Welcome to the January/February 2008 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book and world music reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Bragging Rights - Marie Javins
The author of Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik returns from an Antarctica cruise wondering if some places are better left to the luxury crowd or left alone completely.
Do More With Less: Survival, Then Surviving Scotch - Bruce Northam
Bruce Northam enrolls in a desert survival school in Utah and finds that the mind is the strongest muscle in the body (even when the mind gets muddied by single malt Scotch).
Travel with Children – Go Figure - Fawzia Rasheed
Is traveling with kids something to fear, fret over, and throw your old independent spirit out the window for, or does it just require a little tweaking? The author of Travel with Babies and Young Children thinks she might have the answers.
Journey Through the Ice - David Lee Drotar
By reindeer sleigh, dogsled, snowmobile, snowshoes, and icebreaker ship, David Lee Drotar makes his way across the white landscape of Arctic Finland.
Apocalypse Soon: On the Lemanak River of Sarawak - Graham Reid
Graham Reid ventures up the Lemanak River in Malaysian Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, to see how the old headhunters are handling jungle clearing, longboats full of tourists, and the arrival of a Hilton.
Plus World Music Reviews -
This month we review Djin Djin by Angelique Kidjo, Afro Disco Beat by Tony Allen, and Putumayo Presents – Tango Around the World.
Tim Leffel reviews Marco Polo, The Geography of Bliss, Bad Karma, and The Viva List Latin America.
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