10 Best Travel Magazines

Updated on: June 2021

Best Travel Magazines in 2021


Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

The World's Most Amazing Places: 87 Epic Destinations to Change Your Life

The World's Most Amazing Places: 87 Epic Destinations to Change Your Life
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet)

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was

Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

National Geographic History

National Geographic History
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks (Travel Guide)

Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks (Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Food & Travel Magazine

Food & Travel Magazine
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Five Steps to Taking Professional Travel Photos

When writing travel articles, you will probably want to accompany them with professional travel photos that chronicle your journey and add spice to your words. Here are five tips on how to take professional travel photos.

1- Bring Back-Up Memory Cards

When you're visiting a brand new destination, it can be easy to fill up your digital camera's memory card in the first day, if not the first couple of hours. To ensure that you can take as many photographs as you want, bring a couple of back-up memory cards. This will help you to stay focused on taking professional travel photos rather than worrying about how much space you have left in your camera. If you don't have memory cards, you can also bring your laptop so you can upload your pictures and clear your camera's memory.

2- Avoid Background Noise

Background noise is murder on professional travel photos because it detracts from the thing you are trying to shoot. Background noise could include random people walking into or out of your shot, trash littering the floor or even fog. When you set up your shot, try to wait until the coast is clear; if it isn't, find a new angle from which to take the picture.

3- Wear a Shoulder Bag

Nothing can ruin your travels more efficiently than having your camera stolen when you set down your bag to look at something interesting. When taking professional travel photos, wear a shoulder bag so you don't have to set it down when you need to go somewhere or do something. Your bag should have enough pockets to hold your camera, your extra memory cards, spare batteries and any other equipment you might use.

4- Get Close

Professional travel photos always come out better when you're close to the subject of your photograph. For example, if you're taking a picture of a monument, practice with getting close enough to it so that nothing detracts from the monument itself. You don't want to get so close that your crop the top of the monument, but if you get too far away, readers won't know what exactly you're taking a picture of.

5- Look for Diagonals

When taking professional travel photos, you should remember that each shot doesn't have to comply with the laws of physics. For example, let's say that you're on a grassy hillside and you want to take a picture of a pile of ruins. Sounds great, but how can you make the shot more interesting? If you take the picture standing parallel to the ruins, you can capture the hillside on an angle. It makes the shot unique, which can really add to your photo collection.

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