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9 things to keep in mind when you go hiking with your dog

9 things to keep in mind when you go hiking with your dog

Hiking is one of our favourite hobbies. When Jordy moved to Germany he went on 4 hour hikes twice a week, on his own or with some friends of his. And although hiking is great on your own, it’s best with a four-legged friend! We […]

Why we are vegetarian

Why we are vegetarian

Many people would probably consider it odd that we are vegetarians while still feeding Mojo a raw diet solely consisting of animal material.  Although we have our reasons to do so, from time to time, we also think it’s a bit of a contradicting choice. […]

Recipe: bone broth for your dog

Recipe: bone broth for your dog

Bone broth is a very healthy supplement. It is not only good for dogs, but it is also beneficial for our own health (for those of us that don’t live a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, that is). Making your own bone broth takes some patience, […]

7 easy tips for a sustainable lifestyle

7 easy tips for a sustainable lifestyle

Since we live in our own apartment, we have the ability to make decisions on how we want to live. We couldn’t do this previously when we were still living at our parents’. As we love nature and the environment so much, we naturally adapted […]

Hurtta Trail Pack Review: Dog Harness and Backpack

Hurtta Trail Pack Review: Dog Harness and Backpack

Whether your dog is a show prospect, competes in agility, goes on long hikes on a weekly basis, joins you on camping trips, or is just a loved family pet, you will need good quality gear such as collars and leads to keep him safe […]

Hiking in Germany: Thüringer Wald

Hiking in Germany: Thüringer Wald

Earlier this year, I moved to the city Jena in Germany to complete the last stage of my Master, my internship. I had often been in Germany before. On most of these occasions however, Germany was just one of the stops towards my destination. This […]

Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

When we first started our blog, we had no idea about the communities surrounding the blogging lifestyle. We recently joined some groups on Facebook to find out more, and were introduced to the Blogger Recognition Award. This is an award aimed at motivating bloggers to […]

Climate change, what is it actually

Climate change, what is it actually

Climate change is debatably one of the most important topics at the moment, but what does it actually mean? Have you also wondered: What is climate change actually? Is it real? Should I be worried? These are questions many people wonder about. To answer these […]

Recipe: healthy homemade dog treats with one single ingredient

Recipe: healthy homemade dog treats with one single ingredient

Homemade dog treats are a great alternative to store bought snacks. They are cheaper, healthier, and include ingredients of your personal preference. Our recipe to single ingredient healthy homemade dog treats can be found below.     Although often advertised as healthy and tasty, the […]

Astounding weight loss story of a Dachshund named Finnegan

Astounding weight loss story of a Dachshund named Finnegan

As you probably know, I appreciate owners that keep their dogs fit. Whilst scrolling on Facebook, I had seen pictures of a dachshund that had lost an incredible amount of weight. I decided to approach his owner to ask about his weight loss progress, and […]


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Welcome!

Welcome!

Mojo our Black Staffordshire Bull Terrier sitting on an agricultural road

Welcome to our blog! We are a young family, consisting of Jordy (25), Marijke (23), and our happy Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Mojo (2). As you have probably seen, our site is named after our little four legged friend.  The three of us currently still live in a dorm room in Wageningen, and we both just finished our master at Wageningen University here in the Netherlands.

 

Now what?

 

The first few days after graduation we were obviously very happy to have finally gotten our degree that we worked so hard for all those years. But then it sunk in… now what?

After graduation, you basically have to start from scratch. Often, you’re jobless with a high student loan which can be quite scary.. At this point you have to decide what you want to do for the next few years of your life and possibly even start building your professional career. Jordy, for example, now has to decide whether or not to start a PhD. This would basically boil down to another 3 or 4 years of learning and hard work, and he’d be close to the age of thirty at the end of this stage.

From people around us, we often hear that when they retire, they finally have the chance to travel and see more of the world. This made us think: why would we wait with doing what makes us happy? We are healthy now, who knows what our situation will be in 40 somewhat years? Or whether we’ll still be alive?

So why would we wait to plan our dreams to travel and see the world? We are now in good condition to take on each challenge and adventure during our travels. There are practical aspects as well. We do not have children – well, Mojo could be considered our kid but she would happily join us – we do not own a house with a high mortgage, and we do not have the obstacle of leaving our settled job or anything of the like.



This all resulted in the goal to move out of our student home and live in a DIY campervan within one year and proceed to travel the world.

Here on this blog, we would like to share our journey. We’ll talk about our steps towards getting our van and converting it into a campervan that we can call home for an extended period of time. Once that’s finished, we plan to document our journey traveling the world.

Besides our love for traveling we both like to live a healthy and sustainable live. On this blog, we plan to share our experiences and knowledge gained on these matters by providing you with useful tips, our favourite recipes, educational posts, and et cetera.

We also want our little dog Mojo to live a healthy happy life – as all of your dogs should do, too! Marijke has graduated in Animal Adaptation and Behavioural Biology, and is specialized in dog behaviour and nutrition. Currently, her main interests lie in exercise and species appropriate nutrition for our four-legged friends and she would love to share here knowledge with the world.

Additionally, Marijke has practiced hobby photography for years, so all posts and pages on this blog will be accompanied by an array of pictures. Occasionally, we will link to our YouTube channel to share some educational or fun videos, as well as travel vlogs!

The three of us hope you like our blog and the content we will provide over the coming years!

Jordy, Marijke and Mojo sitting in the floodplains