Our good friends at Off Track Planet hit a huge mile stone and is publishing the first printed independent travel lifestyle magazine this summer. I’m vouching for them on this one. I’ve had a preview of the magazine and I must say I was quite impressed. We don’t really have anything else like this in the United States. You’d figured being in New York City that we’d have several of these types of magazines floating around (like Sydney does) but for some reason we don’t and I’m glad Off Track Planet were the ones to get it started.
If you’ve read their blog, then their first issue should come to no surprise on what their featuring for their first issue.
The magazine will feature a “Backpacker’s Travel Guide to NYC 2010” with hostel reviews including “where to get drunk, party, have sex and eat on a budget in NYC”. NYC’s local art, music, fashion, sub-cultures and volunteer/work/study/internship opportunities will also be covered.
The Off Track Planet magazine is set to be released on June 15th, 2010. It’ll be distributed throughout NYC, Washington D.C., Boston and Philadelphia so keep a look out for these.