Perceptive Travel Archive

An Entertaining Conversation with James Dorsey

James Michael Dorsey is an award winning author, explorer, photographer, and lecturer who has traveled extensively in 46 countries. He has spent the past two decades researching remote cultures around the world. James has

9 Ways to Really Piss Off an Editor

I’ve danced around this subject, hinted at it, and addressed the margins, but it’s time for a rant. The past month has set a record for writers I really like trying my patience and

A Conversation with Laurie Gough

Laurie Gough is the kind of writer who is redefining women’s travel—she isn’t afraid to jump into adventure or try something totally out of her comfort zone. She’s drunk hallucinogenic kava, befriended strangers waiting

An Interview with Chris Epting

I’ve got a special kinship with Chris Epting since one of his Perceptive Travel stories got into the anthology Best Travel Writing 2009: Let’s Spend the Night Together. This prolific writer is the only

An Interview with Alison Stein Wellner

Alison Stein Wellner has been a contributing editor at Inc. magazine, editor-at-large at American Demographics magazine, a New York Times Professional Fellow and a National Press Foundation Fellow. Her articles have won awards from