Editor’s Note: The Making of a Magazine

Vol. 7 – The Making of a Magazine

Buenas Tardes Vagabundos,

As those of you who follow me on twitter (@brendanvanson) will already know, this past week was an absolute rollercoaster ride for me. I had just come back from an incredible trip to the Galapagos Islands. I was on an absolute high thanks to the amazing journey. However, on my way to the jungle of Ecuador, early this week, all my camera gear was stolen from my camera bag. You can read about the story here: http://www.brendansadventures.com/i-was-robbed-im-going-to-puke/

The truth is that the first couple of days were horrible, I felt like the world was against me. However, the support that came flowing through this past week has been absolutely incredible. I have realized how blessed I am to be a part of this travel community. And although my camera gear was stolen, they can never take away that community and the support it offers.

I have also realized how fortunate I have been to have the opportunity to share my experiences with the world. It is not a right, but a privilege; I have always known that. But it has never been so clear to me as it has been this week.


The first volume of Vagabundo Magazine is set to come out in just 3 weeks, and I can’t tell you how excited I am for the launch. I have been working hard on the design and layout process of late, and it seems to have come together. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a bit of a struggle, but it has been a lot of fun as well. I never realized just how much work it would be putting together a magazine. Between the reading of submissions, designing the layout, and doing all the little things in between has been very time consuming. But, it has also been very rewarding in that I’ve learned a lot about the process.

This week I am proud to announce our pre-sale of the first copy of Vagabundo Magazine along with a couple of subscription options. When the magazine finally launches these prices will go up, but I wanted to offer a deal for those who have been with the magazine from early on. Basically, all subscription options found below are 50% off of what they will be once the magazine launches.

When the magazine launches officially it will be available via PDF, Zinio and Kindle.

Moreover, if you’re a writer or photographer hoping to publish your work, we are looking for submissions to our March Issue of the magazine. You can send your pitches to editor(a)vagabundomagazine.com

I want to thank all of you who have supported me personally over the past week, and I also want to thank those who have been supporting this magazine. It has been a lot of fun putting it together so far and I can’t wait to see the reaction when it finally launches. Please check out the table of contents from the magazine, which I have attached an image of below, hopefully there’s something in there that interests you.

Take care and Happy Travels,


Brendan van Son

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Author: Brendan van Son

Brendan van Son, the Editor-in-Chief at Vagabundo Magazine, is a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. He is currently exploring West Africa while working on the "It's My Life 365" project. Brendan's work has been featured across the world in both press and on a variety of online productions.

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Editor’s Note: The Making of a Magazine