OPL offers a variety of resources to plan the perfect trip

These chilly winter days may have you dreaming of summer or warmer destinations. If the snow, ice and below average temps have prompted you to get out of town in pursuit of a less-than-cold climate, OPL can help!  

OPL has a variety of travel resources to help plan an excellent trip and make the most of your time away. Familiarize yourself with your dream destination and everything it has to offer by checking out a travel guide from the library. Borrow guides by DK Eyewitness Travel, Fodor’s, Forbes, Lonely Planet and more to help research recommended tourist attractions, restaurants and places to stay. By reviewing multiple sources, you will be sure to find the travel tips that most appeal to your sense of adventure. OPL has something for visual learners as well. DVDs from travel guru Rick Steves’ and the Travel with Kids series will help travelers to visualize their experience and manage expectations. Travel trends are constantly changing. Stay current with what’s happening across the globe with travel magazines and journals like Condé Nast and National Geographic Traveler – available in print or digital copies.

If you find yourself with a strong case of wanderlust, but don’t know where to go, OPL can help provide some inspiration. Check out some tales of personal journeys by John Steinbeck or Jack Kerouac, or check out a book on “must see” places to visit. For example, “1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die,” by Michael Bright, or find your niche with something like the “Art Travel Guide: Must-See Contemporary Art Sites Across the USA,” by Connie Terwilliger.

Don't forget to brush up on your language skills before you set off for adventure. Mango Languages is available through OPL's Resource Center and offers courses in more than 70 languages!  

Wherever your travels take you, reading materials will be needed to help pass the travel time. Let OPL be your source for print and digital books, magazines, and audio books, too.