Welcome to the May 2021 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews:
A Tuscan Garden of Earthy Delights in Montepulciano by Claudia Flisi
When an Italian landscape designer turns inward to build a sustainable garden paradise for his wife, it turns into something grand for visitors to Tuscany's wine country.
The Back Door of the Amazon Jungle in Ecuador by Sneed B. Collard III
A birding family heads to the Amazon Basin of Ecuador and encounters a birdwatching paradise...mixed with companies serving the planet's insatiable appetite for oil.
Hazy Memories From a Food Show Filming in Morocco by Leif Pettersen
In an excerpt from the new e-book The First (Failed) Travel Food Show, a writer looks back on a 1990s trip to Morocco as a newly hired cameraman back when travel food shows hadn't yet made it to your living room.
Ten Years to Tequila: On the Agave Trail in Mexico by Tim Leffel
A decade can go by before a blue agave seedling transforms into a bottle of barrel-aged tequila. A Mexpat writer looks at the process from all angles in the tequila country of Jalisco and the town that bears the product's name.
Travel Book Reviews by Susan Griffith
A diverse collection of stories by travelers who have chosen adventure over fear; a delightfully droll tale of a young writer enjoying a series of bus tours with retirees; and a beautifully designed volume of observations, reflections and maps of islands around the world.
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