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Hopefully you're seeing May flowers where you are now and are making summer travel plans. The latest reports say international airfare prices have declined this year and if you get involuntarily bumped by United,you're probably going to get some hefty compensation...

In this current issue Kirsten Koza is back with another odd story from her travels, this one involving sharing a room with a stranger during a Sicily honeymoon trip and receiving an unnerving proposition. I've got a story on an adventure trip in wild Alaska during their short four-month season. Nick Rider makes his debut here with an account on hiking one of the remote spots in Mexico, in Chiapas. Melissa Adams joins a photography class in Pushkar, India and gets insight on arranged marriage from a professional local wife.

We top things off with Bill Caverlee's reviews of new and notable books, including two very different ruminations on trails.

Our Latest Gear Giveaway

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We give away something cool for travelers each month. Regular reader Sharon S. of Chicago won something back in 2014 but she kept entering. This past month her name came out of the randomizer to win Aventura for women clothing for herself and Ecoths for men clothes for someone else.

Could you use a new suitcase that's guaranteed for life? This new Eagle Creek Expanse 26-inch rolling suitcase could be yours. A $229 value, it holds 80 liters and is plenty tough and secure, but weighs in under 4 kilos.

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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

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- Tim Leffel, Editor

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