Some of the highlights include the Cairngorms of Scotland, the fire-watch lookouts of Washington State, Utah, shrines in Japan; Roald Dahl’s writing hut and a lighthouse in the North Atlantic.

Dan Richards has written for many papers and magazines including the Guardian and Harper’s Bazaar.

This book promises to take you to the wild ends of the Earth and it does not disappoint.

The author followed his father’s footsteps and went to look for solitude in hard to reach places that have inspired writers and artists alike.

The descriptions of nature and places are wonderful - “In Hvitarnes the silence hums whilst turning the rocks over for you. Some places invite you to engage and be changed and some give you no choice at all.”

It may not be your conventional travel book but if you are looking for inspiration to visit places that will help you quiet your mind and soul then you are in for a treat. There are photos throughout the book as well. The author is also funny and thus the book has a humorous charm to it.

I enjoyed seeing the world through Richards’s eyes and this book will satisfy the weary traveller just as much as the adventurer. This is one of those books that will stay with you long after you have finished reading it.