Welcome to the June 2010 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:
Trapped beneath the Volcanic Ash Cloud - Rachel Dickinson
On a simple trip to write about Ireland, Rachel Dickinson becomes part of the lead story on every newscast: all the planes grounded in northern Europe because of a giant eruption in Iceland.
Kauai Footprints: the Dark Side of "Hidden Hawaii" - Michele Bigley
When a guidebook writer gets the enviable job of covering the island of Kauai, she finds the locals are not too keen on another writeup encouraging stupid tourists to do stupid things on their sacred land.
Ethiopia: Birthplace of the Traveler—and Then Some - Bruce Northam
The land that was the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of coffee gave rise to the world's original travelers.
Another thrilling album of desert blues; the improved re-presentation of Sabrina Malheiros; a singer-songwriter/producer with an impressive contact book; and musical portraits celebrating the power of women.
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