Leffel projects Archive


Doolin Drumming, Celestial Quebec, and Middle-aged Singapore

It’s time for the October issue of Perceptive Travel, home to great narrative travel stories from book authors on the move. All three this month are from returning authors, starting with Gillian Kendall’s attempt to go from spectator to participant by learning to play the Irish drum. See Fekkin’ Savage: Learning to


What Are the Emerging Cheap Destinations?

I’m in the thick of updating my Travel Writing 2.0 book to be released in November, but next year I’ll start the process of researching the bargain places to travel again for the 5th edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations. I think by now I’ve learned a thing or two about this


Sahara Dialogues, Mexican Wildlife, and Hiking with Teddy Roosevelt

After we took a vacation in August, Perceptive Travel is back with a new issue for September. As usual we bring you travel stories you haven’t seen in a dozen other places already, digging deeper into places and people around the world. This time award-winning contributor James Dorsey is back with another


The Difference Between Poverty and Prosperity for Travelers and Nomads

Here’s a question whose answer will say a lot about you: If you had to double your disposable income within 12 months, what would be the best way to do it? It’s kind of a trick question because there’s not one right answer. The first answer that springs to mind is going


Spanish Camino Magic, Richard III’s Makeover, and Talking to Butterflies in Guatemala

Yes it’s time for another issue of Perceptive Travel, the award-winning online travel magazine with stories from book authors on the move. This month we dive into the mysterious world beyond our own with stories from Europe and Central America. One of them is from me, from a budget travelers’ favorite in