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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
Balkans biking Bosnia

Balkans Biking, Rainforest Zipping, and Norway Night Sun

Each month in Perceptive Travel we try to bring you some of the best narrative travel stories you’ll find anywhere on the web. This month we take you to four distinct spots on the globe: a rainforest in Australia, northern Norway, the
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
trekking in Nepal

Travel Stories from Cyprus, Transylvania, Nepal, and Mexico City

Since we went from three travel stories to four each month in Perceptive Travel, it’s harder for me to write some catchy “rule of three” title. Be assured, however, that you’ll still find something strange, something new, and something interesting each
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