Welcome to the February 2013 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:
Rolling with the Stones Across America - Chris Epting
One of the world's best-known rock bands has been traveling for more than four decades now, often seeking out USA locations far from the big city crowds.
Rescuing Costa Rica's Howling Monkeys - David Lee Drotar
Tourism and real estate development have been a boon for the people of Costa Rica. For the howler monkeys who find their habitat chopped up, not so much.
Culture and Castles in Secret Slovakia - Tim Leffel
How does a tourism also-ran break into the big leagues? Slovakia tries to shake off the underdog label and join its neighbors in luring tourists to a "Capital of Culture" in Košice.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Persian poetry set to music, Bollywood and Cuba via Toronto, and Mali’s almost-best second-best stringed gourd player.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
This month, two esteemed travel writers use contemporary journeys to explore memories of the past and their relationship with their parents. Plus a skeptical look at guidebooks that claim to reveal "hidden secrets."
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