From fascinating cities to wild landscapes, Kindle has bookmarked some of the most captivating places to read on the planet right now.

By Travel & Leisure
June 29, 2015
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Poetic and practical, adventurous and informative, the Kindle Paperwhite is your passport to millions of books, from guidebooks filled with insider tips to prizewinning local reads. When it comes to precious vacation time, it’s not just about what you read, but where you read it, so Kindle asked several bloggers to pack their bags, bring along their Kindle Paperwhites, and share their adventures. Spark your imagination and get inspired to travel with these must-visit destinations.

Find Some Solitude in Cartagena
Situated on Colombia’s beautiful Caribbean coast in the north, Cartagena or Cartagena de Indias is a charming colonial city, which has inspired some of Colombia’s most renowned writers. Whether it’s finding a spot under an old-fashioned street lantern at night or sitting atop one of the city majestic walls during the day, history is all around you and the Kindle Paperwhite’s high-resolution, glare-free display makes it easy to read wherever your journey takes you. Stay at a 400-year-old house turned into a stylish, antique-clad B&B near the bustling Plaza de Bolívar, or settle into a glamorous hotel frequented by socialites, politicians, and jet-setting luminaries.

Read a Love Sonnet in Chile
The world’s longest and thinnest country, Chile runs along the west coast of South America, all the way down to the continent’s southernmost reaches in Patagonia, a sparsely populated region of dramatic Andean scenery, steppes, and grasslands. Against this end-of-the-world backdrop, a road trip becomes an epic adventure from the Torres del Paine National Park to the penguin-populated stretches of Tierra del Fuego. Settle into a luxury cabin tucked on a wine estate in the Millahue Valley and unwind with some poetry from a local Nobel Prize-winning poet, or follow a guidebook on your Kindle Paperwhite to hidden gems. No matter where you end up, your Kindle has weeks—not hours—of battery life.

Uncover Secrets in Istanbul
At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Istanbul offers an enchanting mix of old and new, from its opulent Ottoman palaces to its commuter ferries shuttling across the bright blue Bosphorus. Visit landmarks filled with fascinating chapters of history like the Sultan Ahmed, or Blue Mosque, so named for its distinctive blue tiles, and discover stylish bars and restaurants around town. Escape from the crowds of bustling Taksim Square and spend an afternoon in Bebek, a hip waterfront enclave where Ottoman aristocrats built their homes. Order an apple tea or syrupy Turkish coffee at a stylish café and get lost in the pages of a local mystery—just one of the thousands of books on your Kindle.

Explore a Great Notion in Manzanita
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, less than a two-hour drive from Portland, Manzanita boasts some of the most visually stunning and often-photographed scenery in Oregon. From vast boulder-strewn beaches to gorgeous views of Neahkahnie Mountain, it has an almost otherworldly feel. Along the seven miles of seemingly endless sand, a beach read takes on new meaning, whether it’s delving into a French maritime science fiction novel from the 1870s or one of the state’s countercultural writers from the 1960s. Spend a few hours hiking or biking in a nearby forest and then kick back under a shady tree with your Kindle Paperwhite, which conveniently fits into your backpack or even a jacket pocket.

Spark your sense of adventure with the Kindle Paperwhite and share your best memories with #haveKINDLEwillTRAVEL.