Looks like it’s going to be another great year for Perceptive Travel.

In the recently announced 2012 NATJA (North American Travel Journalist Association) Awards, we scored not only a Bronze in the Best Travel Journalism Website category but also a couple of Golds for stories on Budapest and Bulgaria. (for full list of NATJA Award winners click here)

That’s pretty cool.

And from the look of the articles Tim rounded up last month and in this newest issue, there might just be some more award winning in PT’s future.

In the February issue,  David Lee Drotar finds out the high cost of tourism and real estate development in Rescuing Costa Rica’s Howling Monkeys.

Meanwhile, Chris Epting is rolling with the Stones across America, seeking out the little known places that Jagger and Co partied and slept.

And Tim Leffel seeks out superlatives as he explores the culture and castles in secret Slovakia.

In this month’s travel book review column, regular reviewer Susan Griffith looks three new books, including a biography of legendary travel writer and adventurer Redmond O’Hanlon

Another regular reviewer, Lawrence Mitchell, checks out some new world music albums for the world music review column.

A heavy-duty Battery Porter from Digital Foci is the prize for the February giveaway. The Batter Porter will charge up that iPhone (or anything else that has a USB cord) multiple times before running out of juice. And with two inputs, you can even charge a tablet or game console at the same time.

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Happy reading.