Welcome to the April 2012 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:
Harvesting My Solitary Olive Tree in Marche, Italy - Jillian Dickens
Traveling to Italy to join her child—an adopted olive tree—a writer with a commitment phobia falls for the lure of creating her own bottles of extra virgin oil from the source.
Crisscrossing the Jordan River - Becky Garrison
A traveling religion writer encounters a hyper-commercialized Jordan River in Israel, then later travels to the other river banks to see if modern day Jordan itself can get closer to baptismal beauty and beatitude.
Las Vegas for the 99 Percent - Tim Leffel
It was once America's clear winner for the tourism value crown. But with every new business seemingly aimed at the luxury crowd, can normal people still find cheap joy in Las Vegas?
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Burkina Faso comes to Antwerp, a collection of African blues, a thong-a-phone, and jazz fusion with a heaping of preaching.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
The romance (and geekiness) of rail travel as well as a book of macho yet troublingly juvenile adventures across Canada.
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