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In praise of escapism
A long-time contributor to Travel’s pages, writer JOHN BORTHWICK recently won the 2020 Pacific Area Travel Association’s (PATA) Gold Award for Best Destination Story.
Here, he takes a light-hearted look at travel and writing, exploring Thailand and the greatly under-rated virtues of escapism.
Family road trip a big slice of adventure
Outback escape proves a real eye-opener for this intrepid journalist and his family
The Pod Well Travelled: Young Travel Writer returns
In this week’s episode of The West Australian’s dedicated travel podcast, we hear from Scoot’s CEO Campbell Wilson on the challenges facing the airline and the future of air travel. And Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield and travel journalist Mogens Johansen talk about this year’s iteration of the West’s well-established Young Travel Writer program. Hosted by Will Yeoman.
A bird’s-eye over icy frontier a cool daytrip
A one-day flight to Antarctica may just be Perth’s coolest day out in 2021.
The Pilbara’s primordial pull of rust-red country
The bloke sitting next to me waiting for his meatlovers’ pizza in the Iron Clad Hotel asks what I’m doing in Marble Bar and seems surprised when I tell him I’m on holiday. Reading his “why would you?” look, I add: “Why wouldn’t you?”
The Pod Well Travelled Episode 10
Great Australian train journeys, great Australian cruises and great WA... parks. In this week's episode of The Pod Well Travelled, Will Yeoman talks to Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield and cruising writer Michael Ferrante about thinking globally, travelling locally
The Pod Well Travelled Episode 9
Silent shrines, cabinets of curiosities and mindful meanderings. In the latest episode of The Pod Well Travelled, we take the roads less travelled. With Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield, cruising specialist Michael Ferrante and host Will Yeoman
Bali's Dark Temple - here be dragons
Ancient Pura Gelap would not be out of place in an episode of Game of Thrones, writes IAN NEUBAUER
Macaques bling it on
Sunglasses and jewellery are accessories to crime committed by a disturbingly intelligent primate species, writes AMANDA KEENAN
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