I just finished reading a wonderful little memoir about a family of five who take a year off to travel the world. At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe is written by Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From A Blue Bike. Tsh takes the reader on a wonderful, inspiring journey, painting a vivid story through observations, smells, tastes, and more.
Americans Tsh and Kyle met and married in Kosovo. They lived as expats for most of a decade, until they had to move back to the States for health reasons. Though they had lived in the US for four years, they still had that ever present feeling of wanderlust, but was traveling really possible with three children? Why not? The kids were all old enough to carry their own backpacks but still young enough to be uprooted.
At Home in the World follows their journey from China to New Zealand, Ethiopia to England, and more. They traverse bumpy roads, stand in awe before a waterfall that feels like the edge of the earth, and chase each other through three-foot-wide passageways in Venice. And all the while Tsh grapples with the concept of home, as she learns what it means to be lost, yet at home, in the world.
This would be a wonderful Spring/Summer read, a book you can take to the beach or sit on the back porch and read. Whether you’re an avid traveler or someone who just likes to read about other people’s travels, this is the book for you! ;)
Liz Austin. Bibliophile. Writer. Book hoarder. I would rather be reading....