Since moving back home to Toronto, I’ve hung up my backpack and said goodbye to my traveling lifestyle. It’s only through blogs like Nellie’s where I get to live vicariously through other people’s adventures and travels.
In her inaugural issue, the magazine takes the reader around the world to far flung destinations I knew little about. Forget city breaks and all-inclusive holiday resorts – these writers know how to travel and know how to tell a good story. The magazine focuses on outdoor adventures and sustainable tourism, and the articles deliver just that. From learning how to build igloos in Austria to wandering the deserts of Namibia, I found myself itching to find my passport and start trawling the internet for cheap flights.
And if you’re in the mood just to flip through and look at what I call “travel porn”, Wild Junket Magazine’s photography is breathtaking. In fact, the magazine hosts a regular feature called “Snapshots” where readers can submit their own travel photos.
As far as subscriptions go, the magazine is an affordable US$14.95 for 12 months and is available as an online flipbook or in a downloadable PDF (great for those of us with less than stellar internet speed). The only downside was trying to access the magazine from my blackberry. The web flipbook version refused to load, and the PDF was too large a file for my poor phone. It almost made me want to invest in a tablet, but I’m now too busy saving my pennies for that next big trip.