Phileas French

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Phileas French

Phileas French

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

The Sardinia Villa Collection: Deals

I am looking forward to writing  a few features about Southern Sardinia over the next days and weeks, but was keen initially to draw readers' attention to some time-specific offers that are available now at the gorgeous Sardinia Villa Collection. Villa Verde, Porto Rotondo, offers a 40% discount on dates between late June and early July 2012.With s...
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The Car Rental Headache Solved

Pretty much anyone needs to think about car hire on their global journeys at some point. Most of us retain traumatic childhood memories of sitting in a dingy car rental waiting room at an airport in the small hours, playing with the vending machines and waiting for the endless process of vehicle selection and haggling to just...end. That's why I'v...
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Cultural Tour of Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk is hardly undiscovered as a chocolate box tourist destination, but after taking my kids there I noticed that there was a lot less written about its many attractions for children. These include a few really excellent museums, including the Polish Maritime Museum, the Amber Museum and The Solidarity Museum. I wrote an article for Travel Cultur...
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Two Gratuitous Shots That I Took of Viennese Confectionery

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Stories from Sarajevo

Bosnia and Dubai 2012 032  There wasn't a journey that I made last year, of all the incredible places that I was fortunate enough to visit, which has stuck in my mind and my heart like Sarajevo. It's a beautiful city with an unbearably dark past, but also so many incredible places to go, and extraordinarily welcoming people. Everyone should make the effort to visit...
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My article on Luxembourg for Small Children

Luxembourg for Toddlers 1Luxembourg for Toddlers Commonly overlooked as nothing more than a business destination, my two year old daughter Electra will now attest that Luxembourg City is a surprisingly perfect place to take young children. The two of us travelled there together and found a small scale, accessible, safe and friendly UNESCO world heritage site which pac...
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The Blue Walk, a Journey Along the French Riviera

I’ve been back and forthing with a very interesting fellow traveller recently, Carlo Roberts. She runs The Blue Walk, offering one-week guided walking tours along the French Riviera.  Her walks extend along the Blue Mediterranean coast from the Italian border on the east to just beyond Cannes on the west.  No hiking boots or packs required, they’re...
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Bratislava: Don't Overlook This Lovely Middle European City

I felt rather protective of Bratislava before I had ever had the chance to visit, simply because it sometimes seems to be treated as a distant second option to Prague for tourists in middle Europe. True, we visited during Halloween, my favourite festival and usually enough to sell me on anywhere, but there was an awful lots of fun stuff going on in...
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All About Tirana for the Travel Belles

SupercoolEstella and I made an extraordinary and special mother and daughter trip to Albania together. It was the very first piece that I had published for the brilliant Travel Belles site, and I got a lot of positive feedback about it, from Albanians who are keen to have their country discovered by more people, but by many other people from all over the wo...
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