Frances Mayes and her husband Ed give up the security of their tenured university positions and the comfort of routine, and slip into their new roles of modern-day explorers and travel writers. They hope to find a comforting sense of home in a new place or places, if that is possible. They want to feel truly at home in the larger world.
Frances and Ed move across land and water in and on all types of conveyances --- jet plane, taxi, rental car, funicular, rowboat, bus, and cruise ship. And they wear out their shoes a