Lynne Martin is an avid traveler and, with her husband Tim, enjoys speaking to audiences about making the most of the retirement years. She is the author of the best-selling memoir, Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World.
Martin grew up in Chicago and Texas and studied journalism at Oklahoma City University. After moving to California, she founded her own public relations company, representing show business personalities and films.
Decades later, in 2011, Lynne and her husband Tim realized their hearts’ desires. Although they had had traveled widely throughout their lives, they wanted to experience the world in more than two or three-week vacations, so they sold their home, relocated its contents, and set out to live like locals. Throughout their journey, they have lived in Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, France, Italy, England, Germany, Portugal, and Morocco.
Lynne’s inspiration for travel came from her parents who were also avid travelers and went all over the world in the 1970’s. Now her grandchildren are also following suit!
A conversation with a fellow traveler in France led her to write an article about the couple’s unusual lifestyle for the Wall Street Journal. As a result, Lynne’s blog Home Free Adventures attracted thousands of new views, and she was contacted by literary agents who encouraged her to write a book about her travels.
Her story is told in the best-selling memoir, Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World, and is now published in eight languages.
She advises others to have a project they love and to stay active. “Old age doesn’t mean turning up your toes and sitting on the porch!” She encourages her readers to postpone nothing and say “yes” to life!