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Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:35 am

Whenever in SA I always buy both of these magazines as we cannot get a hard copy (as far as I am aware) in the UK.

Which of these magazines do you prefer out of interest? Gomag has more going for it from an educational point of view, although Getaway has inspired a few holiday ideas!
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby tent dweller » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:40 am

We read both magazines but Go is much more "reader friendly"
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:55 am

I started subscribing to Getaway years ago and bought a Go magazine when I saw an article of interest. I might as well subscribe now, as every month has something to interest me.

Both magazines have improved and tried to remain reader friendly. Both have regular features that add immense value. I think that GO magazine has been more innovative of late and the magazine is very entertaining and informative. They have a couple of journalists who really bring articles to life. I also have a sense that GO magazine is also more "in tune" with peoples financial realities and takes in the affordable.

In saying that, I will not miss an edition of my Getaway. It still gives me hours of entertainment and I can read some thing more than once.

.. and then, the other player in the market is our very own "Wild" magazine. It is also on an upward trajectory.
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby PNF » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:32 am

We also used to subscribe to Getaway many moons ago but stopped after a few years as it seemed to feature destinations that were a wee bit too pricey for us. We now get Go on a regular basis and find it more realistic in that the destinations/equipment etc. that are featured are better suited to those of us on "limited income" (that's a new description for pensioners :twisted: )
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:42 am

I like both but Go or Weg in Afrikaans, are my favorites because they feature less pricey holiday destinations. Getaway is the one I buy when I want to dream about those exotic one day when I'm grown-up places. :lol:

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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:53 am

The magazine GO, is the English version of WEG magazine which was started to cater for the Afrikaans speaking people. The name was originally Wegbreek, but then Getaway took them to court and they had to change the name to WEG.

I agree fully with the sentiments expressed by some. I bought every copy of Getaway since April 1989 but stopped when they began to have promotions like "Special, for Getaway readers only. Visit ABC game lodge during mid-week and pay only R1950,00 per person per day. (Free welcoming drinks included) " Needless to say, I will stick to GO or WEG.
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:26 am

We subscribe to Getaway and Go (Weg) via Zinio on the I-pad.

If I have to choose just one it will be Go (Weg).

But I hang on to Getaway, from time to time they have nice Kruger articles and it's almost 50% off on Zinio, unlike Go (Weg) that has no discount for the digital version.
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby spargish » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:16 am

I end up reading both every month, but if there could only be one it would only it would be Go. Also agree the Go has realistic Holiday idea's while the Getaway allows us to Dream
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:17 pm

Super Mongoose wrote:
tent dweller wrote:Getaway=holiday when I've won the lotto, Go=holiday that we can afford every year


That's spot on tent dweller!


Go magazine is where I learned about a lovely nature reserve near Mtunzini - very nice and affordable. It sounds like everyone likes Getaway but slightly prefers Go for a more normal type of holiday.
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:33 pm

Go/Weg have have a certain way of putting or describing things that you don't find in Getaway. The writing is similar to that of the late Pieter Pieterse of 'Maak 'n Las' fame. He was also a very good cook. When he described a recipy he would put it like this "Dan vat jy die ingrediente en sit hulle saam in die pot solat hulle mekaar beter kan leer ken en 'n bietjie gesels" (Something like; You put the ingredients in a pot so that they can start to know each other and so that they can talk a bit) He said it in a typical West Coast dialect.
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby Binkieloo » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:04 am

Like Super-Mongoose I subscribe to both on the iPad. I enjoy Go! for all the same reasons. I'm excited for the Getaway one to expire on Zinio as Getaway has now been added to the newsstand and should have a more interactive lay out. I will be subscribing to Getaway through their own app when my Zinio subscription expires. I do also like that Getaway is cheaper digitally than the print edition.

As with everyone else though, I do find that I would miss either of them if I wasn't getting them both monthly. We also buy Go! DriveOut when it interests us, and we would love to get Weg!Sleep in English. (SO's Afrikaans isn't sufficient for even reading magazines LOL.)
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Re: Getaway Mag vs Go Mag

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:08 am

Rooies wrote:Go/Weg have have a certain way of putting or describing things that you don't find in Getaway. The writing is similar to that of the late Pieter Pieterse of 'Maak 'n Las' fame. He was also a very good cook. When he described a recipy he would put it like this "Dan vat jy die ingrediente en sit hulle saam in die pot solat hulle mekaar beter kan leer ken en 'n bietjie gesels" (Something like; You put the ingredients in a pot so that they can start to know each other and so that they can talk a bit) He said it in a typical West Coast dialect.


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