TAG: travel

Gifts of experience for less stress and more joy this holiday season

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole The holiday season is here again! I love the smells of goodies baking in the oven, the peacefulness of the fluffy snow falling outside, and the excited sounds of kids clamoring to get the best spot by the Christmas tree and all the gifts. Usually at our house, that last one is […]

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Road trip! The quintessential American vacation

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 3, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Melissa Rhoades Have you heard of Horatio Nelson Jackson? This under-celebrated trailblazer was the first person to drive an automobile across the U.S. In 1903, ten years before Ford Motor Company began mass producing cars, Jackson left San Francisco in a two-cylinder Winton with a mechanic as his travel companion and a $50 bet […]

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Destination Nashville: Unexpected discoveries and musical adventures

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 23, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Jane Baker The vibrant hues of fall were just beginning to fade when I experienced Nashville for the first time this past November. The sky was a cloudless sapphire blue—a perfect time to visit before the starkness of winter. It was cold by Tennessee standards the week I was there, though thirty degrees warmer […]

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Kids music for road trips

Posted in Explore and Discover, Parents and Teachers on June 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Summer has arrived, and with it comes more time spent in the car. At least, that’s the case for my family. Whether it’s driving to swim lessons or taking a road trip, music can be a great way to make time in the car more fun. Of course, if you have the […]

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Travel Abroad, No Passport Required

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson I love to travel. Being in a foreign country awakens me. I am challenged to examine my assumptions, pushed out of my comfort zone, and able to truly live in the moment, which is so hard to do when faced with the demands of everyday life. Don’t get me wrong, there is […]

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How (Not) to Go Camping With Kids

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

How (Not) to Go Camping | Spokane County Library District By Rachel Edmondson I’ve never been an avid camper. My husband and I did enjoy the occasional camping trip during the first few years of our marriage. We enjoyed the time in nature, the adventure of cooking outdoors, and the excitement of exploring a new place. But since we had kids, our tent has remained […]

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Best. Massage. Ever.

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on July 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

Jane shares her experience get the Best. Massage. Ever. on her trip to Bali. by Jane Baker I may have fallen asleep, although I didn’t mean to. The light breeze from the ceiling fan cooled my skin as massaging hands kneaded away at the muscles underneath, the sweet scent of frangipani, soft trickling of a nearby waterfall, then…a rooster. I opened my eyes, focusing on the perfectly manicured toes […]

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Snakes on a Plane? Tips to Survive Plane Travel with Kids

Posted in Parents and Teachers on June 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

by Rachel Edmondson Jumping out of a plane is a scary prospect, but some would rather jump than stay one more minute on a plane with kids. If your last trip resembled the movie Snakes on a Plane, but the pandemonium was caused by kids instead of reptiles, here are some of my favorite tips […]

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eBooks for Travel

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

by Debra Park Forming travel plans for the summer? Whether visiting Siberia or Disneyland, library eBooks make decisions easier than ever. A range of recommended travel guides, published by Frommer’s, Fodor’s, and Lonely Planet, provide country or regional highlights, maps and recommendations of what to see; some eBooks are filled with interact […]

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