Happy New Year! Travel bucket lists are my favourite posts to read, and I’m really excited because this year it’s finally time for us to write our own. We want to start the year with a bang, so we think it’s the perfect time to tell you… We’re leaving China on...read more
I want to start this post by apologising for the lack of regular updates for the last month. We worked our socks off sorting out the redesign ready for the 18th November and then promptly fell off the face of the earth as soon as we started. On launch day I made a...read more
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....read more
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...read more
I'm sure the thought has already crossed your minds- I should write a blog! Perhaps you already have, and perhaps it's already been pushed aside and is lost in the oblivion that is The Internet. It's easy to set up a free blog site, publish a few articles, not get any...read more
Most of us are probably aware that the animal tourism industry has a bad name. More often than not, it’s causing more harm to our furry, fishy and feathery friends than good, and that’s not something that we at Cats and Backpacks can support. Fish are friends, not...read more
In a nutshell? Everything! A year ago (well, I'm a couple of days overdue) I bought our catsandbackpacks.com domain name and wrote this post, with a little update about where we were and what we were doing. I said, and I quote: We’re trying to be more realistic now...read more
We've gathered lots of stories over the years whilst on our travels- some good, and some not so good. I thought it was about time to share some of our Singapore horror stories with you as a bit of relief from the many China-related posts I'm writing at the moment!...read more
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