Today we are truly honored to interview a true legend in the travel blogging world, Paul Johnson from the globally acclaimed luxury travel website – A Luxury Travel Blog. I have been fortunate to get to know Paul over the last few months and certainly have the highest respect for him and his website. I would highly recommend taking time to check out his site and also read on to find out more about Paul.
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We would like to give a special THANK YOU to Paul for taking time to interview with us!
Name: Paul Johnson
Hometown: Kendal, United Kingdom
Website: A Luxury Travel Blog
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What is your favorite aspect of traveling and if you are a travel blogger, why did you decide to create your website?
I love enjoying new experiences in my travels. In the last few months I’ve been on a helicopter trip in Eastern Europe, enjoyed an Everest flight from Kathmandu, watched ice hockey in Finland, driven right across Nepal and into India, done clay pigeon shooting in Ireland, eaten bear (not a whole one), been on a wine tasting tour – by bike – in South Africa and had a Russian banyan (like a sauna) – naked – in Lithuania, and visited an improvised comedy show in Greece.
Lots of variety and fun!
How many continents have you visited?
How many countries have you visited?
What is your favorite destination in the world and why?
Home. I know it might sound a bit strange for someone who loves to travel, but there’s something wonderful about returning home, too, particularly when you live somewhere as beautiful as we do.
We are sandwiched between two of England’s most beautiful national parks – the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.
If money/time was no object and you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why?
There are many places I’d like to go but if money and time were an issue (time is a major limiting factor for me at the moment), then I guess I’d choose somewhere distant such as New Zealand. That’s somewhere I’ve yet to visit and I think I would love for the scenery if nothing else.
Which of the following gadgets do you take on your travels?
Laptop, Phone and Camera.
What is your preferred method of transport?
I guess it depends what I’m doing but distance running is a bit of a hobby of mine. I’ve done 6 different marathons to date (3 in England, 2 in the US and 1 in Scotland) and am deciding on which to attempt next.
Complete the following, “Everywhere I go, I visit….”
…with my camera. I do love my photography but wish I had more time for it to hone my rather limited skills further. I would love to go on a trip one day that combines my love of travel with a photography course.
Here is your chance to sell yourself and your website! Tell us some more information about yourself, what your travel philosophies & future plans are and anything else that people may find interesting to read about…
I have worked in tourism for over 25 years, and specifically in online tourism marketing since the Web first came along. I am a Director at The Dedicated Partnership Ltd. which specialises in this area, as well as Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog.
I am also a Director of Kendal Holiday Cottages Ltd. so am spinning several plates at once!