Afar is a travel publication focused on Experiential Travel based in the United States. The company also operates a non-profit foundation providing scholarships for educational journeys for students. The magazine was launched in 2009 by Greg Sullivan and Joseph Diaz after a 6-week trip to India.[2] Afar is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has an office in New York City.[3] The magazine was featured on the Martha Stewart Show.[4] It has received awards in the travel writing and journalism industry (Lowell Thomas Awards).[5][6] The magazine also has a website,, and mobile application.