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International Travel Magazines

The world is a big place. Thankfully there are travel magazines that can not only help you see all there is to see out there, but also help you plan your own international travel adventure. Whether you are looking for expert tips on where to do, where to stay, what to eat, what to see, or how to get the most of your trips, a good international travel magazine can help you both inspire and plan your next overseas escape.

The selections below represent the best world travel magazines available today. Links are included with the best subscription values available for each.

Looking to travel domesically? Check out our companion page featuring some of the best U.S. travel magazines.

National Parks magazine cover


Issues per year: 6 issues per year plus a bonus world travel guide issue

Newsstand price: $6.99

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AFAR is a premier travel guide magazine that covers nearly every aspect of global travel - where to go, where to stay, what to eat, what to do. If you are looking for the most interesting and enlightening world travel experiences, AFAR has you covered.

The focus in the magazine (and in the company’s educational tour packages) is authenticity. The images, writing, and travel suggestions are largely focused on the cultural experiences and perspectives that make world travel a pathway to growth and understanding. While there are the occasional nods to cruises and resorts, expanding travelers’ horizons remains at the forefront.

Backpacker magazine coverTravel & Leisure

Issues per year: 12

Newsstand price: $4.99

Travel & Leisure is a monthly magazine initially specializing in travel photography. This remains evident as every issue is packed with images of luxurious travel destinations and upscale international escapes. The photography remains top notch and a clear focal point of the magazine.

The written content differs from other international travel magazines in that it is typically penned by non-travel writers. The result is a blend of visual and textual content that has a classy and cultured appeal. If you are looking for a unique approach to planning your next (or simply your dream) international voyages, Travel & Leisure is your guide to the world's best places to stay, locales to visit, eateries to try, and experiences to soak in.


Florida Travel magazine coverConde Nast Traveler

Issues per year: 8

Newsstand price: $7.99

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Conde Nast Traveler is a magazine focused on travel journalism. Unlike Travel & Leisure, writers for Traveler are typically career journalists and are more tightly bound to the editorial and ethical principles of the profession. The result is a travel magazine that is more focused on news and reporting than indulgence and romanticizing the globetrotting life.

That said, there is still plenty of juicy content to satisfy readers' wanderlust. Each issue includes meticulously curated and reviewed destinations, restaurants, hotels, and international adventures for readers to consider. Staying true to the upper-class nature of the Conde Nast brand, standards are quite high.


Alaska magazine coverFood and Travel

Issues per year: 4 issues

Newsstand price: $5.99

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Food and Travel magazine lives up to its title. It is the premier guide for finding the best food to eat on the planet - restaurants, bars, hotels, street carts, recipes, you name it. All of this mouth-watering content is paired with exciting places to visit and things to do. The result is the ultimate one-stop-shop for all things epicurean travel.

The writing in most articles is the perfect blend of travel memoir and food critique. Destinations are beautifully described with both photographs and words while food and beverage recommendations are sprinkled throughout. The combination of exploration and dining are a natural fit.


Arizona Highways magazine coverCruising World

Issues per year: 12

Newsstand price: $4.99

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Cruising World is the monthly travel magazine for sailing enthusiasts. Whether you are looking to charter a trip or captain your own vessel, the pages of Cruising World have plenty of content to keep you afloat.

When it comes to travel by boat, not all vessels (or even destinations) are created equal. If you are planning to take to the high seas, Cruising World’s recommendations from some of the premier sailors and crews will help you choose the right destinations, equipment, and itineraries to make the most of your journey.


Arizona Highways magazine coverRoad RUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel

Issues per year:6

Newsstand price: $7.95

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For motorcycle enthusiasts looking to see the world, there is really no better resource for planning a tour than RoadRUNNER magazine. Its pages are jam-packed with everything from bikes, to gear, to bike-friendly routes, to full tour plans.

While RoadRUNNER is primarily a US- and Canada-focused magazine, each issue typically includes a fair share of international content as well. Featured journeys range from weekend rides to entire seasons.




About the Author: For over 20 years, the U.S. Passport Service Guide team has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers with their travel document questions and shared advice about how to make traveling abroad simpler, safer, and more enjoyable.

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