We have a beautiful new travel magazine, Afar, whose stated aim is "experiential travel, which connects you with the authentic essence of a place and its people, deepening your understanding of the world, its cultures, and yourself." In each issue, Afar sends a writer on a "spontaneous journey to a random destination". The March/April issue features a cross-country adventure in Bulgaria. It also features a journey through Turkey, its "11,000 year-old-ruins, bustling souks, and...rich modern culture". Other articles include "Argentina at a Gallop", the creative renaissance in Berlin, Opera Hotels and volunteer vacations.
Don't forget that Calgary Public Library has many travel magazines for you to explore, such as:
- Lonely Planet
- National Geographic
- National Geographic Traveler,
-Get Lost: Life's Ultimate Trip,
- China Pictorial
- Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel.
Those with primarily Canadian content include:
- Canadian Geographic
- Up Here: Explore Canada's Far North
Back issues of these magazines can be borrowed in most cases.
These magazine are great sources of background information if you are going travelling and a wonderful way to see the world if you are an armchair traveller.