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About We12travel

Hi! Welcome to We12travel (“we want to travel”). My name is Antonette and I’m a Dutch writer, hiker and world traveller.

After having made various round the world trips and living as a digital nomad for the past seven years most of the time, in the summer of 2023 I bought a house in Swedish Lapland, where I nowadays spend most of my time.

On We12travel you will find my personal stories of the journeys I make and I share my passion for the outdoors, nature and hiking. I’ve been writing on We12travel since 2011 and am one of the longest running personal outdoor and hiking blogs currently still active.

I will help you find the best hikes in the world, either short walks or multiday hikes. As a solo traveler I’ve hiked more than 50 multi day hikes across 5 different continents. I share my experiences about solo adventuring in the outdoors and encourage other females to live a more adventurous life.

Are you Dutch? Then make sure to visit the Dutch section of my website!

Best multiday hikes in the world

Over the past 20 years I have hiked more than 50 multi day hikes in five different contintens. I’ve gathered my favorites in this blogpost, from the Dutch Mountain Trail to the Everest Base Camp Trek and everything in between.

Solo hiking as a female

Most hikes I’ve done, I’ve made solo. Yes, that’s all by myself! Is that something you wish you’d have the courage for? Or want to read my tips and tricks how I prepare for safe solo female hiking? Then check my blog below!

Book your accommodation

Want to be well prepared for your trip? And leave home free of worries? Make sure to book your accommodation ahead to avoid being disappointed and/or having to hassle along the way. I use Booking for my reservations!

Freedom camping in Sweden

Sweden is my new homecountry and over the past decade I’ve spent the majority of my summers backpacking around Sweden. I’ll tell you all about the Swedish every man’s right and the rules of freedom camping in Sweden.

  • Joehoe kijk mij eens staan hier. Een half jaar geleden had ik nog nooit van mijn leven op een tour/
- en/of langlaufski gestaan en inmiddels ga ik er elke week mee op pad. Het was niet altijd leuk of makkelijk want de sneeuw is elke dag weer anders. Dan weer zacht en nat, dan weer keihard en ijzig. Never a dull day in my life en maar goed dat de Zweden geen Nederlands verstaan 😂
Wat mijn carrière als beginnende skiër nét wat makkelijker maakte, was de Odin Backcountry ski tour kledingset die ik kreeg van @hellyhansenski om uit te proberen deze winter. De review van deze gear (ja hoor, ik ben nu fan van de BIB pants!) staat vanaf vandaag online. 
📷 by @andreas.karlsson.12345 ❤️
#gekregen van @imageamsterdam #hellyhansen #skitouring #womenwhoski #outdoorwomen #hemavantärnaby #alpinebabes #zweden #sverige #norrland #skiing
  • LADIES! Ben jij net als ik fan van de wandellegging? In mijn nieuwste artikel vind je mijn favoriete wandelleggings. 
Funfact: wist je dat ik in 2018 één van de eerste “influencers” was die een wandellegging droeg? Destijds hadden maar enkele merken een legging in het assortiment, inmiddels heb ik acht verschillende merken getest en de resultaten vind je in het artikel via de link in bio!
Foto: de Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights HD voor dames - die ik aangeboden kreeg voor dit artikel van @imageamsterdam 

#wandelen #avontuur #wandelleggings #wandelblogger #outdoor #womenwhohike #outdoorwomen #happiestoutdoors #outdoorlife #hiking
  • 6 things I learned during 6 months of winter in my first year living in the north of Sweden 🇸🇪 after emigrating on my own last summer.

1. Winter may come two months earlier than usual. I was told that where I live, usually the snow sticks from early December. This year, the first snowfall was early October and it never left. 

2. Buy proper gear. Like, for real. Invest in durable, long lasting items such as boots, a parka, gloves and pants. I spent a small fortune but it kept me warm and safe.

3. Go outside every single day. You need the daylight to keep you sane. With the exception of two days I went outside for an hour, during daylight, every single day for one hour. At least. 

