We are so thrilled to be sharing the beautiful LoveTrip of Amy & Nathan. Distance couldn’t keep them apart and their love for travel and deep discussions have allowed their relationship to flourish. Read their story for some great insight and continue following their adventure on their site www.twodrifters.us
Amy & Nathan
Ages: 29 & 33
Status: Together 3 ½ years and currently engaged
How did you meet?: We met in 2011 in a hostel in Edinburgh, Scotland! We were both traveling separately and ended up assigned to the same dorm room.
When did you realize you were in love?: We knew there was attraction right away, but a relationship didn’t seem possible at first because of being from different places. Our friendship and love grew slowly over the next few months as we kept in touch, and by then, we knew this was something too special not to keep it going…even though we had to do long distance for more than a year.
What qualities in each other make you a good match?: Our shared love of travel definitely is one of our common passions. But beyond that, we both love the deep, the meaningful. We can have great conversations about philosophy and spirituality. We also share a true love of Netflix! Dissecting a great TV show is one of our favorite pastimes. Other than that, we are both kind and sensitive, and we are very invested in being the best versions of ourselves.
What is your perfect date night?: We’d love to be in a foreign city, spending the afternoon in a relaxed coffee shop. We might read side by side, or simply be together. We definitely opt for quiet evenings, and going back to our hotel and cuddling would probably be the best end to the date. 🙂
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a couple and how did you get through it?: Our biggest challenge is our differences in communication and temperament. Amy is highly extraverted and Nathan is very introverted. Sometimes our needs can clash but we work hard to understand one another. Nathan lets me know when he needs time alone to recharge, and Nathan is patient with my endless chatter and always game for my crazy ideas.
What is one thing you would like to improve about your relationship?: I think we can always work on our communication and conflict. We don’t argue often, but when a tough issue has to be addressed, we both try so hard not to hurt the other’s feelings that we don’t come to a resolution easily.
What advice would you go back and give yourselves when you just started dating?: It’s all going to work out. I think we worried needlessly about whether the relationship would last. Not because we weren’t happy and in love, but because of difficulties like distance and because of some of our personality differences. I wish we would have known how hard we would strive to make it work and how our love would carry us through.