Phileas French

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Phileas French

Phileas French

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

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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Travel Tips: Only Sports Gear and First Aid Equipment

CAR_PUB_Master.jpgWriting about vaccinations and anti-malarial neasures got me thinking about some of the other kit that you would want to consider when preparing for an adventure holiday. There's a fantastic site, onlysportsgear.com, which manages to pull together many different travel necessities and much more into a single online retail experience. For starters,...
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Travel Tips: Where in North London to get Children's Travel Vaccinations

Image result for travel injectionMany people, most of all me, have been mourning the loss of the Royal Free travel clinic, which used to be a friendly Hampstead ground floor gateway to exotic adventures. Now that's gone, the alternative that I've discovered is Nomad Travel Clinic in Turnpike Lane. They have other branches as well but I can only speak for the one that I've been to....
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Travel Tips: A Crash Course in Car Tyres

During the recent run-up to our trip to Panama, my children needed several different vaccines. In the good old days we had been using the Royal Free Hospital travel clinic in Hampstead, but much to our chagrin discovered that it had closed. We were forced to swiftly find an alternative, in the shape of Nomad Travel Clinic, Turnpike Lane. The clinic...
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So simple, so useful...The Vector Cupholder

IMG_5902With my lifestyle, always on the road, I keep a nigh-on fanatical look-out for any gadgets or techno shortcuts to make my life easier. Courtesy of its charismatic inventor, Cliff Thier, one such item has appeared in my life recently, the Vector Cupholder. It's really lightweight, but durable. It's got a great little turn and click mechanism to sec...
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