travel

Group Travel: Let's take a Trip!


Are you interested in exploring the world with your family, friends, or traveling with a group? Whether you are planning a travel club or a trip to a family reunion, join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. for a cup of coffee. Carolyn Monroe, a Road Scholar Ambassador, will be here. She will help you create unique and valuable ways to make your next trip exciting and fun!

**SAGE Program events are free and no registration is required. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Library Kingwood (FOLK). For more information, please contact the Kingwood Branch Library at 281-360-6804.

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Get Up And Go

Going on a trip this summer?

Bring along one of these five unique travel stories to enjoy as you embark on your own personal journey:

I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK? Tales of Driving and Being Driven by Naomi Shihab Nye
The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World by Leon Logothetis

Traveling the Skies

Some people adore flying. Others abhor it. Either way, you'll find a mix of information, insight, surprise, and outright amazement in these books. Grab one before your next trip and see the world of flight through a different set of eyes:

The Great American Road Trip

It’s summer!  Vacation time!  And what’s more American than traveling this beautiful country and seeing what’s beyond the horizon.  And what better time than the Fourth of July to contemplate the great American road trip.

Travel 2014

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014Whether you're looking for somewhere to go or content to travel from your armchair, Lonely Planet doesn't disappoint.  Take a look at their Best in Travel 2014 to see the latest hot spots around the globe.  Sneak peek:  Texas makes the list!

 

 

 

 

Oh, the Places You Will Go, When You Open a Book!

Have you ever wanted to  travel back in time?  Do you day dream of faraway places and wonder what it would be like? Just grab a book. Here are a few that I think you will enjoy.

Don't Be Rude on Vacation

Behave Yourself!In a rude world, a nice person shines like a diamond.  Learn how to shine with any culture by checking out Behave Yourself!: the Essential Guide to International Etiquette by Michael Powell.
 

 

Travel to 400 Places

World's Best Travel ExperiencesI'm smitten with a new travel book that just came out: World's Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places.  Since it's published by National Geographic, you know the photos are great.  But, if you're like me, you'll be putting post-its on pages and dreaming of when you'll go.

Mental Travel Escapes

A Year in the WorldIt may not be possible to take a real vacation this summer, but if you’re weary of the Texas heat and humidity, you can plan your dream trip -- and find some stress relief and mental escape -- all without leaving home or even spending a dime.  Here are some audiobooks that will send you magically elsewhere while you are coping with Houston traffic on a 99-degree afternoon.

 

Travel Apps

travel collageI discovered a new travel app a few weeks ago, TripIt, that takes all your travel reservations, confirmations, and more and creates an itinerary custom built for you. This got me wondering, what other travel apps are out there that can make getting to your destination a bit easier.  Check out these articles spotlighting some of the newest and most useful mobile apps to get you where you're going, many of the apps also have websites if you prefer.

Travel Plans

10 best travel apps for frequent fliers - Gadling

The best travel apps to ease your journey - MSNBC

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