Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World (Paperback)
"Nearly every page has some crack piece of travel wisdom ... an accessible, inspiring journey." —Kirkus
The Sell-Your-House, See-the-World Life!
Reunited after thirty-five years and wrestling a serious case of wanderlust, Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell their house and possessions and live abroad full-time. They've never looked back. With just two suitcases, two computers, and each other, the Martins embark on a global adventure, taking readers from sky-high pyramids in Mexico to Turkish bazaars to learning the contact sport of Italian grocery shopping.
But even as they embrace their new home-free lifestyle, the Martins grapple with its challenges, including hilarious language barriers, finding financial stability, and missing the family they left behind. Together, they learn how to live a life—and love—without borders. Recently featured on NPR's Here and Now and in the New York Times, Home Sweet Anywhere is a road map for anyone who dreams of turning the idea of life abroad into a reality.
In 2010, Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell their home, disburse most of their belongings and travel the world for the rest of their lives. Lynne’s popular blog, homefreeadventures.com, chronicles their nomadic life, which was the cover article of The Wall Street Journal's “Next” section in October 2012, and was featured on the front page of Yahoo.com, as well as in the Huffington Post, Fodor’s Travel Intelligence, among others. Her work has also appeared in Mark Chimsky’s book, 65 Things to Do When You Retire, International Living, the Huffington Post, and other publications.
Lynne and her husband Tim, a novelist, have lived in Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, France, Italy, Great Britain, Ireland, and Morocco since they became home free. She now has no permanent address and intends to keep it that way until the wheels fall off sometime in the next thirty years.
"Read [Martin’s] tale of travel and get inspired to change your life!" — Jewish Journal
"Engaging, witty, and insightful ... This book will make you want to pick up your pen–and duffle bags!–and start writing your own unique path to life." — Great New Books
"Martin never sugarcoats the challenges involved ("I ache with longing for my family occasionally"), but she concludes: "Every day, we learn something, see something, plan something, meet someone or solve some brand-new problem." A good trade-off. And an even better book." — The Wall Street Journal
"The author writes in an engaging, descriptive style that makes the reader feel s/he’s been invited along for the journey. And what a journey it has been. ... The book is not just about travel, it’s about embracing the life you have and living it to the fullest." — New York Journal of Books
"This terrific book gives hope to everyone who desires the fun and freedom of dropping everything and hitting the road to foreign ports." — Jeri Sedlar, co-author of Don't Retire, REWIRE!
"Nearly every page has some crack piece of travel wisdom ... an accessible, inspiring journey." — Kirkus Reviews