The library really has some great resources when it comes time to plan a trip. I like to watch travel videos to get a general sense of a place. Sometimes, I’ll check out several travel guides and browse through them to get the best from each one. Then, I keep one of them for use during the trip. My husband and I just returned from a trip to the national parks in Utah, and I checked out some hiking trail guide books to use while we were there. They provided some great tips for hikes beyond what was provided by the parks when we entered.
"If you got the money, honey, I got the time." My mother is fond of this saying. I heard her repeat it often when talk of vacations came up or even brief weekend trips. The saying might be a song lyric. I don't know. It doesn't matter; it's a favorite of mine. I do love travel, and in the interest of satisfying the library blogging requests, here we go with another travel blog. ("Oh great. Another travel blog.") Well, take it or leave it, here it is. Let me start by saying that I took a 9 day trip by myself.
I recently had the opportunity to go to New York City with a friend for her graduation from college. We had an awesome time! We spent about two and a half days exploring the city. We mostly did the usual touristy stuff. We figured this could be our only chance to visit the Big Apple, so we better do as much as possible in a short time!
In June of 2012, we took our honeymoon to Disney World, Orlando. It was, as I sure you can imagine, magical. We were there for 6 days and 5 nights, and we barely scratched the surface of this gigantic theme park. It is around 100 acres of awesome with some of the best customer service I have ever come in contact with! Each park has a unique theme and feel that permeates everything from the staff, to rides, to the food available to eat. As we started to plan this vacation, we quickly realized that there were so many possibilities; we needed some direction and gu
This summer we are taking a trip to France. As opposed to doing the typical tour guided travel adventure where they funnel you onto a bus and expose you to the most tourist-trap-American-friendly spots possible, we like to rent a car and drive! Not only does driving give you the freedom to see whatever your heart desires from day to day, but it also allows you to see and interact with the local community. This hands-on approach during a trip overseas really immerses you in the culture and countryside.
This spring, I had the time of my life in Paris. I went with a very dear friend, and we spent three fabulous days floating down the Seine, eating quiche, and watching the Tower light up at night. It was something I’d dreamed about since I was a little girl. Also, I was a French major in college, and it was fun to actually use my language skills.