10 Tools for Armchair Travelers

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Summer vacation cancelled? Big trip postponed? If armchair travel is your only getaway this year (or you just enjoy reading about cool places to go), begin your journey in the pages of a good book.

Various travel booksLibrary staff has compiled a list of 10 resources for armchair travelers.  These aren’t your traditional guidebooks, however. Instead they explore destinations around the world through a different lens, from first person accounts to the very history of travel itself.

Always Italy by Frances Mayes
At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe by Tsh Oxenreider
Historic New England: A Tour of the Region’s Top 100 National Landmarks by Patricia Harris and David Lyon
Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel
A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers From Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston by Kim Roberts
North Korea Journal by Michael Palin
Patagonian Road: A Year Alone Through Latin America by Kate McCahill
Sovietistan: Travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan by Erika Fatland
Walking in Ireland: 50 Walks Through the Heart and Soul of Ireland by Christopher Somerville
A Year in Paris: Season by Season in the City of Light by John Baxter

Explore additional resources for armchair travelers in our catalog.

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