Jeremy and Chelsea Diamond

An Oklahoma couple continues their world travels on the road.



Chelsea and Jeremy Diamond share their on-the-road adventures on Twitter (@lost_in_travels), Facebook and Instagram (@lostintravels).

Jeremy Diamond

Vital stats: In 2011, four months after Jeremy and Chelsea Diamond married, they moved to South Korea and spent the next three years teaching English and traveling throughout Asia. Jeremy grew up in Tulsa, where he was homeschooled, and Chelsea is from Pryor. The couple moved back to the United States earlier this year.

NOW: Jeremy, 31, and Chelsea, 26, renovated an RV and began a U.S. cross-country trip in July.

 

How did you two meet? 

Chelsea Diamond: We met in an unconventional way. I was finishing my degree in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Art, but I started the first two years at Oklahoma State, and through that I met a bunch of people at OSU-Tulsa (where Jeremy worked). I saw his picture on Facebook at one of my friend’s weddings and thought he was cute, and it started from there (messaging on Facebook). We were long distance for about 10 months, and then I moved from Chicago to Tulsa. 

 

What was it like to spend the first three years of your marriage away from “home”? 

Jeremy Diamond: For us, it was nice getting away from family and friends and completely relying on each other. We really enjoyed teaching business English to engineers in South Korea, which enabled us to travel to many different Asian countries while we were there. It was a great way to get close and learn a lot about each other.

CD: Whenever you are overseas, you’re always the other person’s support and only friend. You really become tight-knit. I don’t think we could have been this close so quickly if we were living in Tulsa. We love Tulsa and definitely call it home, but at the same time, we’re on that edge of trying to determine if we keep going as a mobile unit, or do we settle down and start growing roots. 

 

What has your current adventure — traveling the U.S. — been like so far? 

JD: When we were overseas, a lot of people were asking whether we saw this or that in America, and what we realized is we haven’t really seen much of America, and so we wanted to enjoy our own country. We started out in Oklahoma and basically went west. We are big national parks people and got the national parks pass. The people we’re meeting on the road are usually those with their careers behind them. We haven’t met anyone our age. 

 

What are the highlights of this trip? 

CD: Glacier National Park (Montana) was our favorite park so far. The whole park was like nothing I’ve seen before. The jagged mountains and fresh rivers were stunning. We do a lot of hiking since we’re on the road so much, and each hike is vastly different from the rest.  

JD: We also liked Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) and loved Seattle and Vancouver. 

How are you able to travel cross-country full time? 

JD: A lot of it was simplistic living in Korea and Tulsa. We are big budgeters just so we could do something like this. We also have been involved in the stock market, which allowed us to stow away money and invest in Tulsa-area businesses. We’re planning to get jobs in the future, but right now, we don’t feel the push. 

CD: We’re giving ourselves a gap year and a breather after Korea, which will give us time to think about our next steps — if we want to go back to Tulsa or go overseas. We really feel fortunate to have this chance.

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