Welcome to the latest issue of Perceptive Travel, the award-winning home of great travel stories, travel book reviews, and the latest notable world music CDs. Here's what we've got in store for you this time:
Sun–bathing with Ghosts in Cassadaga - Rory MacLean
The author of Next Exit Magic Kingdom spends the night in a central Florida town filled with those who speak with the dead and see the future.
After hearing he'll die from the wrath of the sea, Dave Lowe wanders lost through spiritual India and then challenges death to a duel in the great tsunami of 2004.
Western Canada Through the Eyes of a Child - Tim Leffel
What gets a kid excited when we travel? Our editor takes a family jaunt through British Columbia and Alberta to see how adult and child highlights compare.
Boomerang Hieroglyphics on the Nile - Bruce Northam
When a language can be read in any direction, the way the animals face is our guide. But in an ancient land we're still figuring out, the answers are sometimes as obscured as a pyramid passage.
Dial–a–Bird - David Lee Drotar
Birdwatchers used to arrive on the scene with binoculars and a well-thumbed field guide. Now they aid their obsession with a pack full of tech toys, including an iPod loaded with bird calls.
Plus World Music Reviews -
Ethereal jazz'n'pop from Vietnam via the suave boulevards of Paris; a credible sampler of Sahara blues; traditional Korean music from a master and living treasure; and world music pop from a singer of Nigerian descent.
The Palace of the Snow Queen: Winter Travels in Lapland, Slow Journey South: Walking to Africa: a year in footsteps, and Traveler's Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America.
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