4. You can do a lot outside in winter that you don’t need an engine for. Bake burgers on a fire, go ice fishing, go skiing. Snowmobiles are overrated.

5. I miss my daily unconcerned hikes. While heading outside in winter for my daily walks, it took me about 15 minutes to get ready. Think clothes, shoes and other preps. There’s no such thing as a quick walk into the forest anymore. You cannot just walk anywhere. Options are limited. 

6. It’s OK to feel lonely and sad. Winters are hard, especially when you spend a lot of time on your own and have not made many new friends yet. Don’t let anyone tell you that winters up here are just amazing and fun. There’s always two sides of the stuff you see on the gram.

PS thanks to my ❤️ @andreas.karlsson.12345 for your unconditional love and support in the process

PPS yes you’re allowed to walk on the skiing track where the video was filmed. I would never promote illegal things. 

#sweden #movingtosweden #movebackupnorth #zweden #emigrerennaarzweden
  • Glad påsk från norra Sverige 🇸🇪🐣
Winter has clearly not exited yet, another 15 cm snowfall occured over the past three days. To be honest, I’m just reminding myself about every fifteen minutes when outside “soon this will be over” and this has become my mantra.
Is that a bad thing? Not if you don’t want it to be :) so I’ll take it as a part of the process.
I never imagined what six months of winter would be like because I have never experienced it before so how could I know? Now I know. It’s too long for me. I’m ready for spring and my hiking boots 🥾. Hej då! 
PS I feel so 🇳🇱 right now complaining about the weather 😂 other than this, let me remind you that I’m still incredibly blessed to be able to live a life here that I have created myself. Mwuah! 😘
#zweden #gladpåsk #emigrerennaarzweden
Joehoe kijk mij eens staan hier. Een half jaar geleden had ik nog nooit van mijn leven op een tour/
- en/of langlaufski gestaan en inmiddels ga ik er elke week mee op pad. Het was niet altijd leuk of makkelijk want de sneeuw is elke dag weer anders. Dan weer zacht en nat, dan weer keihard en ijzig. Never a dull day in my life en maar goed dat de Zweden geen Nederlands verstaan 😂
Wat mijn carrière als beginnende skiër nét wat makkelijker maakte, was de Odin Backcountry ski tour kledingset die ik kreeg van @hellyhansenski om uit te proberen deze winter. De review van deze gear (ja hoor, ik ben nu fan van de BIB pants!) staat vanaf vandaag online. 
📷 by @andreas.karlsson.12345 ❤️
#gekregen van @imageamsterdam #hellyhansen #skitouring #womenwhoski #outdoorwomen #hemavantärnaby #alpinebabes #zweden #sverige #norrland #skiing
Joehoe kijk mij eens staan hier. Een half jaar geleden had ik nog nooit van mijn leven op een tour/ – en/of langlaufski gestaan en inmiddels ga ik er elke week mee op pad. Het was niet altijd leuk of makkelijk want de sneeuw is elke dag weer anders. Dan weer zacht en nat, dan weer keihard en ijzig. Never a dull day in my life en maar goed dat de Zweden geen Nederlands verstaan 😂 Wat mijn carrière als beginnende skiër nét wat makkelijker maakte, was de Odin Backcountry ski tour kledingset die ik kreeg van @hellyhansenski om uit te proberen deze winter. De review van deze gear (ja hoor, ik ben nu fan van de BIB pants!) staat vanaf vandaag online. 📷 by @andreas.karlsson.12345 ❤️ #gekregen van @imageamsterdam #hellyhansen #skitouring #womenwhoski #outdoorwomen #hemavantärnaby #alpinebabes #zweden #sverige #norrland #skiing
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LADIES! Ben jij net als ik fan van de wandellegging? In mijn nieuwste artikel vind je mijn favoriete wandelleggings. 
Funfact: wist je dat ik in 2018 één van de eerste “influencers” was die een wandellegging droeg? Destijds hadden maar enkele merken een legging in het assortiment, inmiddels heb ik acht verschillende merken getest en de resultaten vind je in het artikel via de link in bio!
Foto: de Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights HD voor dames - die ik aangeboden kreeg voor dit artikel van @imageamsterdam 

