Phileas French

Travel Writer

Phileas French

Phileas French

Travel Writer | Exploring every country in the world, one adventure at a time
Travel Writer | Exploring every country in the world, one adventure at a time.

Get Fruity on the Go!

Since those lovely folks at Get Fruity sent me some sample bars, writing about them has become almost emblematic of the madcap months I’ve been having. As I am finally getting my life and my blog back, it’s great to give them the positive write up that they deserve. First they came with me to Gdansk, Poland, where the majority of them rapidly got ...
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Top 5 Street Food Experiences with TravelLocal

Top 5 Street Food Experiences with TravelLocal: a Guest Post for Phileas French About the author: TravelLocal is an online platform connecting travellers with local experts around the world. All trips are entirely bespoke, crafted with local knowledge and expertise, and payments are bonded through ABTA to ensure complete financial security.  ...
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Four Great October Half Term Destinations

For the October half term holidays, which for many schools last a fortnight, there are four truly inspiring destinations that are hard to beat for a genuine change of scene and pace. Morocco does cool down somewhat in the autumn, but still has temperatures in late October which bear very favourable comparison with Northern Europe. Though not its c...
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Five Romantic Villas to Propose to Your Loved One

Making a marriage proposal ranks right up there as one of life’s most exciting yet nerve-wracking experiences. Once you have decided to pop the question, where soon becomes a pressing query. It’s essential to make sure you’ve found the perfect place to hear that one word “yes”. As fuel for the imagination, here are five gorgeous places for lovers. ...
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September Star: Kavanagh's Tea Room, Oakham, UK

  I have been to so many amazing places during my extended book writing and maternity break that I have decided to do a series of September stars to acknowledge some of them. The first one came out of a desire to find a decent spot to break up my A1 journey between Selby family and London home. As previously discussed, gorgeous Stamford is th...
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Five Best Villas for Business Retreats for Passepartout Homes

  Few seasoned luxury travellers would dispute that a villa in a stunning part of Southern Europe is the ideal setting for the perfect holiday. However, there are certain properties which also provide an innovative and inspiring environment for a business retreat. A private space which sponsors clarity of thought, corporate bonding, and the...
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Nine of the Best Villas with Direct Beach Access for Passepartout Homes

  What makes the perfect sea front property? Direct access to a beautiful beach must surely be at the top of the list. With these nine ultra-luxe villas enjoying such a feature, there are the added benefits of a globally renowned setting, a balmy climate, and a stunning range of attractions, land and sea, right outside the door. Thailand m...
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The Emirates Airline Cable Car

I was pretty late to the party catching a ride on this but it was worth the wait. And, yes, there was a slightly tedious wait with a fractious baby in a stroller. I plan to get back there at a less crowded time. Once it gets started all those frustrations are forgotten though. The UK's first urban cable car, it was opened just in time for the Londo...
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Sweeps Festival Rochester

    For various reasons over recent years, major festivals have left me cold. Christmas, Easter. Meh. Don't even get me started on Mother's Day. Regular readers will know that I'm a Halloween fanatic. But this year I decided that it was time to go large on May Day too. Twenty years ago at Teddy Hall, Oxford, everyone had to stay awak...
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The Best Villas for Wine Lovers for Passepartout Homes

The Best Villas for Wine Lovers There are a growing number of wine connoisseurs who wish to combine a bucolic holiday setting with a high quality wine tasting experience, as well as an education in new or unusual vintages in the site that is producing them. Italy has some of the most alluring villas for wine lovers in Europe. Villa Altaser...
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