A new digital travel magazine promises a deeper experience

DESTINATIONS UNCOVERED, a digital magazine for the travel industry and US expats working overseas, debuted in March.

With the tag line, “Go Deeper, Travel Better,” the new interactive publication goes beyond traditional travel tips, and offers information about locations, including their history, background music for the region, cultural facts, virtual tours, satellite views, local stories, cuisine and more.  Among the regular sections: Travel Firsts, Eat Me, Travel Movies, Money Matters, DIY Cuisine, Cross-cultural What?, Castles, Craziest Travel Experience and International Job Openings.

The monthly magazine is underwritten and produced in partnership with Educators Overseas, an organization that places teachers in positions abroad.  For more information email EO Director Christy Grimste at info@educatorsoverseas.com, or visit the magazine’s website at www.destinationsuncovered.net.

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Farm fresh: A new magazine profiles Alabama agriculture

ALABAMA AGRICULTURE, a magazine from the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, launched in early March.

Designed to inform and educate consumers, legislators and community leaders, the new publication focuses on food sources and the economic impact of the state’s agricultural industry.  Readers will find articles on the state’s foods, farms, livestock, forestry, agricultural technology and farm equipment, as well as features on the environment and conservation.

The print magazine is free to the public, and also available online in a digital format.  For additional information email Ray Langen of custom publisher Journal Communications at rlangen@jnlcom.com, or visit http://farmflavor.com/us-ag/alabama to view the magazine.

Said last week

Panelists at the MPA Digital: Swipe Conference about publishing on tablets cautioned against serving ads that irritate users.

Publisher Forbes Media (FORBES*, FORBESLIFE*) managing editor Bruce Upbin suggested that advertisers avoid multimedia presentations and timed ads, saying that “waiting for someone to sell you something is the iPad equivalent of a robo-call.”

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