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AFAR is a unique travel magazine that emphasizes the meaning found in the journey above all else. Every issue carries readers away to and from every nook and cranny of the world, taking them to the real experience of travel. AFAR is written for those who to seek to completely immerse themselves in the culture of their destination through its natives, foods, traditions, religion, architecture, and sights. The articles in the publication are extremely educational and enjoyable by means of their unexpected topics and dedication to authenticity. AFAR will undoubtedly serve as a reliable and useful companion in your travels, as it encourages and inspires readers to really connect with a place and its people. The publication also includes beautiful photography documented by its traveled contributors, which will provide you with new and stimulating ideas for your next trip. AFAR Magazine is the must-have resource for experiential travels with the drive and means to seek a worldly life full of adventure.
Though they somehow arrive, unsolicited, at our home I tend not to read travel magazines. I crack their covers and am routinely disappointed by their promotion of shallow, over priced trips to luxury destinations. When AFAR arrived I almost directed it to recycling without a glance. But in a moment of weakness I began to leaf through it and was oddly drawn in. Then I read 'Bavarian Rhapsody'. Was that a travel story? It didn't seem like it but I'm dying to go to Mittenvaldt (not for the cuisine!). Then I read 'Beyond Belief, A journey to Antarctica' and was totally absorbed. Nothing about the accommodations or the food or the hip scene at night - a beautiful accounting of an encounter with the natural world. The clincher was 'Full of Grace'. Am I reading a travel mag or a literary journal? What a beautifully written piece (as were the first 2 mentioned)!
I will spread the word far and wide.
Thank-you for publishing great writers, sharing intimate experiences, that make me want to get out and continue to explore the world.