Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

I Live In My Truck With My Dog And Travel Across The Country (Part 2)
311points
User submission
1.9K
42.4K
Travel7 years ago

I Live In My Truck With My Dog And Travel Across The Country (Part 2)

My dog, Bobby, and I moved into my truck and left North Carolina 90+ days ago bound for Alaska. This is a follow-up post and end to the first chapter of our journey. We’ve driven thousands of miles, picked up hitchhikers, hiked into the wild, and discovered that we were doing more than wandering.

We’ve decided to stay for a few months to explore, make connections, and start planning the next journey. Winter is coming so we rented a room to base out of. My job is completely mobile and I work every day.

We’ve given up a lot to wander. We’ve found more.

More info: Instagram

I could work from almost anywhere, so I took my dog Bobby and drove to Alaska

We’ve driven thousands of miles, picked up hitchhikers, hiked into the wild, and discovered that we were doing more than wandering

We’ve decided to stay for a few months to explore, make connections, and start planning the next journey

We’ve given up a lot to wander. We’ve found more

I didn’t realize how much I connected with Chris’ story until we got Alaska.

42Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Hey pandas, what do you think?
NorwegianTravelers
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This made my day :) amazing photos and story!

ShikiFox
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! I can work from anywhere I get an Internet connection so I've been thinking about planning a road trip for next year!

LorraAllen
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

your pup loves it as much as you!! memories will last you a lifetime. beautiful photos.

Michel Guntern
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which reminds me, when I was hitch-hiking across Europe as a teenager I met a French lad sitting on a skateboard. He didn't get many lifts but his dog was happy to pull him along. :)

Load More Replies...
danfors
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful country. You're living your life to fit into it very nicely. ;O)

GenevieveGates
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I immediately thought of Chris McCandless. Hope this guy does it smarter.

GrazWeed
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the movie dedicated to Christopher McCandless (Into The Wild). It was sad but very inspiring! I hate the way he died though.. :(

JuanCarlosMejía
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Damn, this post really makes me sad, not because your road trip but my life. I haven´t enough money to do it, neither I have time.

BarbBraun
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love his comradery with his dog and co-traveler, Bobby.

ChristineMontague
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beauitiful pictures. Happy companions.

CherylWest
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to do some traveling in a van with my dog when I retire in eight months. I have an adventurous spirit which has not been allowed to roam free. After forty-six years in the classroom, 16 as a student and 30 as a teacher, I'm ready to ramble.

Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope you get to go ramble! Alaska is so cool, if you get a chance to drive up here...the drive is awesome!

Load More Replies...
RichD
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am so envious of you and the courage it took to do it and I can't think of a better traveling companion than Bobby.

PeanutHeart
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great Picture like Christopher McCandless!

NathalieHidalgo
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great pix documenting a life many would also love to lead.

SevenRanch
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great journey and pics, unfortunately I felt differently about McCandless than most.

VedraKex
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was just about to say how it looks exactly like "Into the wild" story/pics. Just don't die on us man! :)

PoliDoneva
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

mean this is the perfect life :)

LubomirMarioSlavchev
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What is this wire, attached to the skin of the dog ? (Photo 14 from top to bottom)

Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I accidentally caught him when I was trying to learn to fly fish. He walked behind me and I couldn't see him. It didn't hurt him, but he looked at me like "Really, Dad?!"

Load More Replies...
NicoleDiGiose
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous shots of Bobby. What a life!

AmandaCariker
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Long live Alexander Supertramp!!

susanna
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think you are both very lucky to have each other to do something as awesome as you are doing. Was that a fish hook in Bobby's side. Very happy story

Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah...I was casting and he walked behind me...didn't even make a sound, just stood there and was like "Really Dad?"

Load More Replies...
JeewanJayathilake
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

amazing. you remind me Chris :). Thank you for the photos

DianaHockley
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a lovely set of photos and such a splendid dog you have there! Good luck for the next phase and be safe :)

captaingrumpy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That vehicle would not be allowed on Australian roads and he should know better than to drive with a large dog on his lap. The photos are striking and I would love to swap locations with him. Smart dog too.

