Everywhere Magazine Article

Posted by on May 21, 2008 in Madagascar, Travel Talk | 10 Comments

After returning home last fall I spotted a new travel magazine at my local bookstore, Everywhere Magazine. It’s an interesting idea, using a website to gather content rather than relying on professional travel writers. It also gives regular travelers a chance to be published. I’ve been waiting for the perfect “theme” to come up and issue #4’s National Park theme seemed like a great opportunity to write about one of the more exotic places I traveled to.

Madagascar is one of the places I haven’t finished writing much about on this blog, much to some reader’s dismay. Although this article doesn’t contain a lot of personal anecdotes (they don’t encourage anything over 1,000 words) it’s a solid overview of the features of the four parks I visited. In addition to the text, the accompanying pictures may be new or slightly different shots than you’ve seen on this site. Head on over to Everywhere to check out my story and the others submitted for issue#4: My story, titled “Nature’s Experiment”

This makes me wonder, what magazines is the traveler reading these days? Most magazines I see are aimed at the high end market, stuffed with resort ads. Leave your awesome travel magazine recommendations in the comments.

10 Comments

  1. Angela
    May 21, 2008

    Nice article, Megan! The accompanying pictures are gorgeous.

  2. Megan
    May 21, 2008

    I’m glad you like them, I had a ton but restrained myself from uploading everything. I figure if they like it and they need something else they will ask. We’ll see.

  3. kevincure
    May 21, 2008

    I enjoyed the article, but you should give them a heads up before they print – the first sentence has a devastating typo! One elicits a response, which is likely to be the police is one is doing something illicit!

  4. Megan
    May 21, 2008

    I can still edit it on there, no problem. Thanks for the heads-up, my trusty human proofreader missed that.

  5. Geoff
    May 22, 2008

    If there are any awesome travel mags I haven’t found them – it seems the commercial imperative to make money from high-end advertisers means they tend to write about high-end places.

    Anyway, who needs magazines when there are so many great blogs to read?

  6. Todd
    May 22, 2008

    Hey Megan… great article, and great photos! Rest assured, I noticed!

  7. Lucas
    May 22, 2008

    I don’t read any travel magazines. I’ve had a couple blogs I followed (or read through after the fact) but I haven’t found any travel magazines that were entertaining or captured my way of travel.

  8. Todd
    May 22, 2008

    Logan, what is your way of travel? How would you describe it?

  9. aarwenn
    May 29, 2008

    Hi Megan,

    I thought I left a comment around here somewhere but I can’t find it; no matter. Just wanted to say how happy I am that I found your blog right before my 12-day trip to Japan! Your trips around the world made my trip seem like a walk in the park. I’ve enjoyed your photography very much; you got way better pictures of the cos-play kids than I did. For some reason, there were very few out when I was there and the few that WERE there, I didn’t get pictures of. The look when I was there was very, very tan–just for walking around, not for costumes–and the costumes I saw where half Little Bo Peep style and half what you might call goth futuristic. Skintight pleather dresses with long sleeves, bodices that laced up the back, and big full skirts, worn with big teased pigtails, white faces, strong eyeliner and combat boots. I admit that I could have chased after the girls and asked for a picture, but at the last minute I came over all shy. How do you approach people on the street and ask to take their picture?

  10. Megan
    May 29, 2008

    Hi aarwenn,

    You did leave a comment, it’s here. I’ve read your blog a few times to see what kind of adventures you have in Japan. Not everyone wants to travel like me and that’s okay. As long as you make the most out of your trip then you’re doing well.

    When I was photographing the Cosplay kids I went on a day that they were known to be around (maybe a weekend?). At first I felt bad taking photos but most of them really wanted you to. It’s much easier to ask to take photos of people who are on display than a normal person in a rural setting who isn’t trying to attract attention, just wearing their traditional dress. All of the kids seemed pretty shy but quite a few had a pose ready for the photos.

    I’m actually naturally shy but being alone means I have to play the part of an outgoing person. If you find it hard to talk to stranger you just have to practice. When you’re in line in a store talk to the person next to you. Some people will think you’re crazy and others will respond well. It’s not a natural state for me but I’ve been doing it for so long now that putting on that face is like second nature now.

    I think tan was starting to come into fashion while I was there but it was mostly trendy kids. Little bo Peep was all the rage back then too, unfortunately.