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budget travel backpackers

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me That?!

You hear this phrase a lot among international travelers and see it a lot in comments online. “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” In a way this blog started out as a way for me to give people a heads up
Cabo Raso Argentina

Portuguese Food, Complicated Colombia, and a Ghost Town in Patagonia

A new month is here and it’s time for the latest issue of Perceptive Travel, featuring some of the best stories on the web from wandering book authors. You can get straight to the issue page here: online travel magazine. Tom
travel stories around the world

Malaysia, Sayulita, and Vancouver in the new Perceptive Travel Issue

It’s a new month and time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel, the decade-old, multi-award-winning online magazine where I’m editor. Each issue puts out some of the best travel stories you’ll find on the web, plus reviews of mew world
Travel Writing 2.0

The Best Book for Becoming a Travel Writer

After getting tired of hearing the question, “What’s the best book on becoming a travel writer?” and not being able to give an answer I was satisfied with, I went and wrote one myself. Then I wrote a second edition years
Valencia Spain woman

Valencia on Fire, Greek Grottos, and a Field of Dragons in Thailand

It’s the dawn of a new month and time for the latest issue of Perceptive Travel, the best online travel magazine for quality stories from published book authors. We’ve got a slate of returning writers on tap, starting with Debi Goodwin,