The Story of a Guy, A Girl, a Hound, and a Beauce…

So…We bought a bus.

Named her Serenity.

Because we’re Firefly fans.

Our Moto is

“You can’t take the sky from me.”

I’m Ariel, I will primarily be doing most of the writing.

Nate, my Fiancé, is the handy one. He may pop in and do some writing but mostly you’ll see him on video.

The Hound, is our 7 year old Beagle Mix, Luke. (Named for Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls not Luke Skywalker. )

The Beauce, is Riddick the one and a half year old Beauceron, who is my medical alert service dog.

The plan is to travel North America seeing everything there is to see.

How hard can that be right?


This is what we’re starting with.

We hope to be on the road by January or February.

The journey is beginning now so make sure to check back often to see our progress.

Why are we doing this now?

It’s quite simple really. I’ve been fighting Chronic Lyme since I was sixteen. I’ve had two short periods in which I was mostly healthy since then, coming to terms with the fact that I may never be completely cured or totally healthy was hard. I mourned that for quite some time, thought I’d just fight through working hard and try to make a comfortable life for myself. But that’s not what I want, not what we want.
Honestly, the chances that my health is only going to get worse as I get older is very high. With that in mind, now is the perfect time to discover this beautiful world we live in.

Because, I want to see mountains again.



I want to watch Nate’s face when we come to the Redwoods, when we get out into a Dark Sky park and really see the stars for the first time, to stand on the beach with him and watch the sun set.

Trekking With Canine will be all about what traveling with two dogs is like, how to balance chronic illness, work, and adventure, general travel tips, and dog training advice.