This month we travel to Central America and go the length of Great Britain, while also highlighting some of the most interesting tales from the past year from the Perceptive Travel Blog. As usual, we also bring you the latest notable travel books and world music tunes.
Mary Jo McConahay has won quite a few travel writing awards and we're honored to have her join us for the first time, on a quest to find a sacred book in a market town in Guatemala. Tony Robinson-Smith returns with a different kind of quest: riding a bike from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. We look back on the year in stories from our Perceptive Travel bloggers, who are following offbeat paths of their own several times a week.
William Caverlee checks out three new books that have something in common: all the authors have graced the pages of this publication before. For this month's music entries, Graham Reid takes the sound system to Egypt, India, and Africa, with some global wandering by way of California.
WIN SOME STUFF!
We hand out cool travel gear and other prizes each month to our loyal readers. Congrats to reader Daniel H. of New Mexico. He'll be saving the planet by using a Steripen Freedom water purifier in his travels after winning in December.
This month we're giving away something that could help you with a New Year's resolution if it has anything to do with money. I'm giving away three copies of my latest book, A Better Life for Half the Price: How to prosper on less money in the cheapest places to live. If you live in a country served by Amazon, you'll get the paperback coming out this month. If not, an e-book version.
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- Tim Leffel, Editor