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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Water Purifiers for Travelers

If you want to be a responsible traveler, the first step is one of the easiest: get a water purifier. If you are buying bottled water all the time as you travel around the world, you are a walking environmental disaster.
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Traveling Through Burma, Bohemia, Tasmania, and the Deep South

We took a little break on Perceptive Travel last month with new material and instead did a retrospective with five “best travel writing” award winners from the past year and a half. Now we’re back with stories from near and far.
The travel gear I couldn't kill

The Travel Gear I Couldn’t Kill

Wouldn’t it be nice if you bought a travel gear item for your adventures and no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t wear it out? Well, that photo above is from a trip to Oaxaca in 2014 and I still
Don't buy more clothing

Buy Quality Travel Clothing (Because Nobody Wants Your Cast-offs Anymore)

For decades, the used clothing that wealthy countries’ citizens cast off every week found ready buyers abroad. What Goodwill, Salvation Army, and the like couldn’t sell in their stores or give to the homeless, they would ship abroad by the ton
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Travel Stories on the Effect of Foreigners and the Evolution of Tribal Customs

Yeah I know, that title veers perilously close to something you would see on an academic paper instead of a travel blog. Sometimes when we put together the latest Perceptive Travel issue though, purely by chance we end up with a