Welcome to the September 2011 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:
The Track Less Traveled: Far North Queensland, Australia - Graham Reid
It's not hard to find stretches of wilderness in Australia, but venturing past where the road ends can also lead to a watering hole with adult beverages, a two-day drive from the closest traffic light.
Tranquilandia Transformed in Colombia - Richard McColl
A notorious region of Colombia that once served as both a jungle prison camp and center of coke production now makes for a great adventure destination, well off the beaten path.
Voices & Choices When a Human Flies - Lisa TE Sonne
At hang gliding school, the biggest barrier to flying through the air on man-made wings can be the resistance from the voices inside your head.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
A collaboration between A-list international drummers, Ethiopian tradition meets jazz, electronic Latino music from around the map, and the third meeting between Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard, a look back at traveling advice for women from 1889, and a British comedian's amateurish travelogue.
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