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travel story on education in Benin Africa

Perceptive Travel Through Trekking, Learning, Celebrating, and Drinking

As we enter 2019, Perceptive Travel enters its 14th year of publishing great travel stories from book authors. So if nothing else, I’m persistent. Maybe a little stubborn too, because if I wanted to just gets lots of traffic and pump
overtourism around the world

Traveling to Places That Need You (Instead of Overtouristed Ones)

There’s a travel term you’re going to be hearing a lot of in the coming year: “overtourism.” I know this because I’ve been hearing it a lot at tourism conferences over the past year and the intensity is increasing. The term
A porous border travel story

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
orangutan borneo travel story

Meeting Monkeys, Sleeping With Nuns, and Finding Love in China

I schedule the narrative travel stories in Perceptive Travel according to what writers have turned in as the year goes by, but sometimes we end up with themes emerging in an issue without even trying. In this one we’ve got three
steampunk masks in Venice

The Dark Underbelly of Tourism in Four Countries

If you read a lot of travel articles, especially in magazines, you start to wonder if anything bad ever happens on vacation and whether there are any unsavory aspects of tourism going on. While books are full of stories that are