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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
Lowa shoes for travel and hiking

My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: Lowa

Founded in 1923 in Europe and based in Germany, the Lowa footwear company still has Lowa Boots as its official name and website. You’ll see plenty of their hiking boot models out on the alpine trails of Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and
Vatican City watch for pickpockets

Worried About Travel Safety? Avoid the Vatican

Which country in the world has the highest rate of crime per capita? It’s not some third-world country that sounds mysterious and shady. It’s the Vatican. Yes, the city state ruled over by the Pope and his crew often gets reported
traveling in Belize no bargain

Sorry Kids, but Belize Is No Travel Bargain

I just came back from my third trip to Belize and there are a lot of things to love about the country as a traveler. Unfortunately, the prices won’t be one of them. “This is the most expensive place we’ve been
encountering noise at night in your travels

Cheap International Travel Means Coping With Noise

How well do you deal with noise? If you are about to go backpacking around the world, you had better get good at tuning out cacophony. Or you had better pack a monster bag of earplugs. Get ready to hear night