Paul Theroux, famous for his travel journals from around the world, has been caught by the American South. What started as a short trip around the region soon turned into several revisits to small towns and small people he came to know and love. Deep South contains the same raw stories Theroux usually encompasses in his writing, with censor-less interviews and beautiful photographs taken by Steve McCurry. As a wonderful addition to his other travel journals, Theroux's Deep South truly captures the magic of the American South.

Book Review: Cuba

Aug 28, 2015

President Obama reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2014, and Americans can now travel to this once-forbidden Caribbean island. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review for the moon travel guide to Cuba for those who want to take advantage of the nation's re-opening.  

AAA Predicts Busy Holiday Travel

Aug 28, 2014
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Triple-A says Labor Day travel will be the strongest since 2008.

Hoosier Motor Club spokesperson Greg Seiter says they‘re projecting 34.7 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home during the upcoming holiday weekend.

That‘s up 1.3% over this time last year.

Seiter says it may be a sign that people are feeling better about the economy.

He adds this comes despite the fact that gas prices are currently rising in Indiana.

Seiter says that‘s due in part the holiday itself and a BP refinery explosion in Whiting.

It’s summer time and the open road urges us to travel.  What better travel writer to take along – or to read in our cozy armchairs – than William Least Heat-Moon, author of 1982’s best seller Blue Highways?

WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks with Jo Wade, president of the Lafayette-West Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Sara Erickson, social media specialist with the bureau, about things to do in and around Lafayette.

The CVB is hosting a tailgate party Tuesday, May 8th from 4-7 p.m. at the bureau, 301 Frontage Rd, Lafayette.