• tips for hiking at grand canyon
    Arizona,  We12inspire

    Hiking tips Grand Canyon: how to avoid the crowds and where to hike

    Hiking tips for the Grand Canyon: how to avoid the crowds and where to hike Welcome to my blog with hiking tips for the Grand Canyon and how to avoid the crowds. During my trips to the United States over the past years, I noticed an increase on the number of tourists traveling to the American National Parks. With this guide for hiking in the Grand Canyon I hope to provide you with some useful information for planning your hiking trip to the Grand Canyon.   [Note: this blog was first published in August 2013 and updated in January 2019]   When I first considered going to the USA, I…

  • Arizona,  Colorado,  Park Post,  Utah,  Wyoming

    Happy National Park week – Park Post special!

    Happy National Park week everyone! This week (19-27 April) more than 400 national parks in the US are opening their doors for free. How I wish we’d live in the US so we could visit them all … we fell in love big time with the grand natural variety of the US National Parks during last year’s roadtrip. So even though we are not American, we’re going to share our favorite photos of the parks we have visited, in honor and with respect to natural beauty! Arches National Park, Utah It would have been easy to post a picture of an arch here but let’s not do that. Instead, we’ll…

  • Argentina,  Arizona,  Chile,  plog

    we12plog week 11- first week in Patagonia!

    While typing this I’ve been frustrated for at least one hour. Tonight would be the night I was going to upload pictures and make a story with it. It’s the first night in 10 days I’m not knocked out by wine, exhausted from all the traveling or being outdoors. And then the internet decides not to work and only allow you on certain sites. So with all my best will, here’s a plog of the past week, with poor quality pics because the interweb doesn’t allow me to do much else… however it’s brought to you with love from Argentina! Terwijl ik dit zit te schrijven ben ik al een…

  • Arizona,  Colorado,  USA,  Utah,  We12inspire,  Wyoming

    photo post: the highlights so far!

    We finally got a decent wifi connection, so here are some highlight pictures we took over the past couple of weeks: This is Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs in Colorado. A short but steep hike through a narrow valley took us up to this beautiful place: Pine Tree Arch in Arches National Park, Utah. There are over 2.500 natural arches in this park, we’ve only seen about a dozen of them… This one’s taken in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Anto is sitting on the rim of the canyon that was shaped by the congregation of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Would you dangle your feet into the depth? The canyon…