travel superlatives

The December 2012 issue of Perceptive Travel is an Americas issue on the features, with a few trips to Europe and elsewhere in the books and music.

Niall McCrae makes his debut doing what not many British visitors have probably done: visiting the faded rust belt town of Gary, Indiana. He ponders the future of manufacturing centers built for automobiles in What’s Wrong Gary?

Chris Epting knows a thing or two about obscure landmarks and claims to fame. This time he takes us on a road trip across America, visiting the world capitals of items like fire hydrants, bedding plants, and cow chips. See We’re the Greatest! World Capitals of…

We’re happy to see the return of former contributor Darrin DuFord, with a piece about the opening of Panama’s top observatory to tourists. See The Astrotourists of Panama.

Susan Griffith returns to highlight new and noteworthy travel books on obscure islands, voluntourism, and Naples. Laurence Mitchell is back to spin some new world music albums from South America, Europe, and yoga studios of the world.

One lucky reader who enters our monthly contest will score a new $200 GPS unit for their car from Magellan. This RoadMate 5265T-LMB GPS will ship out to someone before Christmas, maybe to you if you sign up for the monthly newsletter or join Perceptive Travel on Facebook.