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It’s ALWAYS a great time to think about getting away for a vacation!
Here’s just a tiny sampling of what you can find at your Library to help….
100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do by Joe Yogerst (National Geographic)
A guide to the best parks in the United States and Canada, including activity and accommodation information; information on nearby attractions; top ten lists; and information on local fare.
"Backpacker Hidden Gems" spills every secret and pulls back the curtain to reveal the top 100 trips across the country, with information on how to reach them, when to go, and what you’ll see.
Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways : The 300 Best Drives in the U.S. by National Geographic
Provides more than 300 possibilities for spectacular getaways in your local area and throughout the 50 states. Whether you're looking for a short day trip close to home or a several-weeks-long vacation, you'll find a host of ideas in this beautifully illustrated, detail-packed book, which celebrates America's regional diversity, rich history, and jaw-dropping splendor.
The Vanlife Companion by Ed Bartlett and Becky Ohlsen
Practical and inspiring, an introduction to the global #vanlife phenomenon shows readers how to choose and customize the perfect van as well as how to have the best road trips ever around the world. Also available in eBook from hoopla.
Journeys of a Lifetime : 500 of the World's Greatest Trips by National Geographic staff
A collection of the 500 most alluring travel experiences on the planet! The perfect resource for travelers who crave adventurous trips, or those searching for specific experiences, this title has been fully revised and updated just in time for its 10th anniversary. The characters are organized by means of transportation. They are designed to help you plan your trip, telling you the best time to visit, sights you can't miss, and how to get there, as well as sidetrips for stargazing and exploring ecosystems.
Discover the best and most unusual getaway ideas in and around Ohio! Popular TV travel reporter Neil Zurcher has driven more than a million miles to find fun and offbeat attractions, including quirky museums, one-of-a-kind restaurants, natural wonders, historic villages, and more — just a short drive from home! Here are his all-time favorites.
50 States, 5,000 Ideas : Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do text by Joe Yogerst (National Geographic)
Organized state-by-state then province-by-province, "50 States, 5,000 Ideas" showcases the best travel experiences in every state and province, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sights include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and the list goes on and on. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee; swamp tours in Louisiana; dinosaur trails in Colorado; America's oldest street in NYC; a string of lighthouses in Nova Scotia; authentic Chinese night markets in British Columbia; and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information, as well as fascinating facts about each state, that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible.
The Solo Travel Handbook : Practical Tips and Inspiration for a Safe, Fun and Fearless Trip by Sarah Reid et al. (Lonely Planet)
Don't let the idea of travelling alone stop you from living out your dreams. Packed with tips and advice for before and during your travels, "The Solo Travel Handbook" gives you the confidence and know-how to explore the world on your own, whether you're planning a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or short city break. Also available in eBook from hoopla.
Epic Drives of the World : Explore the Planet's Most Thrilling Road Trips by the Staff of Lonely Planet
Buckle up for the greatest road trips on Earth. This beautiful hardback showcases 50 iconic routes, from Hawaii's Hana Highway and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah's National Park Circuit and Germany's Black Forest High Road. With first-hand accounts, stunning photographs and practical advice, it will inspire all motorists to hit the open road. Also available in eBook from hoopla.
Volunteer : A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World by Charlotte Hindle et al. (Lonely Planet)
Packed with invaluable information and inspiration to get you planning your perfect short, or long-term volunteer experience. Whether it's monitoring sea turtles in Greece, helping establish handicraft businesses in Ghana or building community centers in Guatemala, you'll find opportunities in this helpful guidebook. Also available in eBook from hoopla.
Take in the beauty of the gorgeous Great Lakes State From the Chicago and Territorial roads, home of a historic and scenic railroad, to the Lower Peninsula's Chain of Lakes area, "Backroads & Byways of Michigan" is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a local. Now with color maps and photographs, this third edition offers itineraries to scenic and intriguing places, like Michigan's Wine Country--where you can sample local wines, chocolate truffles, and orchard fruits--and Western Upper Peninsula, once a mining area, now a winter-recreation wonderland and home of many spectacular waterfalls.
River Cruising in Europe & the USA by Douglas Ward
This book will tell you everything you should know when choosing a cruise on one of Europe and the USA's major waterways.
Renowned travel writer and TV host Robin Esrock visited every province and territory to craft the definitive national Bucket List. The second edition is revised to include more adventures around nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana.
Oddball Indiana : A Guide to 350 Really Strange Places by Jerome Pohlen
There is more to Indiana than the Indy 500, interstate highways (seven cross its borders), and basketball! The Hoosier State is teeming with fascinating people, one-of-a-kind places, and things with unique and bizarre histories. Skip the scenic dunes and cozy bed-and-breakfasts— let "Oddball Indiana" take you where you really want to go. This book belongs in your glove box—you never know when you’ll be in range of an oddball adventure!
Presents the 100 best outdoor adventures that you can take with babies and toddlers (really!) along with everything you need to know about traveling and exploring the natural world as a new family.
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