What's New in the Travel Neighborhood

Wander the Travel Neighborhood and discover our 2012 travel guides.  Here’s some of what’s new.

Living and Working in France: a Survival Handbook

Thinking about living and working abroad?  Find out how to secure a job in France, get the required work permits, find a home, and just about anything else you need to know about relocating to this charismatic country.  If you’re planning a short term visit and plan to drive, read the section covering transportation.

National Geographic’s Walking Rome: the Best of the City

Rome is known for its chaos and noise.  This walking guide says “its quiet corners will reward the intrepid.”  So, slip on your comfortable shoes and trek the neighborhoods detailed in this book.  Maps, recommended places to eat, and historic facts make this compact resource a good choice to pack in your suitcase.

The Milepost

The Milepost covers major highways and roads in Alaska and northwestern Canada–perfect for planning the premier road trip.  Photos throughout highlight lodging, attractions and incomparable scenery. Convenient mileage charts help you plan your route.

Alaska Ports of Call

Considering an Alaskan cruise in the near future?  Pick up Fodor’s Alaska Ports of Call to find out what cultural and historical sites you don’t want to miss.  Choosing a cruise ship with amenities that are right for your family can be difficult, but this guide makes it easier.  Find out if you’re up for one of the round-trip Inside Passage loops or a one-way Inside Passage–Gulf of Alaska cruise.

National Geographic’s 10 Best of Everything: National Parks

National Geographic created categories related to National Parks and list the ten best in each category, which they admit are starting points for discovery and not merely checklists.  Where are some of the best parks to see fossils and petroglyphs, touch unbelievably tall trees, feel the mist of a cool waterfall, or cruise the backcountry on a 4×4 trip?  Where can you expect to see megafauna, ocean life and diverse bird species?  Check it out to find out and discover the value of our national parks.  What you would add to these lists?

Lonely Planet’s USA

People often overlook these comprehensive guidebooks which include every major region of the U.S.   Frequent travelers will appreciate the incredible amount of research and practical information.  If you make a trip to the Travel Neighborhood and the guidebook for the place you had in mind is checked out, remember this book.  It’s shelved with other general U.S. travel guides and just might have what you’re looking for!

Kimberly Sain

As a Public Services Specialist, I actively promote the Travel and Pets neighborhoods, coordinate nature-themed programs for adults and families, and serve on the Big Read planning committee. Outdoor photography, birdwatching, discovering new hiking trails, and reading nature writing and travelogues about Alaska are some of my hobbies. Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is my all-time favorite novel.