Couple Quit Corporate Jobs To Go On 16-Month Road Trip With Dog

The couple and their dog Leika traveled from Canada to Argentina in a van.

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The road-tripping family in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Via sprintervandiaries/Instagram
The road-tripping family in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Via sprintervandiaries/Instagram
Cari Jorgensen

Have you ever thought about up and leaving your job and traveling the world (or at least part of the world)? Wouldn’t it be great to just get in your car and explore different places? For one couple, the answer to those questions was a resounding “Yes!”

Nikki Levi and Jakob Celnik pursued corporate careers that took them to New York City and San Francisco. Celnik’s career even took him to London. In 2014, they decided to leave their jobs and travel the Americas — from Canada to Argentina — in a van. And they took their dog, Leika, with them.

They’ve documented their travels in a blog and on Instagram. Check out highlights from their trip.

1. The Trip Begins

Leika inspects the van the family travels in. She approves.

2. Hiking In Ontario


Leika loves the trails!

3. Slot Canyons In Arizona

Leika says this was worth a visit.

4. Exploring A Colombian Town

Leika looks happy to be in Popayán.

5. A Stop On Route 45

Leika and her humans travel from Loja, Ecuador to Jaen, Peru.

6. On The Road

Jack Kerouac would be proud.

7. Making It To Argentina

Where might they go next?

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