Adam and Lindsey Nubern have been traveling the world full-time since 2014, living out of RVs, campervans, and backpacks. Before they started traveling, they paid off all of their debt, saved a $15K emergency fund, and saved $31K to travel. Adam is a Certified Public Accountant at NuventureCPA.com and Lindsey is an author and photographer at NuventureTravels.com.
They’re on a mission to create a life of freedom to pursue their curiosities while being financially responsible—living the way they want to live and saving the way they want to save.
It’s easy to see that adventure is a huge part of life for Adam and Lindsey. However, the longer they stayed on the road, the more they craved a home base. So, they recently transitioned from full-time RVing to a new style of travel they call “base camping”, which they believe gives them the ultimate freedom! In this episode, they share what this base camping and part-time travel lifestyle looks like to them and also we get a first look at Lindsey’s new book “501 Questions: A Travel Game“!
Some topics we covered:
- 1:30 – Catching up with the Nuberns
- 5:52 – Living and Leasing
- 8:15 – Pros of “Base Camping”
- 12:00 – What they miss about full timing
- 20:10 – Nuventure Travels
- 23:01 – New book release
- 32:28 – Looking to the Future
- 35:58 – Embracing Change
So what is “base camping” as a part-time travel lifestyle?
Adam and Lindsey went back to their hometown in Colorado and moved back into their house (which had been rented during their travels), which gives them their home “base”. But now that they have the house again, how can they still be flexible for the camping part? Well, that part is very exciting!
They started working with a management company to list their home on Airbnb and rental sites whenever they are out camping and adventuring. With this new set up, Adam and Lindsey are only a few hours of set up away from heading out on an adventure. They take the camper out and the management company handles the booking, customer service, and cleaning.
Though this set up is still pretty recent, Adam and Lindsey are LOVING it. They feel like it’s the best of both worlds. They can still enjoy their remote work and flexible schedule for adventures, while also being more involved in long-term and local community back home.
Lindsey’s new book!
Linsey recently released her new book “501 Questions: A Travel Game” to help others start new conversations. She first got the idea during their travels when she noticed that some of their favorite moments were when they put the phones away (or didn’t have service!) and had really memorable conversations together and with others on the road.
Lindsey started writing down questions she wanted to ask Adam and others, eventually it resulted in this amazing book! It includes four sections: Would You Rather, If You Could, Tell Me About, and Travel Trivia. It’s fun for the whole family, ages 4-104! Anyone can pick up this book and immediately start conversations.