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Man’s best friend
He’s the star of a sad true story that’s moved Japanese people for nearly a century. Now Japan’s most famous dog is set to gain fans from around the world, thanks to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Cruising Guide 2021/22
Travel Editor STEPHEN SCOURFIELD tests the waters in our safe and sensible guide to ocean cruising for 2021/22 and beyond.
Japan Film Festival heads online with free offering
JFF Plus Online Festival streams the best in Japanese cinema, free
Virtual Culture Vulture
Stay at home and enjoy the best of the world's arts and culture for free, writes WILL YEOMAN
Boost your immunity
STEPHEN SCOURFIELD looks at how to keep viral infections at bay
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
In sync with Shinto spirits
In historic Shimane Prefecture WILL YEOMAN connects with Japanese mythology
The Pod Well Travelled Episode 4
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 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
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