June 16, 2019

UnRetire: Finding Your Way to Home Sweet Anywhere!

” target=”_blank”>Home Sweet Anywhere tells the story of Lynne and Tim Martin who decided that their American dream did not involve a white picket fence and a retirement of babysitting grandchildren, watching television and staying in one place.

They sold their home and started a Home Free Lifestyle of travel in their seventies so they could “experience living in these places, not only visiting for a week or two…We would “unretire” and find a way to move freely around the world, soaking up the sights and places that had been gathering dust on our never-ending bucket lists.

Lynne and Tim re-found each other after many years apart and adopted a lifestyle of “Postpone nothing… because life is too short and too sweet not to savor it the way you want.” Lynne shares the challenges of becoming home free and how the packing, selling and organizing in order to leave was balanced against the “miracle that we were united in this notion of fulfilling our dreams of being home free, experiencing the world…It was like a dream in which we would recapture all the years we’d missed having together.”

Their journey has included “a high-rise in Buenos Aires; a hacienda in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; a tiny apartment with a big view of The Blue Mosque in Istanbul; a darling flat in Paris; a villa apartment overlooking Florence; a medieval three-story walk-up in La Charite-sur-Loire, France; a balconied one-bedroom by the River Thames near London, an apartment outside Dublin; two rooms in a colorfully tiled Riad in Marrakech, Morocco; and a beach house near Lisbon, Portugal.” ” target=”_blank”>Wall Street Journal, which led to her memoir, Home Sweet Anywhere, being published on April 15, 2014 by SourceBooks. Her choices are “challenging our notions of what ‘old’ means.”

What assumptions about your life are you ready to defy? Read her tale of travel and get inspired to change your life!

Do not be “resigned to a life of boredom and routine. Living home free is more than an action; it’s a mind-set, an attitude. It allows one the latitude to embrace a new idea, change a long-observed pattern, or make a new friend.

Where will you go? What will you do? Share it in the comments below.