Have you or are you thinking about planning a trip this year?  You are not alone! The outlook for travel this year is a high priority for many Americans.  At the beginning of 2022, “just over 80% of Americans were looking forward to traveling in the next 12 months—the highest level since the start of the pandemic.”  This eagerness to travel is apparent in the fact that 54% of Americans would like to travel to a new destination. Where would you like to travel to this year?

Whether you are traveling stateside or abroad this summer, don’t forget that your local library has first-rate resources for your travel adventures.  Check out Fodor’s, Frommer’s, and more ebook travel guides online here for travel within the United States. Check out over 500 + ebook travel guides such as Lonely Planet for Europe here. If you haven’t decided upon a travel destination, make sure you check out this article for places to visit in 2022.  So far this year, we see fewer border closings and more freedom to move about from country to country with fewer covid restrictions. Most people will agree with this sentiment that 2022 is the year to get back out there and turn your dream trips into reality.” 

Thinking about traveling to a foreign country? Need to pick up some basic phrases in their native tongue? Your local library offers free language courses via Mango Languages.  Find over 70 plus languages to study and log in with your library card to keep track of your progress.

Don’t forget your passport! The Waldorf West Branch offers Passport Services several times a week, and you can visit us online here to make a passport appointment.  Please read this important information to find out what you need to bring and do before your passport appointment.  

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. 

  • Augustine Hippo


Take more vacations : how to search better, book cheaper, and travel the world by Scott Keyes

This book offers a new strategy that can lead to cheaper fares and more trips. The author shows why cheap flights never have to be inconvenient ones, he gives steps you can take to get a good fare, and more.

Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide to Voluntourism by Jeff Blumenfeld

Travel is now more open to a greater number of people than ever, and travelers are often looking for new adventures and experiences. Yet with crises developing constantly around the planet, many travelers want to explore the world and do good at the same time.

Fodor’s Bucket List USA by Fodor’s Travel (2021 edition)

From the Epic to the Eccentric, 500+ Ultimate Experiences

Part of the Fodor’s Travel Guides series

Whether you want to camp in the Grand Canyon, eat an authentic cheesesteak in Philly, walk through a sunflower field in Kansas, party at Mardi Gras, or take in the Aurora Borealis in Alaska, Fodor’s travel experts all across the United States are here to help! Fodor’s Bucket List USA: From Epic to Eccentric, 500+ Ultimate Experiences guidebook is packed with carefully curated musts to help you check your dream USA to-dos off your travel wishlist and discover quirky and cool extras along the way. It’s everything you need to see, do, eat, drink, hike, bike, and brag about!

Frommer’s Easyguide To River Cruising Ebook by Fran Golden

Part of the Frommer’s EasyGuide series

No segment of the travel industry is growing faster than river cruising. But how can you pick the right boat or itinerary? This book answers those questions and more, giving detailed, opinionated advice on the varying characters of the boat companies; why one river or itinerary will likely have more of interest than another; and how not to get taken when booking one of these often pricey vacations.

Travel With Kids: The Essential Guide On How You Can Entertain Your Kids While Travelling, Learn the Perfect Travel Games You Can Play During Travel With Your Family by Jan Zowell

Travel With Kids: The Essential Guide On How You Can Entertain Your Kids While Travelling, Learn the Perfect Travel Games You Can Play During Travel With Your Family

Are you planning to travel but are worried about travelling with kids? There are some who postponed travelling completely because they are worried it might be too difficult with the kids in tow. Although there are certainly some challenges when you have kids, it should stop you from abandoning travel plans. You can still make it fun and enjoyable.

The No Excuse Travel Guide 2020 by Philipp Gloeckl

A Blueprint for Making Your Travel Dreams a Reality

Have you ever looked out of the window and thought to yourself, “Wouldn’t it be amazing to just get on the next flight out of here and travel the world?”

Well, the good news is you can do just that if you’re brave enough to let go of your excuses and make the most of your life. By pulling apart all the things that hold us back, world-traveler Philipp Gloeckl will, take you on an exhilarating journey towards your heart’s most desired, most sought-after travel dreams.

The NO EXCUSE Travel Book is a blueprint for harnessing the magic of travel and wanderlust in everyday life.

The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel Ebook by Kelly E. Carter

Best Destinations, Hotels, Events, and Advice to Please Your Pet-and You

National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine couture. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet parents on how to best enjoy their area with a pup, and sidebars detailing unique opportunities for coddled canines, such as winery hikes in California wine country. New York Times bestselling author and pet parent Kelly E. Carter, and her beloved longhaired Chihuahua, Lucy, give you the inside scoop on pet-friendly hotels and restaurants, beaches, parks, and dog runs, plus the lowdown on events for four-legged visitors and dog-friendly attractions. A detailed introduction discussed everything you need to know when taking your pooch on vacation, including the lay of the land for road tripping and flying cross-country. From Sanibel Island, FL, to Whistler, BC, from Montreal QC, and Nantucket, MA to San Francisco, CA, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel showcases 75 of the best pet-friendly vacation destinations across the U.S. and Canada.

Fodor’s Essential Hawaii by Fodor’s Travel (2020 edition)

Part of the Fodor’s Travel Guides series

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor’s Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details.
Whether you want to hike a crater in Maui, relax on Waikiki beach, or attend a luau, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Hawaii are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Hawaii guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s “Essential” guides have been named by Booklist as the Best Travel Guide Series of 2020!

Fodor’s Essential Japan Ebook by Fodor’s Travel

Part of the Fodor’s Travel Guides series

Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Japan is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Japan travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Asia. Japan offers something for every traveler, with opportunities to try outstanding cuisine, experience nature, and immerse yourself in art, nightlife, and adventure. The country continues to draw visitors to experience its exquisite beauty. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Essential Japan illustrates the country’s eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities.

Lonely Planet Morocco by Lonely Planet Global Limited (2017 edition)

Part of the Lonely Planet Travel Guide series

Lonely Planet Morocco is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the medina and tanneries in Fez, hop between kasbahs and oases in the Draa Valley, or catch a wave at Taghazout; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Morocco and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Morocco Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout, highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests, insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots. Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices. Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss. Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – festivals, trekking, medina life, music, environment, cuisine, arts and crafts, architecture, history, religion, and etiquette.

The Solo Travel Handbook by Lonely Planet (2018 edition)

Part of the Lonely Planet series

Don’t let the idea of travelling alone stop you from living out your dreams. Packed with tips and advice for before and during your travels, The Solo Travel Handbook gives you the confidence and know-how to explore the world on your own, whether you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or short city break. Developed with Lonely Planet’s expert travel writers, it explains how and why individual travel is such a valuable and rewarding experience.