Anna is a freelance journalist and editor covering travel, sustainability and food for titles like Roadbook, Condé Nast Traveller, How To Spend It, Suitcase, Loupe and Time Out. When she’s not in neoprene scuba-diving in Indonesia or surfing in Costa Rica, she’s working on her self-built campervan (@basilthevan) or beach-combing for cowries in Cornwall.

What does a journey mean to you? I’m probably meant to put something profound, but for me driving and flying are two of my guiltiest pleasures. Long-haul flights are a state of limbo where you have no phone, no sense of time, no control. I find it weirdly liberating. 

Which country or location most inspires you? Anywhere near the sea. 

Where would you go back to and why? Backpacking around India my early twenties was a pivotal experience, but I never made it to Rajasthan or Gujarat. 

What journey would you most like to go on? I can’t sail, but I’d happily wash dishes on a catamaran if someone chartered a voyage across the North Atlantic.

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