Apparently it’s time for me to renew by subscription of National Geographic Traveler. I received an offer in the mail that if I renew I can give a free subscription to someone else.
You could be that someone else!
HOW TO WIN A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO NGT
Give me your best you might be a “You might be a Touron if…” Go here for examples. Whoever makes me think or giggle the most gets the subscription.
Off the top of my head, here’s a few that I could use from my time in Bangladesh:
If you aren’t allowed to stay in Dhaka’s “Hotel Tourist” because you are a tourist, you might be a touron
If you’ve ever paid $1,200 for a plane ticket to visit the factory that made your underwear, you might be a touron.
About NG Traveler:
I don’t wait by the mailbox each month for the latest NGT issue, but I feel obligated to renew in order to keep the pulse of the travel world. I would like to see more meat in each issue. Sometimes I have trouble telling if I’m reading a story or an advertorial (an advertisement written in the form of an objective opinion editorial, and presented in a printed publication). Advertorials piss me off, they take up the space that a genuine objective story that isn’t trying to sell me something might fill. I like content written by writers not advertisers. Also, like all other travel mags, NGT feels the need to always tell me about the 10, 27, or 123, places I have to _____. Apparently, research shows that consumers love such lists. I hate them. I suppose if someone paid me enough I would write them one (I can be bought), but I wouldn’t be happy about it on the inside.
With all that being said, I would love to contribute something to the magazine. They are one of the industry’s heavy hitters. Plus, as with all National Geographic pubs, the photos are awesome, and sometimes it’s nice to read an entire magazine without having to read actual words.
So, I’m renewing for the reasonable price of $17.95.