By now it is no secret that much has changed with the current economy. You may be seeing increasing numbers come through your doors as book-lovers choose to borrow rather than buy. Imagine Dad, Mom and Two Kids are planning a tour of America’s national parks as they have decided to forgo the international plane tickets and hit the road to see some of this country’s great sights. They come into your library to borrow a good travel guide to help them save a few bucks and plan their vacation. Now you can give them an award winner!

The folks at Fodor’s have just announced that their guide, The Complete Guide to National Parks of the West has won the Lowell Thomas bronze medal for best travel guide. The awards are sponsored the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation and are recognized as the most prestigious honors in travel journalism. 

Quotes of praise from the judges include: “Stuff it in the glove box and hit the road: This exhaustively researched guide has everything the traveler needs to tap into the riches of America’s national parks. Q & As from park rangers, nifty little maps and lists of things to do in each park (besides places to eat and places to stay) make this the essential guide for the outdoors enthusiast. The design makes it easy to use and nice to look at.”

And don’t stop there….Fodor’s has a plethora of useful travel guides for any destination your patrons desire. Check out their website: for more details.


Hit the Road with a Fodor's Award Winner!

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