Getting Ready for Travel Season
If often seems to me that there are only two types of travellers - those who plan every detail and those who let spontaneity rule. It doesn't matter why you travel, if you're a thrill seeker, a shopper or an art lover. Chances are that you will fit into one of those two categories. Personally, I am a planner, always travelling with a stash of Google Maps, guidebooks, reservations and a canteen of water/snacks. Vacations are missions with set objectives and even time to relax in a cafe must be plotted. Everything will be ruined if I don't drink coffee for an hour it the city square/piazza/platz.
If this sounds like you, now is the time to start planning your summer vacations. There is no better place to start than the Travel section of the Toronto Public Library website. Here you can browse travel books by country (and sometimes city) to find library materials related to your destination. Travel books are very popular during the spring and summer, so don't wait until the last minute or you could be out of luck.
Most Toronto Public Library branches also have road maps for various cities, provinces, or states in North America. Ask a staff member at your local branch to show you where they are located.
If you need inspiration or just want to do some armchair travelling, here are six books to get you started: