• Australia,  Canada,  Colorado,  New Zealand,  Sweden,  Urban Outdoors

    Confessions: Cities I wouldn’t mind living

    Those of you who know me, know I’m not a city girl, or better said, not al all. “So why do you live in a city then?” I can hear you wonder … well basically because I love the conveniences that living in a (small) city brings me, such as cycling to work and the gym (or basically cycle everywhere), having a grocery store within a 3 minute walk and being able to go to shops/bars/restaurants without having to grab the car.   Arnhem, the city where we live, is among the greenest cities in The Netherlands. There are parks everywhere and the city is surrounded by nature. In the…

  • Canada,  We12inspire

    5 Reasons why I’m in love with Whistler!

    One year ago I returned from Canada and one of the places that made the biggest impression on me was Whistler. Again. Whistler and me – we just click. Here’s why:   1. The mountains When you say Canada, you say mountains. When you say mountains, you say Whistler. Easy as that. You cannot visit British Columbia without going to Whistler, it would be the same as going to New York without going to the Statue of Liberty. Whistler is located in the middle of the Coast Mountains. Rising up above town, are the two famous mountains: Whistler Mountain (2.181m) and Blackcomb Mountain (2.436m) and they offer a shitload on ourdoor activities.…

  • Belgium,  Canada,  England,  Finland,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Poland,  We12hike

    The best destinations for newbie hikers

    So … you wanna be a hiking trail tiger? You want to go hiking but usually don’t go further than a Sunday stroll through the park? And want to see if hiking is something you would like to do with a pack on your back? Unless you want to be the next Cheryl Strayed, I would definitely recommend to prepare well for setting off on your first big hiking adventure. Sure, you can probably reach 4.200 meters on the Inca Trail or do river crossings in Iceland without practise, but if you will enjoy it, is questionable. When we started planning our multi-day treks, we made sure to hike a…

  • Canada,  We12hike

    The best hikes in the United States & Canada

    Click here for the Dutch version of this post.   Love hiking but don’t fancy carrying your tent and other overnight stuff up that mountain? Then you’ll love our upcoming posts about the best (half) day hikes in various countries all over the world. Most of them can be done by anyone who has a bit of stamina and a passion for the great outdoors! Today we’re starting with the best hikes in the United States and Canada.   Please note that we have not been everywhere and the trails we selected just represent those places we have been to… Oh and the hikes are in total random order. I…