#wandelen #avontuur #wandelleggings #wandelblogger #outdoor #womenwhohike #outdoorwomen #happiestoutdoors #outdoorlife #hiking
LADIES! Ben jij net als ik fan van de wandellegging? In mijn nieuwste artikel vind je mijn favoriete wandelleggings. Funfact: wist je dat ik in 2018 één van de eerste “influencers” was die een wandellegging droeg? Destijds hadden maar enkele merken een legging in het assortiment, inmiddels heb ik acht verschillende merken getest en de resultaten vind je in het artikel via de link in bio! Foto: de Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights HD voor dames – die ik aangeboden kreeg voor dit artikel van @imageamsterdam #wandelen #avontuur #wandelleggings #wandelblogger #outdoor #womenwhohike #outdoorwomen #happiestoutdoors #outdoorlife #hiking
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6 things I learned during 6 months of winter in my first year living in the north of Sweden 🇸🇪 after emigrating on my own last summer. 1. Winter may come two months earlier than usual. I was told that where I live, usually the snow sticks from early December. This year, the first snowfall was early October and it never left. 2. Buy proper gear. Like, for real. Invest in durable, long lasting items such as boots, a parka, gloves and pants. I spent a small fortune but it kept me warm and safe. 3. Go outside every single day. You need the daylight to keep you sane. With the exception of two days I went outside for an hour, during daylight, every single day for one hour. At least. 4. You can do a lot outside in winter that you don’t need an engine for. Bake burgers on a fire, go ice fishing, go skiing. Snowmobiles are overrated. 5. I miss my daily unconcerned hikes. While heading outside in winter for my daily walks, it took me about 15 minutes to get ready. Think clothes, shoes and other preps. There’s no such thing as a quick walk into the forest anymore. You cannot just walk anywhere. Options are limited. 6. It’s OK to feel lonely and sad. Winters are hard, especially when you spend a lot of time on your own and have not made many new friends yet. Don’t let anyone tell you that winters up here are just amazing and fun. There’s always two sides of the stuff you see on the gram. PS thanks to my ❤️ @andreas.karlsson.12345 for your unconditional love and support in the process PPS yes you’re allowed to walk on the skiing track where the video was filmed. I would never promote illegal things. #sweden #movingtosweden #movebackupnorth #zweden #emigrerennaarzweden
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Glad påsk från norra Sverige 🇸🇪🐣
Winter has clearly not exited yet, another 15 cm snowfall occured over the past three days. To be honest, I’m just reminding myself about every fifteen minutes when outside “soon this will be over” and this has become my mantra.
Is that a bad thing? Not if you don’t want it to be :) so I’ll take it as a part of the process.
I never imagined what six months of winter would be like because I have never experienced it before so how could I know? Now I know. It’s too long for me. I’m ready for spring and my hiking boots 🥾. Hej då! 
PS I feel so 🇳🇱 right now complaining about the weather 😂 other than this, let me remind you that I’m still incredibly blessed to be able to live a life here that I have created myself. Mwuah! 😘
#zweden #gladpåsk #emigrerennaarzweden
Glad påsk från norra Sverige 🇸🇪🐣 Winter has clearly not exited yet, another 15 cm snowfall occured over the past three days. To be honest, I’m just reminding myself about every fifteen minutes when outside “soon this will be over” and this has become my mantra. Is that a bad thing? Not if you don’t want it to be 🙂 so I’ll take it as a part of the process. I never imagined what six months of winter would be like because I have never experienced it before so how could I know? Now I know. It’s too long for me. I’m ready for spring and my hiking boots 🥾. Hej då! PS I feel so 🇳🇱 right now complaining about the weather 😂 other than this, let me remind you that I’m still incredibly blessed to be able to live a life here that I have created myself. Mwuah! 😘 #zweden #gladpåsk #emigrerennaarzweden
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