Saving Your Magazines for the
Plane or Train

Saving Your Magazines for the
Plane or Train

Tess Wilson
Sep 10, 2012

For the last couple of years, I've been travelling to see loved ones every 2-4 months, and logging a lot of (super-boring) time in the air. I don't even take my magazines out of their plastic delivery sleeves until it's time to throw them in my carry-on, knowing they are essential for keeping me from losing my mind (perhaps I'm not a great traveler). The upside of this system: in-flight entertainment. The downside? Well, I'm usually about 2-4 months behind on what's hot..

A recent entry on Go Fug Yourself made me realize I'm not the only one who does this:

Apparently, Eva Longoria wore this out on a date with Mark Sanchez, who she's been seeing lately. How did I not know this was happening? Is this because I've been hoarding my US Weeklys in preparation for our flight to Fashion Week tomorrow? I get three weeks behind on Celebrity Gossip and look what happens. A TV actress hooks up with a quarterback and I don't even know about it.
For the uninitiated, the Fug Girls are almost as serious about football as they are about fashion. Their round-up of NFL Draft fashion is a thing of beauty.

Anyway, do you save your magazines for trips? I just know that if I don't, I'll succumb to the temptation of airport magazines, and end up spending as much on one issue as I do for my whole subscription. (If anyone's wondering how I resolved my Re-subscribe? De-Subscribe? dilemma, I kept Wired and Vogue, let Garden Design expire until I have a garden, and accidentally subscribed for Architectural Digest.) I travel with two magazines in my carry-on for the flight out — choosing two that I think my host would like to read — and two for the flight back. Plus at least two books, of course. The only exception I make to my magazine-hoarding rule is the September issue of Vogue, which would be ridiculous to travel with: the 2012 issue weighs 4.5lbs, and yes, I weighed it. Therefore it is a luxurious annual treat, a magazine to read sitting on my wood floor in the sun, away from the rigors of travel.

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