A New, Great Reason to Get Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited
Written by Charlie

A great new feature has come to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program and it is one that many readers and travelers alike will enjoy.

Since the launch of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program, I have been a big fan. I have mentioned several times that this program is great for travelers for a couple of reasons but mainly because of the fantastic inclusion of the Lonely Planet guidebooks for your travels. Now, Amazon has given a new, great reason to get Kindle Unlimited.

Kindle Unlimited Delivers Top Magazines

Link: 30-Day Free Trial Kindle Unlimited

For those who are not familiar with it, Kindle Unlimited is a subscription-based service that lets you borrow up to 10 books at a time from the Amazon library of over a million titles. You can keep the books as long as you want but you just cannot have over 10 at any one time. The program costs $9.99 per month but there are often deals to give you the program at a lower price when you pay for multiple months.

One of the great parts about the Kindle Unlimited program is that it works on any device that has the Kindle app (unlike the Kindle Lender’s program with Amazon Prime) and there are over 300 Lonely Planet guidebooks that will help you to get all of the info you may want for your next trip – for less than the cost of a single Lonely Planet book!

Now, Amazon has brought a new feature to the Kindle Unlimited program and that is a rotation of top magazines each month. As someone who has not had a regular magazine subscription for a while, I am pretty excited about this. It wasn’t that I didn’t like getting magazines but just that there were some months that I did not read them and I felt like I was wasting the subscription (even when it would only cost $5 per year!).

With this new addition to the Kindle Unlimited program, I can read from a variety of magazines whenever I want while just having them there as part of my membership.

Here are some of my favorites that are available this month:

  • Sports Illustrated
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Runner’s World
  • Condé Nast Traveler
  • Outdoor Life
  • Popular Mechanics
  • HGTV Magazine

Plus, there are many more available as well (see the full list here)! If you have not yet signed-up for Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, consider giving it a try. There is a 30-day free trial so it won’t cost you anything to give it a shot!

Look at it this way – if you are the kind of traveler who might buy a random magazine in the airport, you are already almost the whole way to a single month of Kindle Unlimited which will give you a lot of magazines and books for that price!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


  • Look into Prime Reading before making your decision if you are a Prime member. A lot of these magazines are already free under that program. Some books too.

    • The funny thing was that I wrote this post the other day and had it scheduled and then saw that Prime actually just added some nice new features for free books and magazines – after this one posted! I am going to update it with that, thanks for adding those tips here also!

  • I am done with Kindle. Too annoying to deal with the dependency on WiFi, and the limitations of their “checkout” process. Example I downloaded some movies to the SD card on the Kindle Fire when travelling. Worked fine for a few days “off the grid”. However after the 3rd day it decided it hadn’t phoned home in long enough, that I no longer deserved to view the downloaded content. Bah!

    • did you download the kindle for pc app? i believe you can download the books to your pc with that app and then convert them with with calibre