Chewie & Pretty – Cats and Van Life

Our cats have been a part of our little family for 4 years now. There were only 2 months old when we brought them home and it was love at first cuddle!

Chewie

Chewie, a male white tabby cat, came first – a tiny little thing, very ‘meowyand demanding, always wanting company and attention, no matter what.

Today, he’s your typical spoiled teddybear scaredy-cat, who loves feathers, cuddles and long naps. He is the quieter of the two.

Pretty

‘Pretty’, a female tortoiseshell cat, was brought home 2 weeks later. She kept her cool and her distance from everyone in the beginning but eventually surrendered to her new loving family.

Today, she is the challenging one, always wanting to go out and explore, preferably on her own, no humans to cramp her style.

She loves kneading on woolly blankies, chasing wiggly strings and birds.

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Travelling: Arrabida Mountains, Portugal

Arrabida Mountains

Have you ever noticed that most people, when planning their trips, tend to dream about exotic and faraway destinations and forsake all  the beauty in our their own backyards?

We all do that, we do that too …

Nevertheless, it’s never to late to rediscover your home country – be it the area surrounding your home, your closest busy big city or quiet nature spot. Small, shorter trips have a lot of advantages:

  • It’s easier to travel there – you can take your own car, the train, the bus or even walk, if it’s really close by;
  • You are often surprised by what you discover about your own culture and country;
  • You can still travel if you are on a tight budget – it’s much cheaper than travelling abroad, you don’t have to worry about accommodation if you can return on the same day or even about meals if you bring your own;
  • You take your family and friends with you – (short) road trip!!
  • You don’t have to go too far, so you can plan around your working time.

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