Touristic travel is about ‘going away’ and ‘coming home.’ In what
follows I offer some reflection on how a group of middle and uppermiddle
class Canadian tourists imagined ‘home’ in the context of their
frequent travels ‘away’ – a group I have labelled ‘travel enthusiasts.’ I
position these imaginings in relation to others who travel around the
globe, those I am calling ‘transnationals’ – the migrants, the refugees, the
exiles and the immigrants of the postmodern world.