Every month we publish a book review on our blog, but this month I have decided to write about some magazines on languages, translation and travelling that I enjoy reading (and yes, I am an old-fashioned lady, as I only have paper versions of them!). They are all available for subscription in the UK and internationally, but some are only available through membership.
Travelling: National Geographic
A classic. I had to include the NG here. I love their photographs: beautiful, intriguing and fascinating. The content can feed any desire from scientific and factual to artistic, and it is all highly inspiring. Also in the perfect format and size for any lengthy commuting or travelling.
Travelling & Languages: Cereal
Elegant. Minimal. Exquisite. A very tasteful read. Bi-annual magazine.
Travelling: Cornwall Life
Inspirational. With my heart soaked under the beauty of Cornwall, I inspire myself monthly by learning about new places to visit, stay, eat or relax.
Translation: ITI Bulletin
Practical. When I decided to become a translator, I wanted to learn more about this profession and all the links led to this bi-monthly bulletin published by the Institute of Translation & Interpreting. It is highly informative, with good advice from fellow translators and a wide range of interesting topics (from marketing, finances, networking and website-building to events, workshops and recommended reading). Available only through membership.
Translation & Languages: The Linguist
All-in-one. There is a good combination of translation-, interpreting-, language-, communication-, education-, linguistic-related topics. It is published bi-monthly by the Charted Institute of Linguists. Available through membership, subscription or online.
Languages: Babel Magazine
Curiosity. It is a real linguistic pleasure. I think I am often surprised by the articles published here; I mean positively surprised. I have been a subscriber from the very first issue and still enjoy every issue out of 4 published annually.
This is my list. Do you have any favourite magazines or journals on languages, translation and travelling? Please share your favourites in the comments below.
Written by Kinga Macalla