Stupid Tourists, the World’s Original Travelers, and Ash Cloud Ireland

A headline like that means it’s time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel. Follow that link for three new travel stories from wandering book authors, as well as a rundown on some notable new world music.

Guidebook writer Michelle Bigley makes her debut discussing the conundrum of tourists looking for “hidden Kauai” and ending up in places they shouldn’t be.

Bruce Northam returns to look at an array of impressions from Ethiopia, land of the first people to go wandering and never come back.

Rachel Dickinson flies to Ireland for a simple writing assignment and gets stuck for an extra week waiting for Iceland’s volcanic ash to clear.

Graham Reid returns to fire up the CD player, giving us the scoop on which new world music collections are worth checking out.

We always give away some kind of gear to lucky newsletter subscribers. You can sign up to get in on the action at this link, or—this month anyway—you can also enter via the Perceptive Travel Facebook page. Details on how to enter will go up there tomorrow.

What’s the prize? A really great valuable one this time around. One lucky winner from the U.S. or Canada will score a $200 shopping spree from Tilley Endurables. This company is best known for its terrific travel hats that last a lifetime, like the Tilley Organic Airflo one I reviewed a few weeks ago. It doesn’t stop there though. They also make travel underwear, socks, and clothing.

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