R.I.P. National Geographic Adventure

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  12.03.09 | 2:21 PM ET

The National Geographic Society announced today that its 10-year-old adventure title will cease publishing, apparently due to declining ad sales. This month’s issue will be its last. Here’s West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro on the loss of the magazine:

For those of you who are just passing readers of the magazine, its demise might be a mere curiosity or random note of economic discord. But for those of us who care about good writing, great photography, insight and curiosity and advocacy for an engaged relationship with the world at large, it is a truly remorseful day.

We interviewed National Geographic Adventure editor John Rasmus about a new travel anthology a couple months back.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

8 Comments for R.I.P. National Geographic Adventure

Tim L. 12.03.09 | 3:47 PM ET

Another one of my favorite magazines bites the dust. I think I just renewed my subscription too, dammit.

Hopefully their advertisers will wise up finally and see that they should be putting that money into quality travel websites instead——that’s where their readers are headed.

Megan Hill 12.03.09 | 4:59 PM ET

Wow, this sucks. I love NGA!

Krystal 12.03.09 | 5:54 PM ET

It’s yet another sad day for journalism. Why do we keep losing the good ones?

TambourineMan 12.04.09 | 4:57 AM ET

Sad, but not surprised. Recent issues have been mighty thin. Think I’ve still got a couple issues left on my susbcription. Instead of a refund (which, if necessary, I will obtain come hell or high water), I’d rather finish off with a few issues of NatGeo Traveler.

Lin 12.07.09 | 10:15 AM ET

Since everything is available online these days, it’s really no surprise. Still it’s too bad—it’s one of my favorites!

Sarah 01.21.10 | 8:49 AM ET

What a sad, sad day. I love Nat Geo Adventure. I guess I’ll just have to start reading Traveler instead.

TambourineMan 01.23.10 | 5:55 PM ET

Tim L, FYI: I received a postcard today from NatGeo Adventure. It says they will send you National Geographic in place of the Adventure issues remaining on your subscription. Or you can request a refund.

GMoney 01.28.10 | 8:33 AM ET

subscriber from the first issue.  enjoyed every one.  seemed to be in decline recently.  as a current ng subscriber, i default to traveler to complete my adventure subscription, per a postcard of 1-15-10.  never read traveler—-always had the feeling it was more for the matching white naugahyde belt and shoes alaskan cruise crowd.  guess we’ll find out.

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