Phileas French

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Phileas French

Phileas French

Travel Writer | Exploring every country in the world, one adventure at a time
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A Villa for All Seasons for Passepartout Homes

Chalet JejalpPerhaps the greatest recent revelation of the European high end holiday rental sphere is that the best appointed villas can be year round destinations. As more and more people strive to benefit from the shoulder season, as well as inevitable travelling within peak times, it is timely to explore the theme of a villa for all seasons. Winter   ...
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Five Luxury Stocking Fillers for Passepartout Homes

Just as the pre-Christmas season seems to extend annually, so too do the range of tantalising retail options available during November and December. It can be difficult to unpick truly luxurious items of lasting quality, particularly when shopping for appealing stocking fillers rather than sure-fire large items. It is also surprisingly easy to fal...
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Shopping Highlights of Umbria

NorcineriaAlways a pleasure to write about shopping, especially for the wonderful Passepartout Homes When thinking of the shopping possibilities in Umbria, one of Italy’s most picturesque regions, the strongest association for most people are the local food and drink specialities. Umbria has several celebrated wines, including Orvieto and Sangiovese. The re...
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The Memorable Pleasures of the Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait City

IMG_7441I have just had the privilege of staying in a fabulous hotel, the Radisson Blu, in a fascinating place, Kuwait City. Sad to say, I had never visited Kuwait before, but I made up for lost time on my recent trip. I could not have been made to feel more welcome by the hotel, starting with an excellent meet and greet service at the airport. After an e...
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Introducing what we do and our unique offering – Spanish Marks

Click for OptionsI'm delighted to host a Guest Post by Phiroza Marker, co-founder of Spanish Marks, on a unique Spanish school and the wonderful country of Guatemala. Search for Guatemala on any travel website and it would be hard to see anything other than a country whose beauty is undeniable. Soaring volcanoes, forested mountains and ancient Mayan ruins speckl...
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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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Iconic London Markets: Camden

slide_2Camden Market is London’s number one tourist attraction. Despite this, there are plenty of times to go to avoid the major crush and have a chilled out time browsing, particularly mornings between Monday and Wednesday. One excellent website I’ve been partnering with, pockethighstreet, cherry-picked a great itinerary of Camden boutiques to visit rece...
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Iconic London Markets: Brixton

73-Brixton-Village-Homegirl-LondonI’ve been a huge fan of Brixton ever since I was lucky enough to live in or around there (Camberwell, Loughborough Junction…just off Coldharbour Lane) for five years in the late 1990s. When I went back to visit Brixton Market recently, I was astonished by the changes, particularly in the labyrinth-like Arcades area. Brixton Market has always been a...
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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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