Sometimes, without you even expecting, your life can change. Completely. And sometimes, the reason behind it doesn't necessarily have to be a groundbreaking one. Dean Nicholson from Scotland experienced it firsthand. Back in September 2018, Dean decided to hop on his bike and cycle across the globe. Solo. The 31-year-old man was tired of his nine-to-five job and was ready for a new adventure. The road trip was going great—he travelled a few different countries and was sharing his adventures online. But little did he know, his plans were about to change.

"So just as I was coming up to the Montenegro border, I heard this little gem meowing her heart out chasing me trying to get my attention. We were about 12 miles from the nearest town so it was obvious someone had dumped her," Dean wrote in his Instagram post. "A quick re-shuffle of my bike equipment, she is now sitting happy up front leading the journey! She needs a name so feel free to fire suggestions, guys." Soon, the cat was named Nala. Dean decided to bring Nala to a vet, where he found that this cutie didn't have a microchip. After that, he finally decided to take her and continue his trip.

Fast forward to now, Dean and Nala are iconic travel buddies with over 860k followers on Instagram. With that being said, Bored Panda invites you to look through some of the best pics capturing the rescue cat Nala enjoying her adventures around the world.

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Pirot, Serbia

Pirot, Serbia

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

Nala even has her own book. Sweet.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

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Perfumista Perfumista
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8 months ago

and this is what happiness looks like

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Göreme, Turkey

Göreme, Turkey

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Joe Dunn
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8 months ago

she is ready to pounce! just has to pick one.....

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"I heard a wee cat miaowing from behind me. She was chasing me up the hill. So I stopped and pulled over and she just wouldn't leave my side. I put her on the front of my bike and got her comfy to take her into the next town. I went to find out if she was microchipped," Dean told BBC News. "But she wasn't and she climbed up on my shoulder and fell asleep and I just thought that was it, she was coming with me on this tour."

#4

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

Sweet Nala, soaking up the rays.

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Sukoró, Hungary

Sukoró, Hungary

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

It's Nala, the Easter Kitty! She must be extremely docile and patient to put up with the costume and the photo shoot.

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Baja, Hungary

Baja, Hungary

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

Oh, sweety, you are beautiful.

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"She has taught me just to slow down and enjoy life a lot more. Having her on the bike her needs come first and it slowed the tour down and now we stop and play a lot. If there's woods we stop and play and she loves running on the beach," the traveler told BBC News.

#7

Baja, Hungary

Baja, Hungary

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8 months ago

The cat looks like it's enjoying the ride

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Velence, Hungary

Velence, Hungary

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8 months ago

best friends

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Aksaray, Turkey

Aksaray, Turkey

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8 months ago

lucky, I want an ice cream now

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria

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8 months ago

Love this photo, very beautiful

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Mingachevir, Azerbaijan

Mingachevir, Azerbaijan

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8 months ago

Adorable

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

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8 months ago

Lovely photo

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#13

Dunbar, United Kingdom

Dunbar, United Kingdom

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Kimberley Thomas
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8 months ago

Hey Mom, you are now a Grandmother.

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Ardeşen, Turkey

Ardeşen, Turkey

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Kimberley Thomas
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8 months ago

Interesting entrance. Looks like a movie.

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#15

Red Beach, Santorini, Greece

Red Beach, Santorini, Greece

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

Nala even has her own parka!

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Adra, Spain

Adra, Spain

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Joe Dunn
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8 months ago

Look how much she trusts you

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#17

Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria

Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria

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MsKestrela
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8 months ago

I love that the CROCS color coordinate with the plaid shirt!

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

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Kimberley Thomas
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8 months ago

Where to this time Daddy? I can’t wait!

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#19

Velika Plana, Serbia

Velika Plana, Serbia

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Kimberley Thomas
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8 months ago

Come on Dad! It’s time to cuddle!

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

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Awwwwwwwwwww, this is making my heart melt. This is so heartwarming. The eyes are so adorable

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#21

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

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8 months ago

Wow. This is an amazing photo

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#22

Sivas, Turkey

Sivas, Turkey

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Love how the cat is peeking at the camera

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#23

Gablitz, Austria

Gablitz, Austria

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

All hail, her majesty, Queen Nala.

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#24

Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

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Joe Dunn
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8 months ago

Stunning

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#25

Sarıoğlan, Turkey

Sarıoğlan, Turkey

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8 months ago

Looks so peaceful

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#26

Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

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Awwww, this melts my heart. So adorable and cute

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#27

Kas, Turkey

Kas, Turkey

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8 months ago

nice shot. I love these photos

#28

Niffer, France

Niffer, France

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8 months ago

:)

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Karasu, Azerbaijan

Karasu, Azerbaijan

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8 months ago

Lovely photo. These photos are making my day

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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8 months ago

The cat looks so nice and adorable in this photo

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