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In praise of escapism

John Borthwick

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.

A slice of Spain

William Yeoman

The Travel team and friends spend a weekend with icons

Streams of thought that mesmerise

Stephen Scourfield

Stephen Scourfield goes with the flow through time and tide

A West Australian roadtrip on just one tank of fuel

Mogens Johansen

How much of WA can you see over a long weekend while using only one tank of fuel in a car? MOGENS JOHANSEN finds out.

The Pod Well Travelled: Chittering oranges and writerly Rockingham

William Yeoman

This week’s guests include Golden Grove Orchards’ Adam Saunders and Rockingham author and artist Kez Wickham St George. Host Will Yeoman also talks to the West Australian’s Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield about the Perth Royal Show cancellation, that Wuhan swimming pool, Australia’s Oxford vaccinedeal and MSC’s first voyage in Europe since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

The Pod Well Travelled: Wildflowers, Wild Art

William Yeoman

In this episode of The West Australian’s dedicated travel podcast The Pod Well Travelled, host Will Yeoman talks to Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield and travel journalist Mogens Johansen about this year's WA wildflower season. We also meet multi-talented WA artist Clifton Bieundurry about a new group exhibition at Juniper Galleries in Darlington, and WA author Monique Mulligan, who reminisces about her European travels.

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