This month’s issue of Perceptive Travel webzine travels the world, from Thailand to Alaska by way of Iran. So grab a coffee, put your feet up, and have fun armchair traveling.

In I Was a Thai Travel Trinket, Darrin DuFord looks at Thailand’s tiered employment and gets a lesson in Bankok’s hospitality.

Rachel Dickinson takes on soft adventure in a salmon hatchery at Hidden Falls in Alaska.

And Roger Housden goes behind the headlines to find the real country in Welcome to Iran.

Plus there’s travel book reviews by William Caverlee and world music reviews by Graham Reid .

And there’s some great stuff to be won…

Yep, Perceptive Travel and eight other independent travel websites are giving away a RTW airfare for two, a tour in Southeast Asia, a Eurail pass, a week’s rental car in Europe, luggage, travel clothing, a few hotel splurges, and more.

Plus, we’re giving away eight weekly prizes during the contest and two big consolation prizes as well.

See all the details here: a trip around the world.

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