If you could travel anywhere in the world this year, where would you go? Do you need some ideas?

Thanks to our Friends of the Crestview Library group, we just added 60 new travel guides to the collection. Most of the new titles are from DK Eyewitness Travel, whose motto is, "Your bucket list starts here."

For decades, the guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews for these highly visual travel guides.

Thousands of photographs, maps and custom illustrations bring each destination to life, while in-depth cultural and historical information ensures you know the stories behind the sights.

The beautiful glossy pictures and fascinating behind-the-scenes insights make DK Eyewitness Travel Guides a wonderful read — even if you have no intention of being anything but an armchair traveler!

 Be sure to also check out the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collections of electronic resources on the Online Tools tab of our website or at www.flelibrary.org under "All Resources."

This collection provides access to journals, magazines and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism, and the historical and current state of affairs in these industries. The curious traveler will find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text Fodor's travel guides.

So as Mark Twain said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Sandra Dreaden is the Crestview Public Library's reference librarian.