Welcome to the May 2018 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great traveling stories from book authors and the latest notable book reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
A Modern Story from Old Africa - James Michael Dorsey
A Maasai boy about to become a man confronts the task of facing down a snarling lion in order to become a man, following the old tribal ways of the bush in Africa.
Sulfur Clouds and Sacred Sites: A Journey through the Debed Canyon - Stephen M. Bland
Visiting a historic town in Armenia where history was made and two UNESCO World Heritage sites stand, a visitor finds caustic air and a depressed population—except for two fresh-faced missionaries.
And Out Came the Lions (Clubs) in Remote Malaysia - Marco Ferrarese
Piggybacking a Catholic aid expedition to remote aboriginal villages, a travel writer realizes that sometimes, far-flung places and peoples are better off remaining out of help's way.
A Guatemalan Town Rediscovers Its Identity Through Art - Shelley Seale
A town on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala injects new energy in the community by making its buildings as colorful as its traditional clothing.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
Around the world with craft beer, a life of birdwatching, and 10 years of award-winning travel writing stories.
Sign up for the Perceptive Travel newsletter here and not only will you be alerted when a new issue comes out, but you can win travel gear and other prizes as well.
Looking for a story from a past issue? Check out the Perceptive Travel Archives, organized by date and geography (like Asia travel stories), or conjured up with a search box.