Welcome to West Travel Club, where we share the world of travel through stories, videos, photos, podcasts, a dedicated eNewsletter, competitions, special offers, discounts, events, tutorials and exclusive tours with our writers and photographers.
For this is the digital home of a highly experienced team of professional staff travel writers, photographer and videographers, and industry professionals, bring you the best of travel — from remarkable experiences to travel opportunities you can’t buy anywhere else.
By coming to this website, we consider you a West Travel Club member — part of our Travel Club family — but Gold members get a raft of benefits and discounts.
Behind Travel Club are the vast resources of Seven West Media — Australia’s biggest media audience company — bringing you the best of travel.
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After a lifetime of travel and writing, our Travel Editor knows the world’s nooks and crannies. Twice named Australia’s Best Travel Writer, the recipient of a United Nations Media Award, he’s also an award winning novelist, and acclaimed professional photographer and word performer (and a mostly-reliable motorcyclist). Our crew fears only one phrase: “I’ve had an idea …”
One of the world’s most respected aviation journalists and commentators, Geoffrey has won 37 international and national awards in the last 10 years. He fronted two Channel 7 aviation series and is a commentator for BBC and CNN — all from little old Perth (well, most of the time). GT is also Editor of our sister website, airlineratings.com.au.
A full-time travel staffer for more than a decade, Niall is experienced from the Middle East to Europe, but is also a highly regarded lead writer on cruising. He thrives on detail (just ask how many eggs a particular ship gets through). He is key to the Video Features we produce in the Channel 7 studios, reflecting his previous TV experience.
Gemma’s crystal clear writing “voice” rings out in her stories, as do her sparkling photographs. A journalist since 2004 and full time with us for four years, she has experienced travel assignments from Bali to Switzerland. Gemma has a particular interest in podcasting, and Travel Club members will see her in our many Video Features.
Angie is an experienced journalist and is busy watching and reporting on travel trends. She focused on journalism for her Bachelor of Arts (English) degree at Curtin Uni, started work soon afterwards, and has been busy tapping the keys as a professional writer ever since.
Lead Travel Photographer & Travel Photojournalist
With more than 30 years’ professional photographic experience, Mogens leads our popular photo training courses, and will take some special Travel Club Tours. But more than that, he’s out and about travelling, writing, making video features, and showing how to take better pictures through our online tutorials. Recent assignments have ranged from South America to New Zealand.
Think of wine and you think of Ray. (In a good way, of course.) One of Australia’s most highly regarded wine writers, Ray’s been West Australian Newspapers’ Wine Editor for many years and is the author of the annual The West Australian Wine Guide, based on over 500 reviews. He’s geared up for some exclusive Travel Club Tours.
Books Editor & Travel Writer
An inveterate seeker of all things literary in foreign climes,Will “the Quill” Yeoman has enjoyed literary encounters Poirot star David Suchet in a dingy airless room in London’s East End and crossed (metaphoric) swords on Australian stages with the likes of international literary superstars such as Jonathan Franzen and Lynda La Plante. His sentences are usually too long.
If he’s not in Europe investigating breakthrough motoring developments at some big car expo, he’s at the launch of a new model, or driving fast round the Leguna Seca circuit in America. Sam’s our man behind the wheel, bringing great drive experiences, news, tips and advice. He’ll offer advice for drives in WA and we’ll have some caravanning stories, too.