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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.

  • Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
  • Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
  • Höga Kustenleden day 4
Mäjasjön -> Docksta / 13.3 km
My least favorite day on the trail. Lots of asphalt, roadwalks and … before we’re able to climb Skuleberget I get a sunstroke. I spend most of my time being miserable in my tent. Massive headaches, nauseous and incredible weak. We only hiked 13.3 kms which is enough, the ongoing heat takes it’s toll. Let’s get some sleep and take another shot at continuing our journey tomorrow!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #zweden #wandelen #sweden #thruhike #hiking
  • A brief interruption from my Höga Kusten pictures because …. 

This week it’s been seven years ago since I left my office job behind and started my remote career. As a blogger, freelance writer, author and podcaster.

During those seven years I worked with my laptop all across the world, from Alaska to New Zealand and many places in between. I lived in my Volvo V40 for many months, hiked 800 km across New Zealand carrying my laptop in my backpack and lived out of a Ford Mondeo after. 

During those seven years I lost loved ones, moved in and out of houses several times, fell in love, had my heart broken, went through burnout and had several medical diagnoses.

At the same time, I managed to keep my head above water as a business owner during the pandemic and always found new ways to make enough money to make it until the end of the month. One idea after the next. Some more succesful than others. 

I currently have two paper books and three e-books published, run a succesful travel blog as well as two destination sites, have two podcasts with over 200.000 downloads and in the meanwhile, I emigrated to Sweden on my own, bought my first home that’s entirely mine and found love when I least expected it.

Life has been an amazing roller coaster over the past seven years. Many thought I was crazy when I gave up my comfortable life seven years ago and believed I’d quit within no time.

But guess what … I’m still going strong and loving my life a little more every day. Life is what you make out of it. You only got one. It’s your choice whether you take it or leave it! 

And last but not least, as I like to tell anyone … if I can do it, so can you! ❤️

PS accompanied by my current musical obsession, the Sami music by Jon Henrik Fjällgren. Check it out if you can! 🤩
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail. #zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
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Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5 Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten. The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far! #högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
6 days ago
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Höga Kustenleden day 4
Mäjasjön -> Docksta / 13.3 km
My least favorite day on the trail. Lots of asphalt, roadwalks and … before we’re able to climb Skuleberget I get a sunstroke. I spend most of my time being miserable in my tent. Massive headaches, nauseous and incredible weak. We only hiked 13.3 kms which is enough, the ongoing heat takes it’s toll. Let’s get some sleep and take another shot at continuing our journey tomorrow!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #zweden #wandelen #sweden #thruhike #hiking
Höga Kustenleden day 4
Mäjasjön -> Docksta / 13.3 km
My least favorite day on the trail. Lots of asphalt, roadwalks and … before we’re able to climb Skuleberget I get a sunstroke. I spend most of my time being miserable in my tent. Massive headaches, nauseous and incredible weak. We only hiked 13.3 kms which is enough, the ongoing heat takes it’s toll. Let’s get some sleep and take another shot at continuing our journey tomorrow!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #zweden #wandelen #sweden #thruhike #hiking
Höga Kustenleden day 4 Mäjasjön -> Docksta / 13.3 km My least favorite day on the trail. Lots of asphalt, roadwalks and … before we’re able to climb Skuleberget I get a sunstroke. I spend most of my time being miserable in my tent. Massive headaches, nauseous and incredible weak. We only hiked 13.3 kms which is enough, the ongoing heat takes it’s toll. Let’s get some sleep and take another shot at continuing our journey tomorrow! #högakusten #högakustenleden #zweden #wandelen #sweden #thruhike #hiking
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A brief interruption from my Höga Kusten pictures because …. 

This week it’s been seven years ago since I left my office job behind and started my remote career. As a blogger, freelance writer, author and podcaster.

During those seven years I worked with my laptop all across the world, from Alaska to New Zealand and many places in between. I lived in my Volvo V40 for many months, hiked 800 km across New Zealand carrying my laptop in my backpack and lived out of a Ford Mondeo after. 

During those seven years I lost loved ones, moved in and out of houses several times, fell in love, had my heart broken, went through burnout and had several medical diagnoses.

At the same time, I managed to keep my head above water as a business owner during the pandemic and always found new ways to make enough money to make it until the end of the month. One idea after the next. Some more succesful than others. 

I currently have two paper books and three e-books published, run a succesful travel blog as well as two destination sites, have two podcasts with over 200.000 downloads and in the meanwhile, I emigrated to Sweden on my own, bought my first home that’s entirely mine and found love when I least expected it.

Life has been an amazing roller coaster over the past seven years. Many thought I was crazy when I gave up my comfortable life seven years ago and believed I’d quit within no time.

But guess what … I’m still going strong and loving my life a little more every day. Life is what you make out of it. You only got one. It’s your choice whether you take it or leave it! 

And last but not least, as I like to tell anyone … if I can do it, so can you! ❤️

PS accompanied by my current musical obsession, the Sami music by Jon Henrik Fjällgren. Check it out if you can! 🤩
A brief interruption from my Höga Kusten pictures because …. This week it’s been seven years ago since I left my office job behind and started my remote career. As a blogger, freelance writer, author and podcaster. During those seven years I worked with my laptop all across the world, from Alaska to New Zealand and many places in between. I lived in my Volvo V40 for many months, hiked 800 km across New Zealand carrying my laptop in my backpack and lived out of a Ford Mondeo after. During those seven years I lost loved ones, moved in and out of houses several times, fell in love, had my heart broken, went through burnout and had several medical diagnoses. At the same time, I managed to keep my head above water as a business owner during the pandemic and always found new ways to make enough money to make it until the end of the month. One idea after the next. Some more succesful than others. I currently have two paper books and three e-books published, run a succesful travel blog as well as two destination sites, have two podcasts with over 200.000 downloads and in the meanwhile, I emigrated to Sweden on my own, bought my first home that’s entirely mine and found love when I least expected it. Life has been an amazing roller coaster over the past seven years. Many thought I was crazy when I gave up my comfortable life seven years ago and believed I’d quit within no time. But guess what … I’m still going strong and loving my life a little more every day. Life is what you make out of it. You only got one. It’s your choice whether you take it or leave it! And last but not least, as I like to tell anyone … if I can do it, so can you! ❤️ PS accompanied by my current musical obsession, the Sami music by Jon Henrik Fjällgren. Check it out if you can! 🤩
1 week ago
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