Travel and Languages

Language learning materials, Schedules, Travel Guides, Tourism

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Language Resources

Foreign Language Learning Materials
All language learning materials are shelved together on the Uper Level near the elevator, including textbooks, dictionaries, computer software and audio programs on CD.



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Materials in Foreign Languages

Paris Match (on magazine shelves)
Referencia LatinaresearchIT Comprehensive research in Spanish. Includes 10 Latin American newspapers, reference books and magazines.

Have you seen Wikivoyage?

Wikivoyage is a "free worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit."

Launched in December 2006, it is a project to create a complete,
up-to-date and reliable travel guide. The in-depth information is
gathered through the collaboration of Wikivoyagers, interested
people from around the globe willing to share their knowledge.

Each travel destination has its own page of information.  Click on the Discussion tab to go to a
talk page where you can read notes and comments about that location. Of course, you are free to edit and contribute your own knowledge. Have a travel question? Ask in the Tourist Office page of Wikivoyage, post your question on the talk page, or visit the Travellers' Pub for more answers.

Try Wikivoyage to explore your next destination and to share your travel knowledge!


Tested and recommended by our librarians.

Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry
Connecticut Limousine
Flight Arrivals & Departures
Metro North Railroad
Ridgefield-Katonah Shuttle Bus
World Airports Database

Destinations & Vacation Planning
Fodor's Online
Lonley Planet
New York Times - Travel
OE Travel Blogs - overseas experience
Road Scholar
(formerly Elderhostel)
Travel Channel
Yahoo! Travel
Last Minute Travel

VRBO - Vacation Rentals By Owner

Garden Conservancy's Open Days

Resources for Travelers with Special Needs
Access-Able Travel Source  
Accessible Journeys

Local & State Attractions
Destination Ridgefield
Connecticut Explorer's Guide
Connecticut State Parks Tour Video
Connecticut Tourism
Connecticut Wine Trail
Visit Connecticut - New York City Official Guide
ILoveNY - Official NY State Tourism Site

Connecticut Food
Bethel Farmers Market
Blue Jay Orchards
Danbury City Center Farmers Market
The Hickories
Jones Family Farm

Geography, Travel & Culture
- Quizzes- for learning and fun

Library Materials

Circulating books and most reference books are shelved in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers are on display or ask at the Adult Services Desk. Audiobooks and most nonfiction DVD's are shelved separately. Travel DVD's are shelved in the stacks.

Books/ DVD/Audiobooks

Atlases – 912 and at the Reference Desk
Budget Travel – 910.202
Ecotourism – 910.4
Travel Guides – Europe-914, Asia-915, North America-917, Africa-916, South America-918
Pacific Ocean Islands including Hawaii – 919
Volunteer Vacations – 910.202


Conde Nast Traveler
Connecticut Magazine
National Geographic
Travel & Leisure
Where to Retire
See also: General Periodical Indexes

Also of Interest

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