Phileas French

Travel Writer

Phileas French

Phileas French

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

Boundless Africa Journeys

I’ve been in touch with a number of African agencies recently regarding safaris and the best on offer. There is one in particular that has what sounds like a really compelling, compact itinerary that serves as a marvellous introduction to this type of holiday. It’s a six day tour beginning and ending in Nairobi, and taking in Amboseli, Nakuru and t...
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Stories from Sarajevo

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  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 at...
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My article on Luxembourg for Small Children

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Luxembourg 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 packs in...
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The Great Inns of Britain Event

There’s a really significant event taking place next weekend which I’m very proud to be part of. Owners and representatives of some of Europe’s most stunning historic hotels are going to receive a compelling taste of traditional British hospitality when they visit Yorkshire for a meeting of the Historic Hotels of Europe. The event is hosted by The ...
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Travel Culture Magazine: The Museum of London

Travel Culture Magazine , founded by the very charismatic and funny Jeff Zanini, is a publication that I am especially proud and happy to say that I have written a number of pieces for. As soon as I took my family for a visit to the newly revamped Museum of London, which has undergone an extensive and very successful refurbishment and, dare I say i...
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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’r...
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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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My Guest Blog on Dubai for The Adventure Travel Shop

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I was pleased to write a second guest blog for The Adventure Travel Shop , Downtime in Dubai. For a quick family adventure during the worst months of winter weather, Dubai is justly popular. Travel time from the UK is significantly lower than that to other winter sun favourites like the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. However, the explosion in luxu...
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The Camden Arts Centre

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I love Camden Arts Centre. It's perfect for one of the UK's very many rainy or grim weather days, and the children really love it too. I wrote a piece raving about it for Travel Culture Magazine . I'd be very interested to know what you think.
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Pluckley: Still Haunting for Britain

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Pluckley Given that our children love ghosts and cryptozoology and we live in a nation that seems to pride itself on frantic paranormal activity, every now and then I go and check such phenomena out for myself. Pluckley has received a paranormal downgrade in recent years. In 1989 it was granted the title of most haunted village in England by the Gu...
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