BNT founder and editor Ian MacKenzie asks the readers to weigh in on the magazine.

BNT headers through the years.

I remember clearly the day I knew I’d start Brave New Traveler.

I was walking with a friend (and co-worker at the time) Allison Cross, and I was telling her about this idea I had for a travel magazine. Only it wouldn’t be what most travel magazines are about: hot deals, package tours, cheap flights, etc.

This magazine would be about “why we travel.” It would explore all elements of this question, along with the experience of change that is inherent in every journey.

Allison agreed it was an intriguing idea. She asked what I would call it. I’d played with a few ideas over last week, and the one I’d chosen now rolled easily off my tongue:

Brave New Traveler.

A week later, on Oct 10, 2006, I wrote my first post. Considering today’s date, that means we just celebrated our third anniversary.

The content of BNT has certainly expanded over the years. The concept of “inner travel” has grown to encompass not just personal change that happens during travel, but also back home.

After thousands of articles and comments, I like to check in with the readers from time to time. I like to know what’s working, what isn’t, and what you’d like to see more of. It helps myself and co-editor Christine better tailor content that continues to push boundaries and minds.

So this is your chance, dear reader, to let us know what’s on your mind: the good, the bad, and the ugly (hopefully not too much ugly). And thanks again for sticking around. A magazine is nothing without its audience.

Give us your feedback! Tell us what you think of BNT and what you’d like to see in the future.