Phileas French

Travel Writer

Phileas French

Phileas French

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

The Best Surfing Destinations in Australia




Image source   Australia is renowned for many things and just one of them is the amazing beaches, bays and inlets that are perfect for surfing. With more than 50,000 km of coastline there is a staggering amount of places to surf, but as with everything in life, some are better than others. Although of course, deciding which is the best is ofte...
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What are your Options for Cheap International Calls?


If you make international phone calls on a regular basis, you will know that it can end up being very expensive! Perhaps you have a family member that lives abroad? Maybe you make international phone calls for business purposes? Whatever your situation may be, you need to assess your options regarding international calling services, otherwise, you ...
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The Best Hiking and Camping Locations of the Faroe Islands



  If you are an adventure traveler and would like to get close to nature, you should check out what the Faroe Islands has to offer. From amazing bed and breakfasts to stunning campsites and amazing views, there are plenty of places to explore. If you have always wanted to visit this island, you will absolutely love the tranquility and peace yo...
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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 op...
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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 makes...
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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 awake all...
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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 Altaserra ...
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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 differ...
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The Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort for Kids

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I 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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