Hi- we’re Hattie and Seb, two cat fanatics who want to be in every place at once. We believe travel is accessible for everyone, and we’re showing animal lovers everywhere how to get a furry fix whilst doing it!

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Whether you want to travel full time or simply more often, Cats and Backpacks tells you how it’s paw-ssible to make adventure a priority in your life. We are living our dream lifestyle: proof that anyone can travel far, travel cheaply and travel often if they purr-t their mind to it.

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We like to describe our travel style as being like a cat- we love warmth, food and comfort. We’re also partial to a nap or two! But as fellow wanderers may also experience, we often can’t get comfortable and head off in search of the next great place to sleep. We get a bit excitable when we’re given a new toy in a new place, and we’re prone to upping and leaving in the middle of the night, in search of our next adventure.

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Welcome to our New Site!

Welcome to the new Cats and Backpacks site!  After several weeks of major work behind the scenes, today is relaunch day and we're making sure we're bigger and better than ever! We've had a complete website redesign and we're excited to bring you more tailored content....

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Our China Packing List: What to Pack for China

Wondering what you need to pack for China? The weather is pretty diverse here- it can go from hot and humid to cold and snowy in just a couple of days. How do you know what to put on your China packing list? As two people who live in China, and frequently take trips...

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Muffin Cat of the Week

To celebrate our love of all things cat, each week we feature a new kitty from around the world. We would love to feature your furry fur-end, if you’d like to submit an entry just head on over to our Contact Us page to grab our email address or click the button below.

This week’s Cat of the Week is Muffin. Here he is as a kitten- it looks like he wants to take a trip in the bag! Muffin loves having his tummy rubbed but he can be a little terror. He rules over his Ragdoll brother and sister, Merlin and Millie.

Thanks to Jill for submitting her picture of Muffin!

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