Last week we published the August 2012 issue of Perceptive Travel, home to the best travel stories from book authors on the move.

The Bush People of Hadzabe are some of Africa’s most isolated people, still hunting and living nomadically the way they always have. Shelley Seale gets a rare look at a day in the life.

A few months back I visited one of my favorite small cities, joining 20,000 people for a series of horse races, learning about stud fees, and sampling some fine bourbon. I’ll Have Another in Lexington, KY.

Regular contributor Amy Rosen is back with a train ride in Alaska, from Anchorage to Denali: Alaska on the Rails.

Susan Griffith covers some fine travel books on England and India, while Laurence Mitchell reviews a batch of new music from or influenced by other cultures.

Get some Vasque hiking shoes

Each month we give away a piece of travel gear or something equally cool. In July, reader Peter M. of Delaware scored a nice guaranteed-for-life travel hat from Tilley. This time we’re giving away some rugged but attractive hiking shoes from Vasque.

How do you score these for your own feet? If you’re signed up for the newsletter, instructions are in the message you got August 6. If not, get on the list for next time. Otherwise go like Perceptive Travel on Facebook and look for instructions on how to enter. We post them a few times a month.