Best Travel Reads: Winterline Edition

By: Anna Nickerson | July 13, 2018
Topics: Education
Antsy for your gap year with Winterline, or just want to get out and travel? These books are a great way to inspire your next trip, or learn about the destinations included in Winterline’s itinerary. Happy Reading!

During my gap year with Winterline, I made an effort to read about the countries I’d be visiting. In hindsight, I wish I had read even more. Before embarking on my trip, I read Eat, Pray, Love, simply because the book takes place in two out of three countries on the Winterline itinerary; Italy and India. The book inspired me, and encouraged me to seek moreout of my year with Winterline, especially on an introspective and personal level. It’s not for everyone, but I would encourage it for anyone interested in traveling, or if you’re planning to take a gap year with Winterline.

I also downloaded Lonely Planet guide books for each country on my Amazon Kindle app, and read about each country right before we got there! This was a great way for me to grasp a better understanding of each country or city’s history and culture. I hate the feeling of knowing nothingabout where I am, so I’d recommend that as well.

If you don’t like to read (or don’t have a ton of time to), you can find a lot of great YouTube videos as well as Netflix documentaries/foreign films. For example, First They Killed My Father, is now on Netflix. I watched that (which I highly recommend) before I went to Cambodia, but haven’t read the book yet!

Below you’ll find books I recommend reading before visiting each country during Winterline:



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