Reviews and Blog Posts: travelogues

Around the World Trip

What do you do with an around the world plane ticket? Come find out how to plan such a big trip and see photos from the various destinations visited by Kevin Ward and Jennifer Speer on Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Planning your own adventure? Browse your local library's Travel section for all the latest travel guides from Frommer's, Fodor's, Lonely Planet, Let's Go, Eyewitness, Rick Steves and more! Can't afford a trip? Travel the world from your couch with a Travel DVD or memoir!

Around the World Voyage Memoirs:

Colorado Authors Series: Polly Letofsky

Polly Letofsky left her home and headed west across 4 continents and over 14,000 miles to become the first woman to walk around the world for breast cancer. Join us at the Bear Valley Branch Library on Saturday, November 13, at 2 p.m. as she discusses her book, 3MPH: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World.

While strangers welcomed her into their homes, it was never an easy road. Polly struggled with earthquakes, muggings, languages, and even religious riots. Her extraordinary journey around the world on foot raised global awareness for breast cancer and is a testament to the indomitable human spirit.

America's Best Idea

Back in the day camping was cheap entertainment for large families.  My dad could fit five kids in a Volkswagen bug (before seatbelt laws) and we'd inch up Golden Gate Canyon.  When the car began to roll backwards, that's when we'd stop and pitch our tent.

Consequently, I am a big armchair traveler and have visited many of the 392 national parks via video and just a few in person. My favorite production produced by Ken Burns was shown on PBS last year and is available at the library: The National Parks: America's Best Idea. I have also been fortunate to visit many parks in person. Given that my bucket list is r-e-a-l-l-y long, I use the library's books and travelogues to help me prioritize my trips.

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