Stay Home, See the World

Adventure, natural beauty, and relaxing getaways are all lovely!

When you can’t leave home, you can enjoy them in other ways.

Coffee Table Books & DVDs

The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Tuscany

James Bentley

Travel from north to south in this region being introduced to towns that exemplify the the remarkable variety of this part of Italy.

Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures

This beautiful book from National Geographic offers a unique journey for every adventurer with 245 of the world’s most exciting destinations with gorgeous photos.

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List 2: The 500 Best Places on the Planet

The ultimate travel bucket list. Lonely Planet’s travel experts rank 500 amazing places to visit around the world. Big name attractions like the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems.

Off the Tourist Trail: 1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives

This book will take you on a journey to the world’s most captivating places through beautiful photography accompanied by interesting descriptions.

DVDs

We have several series that take you all over the world!

  • Destination Travel Guide

  • Rick Steves’ Europe

  • Video Visits - Travel Collection

Virtual Travel!

17 US NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT VIRTUALLY

There are few countries where you can see glaciers calving and volcanoes glowing on a tropical island, spot alligators and bears as well as geysers, and experience some of the most punishingly hot temperatures on earth.

But not only do the US national parks include that astonishing variety of landscapes and wildlife, you can also see them without travelling thousands of miles (or spending a cent) with a string of virtual national parks.

https://armchair-travels.com/virtual-national-parks-usa/

Conde Nast Virtual Travel

Tap into life far, far away from your own home. These live streams let you see Hawaii's oceans, Croatia's islands, Tokyo's streets, and Kenya's highlands (among others) in real time, making it even easier to picture yourself in far-off places.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/virtual-travel-from-yosemite-to-amsterdam-with-these-livestreams

Virtual Safari Experiences

With Africam and Expore.org, many large South African game reserves like Sabi Sands, Balule Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park are streaming live footage of key wildlife sites. Tune in at sunrise and sunset (South African time) for the best viewings.

safariLive is also offering live streaming at sunset and sunrise of the world’s most famous parks in Kenya and South Africa.

Eight Movies to Transport You!

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm them in unexpected ways.

The Bucket List

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life.

Crazy Rich Asians

Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese NYU professor, travels with her boyfriend, Nick to his hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick's family is wealthy, and he's considered the most eligible bachelor in Asia. Every single woman is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

Eat Pray Love

One of the all-time favorite movies that inspire travel, starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, who’s recent divorce triggers a journey of self-discovery in the form of a round the world trip visiting Italy, India, and Bali.

Mamma Mia

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as they travel and experience adventures while apart.

Under the Tuscan Sun

When Frances Mayes learns her husband is cheating on her from a writer whom she gave a bad review, her life is turned upside down. In an attempt to bring her out of a deep depression, her best friend encourages Frances to take a tour of Italy. During the trip, the new divorcée impulsively decides to purchase a rural Tuscan villa and struggles to start her life anew amid colorful local characters, including the handsome Marcello.

Wild

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.

You can find all these items and many more at the Randolph Library!

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