A Guide to Letting Go, One Adventure at a Time
By Anna Hart
A call-to-action for adventurers everywhere, Departures is about the power of travel to transform us, heal us, challenge us and turn us into everyday adventure-seekers even after we return to the grind back home.
'Humorous, emotional and useful...Don't read Departures if you've got any annual leave left to play with'
Have you ever turned up on a post-heartbreak holiday hopelessly unprepared and been forced to sleep on the floor wrapped up in a curtain?
How about that eagerly-awaited solo adventure when you had to be airlifted home?
Or what about the time you went to a fascinating European cultural capital and neglected to visit any of the world-renowned sights because you were in the bar?
Well, Anna Hart has been on all those holidays, and more. As an avid traveller and then travel journalist, she's spent most of her working life on a plane somewhere, and over 10 years writing about the places she's ended up. In Departures she brings all of that knowledge together with the signature warmth and wit of her journalism. Anna is here to show that even the experts get it wrong, and how to get it right . . .
Anna Hart is a writer specialising in lifestyle, travel and international culture. She has over ten years' experience writing for Grazia, Vogue, Stylist, GQ, Elle, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, The Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast Traveller. She was formerly contributing Travel Editor at Stylist magazine, and is currently a regular columnist at The Daily Telegraph and speaker at events such as Stylist LIVE and WOW at the Southbank centre, and on the radio.
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15 Feb 2018
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[Anna's] stories of growing up via far-flung adventures and eye-opening city breaks are so warm, witty and gorgeously written that it's hard not to find yourself on Skyscanner within half an hour of cracking the book open. Plus she has the most helpful advice, from how to 'prescribe' yourself a hotel to the real secret to beating jet lag. Perfect snow-week escapism — The Pool
A beautiful memoir about travel and letting go — Dawn O'Porter, Sunday Telegraph
We defy anyone to read intrepid journalist Anna Hart's travel memoir and not resolve to dust off their passport and embark on some new adventures. A call to action for women everywhere, Hart writes about the transformative and healing power of travel - and how its effect can last way past touchdown at Heathrow — Smallish
Just in time for the summer holidays is this great book from travel writer Anna Hart, which is part memoir, part how-to guide on making any holiday an adventure and having the same adventures back home. From Bali to LA, New Zealand to er, Margate, even armchair travellers will get a vicarious thrill from Departures — Red