Literary London:
June 22-29, 2019

Update: The 2019 trip is fully booked.
The best storytellers in the world are, arguably, from a small island in northwest Europe with questionable weather. Their characters, settings, and plots have changed our culture, and we all benefit from their talent.
Let’s explore a few places that made an impact in their stories — and let’s invite those places to shape our own lives, careers, and the work within us.
The capital city of this country is a global tastemaker, change-enabler, and home to more stories than seems possible.

For one week, our small group will explore significant places in the London area & countryside that affected the lives and work of beloved British storytellers. Together, we’ll contemplate what they tell us about our own lives, inside and out.
Tsh will lead you the way she travels best: a healthy mix of slow, laid-back adventure.

Examples of what we explore:

  • An Evensong service & Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey
  • A world-renown play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • A day in the countryside exploring the world of Jane Austen
  • A day in Oxford, visiting haunts beloved by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and more
  • Time in the Cotswolds, a favorite among J.M.M. Barrie, Beatrix Potter, Evelyn Waugh, 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.)

Examples of what we explore:

  • An Evensong service & Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey
  • A world-renown play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • A day in the countryside exploring the world of Jane Austen
  • A day in Oxford, visiting haunts beloved by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and more
  • Time in the Cotswolds, a favorite among J.M.M. Barrie, Beatrix Potter, Evelyn Waugh, 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.)

2019’s Focus:
Creative Entrepreneurial Women

2019’s Focus:
Creative Entrepreneurial Women

Because we’re a small group, we want a thread to unify our time together. This thread will color the fabric of everything we’ll do — from what we explore, to how we apply those things in our lives… and especially in our group conversations.
The trip hosts will encourage the group to notice the quiet narrative taking place in our own souls, guiding us with a light-hand: conversational, intentional, and specifically designed for women in a creative business industry who are also their own boss.
As we explore the land of storytellers, we will also deep-dive into each of our unique work, collectively helping each other solve problems, find reinvigorated vision, and decide our next right things.
Because we’re a small group, we want a thread to unify our time together. This thread will color the fabric of everything we’ll do — from what we explore, to how we apply those things in our lives… and especially in our group conversations.
The trip hosts will encourage the group to notice the quiet narrative taking place in our own souls, guiding us with a light-hand: conversational, intentional, and specifically designed for women in a creative business industry who are also their own boss.
As we explore the land of storytellers, we will also deep-dive into each of our unique work, collectively helping each other solve problems, find reinvigorated vision, and decide our next right things.

“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

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2019 Hosts:

An experienced global traveler, Tsh Oxenreider 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 community blog 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.
An experienced global traveler, Tsh Oxenreider 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 community site 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.
As a creative director and spiritual friend, Emily P. Freeman 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.
She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of four books, including Simply Tuesday and A Million Little Ways. As host of The Next Right Thing Podcast, Emily says thoughts you don’t have time to think, helping to ease chronic hesitancy and decision fatigue.
While Tsh leads Literary London 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. She lives in North Carolina with her family and is currently earning her Masters in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership.

“Every penny of this trip was worth it — the thoughtful itinerary, the group time, and relational connections made were so encouraging and beneficial.”

– Kendra Adachi, 2018 trip participant and creator of The Lazy Genius Collective

Because we know you want to know…

• Housing is comfortable, with our small group staying together in a home 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’ll use a car for countryside exploring.

Because we know you want to know…

• Housing is comfortable, with our small group staying together in a home 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’ll use a car for countryside exploring.

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 businesses.

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.

Will Literary London always be entrepreneurially focused?

We don’t think so. There are literally thousands of people who’ve signed up for the wait list for this trip, from all walks and stages of life — and we’re eager to potentially travel with you, too! 2018’s trip showed us how this unique experience sets an ideal table for creative entrepreneurial women — who are often doing their thing alone, without much in-person support. Tsh is eager to lead all sorts of people to all sorts of places (including London): couples, mothers, recent college grads, people in the corporate world, artists, foodies… the options are endless. And thousands of you have given us ideas for down the road! So, we’ll get there. Stay tuned!

What's the investment?

The investment for the trip is $5,000 plus airfare. This includes all* housing, food, transportation, tickets to events, entry to exhibits and activities, your custom guide book + journal written by Tsh, week-long spiritual direction from Emily, and continual access to conversations among your fellow pilgrims: likeminded women who understand the uniqueness of running a creative business.
*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 three 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 24, 2019.
  3. Secure your spot with a non-refundable 50% deposit within 10 days of receiving your invitation, then pay the final 50% in five installments by May 24, 2019.

How do I apply for the trip?

The 2019 trip is fully booked, but if you’d like to stay in the loop about future trips, add your name & email below! We’d love to have you.

“Literary London will remain one of my favorite trips of my lifetime. It was also a turning point in my career as an author — 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?

Our 2019 trip is fully booked. If you’d like to stay in the loop about future trips, add your email to the list, and you’ll be among the first to know:

Interested?

Our 2019 trip is fully booked. If you’d like to stay in the loop about future trips, add your email to the list, and you’ll be among the first to know:

“You’ll come home an accomplished Tube traveler, with a belly full of fish & chips and a heart filled with an appreciation for conversations with like-minded women that restore your soul.”

– Caroline TeSelle, 2018 trip participant and virtual assistant for writers