Mr and Mrs Adventure began in January of 2013 as a way to share our favorite memories, newly discovered lands and epic adventures with family and friends scattered across the globe. The more we saw, the more we loved, and since then our little blog has transformed into a hub of inspiration where we aspire to encourage all who follow along to listen to their hearts, follow their dreams and live their GREATEST ADVENTURE.
Drew and I met while attending college at the University of Florida. We interviewed for a marketing internship with JanSport, and out of 400 students we were chosen to work together! We put on awesome events, had a ton of fun and we even sponsored an 3-day hiking/camping trip, which was also my first time camping EVER. On that trip my sleeping bag zipper broke and Drew offered to snuggle extra close to help keep me warm, and the rest is history!
We ended up dating for a year before graduating and then decided to move to LA together, where we lived for almost 4 years, and absolutely LOVED it. With its sparkling city lights, beckoning mountains and endless weekend excursions, we were constantly inspired to #optoutside, but no matter how high we would hike, how long we would bike or how far we would road trip, we just couldn’t seem to get enough.
While we loved LA, we realized that we were stuck in an endless cycle of living for our weekends, so after a bit of hesitation and a lot of planning, we decided to leave the “9-to-5 world” behind to follow our passions… which lead us to traveling across the US and Canada in a 21-foot Sprinter Van aka. “The Adventure Mobile,” randomly + Iceland, for a year!
We met some incredible people, visited a ton of National Parks and fell in love with #Vanlife. After realizing that we could live in a van and still love/like each other (more so even!), we decided to tie the knot, officially becoming Mr and Mrs Adventure-Neumann (proposal story here and wedding video here)! Finally, it was time to set out on the honeymoon of a lifetime…
Instead of your typical relaxing honeymoon we opted for one of the most challenging and unforgettable experiences of our lifetime. Just 5 days after getting married, we flew to London and rented Hector, a Quirky Campervan, and began our search for the perfect #rollinghome to buy and call our own. It didn’t take long for us to find the #HowlinYoweller, a custom-converted Ford Transit, and for 10 months we adventured across England, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia and more! We have since returned to LA to gather our bearings again before our next big adventure, be sure to read this post for all the fun details on all that.
Adventure is a word that can seem impossible to define. Morphing with time, age, experience and place, adventure is everywhere and possible at anytime, all that it requires is for you to embrace it. For us, adventure started as a fun concept, something to do on weekends, something to fantasize about and research so we could plan our next big escape. Before we knew it our adventures took on a life of their own. Not only did our definition of adventure change, but we changed. Adventure became a part of us and we, a part of it.
Part of the fun of adventuring together is that we get to share in the joy, adrenaline and beauty of living the unknown, while encouraging and challenging each other along the way. We post new insights, stories and travel tips every other week (subscribe if you haven’t already!), and THE BEST way to be a part of our journey is to follow us on Instagram, which we update daily (except we try not to on weekends in hopes of encouraging #digitaldetox) + you’ll want to check out our “Where are we now?!” page for our latest whereabouts!
Let us know how our travels help inspire you and always remember to challenge yourself to live bigger, freer, more adventurous lives! “Live is a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Adventure and love all-ways,