We’ve all been to Nowhere. It might have been in the middle of Borneo or Beijing. It might have been in a Mayan mountain village, along a time-worn trail in Tuscany, on an isolated South Pacific island, or under a desert moon in Mali. Nowhere is a setting, a situation and a state of mind. It’s not on any map, but you know ti when you’re there.

Full of passion, surprise, wonder, curiosity and revelation, the 30 real-life tales in this extraordinary collection compose a kaleidoscopic portrait of the many Nowheres we visit in our lives, and the many roads we take to get there.

These richly varied tales all celebrate and illuminate one simple truth: if we embark on each adventure with an open heart and an open mind, travel will take us places we never planned to go, and enrich and enlighten us in ways we never otherwise would have known.