• Canada,  We12inspire

    Canada travel tip: Peak 2 Peak or Sea to Sky?

    Klik hier om dit artikel in het Nederlands te lezen. Within Canada, British Columbia is a popular place to go for a vacation. This province is famous for its mountains and a trip to this part of the world is not complete without a ride into the mountains. During my latest journey through Canada, I tried two of the most famous gondolas in British Columbia: the Peak 2 Peak in Whistler and the brand new Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. Both are super cool but not very cheap. If you have trouble picking one, just continue reading as I will tell you about my experiences and reasons why to…

  • Alaska,  Argentina,  Canada,  Chile,  USA

    Photo habit: sitting-on-the-road

    There are pictures you always take. Such as the boring normal pose, the pose where you stare into the distance, the jumping picture or the selfie. Over the past couple of years, Anto has become a master in sitting on roads. Sometimes not very smart but still a fun thing to do. So after Martijn’s “Iceland in Selfies” movie, I’m proudly presenting my best (and only) sitting-on-the-road pictures! 1. Denali Highway, Alaska (2009) I think this was my first sitting-on-the-road picture, my colleague Karin took it when we drove a part of the Denali Highway in Alaska. It has been published in the brochure and website of the company we work for…

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    Canada,  We12hike

    Hiking the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

    Hiking the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island Imagine you have just a couple of hours to spend at the coastline of western Vancouver Island, before you have to head back to the mainland of British Columbia, where new adventures are waiting for you. What would you do? So much to see, so much to do! Having been exposed to this dilemma earlier this year, I can tell you those few hours are best spent on hiking Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail.   The day before my hike I arrived on Vancouver Island and guess what … it is sunny: not your typical Vancouver Island weather! Upon arrival on the…

  • Alaska,  Canada,  Chile,  Iceland,  New Zealand

    The best places for seeing icebergs

    “An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water.” (Source: Wikipedia)  The first time I saw an iceberg I was amazed. A big chunk of ice, floating in a lake, without melting just like that, despite the temperature being quite high. I could have looked at it forever, slowly melting and eventually dissolving in the water, like it had never been there. Somehow, ever since, I’ve always been amazed by icebergs. Where they come from, how they are formed and where they are going. Fortunately, you don’t have to A) travel to the north or south pole and/or B) have a lot of…