Travel and Languages

Language learning materials, Schedules, Travel Guides, Tourism.

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Language Resources

Foreign Language Learning Materials
All language learning materials are shelved together near the Information Desk, including textbooks, dictionaries, computer software and audio programs on CD

Try our web-based language learning programs from Mango Languages, made possible by the Friends of the Library. All you need to get started learning one of more than 20 languages is your Ridgefield Library card.

 

Also available from Mango: Little Pim online language instruction for children aged 0-6.

OverDrive logoAudio language learning programs are also now available through the OverDrive download service. Find out more.

 

Materials in Foreign Languages
Paris Match (on magazine shelves)
Informe (Revistas en Español) Infotrac database of articles from Spanish and bilingual magazines and newspapersiConn



Have you seen Wikivoyage?
 

Wikivoyage is a "free worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit."

Launched in December 2006, it is a project to create a complete,
up-to-date and reliable travel guide. The in-depth information is
gathered through the collaboration of Wikivoyagers, interested
people from around the globe willing to share their knowledge.

Each travel destination has its own page of information.  Click on the Discussion tab to go to a
talk page where you can read notes and comments about that location. Of course, you are free to edit and contribute your own knowledge. Have a travel question? Ask in the Tourist Office page of Wikivoyage, post your question on the talk page, or visit the Travellers' Pub for more answers.

Try Wikivoyage to explore your next destination and to share your travel knowledge!


Websites

Tested and recommended by our librarians.

Transportation
Amtrak
Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry
Connecticut Limousine
Flight Arrivals & Departures
Metro North Railroad
Ridgefield-Katonah Shuttle Bus
World Airports Database

Destinations & Vacation Planning

Fodor's Online
Frommer's
Lonley Planet
New York Times - Travel
OE Travel Blogs - overseas experience
Travel Channel
TripAdvisor
VirtualTourist
Yahoo! Travel

Hotels.com
Last Minute Travel
Expedia
Kayak
Orbitz.com

Priceline.com
Travelocity

VRBO - Vacation Rentals By Owner

Campgrounds
Ecotours
Garden Conservancy's Open Days

Resources for Travelers with Special Needs
Access-Able Travel Source  
Accessible Journeys

Local & State Attractions
Destination Ridgefield
Connecticut Explorer's Guide
Connecticut State Parks Tour Video
Connecticut Tourism
Connecticut Wine Trail
Visit Connecticut
NYCgo.com - New York City Official Guide
ILoveNY - Official NY State Tourism Site

Connecticut Food
Bethel Farmers Market
Blue Jay Orchards
Danbury City Center Farmers Market
The Hickories
Jones Family Farm

Geography, Travel & Culture
JetPunk
- Quizzes- for learning and fun


Library Materials

Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video are shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers are on display or ask at the Information Desk. Audiobooks are shelved separately.

Books/ DVD/Audiobooks

Atlases – 912 and at the Reference Desk
Budget Travel – 910.202
Ecotourism – 910.4
Travel Guides – Europe-914, Asia-915, North America-917, Africa-916, South America-918
Pacific Ocean Islands including Hawaii – 919
Volunteer Vacations – 910.202

Magazines/Newspapers

Conde Nast Traveler
Connecticut Magazine
National Geographic
Travel & Leisure
Where to Retire
Yankee
See also: General Periodical Indexes


Also of Interest

Check here to see if we have any programs relating to travel and language scheduled.

 

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