Welcome to Perceptive Travel online magazine, home to the best travel stories from wandering book authors.

As we head into March we're already thinking of spring and summer. We hope you're making plans to get out and about when everything is blooming.

In this current issue we journey to four spots on the globe and fling ourselves in with gusto. Jonathan Arlan makes his debut here with a story about going from aimless wandering to fining a place with purpose in Serbia. Marco Ferrarese heads into a remote area of India after getting a tip at a bar about a strange mummified Buddhist monk. Kirsten Koza is back with a story on how suffering in Vietnam is turned into a modern freak show. I've got a story on visiting the Saguenay region of Quebec in summer, when water frolicking and blueberries are on the menu.

We top things off with reviews of new and notable books, including one from a regular contributor to this online travel magazine.

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Looking for a travel story that appeared in a previous issue? Dive into the Perceptive Travel Archives, where you can find everything that has appeared here since our debut. In between new online magazine issues, check out the award-winning Perceptive Travel Blog

Let's take a trip!

- Tim Leffel, Editor

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