Welcome to the June 2020 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews:
What happens when everyone is told to "shelter at home," but you are nomad without a home? Maybe you pick a spot and get a jet plane all to yourself.
A Pilgrimage to Meteora by Dave Seminara
Returning to Greece 15 years after a magical visit to Meteora, a now-father with his kids along finds the object of his quest hidden among an explosion of international tourists.
Tensions Beneath the Bling in Chechnya and Ingushetia by Stephen Bland
A trip to the North Caucasus Republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya in Russia's Wild East is not for the faint of heart.
Mining the Past in Southwest Montana by Tim Leffel
From $40 billion in gold to "the richest hill on Earth," a look back at the booms and busts that defined the birth of Montana in the late 1800s—with a few happy endings.
Travel Book Reviews by Susan Griffith
A compendium of world maps that relies on clever visuals to reveal startling facts about the world, and another that describes and illustrates 37 places from history and nature that once were and are no longer. Plus a fizzingly original book that treats cycle-touring as a philosophical statement.
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