KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Staff Recommends

The Little Road Trip Handbook by Erin McHughAmerican Passenger Trains by Patrick DorinUnbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures that You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50 by Joan HeilmanWorld Heritage Sites by  Crisscrossing America by John Gussenhoven

Databases (most require KPL library card)

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

Newspapers and Magazines

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Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel


Conde Naste Travel



Michigan Traveler

Midwest Living

National Geographic

National Geographic Adventure

National Geographic en Espanol

National Geographic Traveler


Southern Living


Travel 50 & Beyond

Travel Smart


Active & Adventurous Travel on GORP

Resources and information about outdoor activities, travel opportunities, including hiking, fishing, boating, climbing, & more. 

All the Hotels on the Web

Based in Edinburgh in Scotland, All-Hotels Ltd aims to be the leading European-based company providing internet-based hotel room bookings and services to independent hoteliers.


Elderhostel is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over.

Fodor's Travel Online

Find travel, booking, and accomodations information through this site.

Frommer's Travel Experience

An essential online destination for those planning the perfect travel excursion.

Trip Advisor - find a hotel, things to do

Recommendations and reviews for hotels, resorts, inns, vacations, travel packages, vacation packages, travel guides and lots more.


Bureau of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Know before you go.  Find out what is barred from entering the county and check on the amount of duty you are liable for on certain items.

Centers for Disease Control - Travelers' Health Warnings

Traveling and want to be aware of health risks, disease epidemics, and official warnings? This site will explain where the risks are greatest.

Department of State-Consular Affairs-passport,visa, travel information

For all travel warnings, public announcements, passport and visa information, and consular information sheets.

Hostelling-The Internet Guide

With over 6,000 hostels listed, the largest and most up to date.

Travel and Living Abroad - Information from the U.S. State Dept.

Information about living abroad and traveling, including travel warnings, passport, and visa matters.


AAA Michigan

Need car insurance?  Planning a trip?  Want to explore Michigan? 

Lake Express

Take the boat between Muskegon and Milwaukee.

MAPCO - Michigan Private Campgrounds

Campgrounds can be located by performing searches for Name, City, County, Facilities, Recreation, or by Michigan map locations.

Michigan Adventure Amusement Park

Information including site directions, price information, and lodging options.

Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources-state parks, recreation

Michigan nature and outdoor experiences.

Michigan Dept. of Transportation-travel, roads, weather & more

Get travel, roads, and updated weather information.

Michigan Festivals & Events Association

Find fairs, festivals, sporting events, or farm markets via this site.

Michigan State Parks

Map & listing of the parks from the Department of Natural Resources.

Pure Michigan

The official state of Michigan's travel information web site.

West Michigan Tourist Association WMTA

Locate personal assistance from a travel advisor when planning your west Michigan get away trip.

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European travel resources in the KPL catalog.