Book, podcast, and film recommendations

Getting bored while staying at home? We've asked our friends and colleagues to send us their book, podcast, and film recommendations.


From our staff

  • The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith - Gabrielle Bernstein (Shelley)
  • Influence - Robert Cialdini (Blaze)

Livio (Switzerland Tourism):

  • Beyond Chocolate, understanding Swiss culture, by Margaret Oertig-Davidson
  • Swiss watching, by Diccon Bewes
  • How to be Swiss, by Diccon Bewes
  • Slow Train to Switzerland, by Diccon Bewes

Emanuele (Italian National Tourist Board):

  • Angels and demons, Dan Brown
  • The shape of water, Andrea Camilleri
  • Italian Folktales, Italo Calvino

Kathrina (Austrian National Tourist Office):

  • The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Tobacconist – Robert Seethaler
  • The Why Café - John Strelecky 


From our staff

Kathrina (Austrian National Tourist Office):

Films and TV shows

From our staff

  • Murder on the Orient Express

Emanuele (Italian National Tourist Board):

  • Call me by your name, 2017
  • The tourist, 2010
  • Eat Pray Love, 2010
  • The Italian Job, 2003

Nathan (Destination Canada):

Check out some of these incredible movies and TV shows set in Canada and start dreaming about your next holiday:

  • Anne with an E on Netflix. A reimagining of the classic book, Anne of Green Gables, set on idyllic Prince Edward Island.
  • Heartland on Netflix: A Canadian family drama that follows sisters Amy and Lou through the highs and lows of life on a horse ranch in Alberta.
  • Schitt’s Creek, Netflix: This hilarious TV show is set in Ontario. A married couple suddenly go bankrupt and the only remaining asset they have is an ugly small town named Schitt's Creek.
  • The Shipping News: This haunting book and movie set in Newfoundland in Canada’s far east tells the story of Quoyle. After suffering a series of personal tragedies, Quoyle moves with his daughter from New York to his ancestral home in a small Newfoundland fishing village, where his life takes a turn.
  • Brokeback Mountain: While the movie is set in a fictional region of Wyoming, in reality, the movie’s mountains and rugged wilderness belong to Alberta’s Canadian Rockies.

Kathrina (Austrian National Tourist Office):

  • Freud (on Netflix)
  • Before Sunrise
  • The Green Book

Board Games and Video Games

  • Ticket to Ride
  • Disney Villainous
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo Switch)

Free Online Courses


Kathrina (Austrian National Tourist Office):

  • "I loved the video of the home office of the Mozarteum Orchestra"

Emanuele (Italian National Tourist Board):

  • Ludovico Einaudi

  • Mahmood

  • Ennio Morricone

  • Andrea Bocelli

  • The Giornalisti