Welcome to the October 2018 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Meeting Reggie by Judith Fein
A chance encounter with clarinet player in South Carolina leads to deep insights about growing up in the segregated south of the USA.
Seeking Enlightenment at the Golden Rock by James Michael Dorsey
Venturing into Burmese Buddhist temples, a writer encounters two ascetic holy hermits who have tuned out the modern world.
Tasmania's "New" Ancient Walkabout by Bruce Northam
A journey of rediscovery on a new walking route led by the original inhabitants on the shores of Tasmania trades the wounded past for a mended future.
Finding Narnia in Czech Bohemia by Tim Leffel
Just two hours north of Prague, the Bohemian Switzerland National Park offers quiet nature hikes and strange rock formations where parts of The Chronicles of Narnia were filmed.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
Three women writers explore destinations that reflect their own states of mind—an expat Bulgarian in the Balkans where borders are blurred, a Briton who examines nature struggling to survive against the odds in her own industrial backyard, and a Californian chasing distraction and solace.
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