TravelIndiagateway
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I m very impressed , hopefully i will enjoy this traveling life nin india raveling in groups is a great way to make new friends with similar passions and interests. There are lots of travel clubs and organizations that share a common interest and plan trips around the world with this unifying theme. Imagine sharing exciting experiences, taking awesome photos, & making memories with new travel buddies you will explore with for years to come! Whether adventuring around the world with us or another organization, give group travel a try. www.tourpackagefromdelhi.com

NorwegianTravelers
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This made my day :) amazing photos and story!

ShikiFox
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! I can work from anywhere I get an Internet connection so I've been thinking about planning a road trip for next year!

LorraAllen
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

your pup loves it as much as you!! memories will last you a lifetime. beautiful photos.

Michel Guntern
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which reminds me, when I was hitch-hiking across Europe as a teenager I met a French lad sitting on a skateboard. He didn't get many lifts but his dog was happy to pull him along. :)

Load More Replies...
danfors
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful country. You're living your life to fit into it very nicely. ;O)

GenevieveGates
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I immediately thought of Chris McCandless. Hope this guy does it smarter.

GrazWeed
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the movie dedicated to Christopher McCandless (Into The Wild). It was sad but very inspiring! I hate the way he died though.. :(

JuanCarlosMejía
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Damn, this post really makes me sad, not because your road trip but my life. I haven´t enough money to do it, neither I have time.

BarbBraun
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love his comradery with his dog and co-traveler, Bobby.

ChristineMontague
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beauitiful pictures. Happy companions.

CherylWest
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to do some traveling in a van with my dog when I retire in eight months. I have an adventurous spirit which has not been allowed to roam free. After forty-six years in the classroom, 16 as a student and 30 as a teacher, I'm ready to ramble.

Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope you get to go ramble! Alaska is so cool, if you get a chance to drive up here...the drive is awesome!

Load More Replies...
RichD
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am so envious of you and the courage it took to do it and I can't think of a better traveling companion than Bobby.

PeanutHeart
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great Picture like Christopher McCandless!

NathalieHidalgo
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great pix documenting a life many would also love to lead.

SevenRanch
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great journey and pics, unfortunately I felt differently about McCandless than most.

VedraKex
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was just about to say how it looks exactly like "Into the wild" story/pics. Just don't die on us man! :)

PoliDoneva
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

mean this is the perfect life :)

LubomirMarioSlavchev
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What is this wire, attached to the skin of the dog ? (Photo 14 from top to bottom)

Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I accidentally caught him when I was trying to learn to fly fish. He walked behind me and I couldn't see him. It didn't hurt him, but he looked at me like "Really, Dad?!"

Load More Replies...
NicoleDiGiose
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous shots of Bobby. What a life!

AmandaCariker
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Long live Alexander Supertramp!!

susanna
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think you are both very lucky to have each other to do something as awesome as you are doing. Was that a fish hook in Bobby's side. Very happy story

Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah...I was casting and he walked behind me...didn't even make a sound, just stood there and was like "Really Dad?"

Load More Replies...
JeewanJayathilake
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

amazing. you remind me Chris :). Thank you for the photos

DianaHockley
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a lovely set of photos and such a splendid dog you have there! Good luck for the next phase and be safe :)

captaingrumpy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That vehicle would not be allowed on Australian roads and he should know better than to drive with a large dog on his lap. The photos are striking and I would love to swap locations with him. Smart dog too.

TravelIndiagateway
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I m very impressed , hopefully i will enjoy this traveling life nin india raveling in groups is a great way to make new friends with similar passions and interests. There are lots of travel clubs and organizations that share a common interest and plan trips around the world with this unifying theme. Imagine sharing exciting experiences, taking awesome photos, & making memories with new travel buddies you will explore with for years to come! Whether adventuring around the world with us or another organization, give group travel a try. www.tourpackagefromdelhi.com

Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda