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visiting Iguacu Falls on an organized tour

6 Reasons to Book an Organized Travel Tour Instead of Doing it On Your Own

On my three long trips around the world as a backpacker, I was a staunchly independent traveler who definitely looked down on the sheep who were on an organized travel tour. Those idiots! Now that I’m making a real living though
horseback riding in Iceland

Ethiopia, Timbuktu, Iceland, and Mount Doom

We try to give you a nice variety of traveling stories when we put out a new issue of Perceptive Travel. Since 2006 we’ve published the best travel stories from globetrotting book authors, digging a bit deeper and going beyond the
Baja adventures and fun tours

18 Baja Adventures and Fun Activities for Your Mexico Trip

The Baja Peninsula of Mexico is 775 miles long, extending from the southern border of the USA south of San Diego down to Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip. With the Sea of Cortez on one side and the Pacific
Erie Canal bike trail

Cycle the Erie Canal Trail in Upstate New York

I went biking along the Erie Canal last month, but it wasn’t what I was originally planning for. I learned a lot when I wasn’t on two wheels, however, and you can read about that in this month’s Perceptive Travel issue:
unexpected expenses round-the-world travel

6 Unexpected Expenses to Expect for Your Round-the-World Travel Budget

  So you’ve read your copy of The World’s Cheapest Destinations, read the books from Rolf Potts and Nomadic Matt, you’ve priced your tickets out on the Indie RTW Flight Planner, and you’ve been following a dozen bloggers doling out advice