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The Travel Club Show : Luthier and author join forces

Grace Millimaci

The West Australian’s Travel editor, Stephen Scourfield, is working on a special performance with luthier and musician Scott Wise for Perth Festival Writers Week.

Audio: Talking Travel: There Are Strings Attached

Staff Writer

Three's company as Stephen Scourfield and Matt Layton are joined by luthier and musician Scott Wise. From Alaska to Kerala, the South West forests and the wandoo woodlands, Scott has collected woods such as Warren River cedar, silver gimlet and Sitka spruce and crafted them into his much-sought-after ukuleles. Scott and Stephen treat Matt to a Hawaiian song ahead of their February performance of There Are Strings Attached at the Perth Writers' Festival.       

Arrivals & Departures: Cruise line and Rural Aid join forces

William Yeoman

With a changing climate and increasingly competitive market, drought-stricken farmers in Australia are doing it harder than ever. 

The Travel Club Show : The Big Travel Trends for 2019

Stephen Scourfield

What's on the hot list this year? Experts from Flight Centre join our Travel Editor to discuss what will be big in the world of travel. From destinations to experiences – and how to take the worry out of your next trip.

Travel Story: WeHo speak-easy perfect for celeb spotting

Monica Videnieks

It’s the classic nudge-nudge, wink-wink, say-no-more restaurant in West Hollywood — so cool there is no signage out the front and the cocktails are so secretive they’re not even on the menu.

The Travel Club Show : The majestic Taj Mahal

Staff Writer

The marble and minarets of this majestic mausoleum symbolise India like no other structure, man-made or natural. Stephen Scourfield takes us on a tour of Shah Jahan's tribute to his lost love.  

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