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Adam and Lindsey Nubern are taking #couplegoals to a new level


February 09, 2016

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    From driving across the East Coast when they were just friends and university students, to traveling around the globe as a married couple, Adam and Lindsey Nubern have had plenty of adventures throughout their seven-year relationship.  
    The married couple of three years have set foot in New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries located in Southeast Asia. As a result of their year abroad, the global community now feels more personal and intimate to the Nuberns. 
    “The emotions we underwent being a year abroad — I don’t even know how to untangle it. When you stay in the South, in Statesboro, in Bulloch County, everything just seems massive,” Adam, a 2005 graduate of Statesboro High School, said. “You can’t really grasp some war-torn country that you’ve seen on TV. You have no attachment to it, because you haven’t been there. You haven’t seen the people who are affected, you haven’t smelled the smells on the streets, you haven’t heard the different voice inflections of the language, or seen the big smiles that the people have.
    "I think what I’m trying to say is that I feel smaller. The world is smaller now. I could go to Atlanta, hop on a plane, and be halfway around the world within 24 hours. I can actually relate to everything better now, and I have a lot more emotional attachment to all the things that are going on in the world.”
    Adam and Lindsey are currently back in the United States, but they’re not quite ready to hang up their hiking boots and quit traveling just yet. The couple’s next big road trip involves them traveling from Huntington Beach, California to Times Square. With a Ford Explorer and a camper trailer, they’ll be part of the support crew for an ultra-runner who’s attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of the U.S.  
    “The U.S. has so many different landscapes here. We have desserts, we have the mountains, we have glaciers, we have the ocean — I mean, everything that you could want. So we decided, why not see our country?” Lindsey said. 
    Of course, one can’t simply travel on a whim. You might be curious on how the Nuberns have been able to save up for their various adventures. High-stakes poker? Betting on fixed baseball games or boxing matches? Pyramid schemes? Dognapping? 
    As it turns out, the answer is a lot less complex than suspected. They simply been saving and budgeting their combined income since their honeymoon.  
    “We’ve had this vision of traveling long-term for several years, and we were saving and working towards it. I was really scared though. I was thinking, ‘Where were we going to sleep every night? Where were we going to shower? And where were we going to do our laundry?’” Lindsey said. “I had been working for five years, and so had Adam. Taking the actual leap and stopping our jobs was big. It was really hard when we decided to go for it.”
    The first steps are always the hardest, but it got easier afterward. While they were hiking in New Zealand, Adam and Lindsey brainstormed and thought of creative ideas on how to work and gain income while still on the road. 
    “We learned to chase our curiosity. Adam was curious about starting his own accounting business and he’s been having a lot of success. He’s working with people who’ve started their own small businesses and are becoming entrepreneurs. I was blogging along the way during our travels, and I was getting these really nice compliments on my writing. I’m just starting to chase my curiosity in writing and seeing how I like it,” Lindsey said. 
    “Now we’re not just a married couple; we’re business partners too. That adds a whole new challenge to our relationship, but we’re constantly learning. We realize that life is a journey, and we don’t have to stick to one way. There’s tons of different ways out there, and we’ve seen so many people do so many different things.”
    The couple’s wanderlust has played an essential part in their growth as a married couple. Because Adam and Lindsey chased their curiosity of traveling, they were able to learn more about the world, themselves and each other. One central theme they picked up on was that foreign things aren’t wrong —  they’re just done differently. 
    “Things like music, food, smiles and sports. They’re all expressed differently. All these core things we do as people, we all share. We just do them differently. We really ingrained this whole idea of ‘it’s not wrong, it’s just different,’ or ‘same-same but different.’ We use these mantras to ourselves, especially in our marriage,” Adam said. “… When we’re working things out, when we’re really frustrating one another, we kind of put these mantras in place — it’s not wrong, it’s just different. They kind of overcome these frustrations and these selfish traits of ours when we see someone doing something differently.”
    You can follow Adam and Lindsey’s journey by visiting their blog, http://nuventuretravels.com/.

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