I know this blog must be your very first read when it comes to travel information, but who do you read when you’re not reading us? If you don’t have a go-to source, we can offer these suggestions.
Afar Magazine is the bohemian magazine in the travel market. It serves to inspire those who travel the world seeking to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives (sound familiar?).
Travel + Leisure is the magazine for dreams. The destinations are often exotic and the accommodations are always top-notch. The magazine reviews the best-of-the-best in hotels and restaurants in each issue. I know the places and class level of travel are out of most budgets, but it’s fun to dream.
I was one of the first subscribers to Budget Travel when it made its debut. The pages of BT have changed a lot over the years, but it still provides some of the best information in the business. It’s the ultimate resource for the world’s savviest travelers. The current tips and tools come from some of the best travel writers and readers like you.
If you like sailing, boats, pictures of exotic locales, or adventure Cruising World is a great periodical for your collection. The magazine is perfect as a gift for the sailor in your life, supplying cruising advice and skills to help him or her navigate and sail safely in coastal waters, on lakes, or across oceans.
The pictures and storytelling in the pages of National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler may be the best in the whole world. I, like many, used to collect National Geographic in the world before the internet (leading to many sagging bookshelves). I now have the magazine on the computer and my shelves are saved. Its sister publication, National Geographic Traveler, features the same trademark photography but focuses on what you need to know to get out and visit those places you used to only read about in the gold-bordered pages.
Backpacker exists to help readers explore the boundless wonders the natural world has to offer. Backpacker Magazine includes advice on the best gear, trails, training and great hikes near and far. I grew up hiking and backpacking (my parents’ property backs up to the Appalachian Trail) and the gear and advice that’s offered in its pages is great for the novice and experienced hiker and camper.
Traveling may be what I’d like to do full-time, but while I’m still forced to live in reality I’ll turn to these sources for inspiration between trips.
Did I miss one of your favorite magazines? Tell me about it!