Travelers rejoice! The National Geographic Traveler Magazine has hit Apple’s virtual newsstand. The National Geographic Society has a reputation for putting out high quality publications, both in print and in the form of iOS applications. National Geographic Traveler is no exception. Like much of National Geographic’s work, dazzling photography is a hallmark. For those unfamiliar with the magazine, it’s described as follows:
National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals, and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel, and stresses inquisitive not acquisitive trips. It employs storytelling and you-are-there photography to inspire readers to pick up and go. And, with the theme of “Nobody Knows This World Better,” it eschews fashion and fluff in favor of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.
A sample issue is downloadable for free, while subscriptions can be ordered within the app. A one month subscription is available for $1.99, while one year (eight issues per year) costs $15.99. If you are an avid traveler, or just a fan of travel magazines, this digital offering is definitely worth a look.