Our favorite independent travel quarterly is named after founder Yolanda Edwards, who's spent a career at the top of mastheads as a travel and lifestyle editor, most recently at Conde Nast Traveler. It's a collection of stories and pictures from well-traveled people, each with a great eye and interesting perspective. And don't toss it after a month like a normal magazine... this one's worthy enough to keep on the bookshelf. Collect them all. This issue includes a Niemeyer pilgrimage through Brazil, a culinary celebration of Washington State's Orcas Island, a delightful collection of vintage airline posters, and a column by Ann on packing for cold-weather travel.
“When travel includes lots of coming and going, the coat is your most important choice. It could be your lifesaver. And you must wear it, not pack it. You could, in fact, lose your luggage and use this as an excuse to have yourself a genuine cultural experience at the local Target equivalent, where you can buy cheap stand-ins to wear underneath. (My very favorite is Monoprix in Paris, where they happen to have great baby clothes and underwear.) As long as you've got your coat, you are set.”