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splurges on a trip around the world

Build in Splurges for That Trip Around the World

There’s no such thing as an average travel budget for a trip around the world. Whether you’re going to circle the globe or just go backpacking through the Americas for a year, you need to give a calculator a workout and
secret beach in Panama

Barbershop Postcards, Secret Beaches, Bruegel With Mom, and Finding Gandhi

That mouthful of a title can only mean one thing: it’s time for a new edition of Perceptive Travel online magazine. You never know what kind of offbeat travel narratives are going to show up there because we’re not going to
Beer prices in Panama

Cheap Place to Booze it Up: Panama

Panama is not one of the world’s cheapest places to travel. It’s right in the middle in terms of tourism costs in Central America. It is noticeably cheaper than Costa Rica, but far more than Guatemala or Nicaragua. With its economy
Panama blue ocean

Perception Busting Through Photos: Panama

If you ask people what they think of Panama, the ones who have never been will generally stumble, shrug, or bring up some negative like the rude taxi drivers in the capital or (generally) boring food. It’s not a country the
arctic hiking story

A Baru Volcano Scare, Giving Face with a Twenty, and 44 Days Crossing the Ice

After a hiatus publishing our first most popular travel stories issue, we’re back with a batch of new travel stories from Panama, western China, and Arctic Canada. Plus reviews of new travel books and world music. This issue marks the debut