When planning a vacation, don’t forget to check the travel section at the Lititz Public Library. In addition to standard guidebooks, a variety of special interest books will make any trip more enjoyable.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg : Including Lancaster, York, and Surrounding CountiesSixty Hikes within Sixty Miles, Harrisburg: Including Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, Perry and York Counties by Matt Willen
Our area is home to many tracts of public lands that offer a diverse array of hiking experiences, from rolling hills to steep-sided ravines.

Frommer’s Easyguide to River Cruising by Fran Golden
Reviews of the major and many of the smaller river cruise lines include advice on which boats offer the best value, which are best for luxury seekers and how to choose the right river to sail.

Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains by Jason Frye
Including the North Carolina High Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation, the author provides strategies for hiking, scenic drives, horseback riding and camping.

Best Tent Camping, Pennsylvania: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature and an Escape from Civilization by Matt Willen
Between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offers thousands of square miles of hills, forests and rivers to pursue a variety of outdoor activities.

50 Great American Places : Essential Historic Sites Across the U. S.Fifty Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S. by Brent D. Glass
The cultural history of the country is profiled through fifty places, with discussions about the people and events that led to each site’s importance.

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer
Travelers will be inspired by over 700 of the strangest and most curious places and events in the world, such as the dazzling glowworm caves of New Zealand, the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain and a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh.

Gardens of Awe and Folly: A Traveler’s Journal on the Meaning of Life and Gardening by Vivian Swift
From Scotland to Key West, nine gardens are profiled with maps, inspirational quotations and essays.

NPR Road Trips Collection: On the Road Again (audio book on CD)
Listeners are treated to stories of unusual destinations and the people who live there.

National Geographic the Civil War : A Traveler's GuideThe Civil War: A Traveler’s Guide edited by Len Riedel
Explore America’s War Between the States with information about more than 500 battlefield sites, including information from renowned Civil War historians and Park Service experts.

Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships by Douglas Ward
Cruise industry standard provides help for choosing the best cruise holiday with text and photographs that describe every aspect of life aboard, including safety, the highs and lows of the cruise experience and how to save money.

The World’s Most Romantic Destinations: Fifty Dreamy Getaways, Private Retreats and Enchanting Places to Celebrate Love by Abbie Kozolchyk
Inspirational planner for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and other special occasions provides expert tips on where to go, what to do, where to eat and what to see in each locale.

Fifty States, Five Thousand Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do by Joseph R. Yogerst
Richly illustrated book highlights the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected.

Appalachian Odyssey : A 28-Year Hike on the Appalachian TrailAppalachian Odyssey: A Twenty-Eight-Year Hike on America’s Trail by Jeff Ryan
Unlike hikers who tackle the Appalachian Trail in one trip, the author shares tales and practical advice gleaned from his experiences traveling the Trail, one section at a time over twenty-eight years.

Germany, Austria and Switzerland’s Best Trips from Lonely Planet Publications
There is something for everyone as they travel from Germany’s capital to the Rhine vineyards to the Black Forest and into Austria and Switzerland.

April 14, 2017