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Sometimes the Travel Off Season Is Off for a Reason

Did you previously think a trip to the Virgin Islands in September was a good idea? Did you perhaps have friends taking a Caribbean Cruise this month—during hurricane season? As many have found out the hard way this year, going somewhere
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My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: Oboz

Most of the travel gear brands I’ve written about on here before are familiar ones, but when I’m around a bunch of other frequent travelers and wearing my Oboz shoes, I get some curious questions. This company has been around for
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Travel Prices in Kyrgyzstan – 2017

Back in 2013 I published a guest post from Kyrgyzstan resident Stephen Lioy and he ran down the prices in this mountainous central Asian country. Most of that is still accurate and his descriptions are more authoritative than mine, so you
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Are You Getting Enough Vacations From Your Labor?

As this post goes up it’s Labor Day in the United States. Traditionally it’s been a day when we celebrate worker rights we often take for granted. These rights had to be fought for by dedicated troublemakers at some point. Things
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Balkans Biking, Rainforest Zipping, and Norway Night Sun

Each month in Perceptive Travel we try to bring you some of the best narrative travel stories you’ll find anywhere on the web. This month we take you to four distinct spots on the globe: a rainforest in Australia, northern Norway, the