Before You Fire Up the GPS

Ocean dock scene, photo by flickr.com user wise

Strolling along a beach. Hiking trails with amazing vistas. Taking in famous attractions you’ve seen in movies. Are you dreaming about a summer getaway?

It would be great to just get in the car or hop on a plane and go, but for most of us, travel takes some planning. Where to stay? Where to eat? What’s the least expensive way to get there? And what can we see and do in the time we have?

What’s the best place to start your vacation planning? At the library.

Whether you’re traveling across the state or around the world, we’ve got online tools and printed materials like Lonely Planet and Fodor’s travel guides to help you.

Discover the Databases

Use A to Z World Travel and Global Road Warrior to access travel guides for U.S. and foreign destinations.

A to Z the USA has information by state about weather, recreation, landmarks, etc.

If you’re traveling abroad, get prepared with lessons in 80 languages from Transparent Language Online.

Enjoy Some eBooks

If you have an iPad, Nook, Kindle, other e-reader or smart phone, you can check out library eBooks and take them with you on your trip.

You’ll also find travel journals, travel guides by Lonely Planet, how-to titles like “747 Things to Do on a Plane” and travel memoirs like “The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost.”

Browse for Print Books

The library offers books about traveling with your pet, U.S. scenic drives, day trips in Missouri and other out-of-town places and so many more topics. If you don’t have time to come to the library, use the online catalog and place a hold. We’ll email or mail you when holds are ready for you to pick up at your library, on the bookmobile or at Library-To-Go in Hallsville.

If you can’t get out of town this year, we hope you’ll at least find some time to relax in a comfortable spot, open a book and let the world come to you.

The Travel Subject Guide

In this online subject guide, our librarians have selected some of the most useful websites out there for travelers.

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