Passion for Travel

A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light by David Downie. Abounding in secluded, atmospheric parks, artists’ studios, cafes, restaurants and streets little changed since the 1800s, Paris exudes romance. The art and architecture, the cityscape, riverbanks, and the unparalleled quality of daily life are part of the equation. But the city’s […]

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Armchair Travel

Stay at home and visit the world. Peaks on the Horizon: Two Journeys in Tibet by Charlie Carroll. Charlie’s obsession began with his chance discovery of Seven Years in Tibet in the “Adult Reading” section of his grade school library. The battered hardcover with faded gold lettering sparked a twenty-year obsession with Tibet, and after […]

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World Travel Ideas

The greatest adventure is to travel, to see those places in the world that pack a mysterious power. The World’s Great Wonders: How They Were Made & Why They Are Amazing            Go beyond the visual spectacle of the world’s 50 greatest wonders, and discover what makes them such amazing places. With stunning images and […]

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Disney Vacation Plans

If you are planning the family vacation of a lifetime you might be seeking a little advice. Birnbaum’s 2015 Walt Disney World: The Official Guide The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2015 Universal Orlando: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure 2014 Frommer’s Easy Guide to Walt Disney World & Orlando  2014 Fodor’s […]

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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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