It’s time for another great issue of Perceptive Travel, where this time we venture to two cold places and islands in the Pacific.
Regular contributor Michael Buckley goes kayaking in Palau, exploring a postcard-perfect spot that’s now a far cry from when Captain Henry Wilson’s crew got marooned here in 1783.
Edward Readicker-Henderson returns with a story on Nome, Alaska, a slip of the pen on the map, a finger of land extending toward the North Pole. Was the great land bridge in our history books really a bridge? Why are the oxen heading to higher ground?
Newcomer Megan Eaves spent a year teaching English in China—and still has her fingers and earlobes. See The Great Divide of China.
As usual, we also take a look at some new and noteworthy travel books. William Caverlee reviews new releases on crossing Africa, exploring the Deep South of the U.S., and the paradox known as Iran.
Graham Reed is back with some world music CDs/downloads worth checking out, with some Indian dance-fusion stars, a child of Fela Kuti, a Malian singer in his 70s, and a look back at a star from Colombia.
We do a giveaway each month, with some cool Sanuk footwear last month and this month we’re giving away a Nantucket Travel Tote from Overland Equipment. You can only score though if you’re signed up for the monthly newsletter or you follow Perceptive Travel on Facebook. To do either, see links on the home page of Perceptive Travel.