Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic’s Edge by Jill Fredston, a Book Review

  For three months of the year, Jill Fredston and her husband disappear. At least, that's the word she uses.  In "Rowing to Latitude," Fredston documents the many journeys taken to Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway and Sweden--by rowing. There's something unique about travelling; no matter how great the trip, it's always difficult to adequately convey the … Continue reading Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic’s Edge by Jill Fredston, a Book Review

Traveling, Book in Hand: a Librarian’s Review of Fodor’s Travel 2016 Paris

It’s about to get cold.  Really cold.  As great as Southern Illinois is, winter’s the season where I find myself, from time to time, wishing I was someplace else.  Picture it:  a sunny, Caribbean beach, waves lazily breaking against the sand, fresh pineapple on your tongue and a pile of your favorite books on your … Continue reading Traveling, Book in Hand: a Librarian’s Review of Fodor’s Travel 2016 Paris