Welcome to the September 2018 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and in most months, the latest notable travel book reviews. We're taking a break from the norm this month though and highlighting some past stories that have won "best travel writing awards over the past year and a half. Hope you enjoy catching up!
Walkabout Love in China by Dustin Grinnell
A writer taps his savings, quits his office job, and starts a year-long walkabout by backpacking through China. A trip in search of solitude, however, turns into one of found companionship. (A Solas Awards winner)
She Called Me Bindaas by Melissa Adams
When an American writer meets an Indian doctor in a photography workshop, the focus shifts from the annual Pushkar Camel Festival to love and marriage through an Indian lens. (A North American Travel Journalists Association Awards double winner)
The Kingpin of the Golden Triangle by James Michael Dorsey
Sometimes spirits must linger where their corporeal bodies spent their time on earth, unable to leave until coming to terms with past deeds. (A Solas Awards winner)
Nomadic Voices in the Kingdom of Jordan by David Lee Drotar
Touring the greatest hits of Jordan has gotten more complicated as the Bedouins evolve and refugees stream in from Syria. (An International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association winner)
Biking Across Borders in the Balkans - Tim Leffel
Cycling through three formerly war-torn Balkan countries over six days means beautiful scenery pockmarked by sad reminders of the past. (A Solas Awards winner)
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