Of all the things available for subscription, magazines have remained the favorite ever since the postmaster banned beehive-of-the-month clubs. Get stingless mail with today’s Groupon: for $11, you get a one-year subscription to Blue Ridge Country Magazine (up to a $23.70 value).
Blue Ridge Country Magazine is a 21-year old award-winning publication whose bimonthly issues burgeon with articles and photo essays on the mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Maryland, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The magazine’s pages tell tales of travel in the Blue Ridge, review books, and detail interviews with musicians, artists, and heritage apple hunters, those courageous predators that hunt down rabid apples. Past articles have delved into the fight against mountaintop-removal coal mining, and past photo essays have captured the unbridled spirit and beauty of Kentucky’s waterfalls, butterflies, and native sphinx population. The mountain magazine also offers glimpses into life along the Blue Ridge, advising on ways to cope with drought, pondering recipes for banana croquettes, and profiling regional chocolatiers.
Though Blue Ridge Country Magazine sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.