Phileas French

Travel Writer

Phileas French

Phileas French

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

The Best Ever Travel Pillow Trtl


  Let me be clear. I have tried A LOT of travel pillows. I think we all know what the majority of them are like. That strange bean bag texture. Or alternately sagging and hard in all the wrong places. So I was excited to trial the Trtl pillow and I wasn't disappointed. Soft and fleecy yet reinforced enough for support, it has a range of diff...
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Incredible Pirate Boat in St Lucia

IMG_6710We all went sailing on the Black Magic, a full scale pirate ship from Rodney Bay in St Lucia a couple of days ago from 5pm until after sunset. The crew were all so friendly, dancing around and in cool costumes. I will write more but I had to say right now how totally cool it was...! Estella Roxie  
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Titanic Apartments, Belfast

IMG_6460We had never tried airbnb before, but we were so lucky the first time that we tried it because we stayed at Trevor's amazing apartment in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast. The apartment was really beautiful, with two big bedrooms, very large windows, and a nice kitchen and two posh bathrooms. There were nice shops nearby and we had our own space to p...
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The Giant's Causeway, Ireland

IMG_6417We had an incredible trip to Ireland recently - me, my Mummy, one of my godfathers, David Taylor, and Electra. We stayed in Belfast but one day we drove to the Giant's Causeway. I had seen some pictures of it online but there was no way I could imagine how amazing it actually was! We drove for about an hour and a half through really green countr...
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The Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort for Kids

IMG_5227I am nine and I stayed at the Sheraton near Leblon at Christmas with my parents and my little sister who is five. It was the first time that any of us had been to Rio or even to Brazil. I thought that I would write a review of the hotel so it’s easier to see what it’s like for kids. Right now there are not that many hotels or resorts in Rio that ar...
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The World's Best Airports for Families for Passepartout Homes

Family facilities at Heathrow Airport via heathrowairport.comI'm delighted with the buzz this piece that I wrote for Passepartout Homes has generated. Frequent air travellers with children will have noted a quiet revolution taking place over the last few years. The international aviation service industry has finally decided to raise its game with this enormous and previously neglected demographic. Until rec...
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Countries that Estella has visited

cropped-IMG_29011.jpg  Italy (Sardinia, in utero and again in 2012) USA France Japan Israel Greece (Rhodes) Egypt Turkey Belgium Albania Malta Poland Bahamas United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) The Maldives UK Qatar Cyprus Lithuania Spain (mainland) Monaco Spain (Mallorca) Italy (mainland) San Marino Kosovo Macedonia Greece (ma...
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Countries that Electra has visited

IMG_2478I wanted to start keeping track of the countries that my children are visiting, and it was more straightforward to start the tally with the three year old, Electra: Canada (in utero) Belgium (in utero) USA France Greece (Rhodes) Egypt Turkey Luxembourg Malta Poland Bahamas United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) Italy (Sardinia) T...
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