Planning a Road Trip

August is American Adventure Month so you may want to include some Action/Adventure titles or Legal Thrillers in your vacation reading material.  If you just finished your favorite author’s newest title take a look at the Library’s Readalike list of suggested authors.  We have included a variety of authors and genres including: Bernard Cornwell     Historical […]

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The Travel Guides Are Here

Winter and cold weather often makes us think of vacations and warm weather. Are you planning a cruise or a family vacation? The library can help, consider browsing these new additions to the collection. Cruising & Cruise Ships 2014 Fodor’s 2014 Caribbean Camping Pennsylvania Europe by Eurail 2014 : Touring Europe by Train The Unofficial […]

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Going to Timbuktu

To go to Timbuktu can mean to travel to the ends of the earth, or the most distant place you can imagine. These two authors did it. With this fabled city as his goal, Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a […]

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Travel in the Stacks, Part Two

More treasures for the armchair traveler. My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City collects candid accounts of coming to New York by more than fifty celebrities who have called New York home.  Writer Nora Ephron came to New York City to become a journalist.  Model and actress Lauren Hutton came for two […]

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Travel in the Stacks

You never know what you’ll find on a trip through the library stacks.  Back in the travel section of Popular Culture are all sorts of gems for the armchair traveler, including these older titles which you may have missed when they first came out. The Clumsiest People in Europe or: Mrs. Mortimer’s Bad-Tempered guide to […]

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Dickens and the city

Dickens immersed himself in the city of London, walking the streets and neighborhoods for hours on end, absorbing the city’s life and atmosphere for his novels.  Visit  Dickens’ world with books, and a video visit to one of his homes in London,  now the Dickens’ Museum.  Victorian London street life in historic photographs   is a classic document of social realism containing  […]

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Pedal Power

May is National Bike Month. Celebrate with these amazing stories. Mark Beaumont is The Man Who Cycled the World. When he set out, he had no idea what the journey would require of him. By the time he returned, a world-record 184 days after he began, he’d traveled four continents, made lifelong friends, been mugged, […]

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Coffee Table Travel

When travelling, a guidebook needs to be compact and convenient, but when you are looking for travel inspiration, you want a book  that is big and colorful and enticing .  At the top of this list for 2010 is Lonely Planet’s  The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World. Propped on the […]

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Stuck in a Staycation?

Great travel writers can open new worlds no matter how little or far they travel.  You read their books for the language, not the destinations.  If your budget is slim, and you’d like to travel the world in great company without spending a penny, try one of the following: While Bill Bryson is best known for his […]

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From the Comfort of Your Chair

Most of us choose to spend our precious vacation time travelling to destinations where we hope to relax and enjoy ourselves. There are those however, who seem to relish adventure based on the danger it presents. These extreme tourists seem happy to endure assaults to the mind , body and spirit while moving bravely toward […]

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