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Vladimir is the purr-fect travel companion.

Andrea Romano
May 31, 2017

In 2016, Vladimir the cat, along with his human family, Cees (pronounced “Case”) Cornelis and Madison Elizabeth, set out on a 10-month journey to visit all 59 national parks in the U.S., in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service.

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The family has grown over the journey. Cornelis and Elizabeth welcomed a son, Theodore, during National Park week, earlier in 2017. (He's named after Theodore Roosevelt, whose conservationist efforts are largely to thank for the national parks that are still around today.)

Cornelis and Elizabeth document their adventures on Instagram, where Vladimir is heavily featured.

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According to the couple’s website, Vladimir is “a special soul. He has redefined what it means to be an adventure cat.”

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On the road, Vladimir had hiked, biked, kayaked and walked across both glaciers and sand dunes. Of course, he’s still quite the stereotypical cat in other ways.

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“He can be kind of a stinker when things don't go his way. He loves to chase rocks, destroy nerf darts, and most recently has developed an obsession with baby pacifiers,” it says on the site.

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The adorable cat clearly loves his life on the road. So far, the family has been able to visit all their destinations in their trusty RV, but now they have a few island parks to visit in Hawaii and American Samoa, which can only be reached by plane.

Looks like Vladimir can look forward to being sky-bound in the near future.

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Courtesy of Our Vie Adventures

Once the family has completed their journey, they intend to “return to ‘normal life’ (whatever that might look like).”

Who knows how Vladimir will take to the great indoors.

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