It’s time for the new issue of Perceptive Travel, the best online travel magazine for 10 years running. We’ve got some more great stories from book authors on the move.
Award-winning regular contributor James Dorsey goes in search of a famed voodoo practitioner in Benin, where the spirit worlds and physical worlds are closely intertwined. See The Medicine Man in Benin.
While researching two books in the Dordogne region of France, Beebe Bahrami rents an apartment in a medieval town best known for its foie gras stores and gets a first-person schooling in French womanhood. See On Beauty and Foie Gras in Southwestern France.
David Lee Drotar writes about Greece again while touring a region of carted off antiquities and the Oracle of Delphi’s mushroom fields. See Looting Memory in Corinthian Greece.
We run down some books worth reading each month, and sometimes ones better left on the shelf. Susan Griffith has two from the first camp and one from the second in the December travel book reviews.
Laurence Mitchell circles the globe through his earbuds and highlights some interesting new albums. Check out the December world music reviews.
Who needs a new travel jacket for the winter?
Each month the Perceptive Travel readers who have been savvy enough to get on our monthly newsletter list have a shot at some kind of cool travel gear we’re giving away. This is nothing like those contests launched by big brands and companies where your odds are up there with winning the Powerball. Ours are so good that November’s recipient has been in the winner’s circle before. Don L. of Alaska is getting a leather iPad case from iFolio this holiday season.
Now that it’s getting cold in some northern climates, you might need to pack a jacket when you go traveling. We’ve got one male or female reader covered with this Nat Geo Response CompressLite puffy jacket from Craghoppers. I’ve talked before about how Craghoppers is one of my favorite travel gear brands and this snazzy jacket will keep someone toasty for years. It’s water resistant, windproof, and lightweight.
The newsletter already went out this month, but you can get in on future giveaways here. Don’t worry though, this one is also open to eagle-eyed Facebook followers who watch for the entry announcements throughout the month. Come join us there.
That’s it for magazine side until the new year, but you can also catch shorter dispatches each week on the award-winning travel blog.