One of my favorite things to do is look at photos of past trips. I love looking back over family vacations, trips with my just sister or just my kids. There’s always a memory that comes back with each great picture. Unfortunately, there’s also a lot of pictures that don’t mean a thing or make me wonder what in the world I was aiming at. So I decided to find out how to take better pictures and here are some things I learned.
Whether you’re an armchair traveler or an intrepid adventurer, Secret Journeys of a Lifetime is a book you won’t want to miss. Even if you can’t visit any of these places, it’s a book that will inspire your imagination and send it soaring it to all the corners of the earth.
If you don’t have time for a long vacation but need some time away, think about spending a day or two at a bed and breakfast. More personal than a motel, these accommodations are geared toward hospitality and making your time there relaxing and restful.
It’s spring once more and the growing season is upon us. Fresh food is so good and good for us. It’s also good for the earth. Celebrate all this goodness with terrific recipes that highlight the fresh-from-the-farm flavors.
If you want to live greener, but are afraid that being green is a lot of sacrifice and expensive gadgets, your library has all kinds of books to help. Read further for just a sampling.
Coming soon, it’s the 5th annual Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Green Fair being held Saturday, April 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. right here at the library. We’ll have booths manned by more than 25 different organizations all geared to helping you help the earth.
It’s that time of year when students take a break from their studies and let their collective hair down. . . when spring fever hits and hits hard. . . when freshmen and seniors alike live to party hearty and stay up late. Where are the hot spots this year? Keeping reading…
Traveling Europe by train…does the phrase conjure up old world elegance ala “Murder on the Orient Express” or no frills, high-speed efficiency for you? Take a peek into top European destinations by train and see what you need to add to your bucket list.
Are you tired of paying high prices to stand in line to take off your shoes and then stuff yourself into a barely-big-enough seat that might be next to a miniscule window you can barely see out of? (I’m speaking of air travel, in case you didn’t recognize it.) Consider traveling by train, for business and especially for pleasure.
Niche. It’s a funny word that has lots of different meanings and pronunciations. It can be a sheltered or private place, a place or activity best suited to a person or thing or even a habitat necessary for the existence of a species. Whether you say “neesh”, “nish” or “nitch” it means special.
Armchair traveler…it seems an ambivalent term to me. I think I would always rather be an active traveler, getting out there, doing and experiencing rather than just watching. But the library has so many great travel DVDs that I decided to see if I, too, could be an armchair traveler.
If you can’t manage an African safari this year, consider a different kind of safari. A trip to the zoo can provide lots of opportunities to vew exotic animals but with all the amenities close by…like bathrooms, drinks, ice cream and hot dogs. Almost every major city in the U.S. boasts a zoo and so do many not-so-major cities. Here is a top ten list from USA Travel Guide.