#BookBingoNW2018: About Travel or Read While Traveling

Whether you’re an intrepid or an armchair traveler, visiting an unfamiliar place is an enriching experience. From Albania to Zimbabwe, there are no shortage of travel books to transport you to other locations. But how we travel is just as important as where we go, and here some books to make you a smarter traveler — an earn a square on Book Bingo!

How do you determine what’s essential to take with you? Forgetting essential items can be a drag, and overpacking and lugging overstuffed suitcases is equally frustrating. Those seeking advice should check out How to Pack by Hitha Palepu, who has traveled half a million miles and knows of what she speaks. Lonely Planet has their own guide, How to Pack for Any Tripwhich includes illustrations the whole family can enjoy.

It’s no secret that traveling can be expensive. In How to Be the World’s Smartest Traveler from National Geographic, Christopher Elliott covers all aspects of travel, including how to obtain discounts, decide on travel insurance, book a car overseas, and more. If you’re cost conscious, look no further than How to Travel the World on $50 a Day to find alternatives to expensive hotels, get into attractions for free, and other ways to make sure your trip is fun and frugal. Continue reading “#BookBingoNW2018: About Travel or Read While Traveling”

The Return of Summer Book Bingo!

Image of Book Bingo cardIt’s that magical time of year for readers in Seattle – it’s Summer Book Bingo! We’re now into our fourth year partnering with our pals at Seattle Arts & Lectures on this adult summer reading program that challenges you to read in certain categories. (Pick up a card at any of our locations or download one from our website.) Continue reading “The Return of Summer Book Bingo!”