From post-heartbreak holidays to solo adventures ending in broken bones, we ask travel columnist Anna Hart why she believes travel has the power to heal and transform us.

With a pair of self-confessed travel addicts for parents and having lived in Northern Ireland, India and Singapore by her teens, it’s perhaps not surprising that Anna Hart has travel in her blood. In fact, she’s traveled to nearly 60 countries.

A travel writer, adventure columnist for the Daily Telegraph and former travel editor of Stylist magazine, Hart’s first book, Departures: A guide to letting go, one adventure at a time shows how travel can often be the medicine we need, be it getting through a teenage identity crisis, a break-up or depression. We catch up with her to find out more about the idea of travel as a ‘prescription’.