Argentina’s Desert, Bhutan Baths, and Random Wandering in India

India travel story

The latest issue of Perceptive Travel just went live, as my publication launched back in 2006 enters its 13th year. If you’re looking for some of the best travel stories to read, you’ve got plenty to check out there in the archives.

We have four new tales from different spots on the globe, all from wandering book authors. Mine is on a part of Argentina that has little to do with Tango, gauchos, or red wine. Instead I go on a four-wheel-drive tour of the Salta Province of Argentina. See Isolation and Empanadas in the Desert of Northern Argentinaadventure travel in Salta Province Argentina

Tony Robinson-Smith hikes to a remote part of Bhutan where hot springs baths in a national park provide a cure for what ails you—or perhaps a new mate. See Cures for Tuberculosis or Ulcers in the Steaming Waters of Bhutan.

Jim Johnston has well-laid plans for his return to India, with important meetings and local connections, but a serious smog alert changes everything. He picks some random spots on the map in Rajasthan instead and finds different connections with the locals. See One in a Billion in India.

James Dorsey heads to Cambodia to tour a lesser-known Khmer temple. The country’s legacy of planting land mines everywhere has left its toll, but our writer meets a blind musician with enhanced talents. See Khmer Mozart in the Jungle.

Some New Travel Earbuds for You

Sbode travel earbuds

We give away something cool for travelers each month. Reader James B. of New Mexico popped out of the randomizer in December and scored a new MyTrails Ultralight Down Jacket just in time for the cold weather.

This month two lucky Perceptive Travel readers will score Sbode Bluetooth Earbuds for their smartphone or tablet. If you got a new iPhone and realized you are now tasked with something else to charge every night, we’ve got you covered.

How do you enter? Simple, just be a part of our monthly e-mail issue update community and watch for the entry instructions near the beginning of each month. If you’re too late for this month, in the meantime you can follow us on Facebook and pay close attention to our feed. The odds are so good that some readers have scored two times.


  1. Barbara 01/03/2018
    • Tim Leffel 01/03/2018
  2. Jofi 01/06/2018

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