No big announcements this month, just more great travel stories, travel books, and world music.
We welcome Canadian guidebook author Carolyn Heller this issue, making her debut traveling to the end of the train line in northern Ontario. Lea Aschkenas is back with a tale of creepy crawlies and constant rain along the Amazon River in Ecuador. I wake things up with a story on coffee farms and drinking the good stuff in Central America and Colombia.
William Caverlee reviews several new and noteworthy travel books on food, kayaking, and big African animals. Graham Reid is back to spin some new world music albums worth checking out, including Afro-soul, Indo-jazz, and desert blues.
WIN SOME STUFF!
We hand out cool travel gear or other prizes each month and in April reader John H. of Memphis won hiking shoes from Wolverine.
This month we're giving away a whole set of lightweight gear from Sea to Summit. The winner gets a Travelling Light Day Pack, Travelling Light See Pouches, Travelling Light Travel Wallet and Travelling Light Laundry bag. The Ultra-Sil Day Pack pictured above is one of my favorites. It packs down into a mini stuff sack.
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- Tim Leffel, Editor