Phil Brown -  journalist . writer . poet

Phil Brown

journalist . writer . poet

articles . books . poems

Phil Brown - Travel Stories

Phil Brown has been writing travel for more than two decades. If you've read his book Travels With My Angst you'll know he's not the best traveller in the world but Phil has written on locations from the Himalayas to the Scottish Highlands where he once bagged a Munro. Look it up if you don't know what that means.

His favourite destination is always Hong Kong and his favourite hotel is always The Peninsula, that's a given, but he has ranged far and wide and here you can read about some of his journeys.

Travel Stories:

  1. Neon Wonderland - Shinjuku is about colour and movement in a city of lights, people and action - Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, September 22-23, 2018

  2. Peninsula Tokyo - "The location of the hotel is terrific if you plan on some Ginza shopping and eating". - Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, August 25-26, 2018

  3. Sofitel Wellington - “Nothing in this compact and cultural city is far from the hotel”
    Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, July 7-8, 2018

  4. The capital of Kiwi culture - Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, June 16-17, 2018

  5. West Hotel Sydney - Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, April 28-29, 2018

  6. Paris in Style - Brisbane News, March 28 - April 3, 2018

  7. Le flâneur in the City of Light - Qweeekend magazine, The Courier-Mail, March 17, 2018

  8. London from the air - Qweeekend magazine, The Courier-Mail, Feb 10-11, 2018

  9. Scotland the brave - Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, February 3-4, 2018

  10. Spice up your life at Chippendale - The Courier-Mail Jan 27-28 edition of Qweekend - 2018

  11. New Sydney Sofitel is tres chic - Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, December 9-10, 2017

  12. Oasis outside the bustle of Byron - Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, August 19-20, 2017

  13. BOUNTIFUL BANGKOK - Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, July 1-2, 2017

  14. Safe harbour at Pier One - Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, June 24-25, 2017

  15. An oasis of dreams - QWeekend magazine, The Courier-Mail, June 3, 2017

  16. Palace Intrigue - Brisbane News May 24 - 2017
    Live like a king in splendid luxury at a beachside resort on the stunning Thai coast long favoured by royals

  17. Space for relaxation at Noosa - QWeekend
    Where to stay ...

  18. BEAUT IDEA - Brisbane News, Dec 14-20, 2016
    Hotel pairs the art of living with major artist’s show

  19. ZOO WITH A VIEW - The Courier-Mail Saturday Oct 22.2016

  20. Culture club - Brisbane News edition 26 Oct to Nov 2. 2016
    Creativity revives a once jaded Sydney locale

  21. Wild about Honkers - Brisbane News edition of Oct 19-26-2016
    Explore Hong Kong’s hidden wonders

  22. AN EASTERN STAR - QWeekend, The Courier-Mail, Sept 10/2016
    Since the days of empire, The Peninsula Hong Kong has been revered as the finest hotel east of Suez

  23. GREAT ESCAPE - In the footsteps of convicts, between city and sea
    "The convicts might not have had such a great time in The Rocks but it worked for us".

  24. HIDDEN HONKERS - May 18 - 24 2016
    Kowloon’s backstreets conceal a wealth of wonders ...

  25. WONDERFUL WHISTLER - 24.10.2015 - The Courier Mail
    Summer or winter, Whistler is a magic destination and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is the place to stay, writes Phil Brown

  26. GROOVY VANCOUVER - 19.09.2015 - The Courier Mail
    The locals call it ‘Van-groovy’ and Vancouver is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and there’s plenty to do all year round, writes Phil Brown

  27. Palace intrigue
    Live like royalty in the luxury confines of a legendary Waikiki Beach hotel

  28. Bay dream believer
    Eat your fill then chill on a Thai island idyll

  29. Top 10 Singapore Favourites
    If Paris is a movable feast, what does that make Singapore?

  30. Honkers heaven
    Embrace the thrilling intensity of Tsim Sha Tsui

  31. Bali - Spellbinding spot
    In Sanur, it’s all about kicking back and taking things slowly

  32. Macau - Cultured pearl
    Rich history adds lustre to an Asian port of call


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