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Another action packed edition of Perceptive Travel webzine is now online, featuring three footloose travel writers braving the elements in the great outdoors.

Robert Reid head to France and learns how to accept your donkey (and cows) as he hikes on an off the 156-mile Robert Louis Stevenson Trail that runs from Le Puy to St Jean du Gard in Laguedoc-Roussillon.

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Further north, Tony Cohan looks for Denmark al Dente by catching the ferry to Baltic island of Bornholm and exploring its rocky coastlines, forests, and round churches.

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And back in the United States, Tim Leffel gets up close and personal with the elite ski resorts in Park city, Utah.

The monthly world music review column has Laurence Mitchell listening to everything from Roma rock to retro kitsch exotica.

And in the monthly travel book review column, reviewer Gillian Kendall offers up the fascinating worlds of chocolate, haberdashery, and offbeat travel tales.

There is no monthly prize giveaway this month.

Instead we encourage readers to check out the annual Passports with Purpose fundraising drive that travel writers and readers around the world participate in by hosting a travel related prize.

In the last few years, money raised by Passports with Purpose prize bids have been used to build a village in India, water wells in Haiti, schools in Cambodia and libraries in Zimbabwe.

 

Passports with Purpose

 

This year Passports with Purpose and the travel blogging community have partnered with buildOn.org  and aim to raise $115,000 which will be used to build three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in the Sikasso region of southern Mali, Africa.

At our blog we’ve got a week at Family Space Camp for two in Huntsville. At Practical Travel Gear we’ve got a $350 BRX rolling backpack from Briggs and Riley. At my Cheapest Destinations Blog it’s a leather daypack from Oliberte.

You can bid on any these and other great prizes – anything from a holiday at a swank resort, cool travel gear, gift cards, personalized tours and other goodies – just with a $10 donation.

But hurry, bids end on December 9!