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
Having worked with and been friends with Anna for years, it was fun to read about her globe-trotting adventures. I could hear her laugh behind the tales of some of her crazier adventures and thought it was brave to share some of the scarier and rougher parts of traveling alone as well as an insight in to trying to do it all in the grips of depression. I read it in one day and look forward to experiencing the next chapter with her.
[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
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
A beautiful memoir about travel and letting go