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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
Kenai Peninsula Alaska travel story

Lost World in Chiapas, Arranged Marriage in India, and a Strange Honeymoon in Sicily

It’s time for another batch of great travel stories from authors on the move and in May we’re really spinning the globe. Guidebook writer Nick Rider was always in too much of a hurry to investigate placesĀ  that are still blank