Invite the land of the world’s best storytellers to shape your own story.

Invite the land of the world’s best storytellers to shape your own story.

Literary London // July 18-26, 2020

A pilgrimage for women authors, artists, and entrepreneurs

London is a global tastemaker, trendsetter, & the setting to more stories than seems possible.

The city (and surrounding area) is home to beloved characters, settings, and plots, and is a hallowed stomping ground for some of the greatest creators in history.

Join us as we explore this setting — and invite it to shape our own lives, careers, and the work within us.

London is a global tastemaker, trendsetter, & the setting to more stories than seems possible.

The city (and surrounding area) is home to beloved characters, settings, and plots, and is a hallowed stomping ground for some of the greatest creators in history.

Join us as we explore this setting — and invite it to shape our own lives, careers, and the work within us.

A taste of what we explore:

  • The sacred space inside Westminster Abbey, burial and memorial site to hundreds of great artists like Charles Dickens
  • A world-renown play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • A day in the countryside exploring the world of Jane Austen
  • An overnight pilgrimage to Oxford, visiting haunts beloved by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and more
  • Time in Kent (the “Garden of England”), a favorite among Virginia Woolf, TS Eliot, Austen, Tolkien, and others
  • Celebrated green parks, museums, historical landmarks, and bookstores aplenty

….and perhaps best of all, a Breather Day set aside just for yourself, with custom recommendations from Tsh on what you could do, from favorite day trips outside London to lovely quiet spots to catch your breath with a drink and journal.
(Because after all, you’re traveling the way Tsh travels. And a Breather Day is essential to her.)

A taste of what we explore:

  • The sacred space inside Westminster Abbey, burial and memorial site to hundreds of great artists like Charles Dickens
  • A world-renown play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • A day in the countryside exploring the world of Jane Austen
  • An overnight pilgrimage to Oxford, visiting haunts beloved by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and more
  • Time in Kent (the “Garden of England”), a favorite among Virginia Woolf, TS Eliot, Austen, Tolkien, and others
  • Celebrated green parks, museums, historical landmarks, and bookstores aplenty
….and perhaps best of all, a Breather Day set aside just for yourself, with 10-20 custom recommendations from Tsh on what you could do, from favorite day trips outside London to lovely city spots to catch your breath with a drink and journal.
(Because after all, you’re traveling the way Tsh travels. And a Breather Day is essential to her.)

Women Authors, Artists, & Entrepreneurs

Creative Women Authors, Artists, & Entrepreneurs

You’re a woman doing your thing: writing your book, creating your art, running your business. You love finding inspiration from great work done before you, yet you want to travel more, and you’d love to connect with a small group of likeminded women.

This boutique trip is crafted specifically for women who love their work. Our (sometimes exhausting) passion for our work is the thread that weaves throughout our group, and it’s this thread that colors the tapestry of everything we do throughout the week — what we explore, how we let those discoveries teach us — and especially what we talk about in our group conversations.

The trip hosts will encourage you to notice the quiet narrative taking place in your soul, guiding you with a light-hand: conversational, intentional, and specifically designed for you — a woman in a creative business industry who’s also your own boss.

As we explore the land of storytellers, we’ll also deep-dive into your unique work, collectively helping you solve problems, find reinvigorated vision, and decide how God is leading you to your next smart decision.

You’re a woman doing your thing: writing your book, creating your art, running your business. You love finding inspiration from great work done before you, yet you want to travel more, and you’d love to connect with a small group of likeminded women.

This boutique trip is crafted specifically for women who love their work. Our (sometimes exhausting) passion for our work is the thread that weaves throughout our group, and it’s this thread that colors the tapestry of everything we do throughout the week — what we explore, how we let those discoveries teach us — and especially what we talk about in our group conversations.

The trip hosts will encourage you to notice the quiet narrative taking place in your soul, guiding you with a light-hand: conversational, intentional, and specifically designed for you — a woman in a creative business industry who’s also your own boss.

