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The Armchair World Traveler

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving (Lao Tzu, Chinese traveler). Now whether you want to do a spot of armchair traveling, or plan a family trip, or even catch up on your knowledge of world geography and culture, then you must be a subscriber to at least one travel magazine. Many people fall in the first category, and they have more knowledge than most frequent flyers. Take Herge, for example, the man who created Tintin. He never set foot out of his country his entire life, but he sent Tintin everywhere. And how did he know where to send him? Armchair traveling to the rescue!

Not all of us are minting money, and we would want to know how to make a weekend worthwhile, beyond the neighbor’s Sunday barbeque, or a visit to the grandparents. Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine is, then, for you. It lists the hottest spots, resorts and tourist attractions, worldwide. And yes, these places are accessible to the most penny-wise traveler.

The US of A is a marvelous country. There is plenty to see and it has the best roads possible. If you missed out on a road trip during your college days, we suggest you subscribe to the American Road Magazine. This magazine will give you the history of America’s historic highways, and the events and the people associated with them.

Does your business often require you to travel? Are you the type who has a collection of overnight attaches? There is one magazine dedicated entirely to many business people is the Business Traveler Magazine. The articles in this magazine will not waste your time with tempting offers and vacation ideas, but will give you the update on the most feasible business offers in resorts and hotels, so that you can plan your out-of-town seminars or business lunches without running into holidaying families or relatives.

What if you are not willing to while away your time even when you are abroad? Do you believe that the only way you can learn about the culture of another country is by living the way the natives do, even if it is for two weeks? Then Transitions Abroad Magazine is the periodical for you. It has information on vacation jobs, accommodation, voluntary work, as well as living with local families.

However, if all you want is a luxurious vacation, and you can afford it, then the Cruise Travel Magazine is your guide. It may just have some affordable prices listed for a short cruise. Itineraries and ports-of-call are listed here, and you can look forward to a great time without any worries. Just plan like they tell you to.

If you are a serious travel magazine buff, then your month is incomplete without the most revered National Geographic Traveler Magazine. This is the magazine that teaches you the art of traveling, with its fascinating stories from across the globe. No trip to Europe or the Bahamas is complete without prior advice from National Geographic.

And if you want to really live it up, and add excitement and adventure to your holiday, then the National Geographic Adventure Magazine is for you. You can live vicariously as a biker, cross-countries across Australia, or as a team of college footballers climb the Everest.

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