Magazine article Geographical

Out and About

Magazine article Geographical

Out and About

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Up until only a few months ago, Geographical ran a regular Travel section. The purpose was to present our readers with ways to see the world that tied directly into the interests of geographers. Eschewing luxury hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants, we focused instead on cutting-edge eco-lodges, sustainable tourism and cultural excursions that delved beyond a nation's popular exterior. While travel has always been an inherent aspect of geography, curating holiday destinations isn't really the reason people pick us up each month. We've always made an earnest effort to educate and inform, and so, with that credo at the fore, we took a long look at just what a Travel section should offer the Geographical reader. Our new-look 'Spotlight on...' series (see page 47) is designed to provide you with more than just an interesting story about a particular location. We'll also give you a complete geographical overview of the location in question: physical geography, politics, natural landscapes, climate policies, cultural insights and more--ideally you'll come away from each issue fully armed with everything you both want and need to know about a place. …

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