Paragliding with Vultures, Flying Giant Guatemalan Kites, and Finding the Scene of The Scream

It’s time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel, home to the best travel stories on the web. If you don’t believe me, check out the just-announced results of the Solas “best travel writing” awards. We took home six of them. I got two golds, Luke Armstrong won a gold, Beebe Bahrami got a gold, Chris Epting got a silver, and Gloria Kirchheimer got a silver. This is a month after scoring another five from NATJA.¬†Sweet.

In this issue we travel to Norway with Chris Epting to see if the place painted in The Scream actually exists.

Luke Armstrong takes us to a festival in Guatemala around Day of the Dead where people try to get giant handmade kites aloft.

Michael Buckley tries parahawking in Nepal. Parawhat? Check out the cool video of his below to get a sampling.

We’ve also got a new batch of travel book reviews and world music reviews.

Are you signed up for the newsletter? ‘Cause each month we give away something cool. This time it’s a great camera backpack from LowePro. See the home page for a picture and link.

  1. James

    That’s cool! Nice video.

  2. Tostti

    i like that paragliding with vultures and youtube video. that is a totally fun and exhilarating. i’d like to try that. great!

  3. Megan Jones

    I had never heard of parahawking. It is by far the coolest thing I have ever seen. It would be so cool to get to interact with those amazing creatures in their element. I think it would be an experience I was always talking about, if I ever got the chance to do something like that! I hope that what ever company offers this experience teaches people about the birds of prey and contributes some of its profits to organizations to help those birds.

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