Welcome to the February 2021 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews:
Traveling Eritrea, In the Ruins of Lost Empires by Sophia Erickson
Eritrea is small and mysterious. A visitor finds it's also a bit schizophrenic in its history and influences depending on which city you're in.
Hiking Sweden Alone and Lost in Abisko National Park by Madelaine Triebe
After encountering a huge crowd all going in the same direction, a solo traveler back in her birthplace of Sweden takes the wrong path less traveled.
Reminders of Home in a World Away: the Rougher Side of Maui by Heidi Siefkas
The Maui most tourists picture is a land of big waves and beaches, but a transplant finds that the northern interior presents a much more rugged landscape.
A Wealth of Open Spaces at the Ski Resorts in Idaho by Tim Leffel
Enjoying retro ticket prices and throwback facilities, a skier explores the uncrowded ski resorts in Idaho just before "social distancing" becomes a common phrase.
Travel Book Reviews by Susan Griffith
A brilliantly entertaining account both funny and serious of cycling across five continents, an exhaustive (and exhausting) description of an expat summer in Galicia, and a diverting compendium of travel puzzles and quizzes.
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