After 14 months confined to our homes, we are starting to see a very tiny glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. I don’t know about you, but there are many things I am looking forward to once we return to normal; hugs from family, dinners with friends, seeing the smiles of strangers at the grocery store, petting the neighborhood dogs when they are out for their evening walks, and of course, traveling.
My feelings of wanderlust are accompanied by a twinge of uncertainty when I think about venturing outside of the carefully crafted Covid bubble I’ve made, and I am willing to bet many others are feeling the same way. Travel is, admittedly, going to look a lot different this year, and you might still be trying to decide what type of adventure will work best for your family.
Your library’s digital collection is a great place to turn, particularly their magazine selection. With Libby, you can access many excellent travel magazines chock-full of great ideas for your next adventure. From remote camping recommendations to unforgettable road trip itineraries, they have it all.
Why are magazines a good resource for planning your next trip? Not only are magazines available to borrow 24/7 (no waitlists, yay!) from your library with the Libby app, you can also access back issues of magazines. That means you can dig up so many great articles about traveling safely during the pandemic that were published throughout 2020 and 2021.
To help you get started, here are six magazines available in your library’s digital collection that are sure to inspire your next getaway.
Afar is a different kind of travel magazine that guides and inspires those who travel the world seeking to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. Get AFAR digital magazine subscription today for intriguing travel stories told with beautiful photos and a fresh design.
Published nine times a year, Backpacker is a magazine of wilderness travel, offering practical, “you can do it, here’s how” advice to help you enjoy every trip. Filled with the best places, gear, and information for all kinds of hiking and camping trips, each issue delivers foldout maps and stunning color photography.
Conde Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler magazine is filled with the travel secrets of celebrated writers and sophisticated travelers. Each monthly issue features breathtaking destinations, including the finest art, architecture, fashion, culture, cuisine, lodgings, and shopping. With Condé Nast Traveler as your guide, you’ll discover the best islands, cities, spas, castles, and cruises.
National Park Journal
National Park Journal is the authority on national park travel and is devoted to bringing the national park experience to the palm of your hand. Providing comprehensive seasonal trip planning information for four of the United States’ major national parks – Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Yosemite – each issue focuses on one park and includes feature stories, photo essays, road-trip itineraries, lodging and dining information, wildlife beta and more.
Outside not only motivates readers to uncover and define their own personal day-to-day adventures but also provides them with the tools, products and information to fulfill them.
Travel, Taste and Tour
Travel, Taste & Tour is the all-inclusive, all-encompassing lifestyle publication for avid travelers, hungry foodies, and vacation enthusiasts. Their goal is to provoke the anticipation of a vacation, feed the foodie in all of us, and provide inspiration for everyone’s inner explorer.