Ever since I was a child growing up in the Alaskan wilderness, I’ve loved to travel. I love the excitement of going to new places and meeting new people. I used to cut photos out of travel magazines and glue them into a notebook, dreaming of the amazing places I would see once I grew up. As an adult, those magazines are still a major part of my travel plans, offering destination guides, travel hacks and inspirations for my next trip. If you’re interested in picking up a subscription for yourself and don’t know where to start, here are my picks for the top four travel magazines in no particular order.
Travel+Leisure is probably one of the most well-known travel magazines available. A staple for many globetrotters, this publication offers detailed descriptions of top travel destinations and often leans towards opulence, showcasing the best hotels and restaurants in the best locations. Perhaps the most useful feature of Travel+Leisure is the publication’s exclusive travel deals and discounts. Every issue includes a variety of bargain offers such as reduced airfare, hotels or sometimes entire getaways. If you’re unsure of what you need from a travel magazine, this is a good place to start.
National Geographic Traveler
Another popular option is National Geographic Traveler. This travel magazine also offers detailed information on a variety of vacation spots and includes practical, and budget-friendly advice for your travels. Detailed stories and stunning award-winning photography will immerse you in the culture of the featured location. This is probably the closest you can come to feeling like you’re in your chosen destination without having to leave the comfort of your living room.
For anyone who has a love for travel but not necessarily the financial means for an impromptu trip around the world, Budget Travel has you covered. This travel magazine is designed with the average consumer in mind and offers wallet-friendly advice for travelers to get the most bang out of their buck. Although Budget Travel mostly covers travel in the United States and Canada, the regional focus provides a deeper opportunity for exploration in an affordable way. This publication is definitely a must-have for any budget-minded traveler.
Geographical is not your standard travel magazine. Rather than focusing on trip-planning, this publication brings the world to your fingertips through detailed informative articles on destinations that span the globe. Stunning photography and in-depth cultural reviews present a wealth of inspiration for planning a dream getaway, and it has practical and responsible travel advice to help ensure the safety and comfort of all travelers. This magazine is a must-have for anyone with a need for exploration and adventure.
If you feel the road calling and have a need to explore the world, travel magazines are an excellent resource for discovering your next destination. Pick up a subscription today and plan your next adventure.