About the AFAR Editorial Team
Surfboards in the ocean; Photo by Jeffery Cross 

AFAR is the award-winning travel media brand that makes a positive impact on the world through high-quality storytelling that inspires, empowers, and enriches travelers who care. We believe in the power of travel to make the world a better place through experiences that enrich the traveler personally, support the communities visited, and are sensitive to the effects on our planet. We believe in the importance of arriving in new places with humility and a desire to learn from others.

AFAR is a purpose-driven public benefit company, and our ever-growing audience consists of travelers who care: conscientious and discerning global travelers who seek out experiences that reflect their values.

Where to read

Our print magazine, published since 2009, is available on newsstands and by subscription. Our website, afar.com, features the full contents of the print magazine, in addition to daily digital articles.

We empower travelers with the latest travel news, and our best-in-class intel helps readers travel smarter (These Airlines Still Require Masks Onboard) or with greater ease and a lighter footprint (The Sustainable Travel Gear We Can’t Get Enough Of). We meet travelers at every step of their travel-planning journey, from dreaming to booking, through our detailed and insightful destination coverage written by local experts (A Barbecue-and-Brewery Tour of Kansas City).

In our feature stories and essays, we inspire our readers to consider places previously unknown to them, and ask questions—of themselves, and of others—about how to travel with greater purpose, intention, and joy (Hawai‘i Is Not Our Playground, The Texas Riding Club Keeping Black Cowboy Culture Alive).

Editorial independence

AFAR is an independently owned and operated magazine that follows the standards for editorial integrity set by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Affiliate disclosure

AFAR participates in affiliate marketing programs, which means we may earn a commission if you purchase an item featured on our site. Products we recommend are independently vetted and tested by our editors. These product recommendations are driven by editorial standards, not by advertising relationships. This helps support our independent publication.

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