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Doug Phillips

Doug Phillips is a retired high school teacher, who has lived all his life in the same small town in Eastern Ontario. But don't feel sorry for him – he gets out a lot. He is a regular contributor to Slow Travel, sells on ebay, and has written an unpublished book about a minor league baseball team, as well as several shorter articles of personal interest. Doug and his wife Liz are tremendously proud of their four adult children – Kelly, Steve, Meredith and Brad. Doug is often planning a trip or reflecting on his travels in his Slow Travel blog To Slow Time Down.

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To Slow Time Down - Pico Iyer said it best: "We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world .... And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again -- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more."

Pomodori e Vino - Doug participated in a group of nine intrepid cooks as they worked their way through every recipe in Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.

Photos

Photo Gallery: Doug has over a dozen albums with us, featuring pictures from his corresponding trip reports and additional pictures from India and Canada.

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North America

Trip Reports

Trip Report 1896: Two Travellers on Maui, January 25 - Feb 5, 2011: We received an unexpected invitation to visit a friend living on Maui - and off we went, making new friends, meeting up with relatives, touring the island and having a great time. Can't wait to return.

Trip Report 1814: Forty Two Hours in Prince Edward County or A Wine Tour of Loyalist Ontario: May 28-30, 2010 - an anniversary weekend in Prince Edward County, based in Picton, Ontario. Great weather, excellent food and wine, beautiful scenery and a ferry crossing. Who could ask for more?

Trip Report 1789: Spring Break in Central Texas: A family visit by five of us including Doug & Liz Phillips, two of our adult children, Kelly Condron & Brad Phillips, and our 22-month old grandson Liam Condron to Cedar Park Texas, a neighbouring community of Austin, to re-connect with Doug's sister Janet and most of her family, including husband Dave and four of their five children.

Trip Report 1704: News Flash!!! Four Canadian Tourists Visit New York City: Four Canadians and their first visit to New York City - arrival on Friday August 28, returning home on Tuesday September 1.

Trip Report 1565: A September Weekend in Toronto: September 19-21 2008. A weekend in Toronto with excellent weather. Activities included a baseball game, a night at the symphony and visits to several restaurants.

Restaurant Reviews

Toronto: Green Mango

Toronto: Big Papa's Trattoria

Toronto: Artisano Bakery Café

Toronto: Corner House

England

Trip Report

Trip Report 1324: Hanging Out in the Algarve and London: Twelve days in the south of Portugal with four days in London before returning to Canada. The Algarve doesn’t get much respect on Slow Travel, but for us it was a great introduction to the concept of Slow Travel, long before we were aware of the term or the web site.

France

Trip Reports

Trip Report 2028: Two Travellers on Corsica: Liz & Doug enjoyed eleven days traveling around Corsica and three days in Nice.

Trip Report 1970: Three Travellers in the Costa del Sol, Barcelona and Paris: Three of us, (husband, wife, adult daughter) enjoyed eight days in the Costa del Sol, four days in Barcelona, followed by a week in Paris in October 2011. We had a great time. Read on.

Trip Report 1863: Seven Travellers in the Dordogne, the Loire Valley and La Rochelle: Seven people, one vehicle, two weeks in the Dordogne, three days in the Loire Valley and a final day in the seaport of La Rochelle.

Trip Report 1685: "Cinq femmes et moi.": Travels in the South of France June 2-20, 2009. Four days in Paris, followed by two weeks based in Ansouis, a small village in the eastern part of the Luberon.

Trip Report 1532: A Traveller in the Drome: June 14-28, 2008. Two weeks based near La Begude de Mazenc, a small village in Drome Provence - with day trips into the Vercors, the Ardeche, the Luberon - several market visits...

Trip Report 1417: Return to the Luberon: A 10-day return visit to the south of France, following 12 days in Italy and two days in Paris with our two sons.

Trip Report 1135: A Traveller in Paris: October 21-28, 2006. A very enjoyable week in Paris in a great location in the Marais, featuring a different restaurant each evening, an afternoon mini-GTG, very smooth transportation connections and local travel. A real bonus was unexpectedly good weather.

Trip Report 798: Footloose in Provence & Paris: (2006 Contest Winner) Thirteen days in Provence and four days in Paris, including some wonderful food and wine, a day in Nice, and an unexpected encounter with "Good Year" - September 10-27, 2005

Provence Restaurant Reviews

Le Platane

Café Gaby

L’Arôme

Aix-en-Provence: Les Deux Garcons

Arles: Le 16

Bonnieux: Le Fournil

Les Imberts: Le Mas Tourteron

Mausanne-les-Alpilles: La Vallee

St. Saturnin les Apt: L'Amuse Bouche

Paris Restaurant Reviews

03 ARR: Chez Nenesse

04 ARR: L'As du Fallafel

04 ARR: Mon Vieil Ami

05 ARR: Trattoria Roma

07 ARR: La Fontaine de Mars

07 ARR: Le Petit Nicois

Rhone-Alps Restaurant Reviews

Les Voyageurs

Les Elephants

Auberge de l'Escargot d'Or

Auberge des Brises

Le Claire de la Plume

Vacation Rental Reviews

Review 3623: La Magnanerie, La Petite Maison

Review 2549: Paris Bestlodge, La Verrerie

Review 1864: Owner, Mas de Brianconceu

Italy

Trip Reports

Trip Report 1396: Roman Holiday: My 2006 Slow Travel Prize was a week in an apartment in Rome. This evolved into twelve days in Italy, based in Rome, followed by two days in Paris in September 2007. There were four of us - Liz, Doug, Steve and Brad Phillips. We had a great time, including two GTGs, a Scavi Tour, a visit to the Galleria Borghese, and an abbreviated sojurn on Capri

Trip Report 673: Tuscan Rambles: (2006 Contest Winner) Two weeks in the hill towns of Tuscany, with a side trip to Elba and an unexpected encounter with the Giro d'Italia, May 1-15, 2004.

Rome Restaurant Reviews

Ditirambo

Spain

Trip Reports

Trip Report 1970: Three Travellers in the Costa del Sol, Barcelona and Paris: Three of us, (husband, wife, adult daughter) enjoyed eight days in the Costa del Sol, four days in Barcelona, followed by a week in Paris in October 2011. We had a great time. Read on.

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