Welcome to Perceptive Travel online magazine, where we bring you some of the most interesting and insightful travel stories from around the globe each month, all from published book authors.

This month we welcome a new author, Glen Retief, who finally finds his special place in Iceland, a world very different than in Africa where he grew up.

Cynthia Trenshaw also makes her Perceptive Travel debut with an article on making her way through New Zealand as a solo traveler, trusting the kindness of strangers with two degrees of separation.

Tony Robinson-Smith is back, this time with an article about the strange and fastidious birds of West Papua.

I go off the grid and way off shore in Belize, kayaking around Glover's Reef Atoll while based at a tented camp.

William Caverlee handles the book reviews this month, checking out three new and noteworthy releases to consider for your nightstand or coffee table.

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We give away something cool for travelers each month. In October, reader Ann from D.C. won a great Swift Parley 2-layer Jacket from Adidas Outdoor, made from recycled plastic water bottles.

This month we're welcoming back one of our favorite apparel companies: Clothing Arts. We're giving away two of their new patterned Pickpocket Proof Business Shirts to one lucky subscriber. (Or if the winner is female, a $160 gift certificate to pick women's items.)

Could you be next? Yes, if you just become a part of our regular e-mail issue update community. Then watch for the entry instructions near the beginning of each month. You can also follow us on Facebook and pay close attention to our feed for instructions. Unlike with Mega Millions, the odds are so good that some readers have scored twice.

Looking for a traveler's tale that appeared in a previous issue? Dive into the Perceptive Travel story archives, where you can find everything that has appeared here since our debut more than a decade ago. In between new online magazine issues, check out the award-winning Perceptive Travel Blog.

Let's take a trip!

- Tim Leffel, Editor

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