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At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe Hardcover – April 18, 2017
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"Oxenreider makes a convincing case that travel with children is not just possible, but rewarding for all involved. Even those who wouldn't consider such an endeavor will enjoy going along for the ride on the page, and might be encouraged to take on new travel adventures with their families." -Booklist
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Tsh puts into words so well not only the page turning adventure her family took, but the simple reflections of the ordinary moments she finds herself in all over the world. "Travel has taught me the blessing of ordinariness, of rootedness and stability. It can be found anywhere on the globe. It’s courageous to walk out the front door and embrace earth’s great adventures, but the real act of courage is to return to that door, turn the knob, walk through, unpack the bags, and start the kettle for a cup of tea. In our rituals of bread making and wine tasting, tucking our kids into bed and watching stars flicker from a chair on the back patio, we are all daring to find ourselves at home, somewhere in the world."
I may never get the chance to take a similar trip myself, but this memoir has reminded me that wherever I do travel to I want to explore life in that place rather than check off boxes of things to do.
While reading Tsh Oxenreider’s memoir At Home in the World, I experienced the world as if through the eyes of a thoughtful friend, with all of the ups and downs of traveling with children, while musing together with her about our place in the world, what it means to belong, and what it means to be at home. As a result of reading this lovely book, some places have been added to my bucket list. I have not been to London yet and have always longed to go, but now the Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand are also calling to me. I am eager to try the food in Turkey and Thailand, but I am not keen to visit China, unless I need a reminder of my own insignificance.
At Home in the World helped me realize that travel is not just for the young and free and unattached. According to Tsh, “Giving birth to new life doesn’t mean the death of your passport: kids are remarkably fantastic travelers and can open more doors to cultural experiences than going solo.” Maybe it’s time to brush off the whole family’s passports and get some stamps on those pages in the years we have left before the nest empties. In the meantime, it’s ok to be a homebody.
Disclosure: I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review, and liked it so much that I pre-ordered my own hard copy with my own money.