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Your library guide to travel and transportation, whether you need information on far-off lands, passport information, or a simple Patco train schedule.
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2013 URL: http://explore.bcls.lib.nj.us/travel Print Guide RSS Updates

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Travel Websites

Not sure where you want to travel to? Only know that you need to go? Try browsing one of these sites to get a taste of what's out there!

  • BBC - Travel
    Travel guides, tips and articles from experts at the BBC.
  • Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door
    For 30 years Rick Steves has taught smart European travel. This website — like his guidebooks, TV series and radio program — is dedicated to exactly that.
  • Wikitravel  
      
    Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable worldwide travel guide. So far we have 18,331 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe.
  • Fodor's
    Explore destinations, find travel news, get travel tips, read reviews, and more. Plan your trip online with Fodor's.
  • About.com Travel
    Get reviews of hotels, nightlife, restaurants, museums, shopping and things to do in the best vacation spots around the world.
  • Go NOMAD.com
    GONOMAD specializes in alternative travel and guides to unusual travel destinations. Inspiration and links to plan your trips.
  • Lonely Planet
    Travel advice, tips and destination information to inspire you.
  • Frommer's
 

New York Times Travel

The New York Times has whole section devoted to travel.  Search for destination guides, reviews, and articles written and compiled by one of the nation's leading news sources.  Here are some headlines from the Travel RSS feed to give you an idea of what this website has to offer:

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Philly.com Travel

The Philadelphia Inquirer also has a travel section. Destination guides, reviews, shore travel, a Philadelphia Visitor's Guide, and travel articles are available. Some enjoyable destinations are reachable on a tank of gas or less; see which rated the highest by readers in Destinations One Tank Away.

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Travel Guidebooks

The Burlington County Library System has a large collection of travel guides that you can check out to help you plan your trip. We own series such as Fodors, Frommers, Mobile, Lonely Planet, and Insider's Guide.  For example:

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Where to go When: Italy - DK Publishing
Call Number: New 914.5 Whe
ISBN: 0756669057
The essential vacation planner, unearthing the best of every region of Italy, month by month. Whether you're looking for a fun family getaway, a cultural weekend in the city, or a countryside retreat, this beautiful guide suggests a multitude of appealing destinations and the best month of the year to visit each one.

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Europe by Eurail 2011 - Ferguson-Kosinski
Call Number: 914 Fer
ISBN: 0762760095
This comprehensive guide, newly revised and updated, provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than ninety specific rail excursions.

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Fodor's China
Call Number: 915.1 Fod
ISBN: 1400008255
Experience the juxtaposition of ancient and new in Beijing, take a slow boat through the spectacular Three Gorges, or soak up the surreal landscape of Everest Base Camp: it’s no wonder that China’s tourism market is a booming $70 billion industry and growing. With more maps, a language guide, and in-depth illustrated features on local food, culture, and customs, our savvy coverage will enable travelers to unravel the mysteries of China.

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Frommer's Italy
Call Number: 914.5 Fro
ISBN: 0470285567
From the ruins of ancient Rome and the excavations at Pompeii, to the finest Italian wines and the best dining experiences, our authors provide up-to-date advice on how to make the most of your trip.

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Great Britain - Lonely Planet
Call Number: 914.1 Gre 2009
ISBN: 174104491X
If England, Scotland, and Wales are on your itinerary, here's your complete guide to famous sights and intriguing, out-of-the-way places that are hard to find on your own. Lonely Planet's Britain provides 160 maps--including 12 color maps of London; useful notes on British history, literature, theater, film and music; accommodation and eating options for every budget; details on public transport, long-distance walks, cycling, and driving; and information on how to trace your ancestors. The book includes a Welsh language section and a guide to architecture, including a glossary of terms. Also included is information on travel to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. --Kathryn True

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100 Best Resorts of the Caribbean - Kay Showker
Call Number: 917.29 Sho
ISBN: 0762748834
Readers can find the resort that best suits their needs in this island-by-island guide to the Caribbean. Extensive descriptions highlight the advantages and disadvantages of staying at each resort, while details about the indoor and outdoor landscapes provide a wealth of information for the tropical traveler. Revised and updated eighth edition.

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Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation - Steven B. Stern
Call Number: 910.45 Ste
ISBN: 1589805003
This most comprehensive guide on the cruise vacation and all its aspects lists the major ports of call, details on attractions, restaurants, shopping, and recreation, as well as guidelines on how to make the most of an eight-hour stay in port. The history of each vessel, vital statistics, physical details, evaluations in the form of stars, and price categories for over 280 ships are presented. Numerous photographs of ships, decks, and interiors are included, along with actual shipboard menus and daily activity programs.

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The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World
Call Number: 910.2 Has
ISBN: 1566918286
Secrets and advice that will save you valuable time and money while helping make your trip safe and successful. Provides a global perspective that's useful whether you're a first-time trekker or an experienced explorer...wherever your journey takes you.

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The Complete Travel Detective Bible: The Consummate Insider Tells You What You Need to Know in an Increasingly Complex World!
Call Number: 910.4 Gre
ISBN: 1594867089
This ultimate "physician’s desk reference" for travelers addresses the questions, anxieties, concerns, and desire for essential information that are common to seasoned and novice travelers alike.
Do you want to know which airline seats are the best and worst? How you can vacation in a lighthouse, a monastery, or even a converted prison? Which countries require you to get visas before you visit? Or won’t let you in even if you have a passport? Which airlines are the worst "bumping" offenders? How you can avoid hidden fees? The Complete Travel Detective Bible offers up answers to these questions and much more. Everything is cross-referenced and each chapter is filled with useful charts, lists, and diagrams, making for an easily accessible format.

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Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50 - Joan Rattner Heilman
Call Number: 910.202 Hei
ISBN: 0071477470
If you're over 50, you're entitled to the BIGGEST bargains, BEST deals, and BOLDEST vacations of your life. In fact, there are hundreds of amazing discounts that can save you a fortune on everything from golf to globetrotting. They are all here in this fully updated edition of Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50.

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