Welcome to the April 2015 issue of Perceptive Travel online magazine, home to the best travel stories from wandering book authors.

Last month I had to brag about the whole sack full of awards we've won this year. This time I need to give a shout-out to some of our writers who got another kind of validation. Congrats to the following, who all appear in the 10th edition of the Best Travel Writing book that came out in March: Stephanie Elizondo Griest, James Michael Dorsey, Jeff Greenwald, and Michael Shapiro. Nice work!

See the table of contents to the right for what we have in store for you this month. We're thrilled to welcome the legendary Richard Bangs, one of the world's great adventurers and host of a popular public television series. Then back on the virtual masthead are Luke Armstrong talking about his first transformative journey and prolific author Chris Epting diving into historic NYC spots that are right under our nose.

Susan Griffith is back with detailed reviews of notable new travel books, while Laurence Mitchell highlights some world music albums from multiple continents.


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We hand out cool travel gear and other prizes each month to our loyal readers. Congratulations to Florida resident Susan P., who will be receiving a batch of four Travelling Light items from Sea to Summit. Since she took the time to read and enter, she'll be holding onto her valuables and resting her head in comfort.

This month we're giving away something that all of you could use: Sport Mesh travel underwear from ExOfficio! I carry a couple pairs of these on every single trip I take and love them. We'll be giving away a 2-pack to one male winner and a 2-pack to one female winner.

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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.

For some new material between issues, see the Perceptive Travel Blog.

Happy trails!

- Tim Leffel, Editor

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