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A Nice Little Travel Romp Through Hated Countries and Trouble Spots

The new issue of Perceptive Travel is out and the title of this post could have gone a lot of ways. Like “3 Pariah States, 1 Civil War Zone, and a Good Place to Get Robbed.” Or “2 Destinations That Used
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Doolin Drumming, Celestial Quebec, and Middle-aged Singapore

It’s time for the October issue of Perceptive Travel, home to great narrative travel stories from book authors on the move. All three this month are from returning authors, starting with Gillian Kendall’s attempt to go from spectator to participant by

Vietnamese Scooter Rides, Memories From a Russian Woman, and an Irish Mom Who Said No to the Nunnery

The new issue of Perceptive Travel went live this week, with very personal tales from three very different places. New contributor Debi Goodwin decides that after many years of travel with no disasters, she can afford to take on what seems

Three Versions of Paradise in Oahu, Ireland, and Colombia

Usually I come up with some strange-sounding divergent headline when there’s a new issue of Perceptive Travel out, but this time all three stories ended up touching on a core question: what is paradise? Often we travel to find paradise, sometimes

Where the Deals Are at the Tail End of Summer

A few weeks ago I took part in this article from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance titled 4 Sweet Deals for Last-minute summer travel. I like this story because it emphasizes the contrarian traveler approach of taking advantage of an advantageous situation—one that