See the World (or just read about it)

I recently traveled to Barcelona, Spain. I am lucky enough to have a brother who lives there and also runs a study abroad organization, so he is well-versed in all things touristy. He is a terrific travel guide, so I did not need to do much research before I left. Being a librarian, however, I did sneak a peek at some travel guides.

Even if you do not have a built-in travel guide, there are plenty of sources of information readily available!

The Watertown Free Public Library has a great collection of travel guides in print, from publishers like Fodor’s, Frommer’s and Lonely Planet. You can find these in the non-fiction section starting at about 910 for the whole world, then from 914-919 for specific locations.

WFPL  carries several print journals, such as: Cruise Travel Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Travel Girl, and Travel Smart.

And our digital magazine service, Zinio, provides access to National Geographic Traveler.

 

The Minuteman Library Network provides many always-available e-book travel guides through the Overdrive Digital Media Catalog.

There are also many websites that can be helpful:

 ·         http://plnnr.com/

I have not used this one, but it looks interesting; if you plug in your destination, length of stay and some other details, it will help you create an itinerary of places to see, stay and eat.

Travel book publishers’ sites:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/

http://www.fodors.com/

http://www.frommers.com/

http://www.travelandleisure.com/ (magazine)

Enjoy your trip! And here are a couple of pictures from mine:

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