Phil and Garth

Phil and Garth are a UK based couple with a big passion for travel. Their in-depth blog posts are packed with useful information, tips and fantastic photography. They also produce superb 60-second videos on YouTube that provide a flavour of a destination, with a polish that comes from the duo's background in broadcast media and graphic design. With an aim to hit 50 countries before turning 50, there's a lot more to come. We can't wait to see where's next!

Phil and Garth

Blog posts

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5th July 2022 by Phil and Garth

Must visit places in South Goa & North Goa, India

Goa is India’s smallest state and the country’s No.1 beach destination. Famous for its hippy and Portuguese heritage, churches, yoga, beach parties and miles of tropical beaches. Goa is very popular with Brits, Russians and domestic tourists. Goa is split into 2 unofficial regions – North and South where 48 golden sandy beaches are spread out over 65 miles. All of Goa’s beaches look stunning, the sand is fringed with palm trees and most are long and wide. Goa’s beaches are nowhere...

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4th June 2022 by Phil and Garth

Dry Tortugas National Park day trip from Key West, USA

70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico lie a cluster of 7 small uninhabited coral and sandy islands that make up one of the most unique national parks in the world – The Dry Tortugas National Park. Famous for its remoteness, natural beauty and wildlife – birds, marine life and protected coral reefs. Plus one of the largest coastal forts ever built – Fort Jefferson. Most of the islands in the park are closed to the public to protect the wildlife like nesting turtles and birds,...

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18th May 2022 by Phil and Garth

Cornwall road trip – 10 day itinerary

Cornwall in South West England offers one of the best holidays you’ll have in the UK. We decided on a summer road trip to Cornwall to see castles, gardens and pretty coastal villages. In this post we’ll share our Cornwall itinerary for 16 unmissable stops and best attractions. Just follow the route we took on our 10 day Cornwall road trip and you’ll discover all the best places to go in Cornwall....

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23rd May 2022 by Phil and Garth

Experience Cornwall, England in 60 Seconds

Here's a taste of our Cornwall road trip we did in 10 days. Read our full travel guide to Cornwall plus a 10 day itinerary over on our travel blog philandgarth.com...

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7th May 2022 by Phil and Garth

10 stunning photography locations in Jaipur, India

Our grand tour of India took us to Jaipur – India’s ancient Royal city and the capital of the state of Rajasthan. It took us 4 hours to reach Jaipur by bus from Pushkar. As we drove into the city we realised it’s another big modern city, until you get to the heart of the old walled city where things get much more interesting. Garth being the photographer absolutely loved Jaipur, there are so many photo opportunities. In this post we thought we’d share our 10 most stunning locations for...

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7th May 2022 by Phil and Garth

Survival guide to Indian railways sleeper trains

In this post we’ll show you how we experienced travelling across India in a small group tour using the famous sleeper trains. We’ll give you our tips and advice for surviving Indian sleeper trains and what the train classes mean plus what facilities you can expect to find on board....

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6th April 2022 by Phil and Garth

10 amazing things to do in Tenerife

Tenerife is the biggest Canary Island of the Spanish archipelago and is actually closer to Morocco than it is Spain. Tenerife’s year-round sunshine, balmy subtropical climate and friendly prices attract thousands of Brits and Europeans on family package holidays. The south of Tenerife is popular with holidaymakers for its crystal clear waters, beautiful golden sandy beaches and lively resorts. Whilst the north is much quieter with dark volcanic beaches, lava formed natural swimming pools and...

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6th February 2022 by Phil and Garth

Top 10 things to do in Kolkata, India

Kolkata was the capital of India under the rule of the British Raj from 1773 until 1911 when the capital was relocated to Delhi. It was named ‘Calcutta’ by the British and was the Empire’s most important trading post in the far east because of its strategic location on the Hooghly River that runs through the city. Today Kolkata is India’s 3rd largest city and is considered to be India’s cultural and artistic capital. Where people come for literature, performing arts, music and the...

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4th February 2022 by Phil and Garth

Gardens in Cornwall – A guide to the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Whilst visiting Cornwall we spent half a day at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. It’s unique and we thought one of the best gardens to visit in Cornwall. Even its name sounds romantic and mysterious. It’s Cornwall’s hidden gem and far exceeded our expectations. In this post we’ll show you what to see and do at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in our complete guide. Or watch the 60 second video above to experience a taste of this beautiful garden in Cornwall....

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12th January 2022 by Phil and Garth

Chengdu attractions – 5 best things to do in 1 day

After a short flight from Xian we landed in Chengdu, the third stop on our tour of China. Chengdu is situated in the Sichuan province in South West China and not far from neighbouring Tibet. We stayed for 2 nights, but only had one full day, in this travel guide we’ll show you the 5 best Chengdu attractions....

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11th January 2022 by Phil and Garth

12 best things to do on Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote is a Spanish island famous for its otherworldly volcanic landscapes and delivering year round sunshine which is why it’s so popular with us Brits. Lanzarote is just a 4.5 hour flight from the UK so we decided to escape the damp British weather for a winter sun break. Garth wanted to see the work of his favourite Spanish artist César Manrique, whilst Phil wanted to chill out by the pool. In this travel guide to Lanzarote, we’ll show you the best of Lanzarote as there’s is so...

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23rd May 2022 by Phil and Garth

Experience Chengdu, China in 60 Seconds

See the giant pandas of Chengdu, plus People's Park and Wide and Narrow Alley. Read our full review and sightseeing guide on our travel blog philandgarth.com...