As we explore the land of storytellers, we’ll also deep-dive into your unique work, collectively helping you solve problems, find reinvigorated vision, and decide how God is leading you to your next smart decision.

“This trip will linger with me for a lifetime.
Our conversations literally changed the course of my professional life — no small thing. I am forever grateful to Tsh & Emily.”

– Jamie B. Golden, 2018 trip participant and co-host of  The Popcast with Knox & Jamie

Tsh & Emily in the Rabbit Room at The Eagle & Child pub in Oxford, 2019

Tsh Oxenreider

An experienced global traveler and life coach, Tsh chronicled the school year her family lived out of backpacks and traveled around the world in her memoir, At Home in the World. Through her many years of living abroad, and in travel both during her single days and with kids, she’s found her sweet spot style of travel: laid-back adventure.

Tsh is also the author of several books, a seasoned podcaster, and founder of The Art of Simple. She currently lives near Austin, Texas with her family, where she eats tacos several times a week, and is equally happy both going on safari in Zimbabwe and puttering around in her small backyard.

Literary London is an invitation to travel with her the way she travels, as she taps into her expertise, intuition, and willingness to try new things.

Emily P. Freeman

As a creative director and spiritual friend, Emily helps whole-hearted creative women make space for their soul to breathe so they can walk in step with their calling and do their next right thing in love.

Emily has her masters degree in spiritual formation and leadership and is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five books. She is also the host of The Next Right Thing Podcast where she says thoughts you don’t have time to think, helping to ease chronic hesitancy and decision fatigue.

Emily lives in North Carolina with her family and is mostly a homebody with one delightful exception: Literary London. While Tsh leads the group in the way she loves to travel, Emily comes alongside as a co-listener and fellow journeyer, holding open thoughtful space to simply make sure you don’t miss it.

Tsh Oxenreider

An experienced global traveler and life coach, Tsh chronicled the school year her family lived out of backpacks and traveled around the world in her memoir, At Home in the World. Through her many years of living abroad, and in travel both during her single days and with kids, she’s found her sweet spot style of travel: laid-back adventure.

Tsh is also the author of several books, a seasoned podcaster, and founder of The Art of Simple. She currently lives near Austin, Texas with her family, where she eats tacos several times a week, and is equally happy both going on safari in Zimbabwe and puttering around in her small backyard.

Literary London is an invitation to travel with her the way she travels, as she taps into her expertise, intuition, and willingness to try new things.

Emily P. Freeman

As a creative director and spiritual friend, Emily helps whole-hearted creative women make space for their soul to breathe so they can walk in step with their calling and do their next right thing in love.

Emily has her masters degree in spiritual formation and leadership and is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five books. She is also the host of The Next Right Thing Podcast where she says thoughts you don’t have time to think, helping to ease chronic hesitancy and decision fatigue.

Emily lives in North Carolina with her family and is mostly a homebody with one delightful exception: Literary London. While Tsh leads the group in the way she loves to travel, Emily comes alongside as a co-listener and fellow journeyer, holding open thoughtful space to simply make sure you don’t miss it.

Tsh & Emily in the Rabbit Room at The Eagle & Child pub in Oxford, 2019

“This was a life-changing, bucket-list trip; Tsh and Emily’s ability to beautifully marry breathtaking landscapes with meaningful conversation will stay with me all of my days. My time in London gave me the inspiration I needed to come home and continue doing my job well and with purpose.”

– Annie B. Jones, 2019 trip participant and owner of The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA

• Housing is comfortable, with our group staying together in a 17th-century pub-turned-guesthouse in a small village outside London, where everyone has their own bed.

• Food is a delightful blend of world-class restaurants, shared homestyle meals at the guesthouse dining table, hidden cafes you can try on your own, and room in the kitchen to stock your own groceries, if you like.

