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The One Place You Should Visit, Wherever You Travel

Culture Travel Tuesday

Destination: Literary Travel Everywhere Cultural Attraction: The Library

By Jessica Voigts

While I thrive on literary travel, there’s another sort of literary travel that few people think to do. However, whenever I travel and do this, it’s usually the highlight of my trip.

One of the first things I do, when I visit someplace new, is to head to the library.

Kenmare library (a Carnegie library), County Cork, Ireland
Kenmare library (a Carnegie library) in County Cork, Ireland. Photo by Jessie Voigts

The library, you say? But how do you check out books without a card? Well, the local library is much more than just checking out books. It’s the social hub of a town. It’s got plenty of book-related events. You can get a sense of local literature and language, by perusing the shelves, magazines, and newspapers. There’s free WIFI, if you need to connect. There are often showings of new movies, theater and musical performances, and other cultural events. And, librarians are awesome people with excellent suggestions of things to see and do in the area. Continue reading The One Place You Should Visit, Wherever You Travel