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

As always, we aim to bring you interesting and offbeat travel stories that you haven't seen anywhere else. This month we visit a voodoo priest in Benin, spend time in a small French village, and unearth the past in Corinthian Greece.

James Dorsey is back with the first story, from Africa, where he may or may not have seen a man levitate. Beebe Bahrami goes has an interesting waxing experience in medieval Dordogne French village known as the home of foie gras. Another regular contributor, David Lee Drotar, makes a second trip to Greece and explores the Corinthian Bay area of gods, legends, and the Oracle of Delphi.

Then as usual we spin some notable world music albums, this month with Laurence Mitchell checking out tunes from multiple continents. Susan Griffith reviews two good new travel books and one amateur clunker.


Our Latest Gear Giveaway

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We give away something cool for travelers each month and our most recent gear recipient is Don L. of Alaska. His name came out of the randomizer to pick up the $99 leather iPad case from iFolio we gave away in November.

Now that it's getting cold in many parts of the world, we want to help one reader be prepared when traveling. So thanks to Craghoppers, we're giving away a male or female version of their new Nat Geo Response Compresslite jacket. That's one of the men's colors above. This retails for a reasonable $95, but one lucky reader will pay nada.

How do you enter? Simple, just be a part of our monthly e-mail newsletter community and watch for the entry instructions the first week of each month. Or you can follow us on Facebook and pay close attention to our feed. The odds are so good some followers have won twice.

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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