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whale watching in Baja

Borneo, Baja, Milan, and the Midwest

What do Borneo, Baja, Milan, and the Midwest have in common? Nothing really unless you happen to be reading the August issue of Perceptive Travel. Since 2006 I’ve been editing the online magazine featuring travel narratives from wandering book authors. No
Maasai village travel story

Travel Stories on the Effect of Foreigners and the Evolution of Tribal Customs

Yeah I know, that title veers perilously close to something you would see on an academic paper instead of a travel blog. Sometimes when we put together the latest Perceptive Travel issue though, purely by chance we end up with a
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
Thai cooking ingredients

Get a Local’s Perspective for a Richer City Experience

If you’re landing in a new city and don’t know a soul who lives there, how can you find the memorable neighborhoods and locals’ restaurants or food stalls? In these cases one sure way to save some trial and error time
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