This is the exact moment the adventure bug hit us: in 2016, Niko and I took our first road trip to visit my sister in Iowa. And the thing about the adventure bug is that once it bites you, it doesn’t let go. More road trips followed as the years passed, each one longer and more intense than the last.
We explored small towns in West Virginia and hiked big mountains in Washington, sleeping under the stars and meeting up with friends and family along the way. I’d grown up with dogs, and I was determined to find a breed that would thrive in our new, adventurous lifestyle. That’s where Oakley and Everest enter our story. Siberian Huskies require a lot of activity; their breed adapted to take long runs over the tundra. Needless to say, having such active dogs pushed us to get outside even more, to the point that we became not just adventure travelers, but constant weekend warriors.
Still, the adventure bug demanded more from us. It wanted the trip of a lifetime. So in February, 2020, we set out with our dogs and our RV, waved goodbye to our East Coast home of 24 years, and began an epic trek to make new lives for ourselves out west.