Discover Machu Picchu

High on my bucket list would be a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru, so I wasn’t surprised to read that it was voted by travel industry experts as likely to be one of the top travel spots in 2012.

Preserve Your Travels in Great Photos

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.

Secret Journeys of a Lifetime

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.

The Comforts of Home When You’re Away from Home

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.

Find fantastic recipes for fresh, flavorful foods

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.

Is it Easy Being Green?

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.

Come to our Green Fair April 21

Green Fair @ your library April 21

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 time for some Madness in March

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

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.

Traveling by Train — a Different Way to Go

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.

Turn Your Passion into a Travel Adventure

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 Travel – Try it, You’ll Like it!

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.