There are many travel magazines. Some of the magazines focus on 5 star accommodations and first class air fare while other travel magazines take a budget minded view of travel. Here are four popular travel magazines that cater to different travel budgets.
National Geographic Traveler
National Geographic Traveler is a popular ravel magazine. The photography inside of the National Geographic Traveler is similar to the photos inside of the regular National Geographic magazine. The photography in National Geographic Traveler is second to none.
Some of the travel articles may be of places you have absolutely no interest in ever visiting but these articles are still a lot of fun to read. An exam0le of one of these articles can be found at the National Geographic blog. It is the Bus2Antarctica series.
The Bus2Antarctica is about Andrew Evans and is documenting his 10,000 mile bus trip to Antarctica. The Bus2Antarctica just began a couple of weeks ago and you can follow along online to see all of his travel adventures as well as some awesome photos.
Travel and Leisure
Travel and Leisure is not a budget travel magazine but they do offer many money saving tips for the budget conscious traveler. Travel and Leisure magazine has many articles that are fun to read. Even if you are just an "armchair traveler" and never leave your house you will find Travel and Leisure an interesting read. Some of Travel and Leisure's past travel articles in their magazine have included "Worlds Top 50 Hotels", "A Trip Through Peru", and "How To Avoid Bill Phone Bills Abroad".
Budget Travel is not only a great travel magazine but Budget Travel offers a lot of their travel content for free online. From great travel articles such as using Twitter to find street vendors in San Francisco to the readers photography contests.
Conde Nast Traveler
The Conde Nast Traveler magazine is the one travel magazine you almost always find when you visit your travel agents office. Conde Nast Traveler is aimed at the "sophisticated traveler" but the magazine is mostly read by budget conscious travelers while waiting for their travel agent.
Conde Nast Traveler is a fun magazine to read. It is however severely bloated with ads. Of course all of the ads allow Conde Nast Traveler to have magazine that has a lot more pages then most of it's travel magazine competitors.
There are many other travel magazines available. Even if a particular travel magazine is not target towards what you are looking for (such as cheap hostels) you can still enjoy the travel magazine a lot. A travel destination is the same regardless of if you fly first class and stay at the 4 seasons or if you are taking Greyhound and staying at the Motel 6. When sightseeing at the travel destination all travelers will be able to see the same famous sights regardless of their actions budget.
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