Despite having a stable career and a wonderful relationship with her boyfriend, Linnea felt there’s something missing in her life. She itched to step out of her comfort zone. So she ditched everything, bought a van, and hit the road with her dependable dog, Akela. It was a decision Linnea would never regret.
Linnea’s van life
We have different definitions of happiness and contentment. For the 26-year-old woman named Linnea Schmelzer, it’s being on the wide-open road, going places, and living the van life. But she’s not alone. Akela, her German shepherd, keeps her company day in and day out.
According to Linnea, she had a good life before living her nomadic lifestyle. She had a stable job at a wilderness therapy company. She was also in a five-year-old relationship with her boyfriend.
But Linnea wanted something different. She had the urge to get out of her comfort zone and explore the world on her own terms. So she decided to leave her career and ditch her relationship to make this dream come true.
So, Linnea purchased a van which she named Togo to officially start her adventure. To make the van livable, she outfitted it with a bed and power supply. As a result, the van feels like a cabin. Although it didn’t have a shower and toilet, Linnea was still very pleased with her new mobile home.
But there’s one more thing Linnea needs before she embarks on her journey: her dog, Akela.
Linnea and Akela’s adventures
Akela is Linnea’s best friend and protector, and she could not imagine living this new life without her beloved pooch. Akela is happy to go on trips and explore the outdoors with her. They enjoy hiking, trekking, and swimming on rivers. These two share a common love for adventures, and each moment made them closer to one another.
During their downtime, Linnea and Akela would relax in the van. Akela would snuggle in bed while Linnea reads a book or enjoys her coffee. Whatever she did, the dog is always by her side. Akela is protective of her and their van, so Linnea didn’t have any reason to be scared.
Linnea’s decision to live the van life turned out well, thanks to Akela, who keeps her company and brings a sense of security. It may not be everyone’s definition of a good life, but Linnea and Akela would not have it any other way.
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