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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
Maasai village travel story

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
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The Solar-Powered Adventure Traveler

A reader asked me back in 2008 if there was a way to travel around the world without ever plugging into a wall socket. The answer was “sort of” and it has not gotten much better since then, unfortunately. If you
Italy hedgehogs story in Perceptive Travel

Italian Hedgehogs, Rainy Norway, and a Tropical Kayak Trail

A new month, a new collection of great travel stories from Perceptive Travel, the online magazine I launched way back in 2006. Last month I announced that one of our stories was a double winner in the annual North American Travel
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My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: SteriPEN

When I’ve raved about my favorite travel gear brands on here before, it’s been about clothing, shoes, and luggage. When it comes to SteriPEN though, I’m not just raving about a product that’s fashionable or rugged. I’m a big fan because