Welcome to the July 2021 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews:
Hanging With the Hustlers of the Dominican Republic by Dave Seminara
A vacationing writer joins the fray with his family, being alternately fêted like a caliph and hustled like a rube in the Dominican Republic.
Walking to Jordan: Returning to the Middle East With Fresh Eyes and a Teenaged Son by Sneed B. Collard III
A writer who spent a formative youthful winter in Israel returns with his son, traveling overland to Wadi Rum and Petra.
Escaping Bandit Country While Cycling Spain's Southern Coast by Chris Atkin
On a long-distance ride across Spain, a cyclist finds the road less traveled littered with hazards.
Lunch from the Surf: Foraging for Seaweed on the California Coast by Sherry Shahan
Harvesting food from the Pacific ocean on an educational tour that involves tasting seaweed, the first lesson is that these wild weeds aren't really plants.
Travel Book Reviews by Susan Griffith
A fascinating and unlikely world tour by a self-declared "island-spotter", an adventure anthology by 23 gutsy women, and insightful essays about migration and identity based on a Kenyan author's wide-ranging travels.
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