Did you know the library has books on just about any way that you can think of to see the world? You can find out about travelling fast.. or slow; by foot, by bike, by rail, by boat, or by motorbike. Here are just a few samples to whet your appetite.
36 Hours (2012): 125 Weekends in Europe - Dream weekends with practical itineraries from Paris to Perm. Culture, history, natural beauty, fine cuisine, artistic masterpieces, cutting-edge architecture and style-- Europe overflows with so many riches that a lifetime seems too short to appreciate them. But with the right guidance, you can go far in a single weekend . Stylishly written and carefully researched, this updated and expanded collection of the popular New York Times 36 Hours feature offers you 125 well-crafted itineraries for quick but memorable European trips, accompanied by hundreds of color photographs to fire your imagination.
36 Hours (2011): 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada - The ultimate travel guide to the USA and Canada To travel in North America is to face a delicious quandary: over these vast spaces, with so many riches from glittering cities to eccentric small towns and heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains and plains, how to experience as much as possible in limited time? One answer is the quick hit, a jam-packed adventure that delivers a full sense of a single place's opportunities and personalities over a well-plotted two-night stay. The New York Times has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly "36 Hours" column since 2002.
Go Slow France (2010): Special Places to Stay, Slow Travel and Slow Food - Go Slow France is the third book in Sawday's hugely successful Go Slow series. Discover 47 of France's most exquisite châteaux, B&Bs and hotels chosen as places to 'go slow'.
Slow Dorset,  : Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places - Slow Dorset is a personal celebration of what makes Dorset special - an invitation to slow down and enjoy its beauty. The author takes you on a personal journey through the county introducing some of Dorset's best kept secrets and hidden delights including little known walks, cycle rides, pubs, local craftsmen and visitor attractions.
Go By Foot!
We have several different series of books that cover walking tours.
We have books that help you tour a city step by step, or a pilgrimage route, like the Camino de Santiago.
We have books with walking tours with a literary theme or those with a walk into history.
You can find them in our catalogue by searching "walking guidebooks".
Go by Bike!
Our books on cycling cover the world - from specific locations such as Oregon and the Kettle Valley Railroad in B.C. to the fifty places to bike before you die.
We also have books on cycling for all ages. Just search guidebooks cycling.
By Rail or By Boat!
The same applies to travelling by Rail; search railroad guidebooks (ignore the first few titles, they can't be borrowed).
For travel by Boat, search guidebooks cruises. You can find cruises everywhere from Alaska to the Caribbean to the Greek Islands.
By Car Or Even By Motorcycle!
If travelling by Car, search using the phrase guidebooks automobile.
If touring on a motorcycle, use the phrase guidebooks motorcycles.
However you go, the library has books to help you plan a great travel adventure! Knowing before you go helps you make the most of your trip. Happy trails!