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Bike Rio on a Tour or On Your Own

Rio de Janeiro may be a sprawling city, but it’s surprisingly easy to get around there, including on a bike. You can take a Rio tour with a guide and cover a lot of ground while getting some context, or you
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
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:
group travel tour

The Definitive Guide to Adventure Tour Travel Pricing

If a travel destination is cheaper, will an organized tour to that destination cost proportionally less? That depends on where you make the booking. I once got an e-mail from a reader asking this: “I understand what you are saying about
Catalunya Coast Spain

Moving Magical Mountains, Cycling Through Catalunya, and Confronting a Lion’s Pride in Kenya

This week we launched the June issue of Perceptive Travel, the award-winning narrative site that puts out some of the best travel stories you’ll find anywhere online. This time our three stories take place on three continents, plus as usual we