Traveling with the Library's Help
December 28, 2011
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. On one of our Moab hikes, another couple we ran into even asked to borrow the book for a few minutes! They asked where I’d gotten it (the library), and then said they really wanted to buy it for their son when they got back. I also booked a whitewater rafting trip through an outfitter recommended in another travel book from the library.
So, next time you get ready to plan a trip, consider stopping in to the library. You’ll find lots of travel guides in the 900’s section (adult non-fiction), and if you’re into hiking, you’ll find these in the 917 section. You can also search our catalog from the comfort of your own easy chair and place things on hold. Or, if you prefer to do your reading online, check out the Online Resources section of our website, and then click on Geography and Travel. I really like the one called Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection.
Colbern Road Branch