• Scandinavia trip planning
    Finland,  Iceland,  Norway,  Sweden,  We12inspire

    Scandinavia trip planning: which country should you go to?

    If you have been to We12travel before, you may know that nordic destinations are my favorite places to travel. The definition of nordic destinations is of course quite broad, but with ‘nordic’ I mean the outer ends of this planet. In other words, Scandinavia, Canada and Alaska, but also Patagonia and New Zealand, which are not located in the north, but resemble northern destinations in nature. I’m not necessarily interested in the mountains (because you also have those in the Alps and Nepal, for example), but it’s more about the feeling that you get while there. The relaxed atmosphere, the wooden houses, the roughness of the landscape and the mostly…

  • Northern Lights
    Finland

    How not to photograph the Northern Lights

    Written by Martijn   These days everybody seems to be talking about their endless ‘bucketlist’. I’m not really a person who likes to make lists of things to do before you turn 30 (or something like that), simply because it increases the chance of setting your expectations too high and moving onto the next item on ‘the list’ without actually enjoying the one thing you are doing. Of course, everybody has their own dreams and interests in things they want to see and do. One thing often mentioned on bucketlists, is seeing the Northern Lights. My interest in seeing this phenomenon actually awakened when I saw an image online reflecting…

  • 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…