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Podcast: The Pod Well Travelled Episode 4

William Yeoman

Australia's bush fire crisis and the Federal government's $76 million tourism recovery package throw into relief the relationship between caring for our unique flora and fauna and maintaining an industry central to helping sustain and promote them. In our latest podcast, Will Yeoman talks to Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield about Australia's "brand" in a competitive international tourism market. They also discuss overrated holiday destinations, travelling vicariously through telling stories, the rise of the holiday selfie and more...

A brush with Japanese calligraphy

William Yeoman

WILLIAM YEOMAN will be leading a not-to-be-missed West Travel Club tour to Japan in November, taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Nara (details below). Here, he describes his first brush with Japanese calligraphy, woodblock-printing and manga

Clydesdale trams and a Dali elephant

Patrick Cornish

PATRICK CORNISH minds his Ps, Qs and Us in the quirky ambience of Victor Harbor

Boutique beauty

Steve McKenna

STEVE McKENNA checks out one of the Square Mile’s newest boutique offerings

Our World: No tourist barriers as barrio hits sweet spot

Stephen Scourfield

Even the locals want to visit La Boca area of Buenos Aires, writes STEPHEN SCOURFIELD

Arrivals & Departures: Postcard from Rottnest

Mogens Johansen

MOGENS JOHANSEN gets on his bike and enjoys the sights and sounds of Rottnest. And what visit to Rotto would be complete without a quokka selfie?

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