18 months on from the passing of the TV host, former chef, travel writer and inspiration to millions, we're only just starting to get used to a world without Anthony Bourdain's irreverent wit to serve as a cultural guide book.
And that's not to say the streaming services of the world aren't trying their best to come up with more unique travel content than ever. Even James May has his own (rather good, it must be said) travel show now.
But nothing has quite proven able to inspire one's curiosity to explore the globe quite like Bourdain did.
The final season of Bourdain's Parts Unknown, released posthumously, premiered late in 2018. He won six Emmys for it. Now, almost a year on from that emotional goodbye, we're set to get what could be his his final swan song in the form of one last book, written partly by Bourdain and partly by his longtime assistant Laurie Woolever, simply titled World Travel.
“In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favourite places — in his own words,” writes publisher Harper collins.
"Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable."
Keep in mind, too, that this isn't some posthumous collection of his writings. Bourdain and Woolever fully intended to publish the travel guide before his death, having begun writing it together while he was filming Parts Unknown. The two also collaborated on Appetites — Bourdain's last cookbook — which came out in 2016.
The last thing we heard to come out of Bourdain's estate creatively was the news that his Graphic Novel, Hungry Ghosts, was set to be turned into an animated series. His personal belongings also went up for auction late last year.