Armchair Travels

Been stuck at home for too long? Armchair Travelling is taking a vacation via books, DVDs, and virtual resources. Here is a compiling of extraordinary travel books and DVDs available from your library that you can view from home!

Two beautiful tabletop books to explore are Atlas of the National Parks which showcases 60 parks in the US including the Virgin Islands and the newly created Indiana Sand Dunes, and 1,000 Places to See Before You Die:  The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before. There are beautiful, outstanding aerial photos in both of these books and you will see areas that you might not ever see in person.

If you’re in the mood for a DVD, try 1, 000 Places to See Before You Die:  Collections 1 & 2 or On the Road With Charles Kuralt:  Americana Collections 1, 2 and 3.  This a good and safe way to travel and to learn about places you never knew existed!

You can also watch DVDs about our local communities in the Our Town series produced by WQLN.  These include personal historical stories from residents in the community.  You can watch our former library director, Mary Rennie, tell us about the building of the Lincoln Community Center Library in Fairview.

Lonely Planet has put out Secret Marvels of the World:  306 Extraordinary Places You Never Knew Existed and How to Find Them.  All you need to do is open the pages and travel to these bizarre and exotic sites that you wouldn’t normally see!

The classic A Walk in the Woods:  Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail is available in book, audiobook, and DVD format.  This is a 2,100 travel log from Georgia to Maine of two old friends – very inspiring and funny!