Friday, October 4, 2013

Travel Section

Planning a trip or maybe you enjoy reading about exotic places? Come and check the new travel literature section on the 3rd Floor of the Frank and Laura Lewis Library. The new travel literature is as diverse as the cultures, places, and peoples that span the globe.  

Just a sample of great destinations information to inspire you!

Provides an excellent overview of New Zealand's Maori culture, stunning countryside, national parks, and cities. Includes a historical overview, practical information, maps, recommended reading, and more.

Travelers go to Florida for sun, sand, surf, and visits to the state's world-famous theme parks, but increasingly also to explore Florida's incredible natural attractions: stunning subtropical scenery, wonderful hiking and bird-watching trails, exceptional fishing, boating, and canoeing, the wet wilderness of Everglades National Park, the continental US's only coral reefs, and glimpses of exotic wildlife. This book has all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Florida's magnificent animal, plant, and sea life.

This book is about travelling in France - with a theme: history, and in particular, Anglo-French history from the Crusades and Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) to the First and Second World Wars. Detailing twenty different routes or places, the book covers the famous Road to Compostela from Le Puy to the Pyrenees, slips across the Belgian border to visit the battlefield of Ypres, takes in Burgundy, Brittany, the chateaux of the Ile-de-France and the Loire, and the historic provinces of France - places worth visiting for the beauty of their landscapes, their architecture, abbeys, castles and historic characters. Each route (all of which can be made by car, and some by bicycle) includes a visit to a battlefield, museum, castle, memorial, gun site, or some relic of the recent or ancient past, and comes with a list of recommended books to read before you go. The great advantage of touring the D-Day beaches with a grasp of the purpose of Operation Overlord, walking across the muddy fields from the first English position at Agincourt to the line from which the archers finally engaged the French host, and following Henry V's route from Harfleur to Agincourt, or the Black Prince's campaign, north from Bordeaux to the Loire and the battlefield of Poitiers, is that they will take the traveller into parts of France that they might otherwise miss, reveal places that the average tourist might never go, and above all, help bring history alive.

**This post was authored by Carolyn Graham.

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