Welcome to the March 2015 issue of Perceptive Travel online magazine, home to the best travel stories from wandering book authors.

This publication wins a lot of awards and in February we scored a doozie. We were named Best Online Travel Magazine by the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). We've gotten a Bronze and Silver before, so I guess this means we're improving with age! The Other Side of the Yucatan won a Gold as well, plus our writers Darrin Duford, Anja Mutic, and blogger Kristin Winet were recognized.

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Then the Solas Awards winners, sponsored by Travelers' Tales, were announced March 1. Congrats to the following Perceptive Travel writers who scored in some capacity: James Michael Dorsey, Darrin Duford, Luke Armstrong, Camile Cusumano, Mary Jo McConahay, Beebe Bahrami, and me your humble editor. We'll post links to all the winning stories on the blog. See the table of contents to the right for what we have in store for you this month. It's about baseball far from home, a return to the Chernobyl site on the anniversary of the disaster, and a dream trip for the taste buds in Oregon. As usual, we also bring you the latest notable travel books and world music tunes.


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We hand out cool travel gear and other prizes each month to our loyal readers. This last one was open to the world, but all but one entry came from the USA so...congrats to reader Ben Stephens from Atlanta. He will be a secure traveler with a new Pickpocket Proof outfit from Clothing Arts.

This month we're giving away another multi-pack that will totally set someone up: four items from Sea to Summit. The winner will get a travel wallet, day pack, and money belt from their Travelling Light line, plus an Aeros Neck Pillow.

If you're already getting our monthly e-mail newsletter, watch your inbox to enter. If not, sign up for the newsletter or follow us on Facebook and watch our feed closely.

Looking for a travel story that appeared in a previous issue? Dive into the Perceptive Travel Archives, where you can find everything that has appeared here since our debut.

For some new material between issues, see the Perceptive Travel Blog.

Happy trails!

- Tim Leffel, Editor

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