Welcome to the August 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:
When a rare tourist comes in contact with a group intentionally shunning the outside world, the encounter sometimes produces wonder. Other times, just a shrug.
I'll Have Another in Lexington, Kentucky - Tim Leffel
In the land of Bourbon, big hats, and belles, the world's most pampered horses enter their racing temple just two months a year. The winners will earn the real money later: as gigilos.
Alaska on the Rails - Amy Rosen
During the journey into Alaska's Denali National Park, our writer just sits back and enjoys the ride.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
30 years of Zimbabwe's best, Detroit music made with old mechanics, and some indie-rock heroes let their world music influences fly.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
Two insightful books into the British on their own turf, and a delightful book tracking round the coast of India using fish as its theme.
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