The Savannah Music Festival: in the spring of the year musicians from as far away as Mail, Mongolia, and Ireland and as nearby as New Orleans, Atlanta, and Nashville come to this coastal Georgia city to create music that crosses genres and generations. ...

 

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Savannah Music Festival: Georgia’s Music Gem

The Savannah Music Festival: in the spring of the year musicians from as far away as Mail, Mongolia, and Ireland and as nearby as New Orleans, Atlanta, and Nashville come to this coastal Georgia city to create music that crosses genres and generations. Listeners come from nearby and far away too. They hear Irish gigs and reels, classical concerti, Afro Cuban jazz, Cajun fiddles, Broadway songs,...

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I Switched to One Bag Travel and I’m Never Going Back

I’ve used the same 65 liter backpack for just about every trip for the past ten years. It’s come with me as I crashed on stranger’s couches in Europe, to the summit of Mount Rinjani, and all throughout Southeast Asia. On each trip, it was always too heavy and big to take as a carry-on bag, so I’d cram my laptop, camera gear, money, and anything I didn’t want to risk...

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Happy 12th Birthday to Perceptive Travel Blog

Really, where did a decade-plus go?! On this day in March 2007, we launched this group travel blog as part of the Perceptive Travel webzine, so that you could come here for something different in travel writing. Said editor Tim Leffel, “Perceptive Travel set out to be a different kind of webzine, one that ignored ‘the rules’ of online publishing and put out quality narrative...

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Harvard’s Semitic Museum: Exploring the Ancient Near East

The Harvard University campus — the whole Boston area, in fact — is filled with world class museums. The Fogg, the Busch Reisinger, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardiner: you’ve heard of and perhaps been to these. Do you know about the Semitic Museum, though? The Semitic Museum is part of the Harvard campus in Cambridge. Though it’s equally world class with those...

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The Thai New Year is Coming Up in April, and I Can’t Wait

The Thai New Year – known locally as Songkran – is a traditional holiday, not the actual first day of the year in Thailand. It’s also the largest water fight in the world. The tradition of Songkran isn’t actually fighting with water. It’s the splashing of water, sometimes just a few drops but sometimes a larger cup, on another to symbolize washing away the sins and...

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