• Transportation in the city is of the public variety — the famous London Underground, double-decker busses, perhaps a ferry or two across the Thames, inter-city trains, and lots of good old-fashioned walking. We use a group-sized van for countryside exploring.

• Housing is comfortable, with our group staying together in a 17th-century pub-turned-guesthouse in a small village outside London, where everyone has their own bed.

• Food is a delightful blend of world-class restaurants, shared homestyle meals at the guesthouse dining table, hidden cafes you can try on your own, and room in the kitchen to stock your own groceries, if you like.

• Transportation in the city is of the public variety — the famous London Underground, double-decker busses, perhaps a ferry or two across the Thames, inter-city trains, and lots of good old-fashioned walking. We use a group-sized van for countryside exploring.

“Literary London was the trip of my dreams. Tsh’s expert trip planning coupled with Emily’s gift of spiritual leadership changed so much for me personally and in my business. Forever grateful.”

– Erienne Jones, 2019 trip participant and owner of Some Call Me Crunchy

FAQs

What's the group size?

The group will include 6 participants, plus Tsh, Emily, and Caroline (Tsh’s assistant extraordinaire), for a total of 9 women.

When will group participants be revealed to each other?

As soon as the group is finalized. For several months beforehand leading up to the trip, the group will also begin interacting with each other, asking questions, getting to know each other, and learning about our work.

Will there be help to prepare for the trip?

Yes! At just the right time, Tsh will share tips on things like packing, planning your free day, knowing what to expect, good books and movies to enjoy beforehand, and how to prepare for our in-depth, work-focused conversations. Emily will also occasionally share thoughts to help us prepare our souls spiritually, so that by the time you land in London, you’re ready for your week-long pilgrimage, inside and out.

Is this trip only for Christians?

Both Tsh and Emily are Christians, and as a life coach and spiritual director, respectively, their posture and worldview are a natural outflow of their faith. Naturally, the conversations throughout the week follow suit.

But as a participant, you’re not asked about your beliefs beforehand, you don’t have to sign some sort of doctrinal statement, and we embrace the idea that all of us are on our own unique journey. Will we talk about the intersection of our work and faith? Yes. Are you free to pick up what wisdom is left for you, and leave the rest, no judgment? Absolutely.

What's the investment?

The investment for the trip is $6,000 plus airfare. This includes all* housing, food, transportation, tickets to events, entry to exhibits and activities, your custom guide book + travel journal written by Tsh, daily readings and contemplation questions curated and crafted by Emily, week-long spiritual direction from Emily, life coaching from Tsh, and continual access to conversations among your fellow pilgrims: likeminded women who understand the uniqueness of being your own boss.


*This excludes the day on your own, which you’ll budget for, depending on your preferences.

Could the trip be funded in installments?

Yes! You can fund your trip one of two ways:

  1. Pay for its entirety in one lump sum, due within 10 days of receiving your invitation.
  2. Secure your spot with a non-refundable 50% deposit within 10 days of receiving your invitation, then pay the final 50% by May 29, 2020.

Is the trip refundable?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds should you have to cancel your spot.

How do I apply for the trip?

Scroll down to the application and let us know your interest. We’d love to get to know you!

“Literary London will remain one of my favorite trips of my lifetime. It was also a turning point in my career — I would have paid ten times the amount I paid for the experience I received.”

– Bri McKoy, 2018 trip participant and author of Come and Eat

Interested?

We’re so glad to hear! Fill out the form below, and if we think you’re a good fit, we’ll be in touch.

“You know how you view an experience from afar and you think, there’s no way that can live up to the hype? Tsh’s Literary London lives up the hype. It really is that amazing, that thoughtful, that impactful, and that meaningful. Partnered with Emily, they are an unstoppable force of peace & intention, and you will return with a renewed sense of purpose; fresh air in your lungs. Do whatever it takes to go on this trip. It will be an Ebenezer in your life.”

– Erin Moon, 2019 trip participant and Chief Operating Officer of Popcast Media Group