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General AFAR Info:

Q. How do I contact someone from AFAR?
A. Visit our contact page.

Q. Is AFAR hiring?
A. Visit our jobs page.

Q. I’m having a problem that’s not on this list. What should I do?
A. Don’t worry, there’s always someone here to help you! Email community@afar.com if you have a question that’s not answered here.

AFAR Magazine:

Q. I have a question about AFAR magazine subscriptions.
A. Click Here to get information on print and digital subscriptions, back issues, and more.  You can also access our online Magazine Customer Service 24/7, or call us toll-free 1-888-403-9001.

Q. How do I find magazine content online?
A. You can find content from the magazine and web-only bonus content updated daily at afar.com/magazine. The complete magazine is available for your tablet and online reading from Zinio.com. However Zinio has its own subscription fee, which is unrelated to the printed version of AFAR Magazine.

Q. How can I see my work published in AFAR Magazine?
A. See our writer’s guidelines.

We pay close attention to the content on AFAR.com and often publish Highlights in the magazine. The best Highlights reveal a particular experience and the place where travelers can relive it. We look for well-composed, interesting images, intriguing titles, and meaningful descriptions. Up your chances by reading tips on Good Highlights and then upload your Highlights! We’ll email you if yours has been selected for publication.

If you are a journalist interested in submitting content for any section of the magazine, follow our submission guidelines.

AFAR Mobile

Q. Where can I download the mobile app?
A. You can download for iPhone here and for Android here.

Q. What can I do on the mobile app?
A. Everything you can do on the site! Browse great travel experiences from AFAR travelers and AFAR magazine. Upload your own to share with the AFAR community. Save Highlights into your existing Wanderlists or create new ones on the fly.


Sign Up/Sign In:

Q. How do I sign up for AFAR.com?
A. Click “join AFAR” at the top of the page. We’ll ask you to provide your name, email, a password, and current city, or you can choose “Connect with Facebook.”

Q. What happens if I “Connect with Facebook”?
A. If you click the blue “Connect with Facebook” button you won’t need to enter your email or password to log in. If you are just joining AFAR, we’ll use the same email as your Facebook account for your AFAR login, but you’ll be able to set a new password if you’d like. Connecting with Facebook does not automatically share anything other than your login information with AFAR.


Q. What is a Highlight?
A. Highlights are very simple in structure: a photo, title, short description and location (map) of a great travel experience. But this simple structure supports a wealth of information—and that’s what makes Highlights unique. They’re not just the pretty pictures you see with any number of photo-sharing services; the best Highlights reveal a particular experience and the place where you can relive it.

Q. What do I write in the description of my Highlight?
A. Writing about your Highlight is your opportunity to share your experiences and inspire other AFAR travelers. Think of the Highlights as a mini-journal from your travels where you save great experiences. Also think of Highlights as a guide and inspiration for other AFAR travelers. So include personal stories with practical details that will help others experience something similar in that location.

Q. How much can I write in my Highlight?
A. Our Highlight tool allows you to enter up to 1,500 characters (and a minimum of one character). That’s the technical range, but the possibilities are endless. The more insights and actionable details you share, the richer your AFAR experience will be. If you run out of space, you can always create multiple highlights within a trip.

Q. Who sees my Highlights?
A. Everyone on our network of like-minded travelers on AFAR can see the Highlights you post.

Q. How do I upload a Highlight?
A.  Under your name on the navigation bar at the top, click “Post a Highlight.” Type an exact address in the location field or the title of a well-known place (i.e., Golden Gate Bridge) and select the corresponding map. Then upload your photo, give it a title, and provide a description. Click Post this Highlight and you’re done! Upload a Highlight now!


Q. What is a Wanderlist?
A. A Wanderlist is a collection of Highlights, yours and/or others’, that is curated in a meaningful way. Wanderlists can be organized by place (New York City) or passion point (Nightlife), or both (Best Bars of the Big Apple).

Q. How do I create a new Wanderlist?
A. You create a Wanderlist by saving Highlights, either your own or others’. While in a Highlight detail page, click on the SAVE button and choose one or more of the lists in your drop down menu, or create a new Wanderlist.

Q. How many Highlights can I have in a Wanderlist?
A. As many as you’d like! We encourage at least six, but a Wanderlist can be created with one Highlight and can exist with hundreds.

Q. If I delete a Wanderlist, will I delete all the Highlights within it?
A. No. Highlights belonging to other users will exist within their Wanderlists and Highlights you created will remain within your “All my Highlights” Wanderlist.

Q. If I save someone’s Highlight to my Wanderlist, will this user be notified?
A. Yes. Unless they have changed their email preferences, users will receive an email notifying them whenever someone likes, saves, or shares their Highlights.


Q. How do I change my email preferences?
A. Under your name on the navigation bar at the top, you’ll find a drop-down menu. Select Email Preferences.