Great news, my friends! I've decided to launch a new series around here called "Cover to Cover." The series will feature independent publications of which I just can't get enough. It doesn't matter if the publication is online, in print or both. If I like something, I'll share it. Sounds fun, right?
Well, wait until you get a load of the first publication: Wayfare Magazine.
If you're new to this publication, you can find out all about the travel-focused magazine here. Their mission statement had me at hello:
"We recognize that travel is not defined by how many miles you cover. It’s about finding inspiration along the journey and celebrating the everyday moments. It’s about the spirit of discovery — breaking out of your routine to unwind, connect, and learn. It’s this desire to go, to celebrate, and to experience that drives everything we do." // Wayfare Magazine
I happen to find the design downright swoon-worthy in all of its over-sized, matte-finish glory. And the content is, of course, phenomenal. My favorites? Beautiful photography by Nicole Franzen, Mark Weinberg and Rick Poon, for starters. Not to mention the thoughtful travelogue by Wayfare's creative director, Peggy Wong and a stunning journey through Rome by Leigh Beisch. Honestly, the entire issue kept my attention from cover to cover (which is why I've decided to name this series as such).
The magazine originally launched as an online publication and with two web-editions behind them, the creators decided it was time to offer readers a print version as well. You can get a closer look at what's inside by viewing the online preview of Issue No. 1 here. Wayfare's online-only versions from last year are also available here and here.
Did I mention that a nice little postcard comes with the print edition? It reads:
"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends... the mind can never break off from the journey." // Pat Conroy
I love the sentiment, don't you? I really believe the cliché that travel is the only thing we buy that makes us richer. The memories we create along the way can keep us connected to the roads we venture down, long after the trip has ended. In the same vein, we can never un-learn something learned through travel -- about ourselves, others or the world around us.
I digress, however. Back to the magazine! If I have one tiny wish for Issue 2, it's that I want more. A few more pages, one or two lengthy travel features, more tips on travel goods...just more, really. :) I know...so demanding!
If you're looking to purchase the print edition, you can do so here. But you'd better hurry... I actually had to wait for them to restock the virtual shelves after the holidays. This baby is a limited-edition, people!
Have any of you read the latest print edition of Wayfare Magazine? What did you think? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section.