Welcome to the April 2021 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews:
A writer looks back on a summit of one of the most popular climbs in the world, with all the problems that popularity brings, and plots a post-pandemic return.
In the rural areas of Oaxaca state in Mexico, a writer dives into family histories, life on the farm, and artisinal mezcal distilleries that go back generations.
Gold Digging and Vodka Chugging on Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan by Stephen M. Bland
Visiting Kyrgyzstan's main tourist draw area for the first time, one of the world's largest lakes, a traveler finds pantomime and vodka to be the best means of communication.
When a just-married couple lands in Morocco with a guidebook and some vague plans, their blind trust in a local they just met leads to richer experiences beyond the main circuit.
Travel Book Reviews by William Caverlee
An information-packed guide to Italy good for setting out or just dreaming from your armchair, a coffee-table book of incredible surf photos and information for surfing travelers, and instructions on how to create meaningful, slow travel with children.
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