry 10

RIM‘s Jeff Gadway shows off the new features of a phone that could decide BlackBerry‘s fortunes in the cut-throat smartphone wars. There will be a global launch for the product on 30th January 2013 in which more details will be announced. Do you think this might spark a major comeback for the brand?  RIM does […]

Experience 500 years of history in Florida

Experience 500 years of history in Florida

Today, a countless number of different cultures thrive together in Florida – a lot has changed since Juan Ponce de Léon first set foot there in 1513. The impact of their stories, traditions and tastes have woven together to form the vibrant, exciting and energetic fabric of the state. Viva Florida 500 marks an important […]

Life is about the journey...

Life is about the journey…

This video from Trans Maldivian Airways shows the true beauty of the Maldives. The company pioneered the use of aircraft to transport tourists to island based resorts. In doing so, it has made a significant contribution to the development of tourism to the Maldives, which in turn has resulted in major benefits to the national economy. Founded in […]

Aston Martin placed on top of 1,000 ft helipad in Dubai

Aston Martin placed on top of 1,000 ft helipad in Dubai

Transferring vehicles in the air by helicopter for promotional purposes is nothing new in the world of exotic luxury and sports car brands. When I was in St. Moritz last year, I recall looking down on a vehicle in a glass case half way up the mountains of Corviglia. Aston Martin, however, can lay claim […]

Elephant gets more than it bargained for in Botswana

Elephant gets more than it bargained for in Botswana

This dramatic footage was shot during an evening game cruise of the Chobe River in Botswana. A female elephant and her two babies enjoy a drink from the river… until a nasty surprise pops out of the water!  Of course, adult elephants are enormously strong and have trunks capable of tearing down trees – but […]

Luxury travel trends in 2013

Luxury travel trends in 2013

With 2013 now well and truly underway, what can we expect the year to bring as far as luxury tourism is concerned? We got in touch with three members of the travel industry – all Directors at their respective travel businesses – and asked them what they each anticipated the year would bring. Here’s what […]

Photograph of the week: Village in the Atlas Mountains

Photograph of the week: Village in the Atlas Mountains

The location for this photograph was found by chance after taking a narrow winding piste as a shortcut from the Dades to Todra gorges, south of the High Atlas range in Morocco. The recent snowfall had made the route further up impassable. At 2,500 metres Darren Lewey and his fellow travellers found the view of […]

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ‘5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

Photograph of the week: Springbok encounter in Namibia

Photograph of the week: Springbok encounter in Namibia

This picture of a springbok was taken on the road between Swakopmund and Sossuvlei in Namibia. On this road, you notice the landscape change every 30 minutes with a myriad of amazing sightseeing opportunities. You could drive alone for 3 hours and the only thing you will see is animals such as warthog, ostrich, zebra […]

The most expensive stag weekend in the world

The most expensive stag weekend in the world

Waking up to clear blue skies, icy breaths of wind and sunshine that has not left the sky since early April, when it rose for the first time this year. You wonder for a brief moment where you are and then are hit with the memories of yesterday. The helicopter drop-off, strapping on your skies, […]

7 top tips to running a successful travel blog

7 top tips to running a successful travel blog

I’m often being emailed for tips by people starting out with a travel blog, but replying to those emails can be a little time-consuming. For this reason, I’ve decided to jot down my thoughts in a blog post – this way I can simply refer any future similar enquiries here, and hopefully some aspects of […]

3 new projects herald a new dawn for Nicosia, Cyprus

3 new projects herald a new dawn for Nicosia, Cyprus

Locally known as Lefkosia, Nicosia is the largest city in Cyprus. The old city, at the heart of which is the distinctive many-sided Venetian citadel, is home to a wealth of history and tales dating back to the 16th Century. While already a must-see place on the list of any history-minded visitor, a series of major […]

Photograph of the week: A remote African paradise

Photograph of the week: A remote African paradise

Built on stilts in the crystal clear waters of the warm Indian Ocean amongst the mangroves, this eco-paradise is home to flocks of flamingos, tropical fish and the very rare Dugong with sunsets nothing less that breath-taking. Flamingo Bay prides itself in having an undisturbed eco-setting that is peaceful and pristine complete with a wellness […]

If money was no object, where would you choose to travel in 2013 and why?

If money was no object, where would you choose to travel in 2013 and why?

We put the following question to our Twitter followers: If money was no object, where would you choose to travel in 2013 and why? And here are just some of your responses: @luxurytravel to Paris, Italy and South Africa, From storming Faubourg saint-honoré shops, REAL pizza in Naples and a REAL safari!! :D @keyong92 @luxurytravel […]