• At Home in the World

  • Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe
  • By: Tsh Oxenreider
  • Narrated by: Tsh Oxenreider
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (414 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes from a Blue Bike, chronicles her family's adventure around the world. Seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way, she discovers what it truly means to be at home.

In her late 30s, and as a mom to three kids under age 10, Tsh Oxenreider and her husband decided to spend a rather ordinary nine months in an extraordinary way: traveling the corners of the earth to see, together, the places they've always wanted to explore. This book chronicles their global journey from China to Thailand to Australia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, France, Croatia, and beyond, as they fill their days with train schedules, world-schooling the kids, and working from anywhere. Told with wit and candor, Oxenreider invites us on a worldwide adventure without the cost of a ticket; to discover people, places, and stories worth knowing about; to find peace in the places we call home; and to learn that, as the Thai say, in the end we are all "same same but different".

©2017 Tsh Oxenreider (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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Wanderlust Mamas rejoice

This book spoke to my soul. Ever since I became a mother I have experienced the weight of the tension between home and adventure in my heart. Tsh so beautifully validates this tension and gives me hope that the two really can live in harmony.

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Having traveled the world as a kid myself.....

I found this book to be incredibly uninteresting. The family seemed to spend a lot of time on playgrounds. There was no story. There was a weak "soul searching spiritual quest" that didn't hold water. To top it off the author is a poor reader who drops her sentences and was rather monotonous. I was really looking forward to it too!

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Surprisingly Uninteresting

Like traveling to fascinating places with someone who insists you only look at her not very interesting family pictures. If you are hoping to learn anything about different places, or are hoping to hear enthusiastic accounts of traveling in those places, this isn't that kind of book. No interesting observations or insights at all.

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Travel writing at it's best!

This is the kind of travel writing that has you grabbing for your passport and and a cup of tea at the same time. I found Tsh though her podcast "The Simple Show." I have binged many of her podcast episodes and finally thought I need to see (or hear) her writing if I love the podcast this much. This book did not disappoint. I would recommend it many times over. Especially if you are a homebody who loves to travel.

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Wonderful book!

I love this book - hearing the author read their own material is great and I just love her story! I can resonate with the wanderlust, traveling with young children. I love hearing her personal journey of finding what home in this world is. Easy to listen to and great story for those who have a itch for travel, especially those with kids. H

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Travel and learn

I loved this book of stories of family, travel, highs and lows of visiting many countries in a year as a family. I started listening to this at my home in Texas and continued on planes and airports to the Middle East and back and finished it working on my flower beds in the front yard. I can't wait to tell others about this book.

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my favorite book this year!

This travel memoir caught my attention and never let go! Love that Tsh reads it.

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just okay

I have mixed feelings about this book. I really wanted to like it more than I did. It's an easy and quick read, so I did not give up on it and finished it. It definitely has some beautiful writing but lacks the depth of description and cultural commentary and even religious insight that would have made it more meaningful. Lest you think it's a practical look at traveling the world with kids, I also did not learn much about that beyond the surface. She ties it all together sweetly and I'm sure the writing of it was meaningful and transformative for her, but it did not reach me in the same way. It did make me want to travel though and right about it along the way!

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Returning

I love the premise of this book, but I am returning it. I just can’t get past the narration. Are usually love it when the author is also the one who reads the book, but in this case I feel the book would’ve been so much better if it had been read by a professional reader. Instead of feeling like I was reading this book, I felt like the author was reading the book, which, of course, she was, but it felt as though she were reading it aloud as a student in a classroom. A beautiful narration would really have made this book enjoyable.

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Wanderlust

Perfect book for those with wanderlust! Well written, easy to follow, makes you to want to see the world.

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inspiring story

depicting the highs and lows and the reason for this journey around the world with family

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  • paula king
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this made me dream

this one took me away to dusty streets, to the corners of my little world of New Zealand to the markets of the world. one to go on the re-read shelf.