A new month is here and it’s time for the latest issue of Perceptive Travel, featuring some of the best stories on the web from wandering book authors. You can get straight to the issue page here: online travel magazine.
Tom Swick was a fellow instructor at the San Miguel de Allende writers conference I was invited to a few months ago and I roped him into publishing a story with us to coincide with the release of his new book, The Joys of Travel: And the Stories That Illuminate Them. His article is on a Portuguese food festival geared to locals, then a continued sampling of local cuisine in Lisbon. See Celebrating the Food of Portugal.
Tom Coote did an earlier story for us on visiting Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster 30 years ago. But this time he visited Colombia, a country that has gone through some rough patches in the past and is still in rebuilding mode in some ways—especially in terms of peace and safety. See Complicated Crime and Punishment in Colombia.
Madelaine Triebe has spent a lot of time traveling around Argentina researching guidebooks, but you won’t find a lot of space in them dedicated to a ghost town on the coast that was once the home of 30,000 people working for a military regime, doing missile testing. See Reliving an Abandoned Town on the Patagonian Coast.
As usual we also round up some new travel books worth reading and some new world music worth blasting. William Caverlee does the honors on the former, Graham Reid on the latter.
Take a Hike!
Each month we give away something cool to one of our readers who takes a few minutes to enter our gear giveaway. The odds are so good that some people have won twice, so get on the case and sign up for our newsletter or follow Perceptive Travel on Facebook.
Last month we were giving away a pair of any shoes from Ahnu Footwear. Gretchen B. of Wyoming came out of the randomizer so she’ll be in great shape whether she wants to hit the Rocky Mountains trails or be a light packer with double-duty footwear.
We’re doubling down on hiking season though and this month the champ will get a pair of Sawtooth Hiking Shoes from Oboz. This is one of their most popular styles, so it’s tried and true. It comes in two colors for men and women.
These retail for more than $100, so is that worth a few minutes of your time? Watch your inbox or the Facebook feed for details.