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Most Popular Travel Magazines

Most Popular Travel Magazines

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While I sometimes read on my phone or kindle I still really enjoy reading books and magazines.  I take them with me when I’m traveling, to the beach, on the plane, in the car, etc.   I enjoy flipping through the pages and taking my time looking at the photography.  I find it inspiring to read about other peoples experiences and travel stories from all around the world.

 

 

Condé Nast Traveler 

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From the pages of Condé Nast Traveler, you’ll discover breathtaking destinations, including the best islands, cities, spas and cruises. Each issue is filled with travel secrets of celebrated writers and sophisticated travelers; featuring the culture, architecture, cuisine and shopping that complete the travel experience. An annual subscription also includes our must-have Gold List, Reader’s Choice and Hot List issues.

Backpacker

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Magazine of wilderness travel offering practical “you can do it–here’s how” advice to enjoy every trip. Filled with the best places, gear and information for all kinds of hiking and camping trips with fold-out maps and stunning color photography.

National Geographic Traveler

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National Geographic Traveler magazine brings the world to your doorstep with lively articles told in a storytelling style and gorgeous photography that inspires wanderlust. Whether you’re an armchair traveler or someone who takes a few international trips each year, you’ll be immersed in multiple fascinating destinations in each issue.

Islands

Islands travel magazine

Islands Magazine is one of the most informative publications around. It focuses exclusively on island vacations and features thoughtful articles with themes of white beaches, crystal clear skies, and blue oceans. All of this is presented with stunning photography and high-quality printing. The magazine does a great job of inspiring would-be travelers to visit featured islands.

AFAR

Afar travel magazine

AFAR is a different kind of travel magazine that guides and inspires those who travel the world seeking to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. Every issue delivers intriguing travel stories told with beautiful photos and a fresh design.

Travel 50 & Beyond

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This magazine is designed for readers ages 50 or older. It features practical tips and vacation ideas geared toward finding the best values while traveling. Its editorial focus is primarily on North American destinations.

Sunset

Sunset travel magazine

Sunset magazine is one of the leading publications to bring all things found and made in the West into the hands of people across the country. From great restaurants to places to travel to for a little rest and relaxation to inspired ideas for decorating your home and improving your garden, Sunset magazine is dedicated to presenting you with the most beautiful aspects of the West.

Travel + Leisure

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Travel + Leisure magazine is one of the most popular travel publications in the world. Unlike other magazines devoted to traveling within a specific country, this magazine highlights far-flung destinations in the United States and abroad. Readers will find tips on traveling around the world, destinations for adventure travelers, and even some budget-friendly ideas.

Cruise Travel

cruise travel magazine

The exciting and romantic world of cruise vacations is yours! This industry-leading magazine features Ship of the Month, Port of the Month, Cruise of the Month, along with seasonal Cruise Calendars that provide itineraries, ports-of-call, and prices. Every aspect of cruising is covered from planning, dress codes, shore excursions, and shopping, to wheelchairs and special needs. Plus, the Annual Cruise Directory is the definitive must-have guide for vacationers and agencies alike.

Trailer Life

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Everything about Travel Trailers and How To RV from Trailer Life Magazine.

Food and Travel

food and travel magazine

Food and Travel is a British magazine offering stunning photography, delicious recipes, news, and travel features every month. Regular features include articles on weekend getaways and travel hot-spots, cooking tips, hotel and inn profiles, and traveling on a budget.

Roadrunner Motorcycle Touring & Travel

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RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel is the premier magazine offering the motorcycle enthusiast first-hand cruising experiences and exciting destinations for motorcycle vacations here and abroad. Each issue features descriptive tours, maps, photos,product reviews,vehicle and equipment test data.

Travel – Sunday Times Travel Magazine

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A Sunday Times Travel Magazine subscription brings you the best writers, the best photography and the best, practical, in-depth travel information every month.

Have you read any of these magazines?

What are some of your favorite travel magazines?

 

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Pay It Forward

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I just finished reading, “Looptail How One Company Changed the World” by Bruce Poon Tip.  I picked it up because it was on one of those best business books of 2013 lists and more specifically because it was a travel company.  I’ve been wanting to travel more and trying to find creative ways to do so.

The book is a great read for those interested in leadership and testing out different business models especially for company’s going through growth looking for new strategies.

I found the book inspiring because it’s an example of a company who has incredible growth and did so without comprising on their ideals.  If you think success means you’ll have to sell out one day here’s a real example of that not being true.  This company was able to thrive while paying it forward and helping local communities to grow and prosper.  Because of the prejudice he encountered as a child he celebrated the uniqueness of people who collectively could achieve the extraordinary.

Some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“It’s about paying it forward, finding purpose and infusing your work and life with it, you create the conditions for your own success.”

“How you view the world is linked to your influences and the world is a reflection of your consciousness.”

 

What are you reading?  Do you have any recommendations for me?

 

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Benefits of Reading With a Purpose

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As an avid reader I devour articles, magazines and books on a daily basis.  I guess that’s why I’ve never made any formal reading goals.  It’s something I already do, but seeing others create reading goals for the new year made me want to take my reading to another level which is reading with the purpose to acquire and use information.

Reading to Learn

Writing better will always be a goal of mine.  The first two books I’m reading this year are about writing.  I’m re-reading Syd Field’s, Foundations of Screenwriting.  It helps me to look at the plot of the story I’m working on and strengthen it.

The second book I’m reading is Writing Irresistible Kidlit by Mary Kole.  If you are writing for young adults or middle grade I highly recommend it.  This is one of the best books on writing I’ve read.

Reading to Acquire New Information

There are things I want to learn like how to best handle my finances, business and marketing.  I’ll be reading books on these topics and I’ll share them here and on Goodreads.  Please share your recommendations in the comments.

Reading for fun

I also like to read for pure entertainment especially fiction.  Next on my to read list is one I picked up at the Miami Book Fair.  It’s a book of short stories called: The  Vintage Book of Latin American Stories.  There are some classics stories in there like Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph but also many other great gems I hope to discover.

Some of my favorite books are:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  • Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories by Women Celebrating Women by Sue Thomas
  • The Dragon Tattoo Series by Stieg Larsson
  • The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature by Ilan Stavans
  • The House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferre
  • Puerto Rican Obituary by Pedro Pietri
  • The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles

 Benefits of Reading

10 Benefits of Reading

Mental Stimulation

Improve Memory

Acquire Vocabulary

Boosts Analytical Thinking

Improves Empathy

Improve Writing Skills

Increase Emotional Intelligence

Expands Your World View

Makes You Look Sexy

Entertainment

If you’re on Goodreads you can check out what I read in 2013.

Your turn, tell me what you’re reading?

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“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”  Gustave Flaubert

“We read to know that we are not alone.”  William Nicholson

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”  Fran Lebowitz

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”  Mortimer J. Adler

Update: I found an old Vine video with some books from my shelf.

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