Montevideo Street Drummers, Crumbling Caribbean, and Biking to Vineyards and Brewpubs

Prison Brews in Missouri

Yes indeed, it’s time for another collection of offbeat stories from book authors on the move in Perceptive Travel. The new issue is out now, with tales from Uruguay, Nicaragua, and Missouri USA. Plus we’ve got round-ups of worthwhile world music and travel books.

I return to the travel story pages with a narrative on my March biking trip on the Katy Trail in Missouri. Riding 100+ miles on a dedicated trail without cars is already great, but it’s even better when it’s through wine country and one of the heartland’s best spots for stopping into different brewpubs.

Darrin DuFord, who is coming off a big “best travel writing” prize for his New Orleans nutria hunting story last year returns with A Dialog of Echoes in Uruguay. It’s a story on Montevideo’s street drummer scene, intermingled with mate and murals.

Guidebook writer Richard Arghiris joins us for the first time, walking the streets of the decaying Caribbean town of Bluefields, Nicaragua, a place that the colonial powers cast off long ago, but that Mother Nature keeps on her s*&% list.

Susan Griffith handles the reviews of new and noteworthy travel books, while Laurence Mitchell cues up some worthwhile world music albums.

As always, we’re giving away some travel gear, but you need to get onto the newsletter list to get in on the action! Two winners this month will score always-fashionable Perceptive Travel t-shirts.

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