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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.

  • The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
  • Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
  • The simplicity of joy. A snowfree section of trail into the forest in my hometown. Walking on bare ground for the first time in eight months. I never knew I could miss that this much. Currently packing for my trip to … The Netherlands. Hiking plans: the somewhat famous N70 and parts of a long distance trail. But mostly: introducing my Swedish partner to where I grew up and where my roots lay. See you from there! 🌿
#lappland #sweden #travel #hiking #norrland
  • Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! 
#wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
The first hike we did in 🇳🇱 this week was the N70 in Rijk van Nijmegen. This hike was advised to me about 10 years ago by my physiotherapist as I was recovering from an ankle injury and practising for my hike to Everest Base Camp. Back then, this hike was relatively unknown. Nowadays, it’s one of the classic hill training trails in my country, with almost 400 m of altitude gain and loss in just over 13 kms. Not bad considering we’re one of the flattest countries in the world! #wandelen #nederland #n70 #hiking #netherlands
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Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱
This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions.
Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. 
I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿
#netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
Springtime in 🇳🇱 This week, myself and @andreas.karlsson.12345 are visiting my homecountry and I’m introducing him to my family, friends and dutch traditions. Today my mother and us went to a small Hanseatic town called Elburg. Ate raw herring, went to the sand sculputure exposition (the largest of its kind in the world) and finished the day with eating pancakes at a traditional pancakehouse. I absolutely love how green it is and realise how much I missed that the past months 🌿 #netherlands #swedeinholland #elburg #dutchtradition #holland #travel #travelgram
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The simplicity of joy. A snowfree section of trail into the forest in my hometown. Walking on bare ground for the first time in eight months. I never knew I could miss that this much. Currently packing for my trip to … The Netherlands. Hiking plans: the somewhat famous N70 and parts of a long distance trail. But mostly: introducing my Swedish partner to where I grew up and where my roots lay. See you from there! 🌿
#lappland #sweden #travel #hiking #norrland
The simplicity of joy. A snowfree section of trail into the forest in my hometown. Walking on bare ground for the first time in eight months. I never knew I could miss that this much. Currently packing for my trip to … The Netherlands. Hiking plans: the somewhat famous N70 and parts of a long distance trail. But mostly: introducing my Swedish partner to where I grew up and where my roots lay. See you from there! 🌿 #lappland #sweden #travel #hiking #norrland
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Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣
Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅
We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱
#norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
Spring trip to Norway part 3️⃣ Today we went home but made a major detour via backcountry roads that took us into wild landscapes and still frozen lakes. But also waterfalls, beaches and plenty of sunshine. The grande finale was that we saw two eagles which hadn’t happened since my last trip to Alaska already seven years ago 🦅 We can’t wait to head back to Norway this summer but fist next week … The Netherlands! 🇳🇱 #norway #helgeland #roadtrip #nordic #eagle #travel #northernnorway
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