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

In our latest issue we take you into two different parts of India, revisit a recovering area of former strife in Bosnia, and visit the Galicia region of northern Spain.

Debi Goodwin has an idealized picture of what the stay she arranged ahead will be like in a village in Goa, but then finds the village is basically two sides of a busy roadway.

Camille Cusumano spends time in the semi-communal village of Auroville, reuniting with dharma buddies and seeing the Water Ceremony during the town's 50th anniversary.

Beebe Bahrami gets lost and wanders in northwest Spain, reflecting on the importance of Octopus, the help of strangers, and pilgrimage.

I dig just below the surface in the former conflict zones of Bosnia and Herzegovina to understand the barely hidden tensions and attempts to move beyond the war-torn past.

Susan Griffith reviews three new travel books on Iran, spiritual places, and difficult traveling as a couple with different goals.


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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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