Off the Beaten Page coverLooking for ideas for a quick getaway or a once-in-a-lifetime long summer vacation? The library can be a great place to start your research.

Start somewhere around the 910 section in your local library and you can find a number of great reads with ideas for vacationing around the globe.

Here are a few possibilities to launch dreams:

Off the Beaten Page: The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs and Girls on Getaways by Terri Peterson Smith – What could be better than combining the loves of reading and travel? Ms. Smith takes avid readers to sites throughout the United States that they can tie into their reading interests, from East to West Coasts.


Travel Experiences coverWorld’s Best Travel Experiences by National Geographic – Perhaps the world’s most renowned travel magazine puts together site after site with colorful photography and detail. Travelers could spend the rest of their lives and not see every site listed in this 319-page book.



Europe Back Door coverRick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door – The popular television travel host has all the inside information for a look at Hungary, and specifically its largest city, Budapest. Find walking tours, restaurants and out-of-the-way activities in an area of Europe that doesn’t get the traffic or crowds of many others. It’s one of dozens of books by Steves that are part of the PLS collection.

(And if your travels are taking you to a land where a different language is spoken, make sure and brush up with our Mango Languages database, which has some 70 foreign languages offered.)


Route 66 coverRoute 66 Road Trip by Candacy Taylor – Want to stay closer to home? A journey through the heart of America down Route 66 can produce many great memories and can begin right here in central Oklahoma. Find hours of adventures in Oklahoma and beyond through 349 pages of illustrations, maps and stories.