On a quest for global books? We’ve shared the One Place to Visit, wherever you travel – and now I’d like to share a cultural travel tip that lets you dig deep into different cultures – both here and abroad. It encompasses books, food, language, hobbies, and cultural artifacts. Take a delicious cultural odyssey that captures many facets of a culture – books and more. And, your cultural travel might not be too far from your own home. Continue reading How to Take A Delicious Cultural Odyssey, Close to Home→
In keeping with the “Best of” lists we’ve been doing last week and this at A Traveler’s Library, I decided to take a look to see what 12 Travel Thursday photos were the most popular in 2012–judged by traffic to the page and by comments. (See, your comments are IMPORTANT!)
Destination: Literary Travel EverywhereCultural 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.
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→