Moving Magical Mountains, Cycling Through Catalunya, and Confronting a Lion’s Pride in Kenya

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This week we launched the June issue of Perceptive Travel, the award-winning narrative site that puts out some of the best travel stories you’ll find anywhere online.

This time our three stories take place on three continents, plus as usual we have a great rundown on new travel books and notable world music to check out.

Noted food writer Amy Rosen returns (on the heels of a new book) to go cycling up the coast of Spain on a self-guided tour, despite having a terrible sense of direction and no map skills. See Catalunya or Bust by the Back Roads.

Catalunya Coast Spain

Graham Reid travels to some of the most picturesque parts of China, in the rural southwest. The beauty remains, but the surrounding infrastructure in undergoing rapid government-orchestrated change. See China, Beyond the Bright Lights. Masai Mara travel

Luke Armstrong has a glorious safari day in Kenya before meeting up with some billiard-playing Maasai warriors with spears. But the rest of his group isn’t sticking around… See A Lion’s Pride and the Will of the Tribe in Kenya.

Susan Griffith reviews several new travel books, from the delightful to the (overly) detailed. Laurence Mitchell cues up some new world music reviews from Zimbabwe, Lebanon, and Latin America.

Drink Up!

All year long we give away great travel gear to our readers and May was no exception. Jennifer from Texas and Tabby from California will be receiving sets of Pro Packing Cubes! Could you be next?

Hydro FlaskThis month we’re celebrating the start of summer by giving away a set of beer accessories from Hydro Flask. The winner will get a True Pint insulated mug and a refillable $55 Insulated Beer Growler.

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As always, if you don’t like what you see in this issue, you’ve got plenty more to check out. Come January we’ll be celebrating the 10th birthday of Perceptive Travel, so you’ve got 9+ years of great stories in the archives, arranged by region.


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