by David Lottes LTLS Communications Manager
When I think of great reading I think of National Geographic Magazine. If you're looking for a great vacation getaway this summer look no further than the pages of National Geographic. Each month National Geographic takes readers around the globe and through history with extraordinary articles, photographs and illustrations unmatched by any other publication. Each issue is guaranteed to contain something of interest to readers of almost any background.
National Geographic has been educating readers about the world around them for over a century. Each article on every region of the world contains fresh images and personal insights presented in historical context. When the team at National Geographic revisits a location they never fail to shine a new light on the current issues.
The beauty and story telling quality of the photographs contained on the pages of each months issue are unrivaled. The designs used to recreate the past and imagine the future have always been at the cutting edge of illustrating technology. National Geographic uses maps, charts and graphs in ways that further educate the reader on a terrifically detailed level.
In addition to the outstanding features there is a monthly theme each year. This year the theme is called "Your Shot". Your shot allows readers to submit photographs with short descriptions of their images and the editorial team selects three submissions each month for publication. This gives the readers a way to participate in the magazine's content and share their experiences with other readers like themselves. One year the monthly theme was about postal zip codes in the United States. Each month a postal zip code was chosen at random to be the featured location of the article. Each one of these twelve communities with no obvious claim to fame was given the same attention the magazine would have given to the nation's capitol and the results were amazing.
National Geographic's yellow-bordered cover has been on coffee tables and in waiting rooms around the world for many years. For me the monthly arrival of the magazine has become as familiar as the rising sun. It never fails to inspire, educate and entertain.