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The February 2014 issue of Perceptive Travel webzine is live with another collection of great travel stories, this time from three continents.

In Crossing Labrador with Noah, writer Jerry Kobalenko tags along and helps Noah Nochasak, a young Inuit from the small village of Nain, fulfill his dream of trekking across Labrador’s interior plateau to Kangigsualujjuaq in Northern Quebec.

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In the Chinese town of Kashgar, James Michael Dorsey uses a simple exchange of money for goods to elevate the status of a downtrodden and seemingly invisible peddler. See Giving Face in China.

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The last thing that Luke Maguire Armstrong expects to see after hiking all night to reach the summit of Panama’s largest peak in time for sunrise is a character from a horror movie. But at first glance, that’s exactly what he encountered. See The Horror Movie Atop Panama’s Volcán Barú.

Boats, trains, and meditations are the focus of the monthly travel book review column by regular reviewer Susan Griffith.

And Laurence Mitchell has the rundown on four new world music album, included an interesting tribute album to the music of Bob Dylan.

vasque-grand-traverseAs for this month’s giveaway, we have some shoes so fresh you can’t even find them in stores yet. These Vasque Grand Traverse all-terrain shoes for men or women are ready for light hiking, running, sidewalk surfing, or lugging a backpack in a hurry to catch your train. With Vibram outsoles and mesh and leather uppers.

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Liz Lewis is a New Zealand based writer who favors wine tasting and food markets over bungy jumping and mountain climbing.