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Gretchen Parlato at the Montreal International Jazz Festival

A Great Live Music Value: The Montreal Jazz Festival

Officially known as the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal in French-speaking Quebec, the largest jazz music festival in the world is one of the best-organized and best-sounding ones I’ve ever been to. Plus most of the events are free. I
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Worth Packing Now: a Portable Bluetooth Speaker

As technology changes and evolves over the years, it impacts what is small and light enough to pack for every trip. We’re at the point now where you might as well throw in a portable Bluetooth speaker for your trip. The

Public Art in the Azores, Fabric vs. Dust in the Sahara, and Eating Creepy Creatures in China

It’s a new year and time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel, with offbeat stories from book authors moving through the Azores Islands of Portugal, the Sahara Desert of Algeria, and rural China. If you’re just joining us, I launched

An Assassination Vacation, Dicey Border Crossings, and Female Rodeo Riders

With that kind of subject line, you know it must be the beginning of the month and time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel, home to the best travel stories from wandering book authors. Our usual oddball lineup is even