By this time of year you may be looking to get away for a while and gazing at travel sites looking for ideas of warmer climates to visit. Perhaps you are looking to visit some warm islands or a warm country. Or perhaps you are thinking of crossing an ocean for a trip. Or maybe you do not wish to take such a trip, but would like to imagine yourself doing such a thing. We here at the Toronto Public Library can help with all these scenarios. We carry travel guides to help decide where to go, we have an online language learning program besides language learning kits, and we have travelogues for those who prefer to travel from the comfort of their arm chairs. Whether it’s to plan a trip for 2015 or read of someone else’s travels, please check out the amazing materials on offer here at the Toronto Public Library.
Great books to help decide where and when to venture into the world, just keep in mind that it is always best to contact places directly for current prices, opening hours and in case there are renovations.
Learn from a local where to stay, where to eat, where to surf and what to avoid.
Discover the land that brought Tapas to the world, fine wines and world class museums.
Touted as an inexpensive warm getaway Costa Rica has beautiful forest, volcanoes and ecologically protected areas to explore.
These are eBooks that you can download onto your devices and use without looking like a tourist always looking through a book, but a local simply using their phone. This is an area that is growing in popularity and as such the books are being better designed for easier use.
See where the Tea Party took place, visit Fenway Park and the museums.
Learn when to visit the Louvre, watch traffic from the top of the Arc de Triomphe and where to get the best pain au chocolat.
It never hurts to learn a few keys phrases before visiting a new country.
Using your computer at home you can learn key phrases in languages such as French or Pirate.
To help you learn how to do more than order a beer in Spanish.
Once you land, you can impress your business counterparts with your new found understanding of their language.
You can always travel the world through other people's eyes safely from home with no security to get through.
This French Canadian cartoonist has written a number of books on his travels throughout the world and provides humour, insight and travel tips for the reader.
What does it feel like to have travelled for twenty years, then return home. Is it still home?
This group of essays come from a non-European point of view from men and women from the 18th to 20th centuries. These essays show how the world looked to some.
Whether you are looking for a get away or just dreaming about one the Toronto Public Library has many tools to help you realize that dream.