Traveling: the wind in yer sails, the smell o’ the sea in the air, nothing but freedom and an open ocean ahead of ye. It’s every lads dream, to see, smell, taste, and experience all that this world has to offer. But sometimes, just settin’ sail and seein’ where ye end up isn’t the best course of action.
As a pirate, I be very well-travelled. I’ve sailed all seven seas, stepped on every continent (yes, even Antarctica), and sampled local foods and spirits. However, I have me share of “trip-gone-bad” stories as a result of me insufficient plannin’. I needed to prepare! Outline me sailing route, book housing options, learn about the local culture. If only there be a guide for that sort of thing…
Actually, mateys, there is. I just didn’t know about it before coming to Fort Collins. Turns out, the Library has access to hundreds of Lonely Planet travel guides through Freading.com. Lonely Planet be the largest publisher of travel guides in the world. They’re filled with cultural insights (so ye can be polite at dinner in any country), maps (cuz ye can’t be a pirate… or a traveler… without a map), and reviews of hotels and food (so ye can avoid the sketchy hostels in Paris and only eat the most exquisite croissants). Traveling with youngins? These books got tips for that too.
The Bahamas, Berlin, Madagascar, Nepal, New Orleans, Seoul, Sydney, Athens, Peru, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dublin. Wanna go to Sicily? The guide will help you feast on authentic Sicilian cuisine, explore the historic charms of Syracuse, climb a fiery volcano, and island-hop throughout the Aeolian archipelago.
Pick a place. They’ve got a guide book. Check it out for yer self at http://poudrelibraries.freading.com/index then do a search for Lonely Planet.