We hope you have plans to get out and travel this summer. Our contributors will be hitting the road for sure, so we'll keep bringing you more great travel stories, as well as noteworthy travel books and world music.
We welcome Canadian author Rory MacLean back this issue, as he drinks his way through a country almost nobody has heard of: Transnistria. Michael Buckley is back with another story on a destination trying to find its way with travelers after decades of being shunned: Sri Lanka. Camille Cusumano is a familiar name here too and this time she tries to get a handle on the apocalyptic predictions from a man with visions (or is it delusions?) in Hawaii.
Susan Griffith reviews several new and noteworthy travel books: a memoir of tougher times, living on an idyllic Greek island, and a photo exploration of the favelas of Rio. Laurence Mitchell checks out some new world music albums from Africa, India, the Balkans, and Persia via Finland.
WIN SOME STUFF!
We hand out cool travel gear or other prizes each month and in May reader Donna V. of North Carolina won a whole set of lightweight gear from Sea to Summit.
Feeling lucky? This month we're giving away a product I carry with me almost every trip, one that was featured in Practical Travel Gear's Best Gear of the Year rundown for last year: an Innergie PocketCell Charger with a 3-in-1 cord.
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- Tim Leffel, Editor