Destination reports Archive


How Much Does It Cost to Go to Machu Picchu?

One of the seven wonders of the world and by most accounts the most popular tourist destination in South America for foreigners, Machu Picchu is on the list of almost every first-time visitor to Peru. If you look at Peru’s advertising campaigns you’d think it’s the only thing to see in the


How to Get Around Fort Lauderdale Without a Car

It’s a common lament from foreign travelers—especially Europeans—that it’s difficult to get around in most U.S. cities without your own car. In our automobile-centric young country, there often aren’t many easy options for getting from A to B on public transportation. There are plenty of exceptions though, including some cities that don’t


A Portland Weed Tour, the Bamboo Train, & Dueling Smiles in Myanmar

November is here and it’s time for the latest monthly edition of Perceptive Travel, the best online travel magazine for the past 9 years and 10 months. After battling for years on the craft beer front, you knew that a place like Portland couldn’t watch Denver steal its thunder with two kinds


The Land of 88 Dragons in Southern Thailand

In the Trang province of southern Thailand there is an almost secret attraction by the road that jolted me from my morning travel funk and put 100 photos on my memory card in the space of 15 minutes. A retired local teacher named Mr. Jaroon Keawla-eiad took over this land of theptaro


Yes, Thailand is Still a Great Travel Value

I just got back from Thailand and for now anyway, the country is still a terrific travel bargain. I was there to speak at the first Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) in Asia, held in Bangkok, so I wasn’t out and about constantly. I had a couple free days in Bangkok, however, and