Travel Tales: What's your Favourite Travel Destination?

Continue to celebrate The National Year of Reading theme "escape" this May by reading some traveller's tales. The experiences of other travellers can often be the best guide to travelling to new places. Whether you are an armchair wanderer, or looking for inspiration about where to go next, travelers tales can offer you insights about the best (and worst) places to visit, right across the globe. Often humorous and always entertaining,  read some travel anecdotes and  share in other people's adventures and experiences, meet unforgettable characters and learn more about  interesting and exotic places. You may even discover tips on where (and what) to eat, places to stay, and how to find the best bargains and hidden spots to visit - not always mentioned in the travel guides. Read some travel tales this month, (a selection is listed below) they just might inspire you to pack up your bags and escape!

Tales from nowhere edited by Don George
Loves, kerbsides and goodbyes: A backpackers road / David McNamara
The best travel writing 2011 : true stories from around the world / edited by James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, and Sean O'Reilly.
By the seat of my pants: Humorous tales of travel and misadventure edited by Don George
The Tao of travel: Enlightenment from lives on the road / Paul Theroux
The Titanic awards; Celebrating the worst of travel / Doug Lansky
Hyenas laughed at me and now I  know why: the best of travel humour and misadventure / edited by Sean O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, and James O'Reilly
Chicken soup for the traveler's soul: stories of adventure, inspiration, and insight to celebrate the spirit of travel / [compiled by] Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Steve Zikman
Cons, fools and friends: 25 years of travelling the world / Peter Anderson
The well at the worlds end / A.J Mackinnon
An idiot abroad: the travel diaries of Karl Pilkington / with Ricky Gervaise and Stephen Merchant; photography by Rich Hardcastle and Freddie Clare; illustrations by Dominic Trevett.

Do you have a Favourite Travel Destination? Cronulla Library  is offering you the chance to win a great prize, simply by telling them in 25 words or less about your Favourite Travel Destination. The Favourite  Travel Destination Competition is open to all ages, and you can enter as many times as you like. *Entries close 30th May.

*Terms and conditions are on the entry forms.
Photo credit: Flickr user Wharman "Tiger trails in