In addressing the phenomenon of the rising popularity of traveling as well as the widespreading effect of ethnic displacement, both Caren Kaplan and Elizabeth Bishop explored the topics based on their own personal experiences as travelers. They pose the question of what would grow into this phenomenon of travel and lifestyle, and what reality hides behind imperialist travelers' description of cultural differences. In response, this paper attempts to present an analytical model of Jhumpa Lahiri's fiction in which she challenges the structuralist oppositions of home/away, native/foreign and travel/everyday life, offering a fresh perspective in cultural criticism and a new aspect to the literary tradition of travel narratives. This essay will examine how Lahiri's stories provide a postmodern narrative of 'home yet away' in the light of Kaplan's theory and how her characters' 'leaving home' acts as a powerful expression of young wills to battle against patriarchal tradition which George Van Den Abbeele interprets as a weighty metaphor. In addition, it further explores Lahiri's satire of 'the international leisure class' by Dean MacCannell, whereas travel is neither seen as a special occasion of leisure, nor does it stand in opposition to everyday life. And finally, the essay will emphasize Lahiri's critique of the American hegemony which Michael Billig calls 'Banal Nationalism' in one of her stories about travelers.