Get Your Magazines

Not quite sure what I did with myself before I had an iPad. After making pancakes for breakfast, playing in the snow and helping my husband dig out – again – I went searching online. One thing I discovered was this: I love National Geographic magazine more than I thought I did.

The reason is pretty simple. Being at loose ends, I had rummaged through a pile of magazines and wished it were easier to actually READ them. Just for crap and giggles, I went online and discovered National Geographic print magazine subscribers get FREE digital access. Yippee!

It was fairly easy. I went to the support center and typed my question. What came up was a question from a subscriber asking how he could read more than one article online at a time. The site gave two ‘click here’s. One was USA and Canada and the other one was the rest of you guys.

They ask for your mailing address and your email address. They also ask for the subscription number. The subscription number is on the address card that comes with the magazine. It is the number directly above your name. You create a password and you are in. Easy peasy.

The site does zoom. Score! Once it was zoomed in I had some problems scrolling and also had some incidents of the ever delightful flying off the page, but all in all, not too bad. Better than not having Nat Geo. The photos are even better on the iPad if that could be possible. Also, no more nasty glare from the glossy paper reflecting the light on the CCTV.

I started searching for other magazines that offer the same service but did not have a lot of luck. My other subscriptions are Nat Geo Traveler and Reader’s Digest. Traveler would be assumed to have the same offer because it is a Nat Geo product. Maybe. Didn’t actually check. Reader’s Digest did not seem to have the same service. Pooh. At least I could not find it and that one I did look.  [Lin/Linda:  A Reader’s Digest subscription does give you both print and digital version. With National Geographic Traveler, you can get a digital only subscription or print only or both.]

Reader’s Digest disturbed me even more when I discovered they are not available for free on BARD. Both Nat Geo and Nat Geo Traveler are represented in audio format. Good people the National Geographic Society.

If you are able to get BARD and like magazines, check out the listing. There are several dozen there. They are not necessarily right up to date but pretty close. I found February, 2017 and this is mid-March.

BARD has Playboy in audio. Apparently there are guys out there who really do get the magazine for the articles. 😎

Better yet, they also have Playboy in BRAILLE! I do not want to know what that is all about! My imagination is running away from me as it is!

If you subscribe to a print magazine and would like online access, check it out and let us know how you make out. There are certainly others that offer free access online.

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