Imagine yourself sitting down near a fire enjoying a warm cup of tea with Leah Banyan. A fearless pilot, travel adventurer and woman in recovery. This book shares the many stories of Leah's life in a straight forward conversational style. Unlike other memoirs the stories are divided into parts. Travel with her as she struggles with an eating disorder then into alcoholism and drug addiction. See her hit her bottom and start a life of recovery. Travel with her as her flying career takes her to forest fires of Northern Canada, then on to flying for a humanitarian organization in Africa and then finally the exhilarating experience of flying in Afghanistan. Travel the world with her as she plays with baby tigers and rides elephants in Thailand, she bungee jumps and whitewater rafts in Uganda. Meet the incredible people and animals she connects with all over the planet. Feel her struggle as she tries to reintegrate to Western Society after so many years in the world's conflict zones. See what she sees as a female training Captain in a male-dominated industry that includes only 5% women, even less flying in the niches that she does. Whether you are interested as an aviation fan, an interest in world travel and adventure, learning about the conflicts throughout Africa and Afghanistan. Or you are interested in her struggles with an eating disorder, alcoholism and drugs and a triumphant recovery. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Leah's stories. Travel with this unique woman as she collects vast life experiences, slowly heals and finds her place walking in this world.