This week we highlight the 910 section: stories about places far and wide – tales that let you travel without having to endure airport security or groups of tourists.
- Would you like to ride a camel in the deserts of The Sinai? Well, maybe not…., but you can read about staying with a Bedouin family without ever having to sleep in a tent! Or perhaps you’d like to save the spectacled Andean bear of Ecuador, reportedly the model for Paddington Bear? Well, maybe not actually track down that bear… These, and 98 other wild adventures can be yours, read from your own favorite armchair, as you peruse The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich your life, by Pam Grout – 910.2 GROUT
- Travel the worlds highest railroad from Beijing, China to Lhasa in Tibet. Look out your “window” onto the roof of the world, with silky black yaks and fluttering prayer flags. Or, float down the Congo River…..These, and other sojourns, can be experienced, without altitude sickness (!) in The Best American Travel Writing (2008), edited by Anthony Bourdain – 910.4 BEST 2008
- Maybe you’d rather see the world’s history in pictures? In the 909 section you’ll find National Geographic’s 100 Days in Photographs, Pivotal Events that Changed the world, by Nick Yapp – 909.8 YAPP
- This is also the section where you’ll find the wildly popular book by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love – 910.4 GILBE
Have Fun – and we’ll see you next time in another part of the stacks!