Interview with Dr. Paul Johnson

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr Paul Johnson for Season 2 Episode 1 of  the Luxury Business Podcast. He had been on my bucket list of dream guests that I wanted to have on my podcast for a while, so imagine my utter delight when he said yes.

He was even more gracious and fascinating than I had dared to hope. In our conversation, he spoke about his childhood in England, how he got his PhD in Glaciology and how he started the world’s first travel blog. We also spoke about serendipity and how the universe can conspire to give you what you want as long as you are prepared to work hard and take chances.

What was palpable was his love of luxury travel and as he spoke about some of his most incredible places and experiences I was amazed and I must admit that I made a mental note to visit those places too.

You can listen to the interview here and if anything in this podcast resonates with you, feel free to send your comments to me at

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.


Dr Paul Johnson is the founder of A Luxury Travel Blog, the first online travel blog in the world. He has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years and has traveled extensively, from his home in Kendal, Cumbria (UK) to places all over the world. He is also a Director of The Dedicated Partnership Ltd., an online tourism marketing company with a client base that includes some of the finest hotels in the world.

On account of this, A Luxury Travel Blog has grown to be one the most popular travel blogs in the world – serving more than 130,000 unique visitors per month, and with more than 700,000 followers on Twitter and over 270,000 on Facebook. Combined across all social media channels, the blog has a following in excess of 1.1 million (figures updated March 2022).