Princeton is a wonderful place to live but even Princetonians need to get out once in awhile. The library can help our customers escape to far-off or not so far-off locales with our Travel Collection. This carefully curated collection features guidebooks, large coffee table books, and travel-writing covering every continent on Earth. I was curious to see which destinations are the most popular with our readers so I looked at the check-out statistics for our Travel books. Here are the top 10 most circulated books in the collection.

10. New Jersey Day Trips : a Guide to Outings in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, & Delaware

Keeping things close to home, our list starts with easy day trip destinations in and near the Garden State.

9. Museums and Galleries of New York City

This book from Insight Guides indicates that our patrons like culture…and places that aren’t necessarily too far away.

8. Lonely Planet Bermuda

Who would like to take a trip to Bermuda during the middle of a Northeast Winter? Apparently a lot of people have the same idea.

7. The Rough Guide to Croatia

This one surprised me but I have heard that Croatia is one of the more affordable European destinations.

6. The Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands book : a Complete Guide

The guidebooks to this beautiful and perennially popular region are used quite heavily.

5. Arizona

This Fodor’s publication includes historical and cultural information for sites all over this far West state.

4. The Chesapeake Bay Book : a Complete Guide

The Chesapeake Bay is conveniently close to New Jersey, offers many outdoor recreation possibilities, and has been a favorite destination for many here for a long time.

3. Frommer’s California’s Best-Loved Driving Tours

This book features detailed routes through eight distinct regions of our third largest state.

2. New Jersey’s Special Places : Scenic, Historic, and Cultural Treasures in the Garden State

Much closer to home, this guide features over 100 interesting places covering a vast variety of activities and sites in New Jersey.

1. Compass American Guides Virginia

Our most popular Travel book has gone out nearly 100 times and indicates that the close East Coast destinations will always be a hit with travelers. Virginia destinations include Williamsburg for history buffs and Virginia Beach for those who like the shore. Happy and safe travels, everyone.

Image of Dulles International Airport from Flickr user Gabriel Jorby. Posted with Creative Commons license.

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