• Peru,  We12hike

    The Inca Trail: the road to Machu Picchu

    A couple of months ago we published a preparation guide for the famous Inca Trail. Now it’s time to tell you more about the actual walking experience. The fun, the glory but also the pain we were in. This world renowned track is until today still one of our most impressive trails we hiked. Just forget about the crowds (they are there but are not as bad as people want you to believe) and forget about “why you can’t do this”. Can’t does not exist. Just read on and hear our story! The night before our departure we have a meeting with someone from the local agency. About what kind…

  • Australia,  Cambodia,  Canada,  Chile,  Peru,  Sunday social travel talk

    we12travel: our 14 year anniversary

    Happy birthday to … us! Today, to be more precise tonight at 6.00 pm European time, marks our 14 year anniversary. 14 Years together, filled with travel, right from the start. During these years we have visited 43 countries and were away from home about 2 months on average each year. Yes, life has been good for us. Here’s a list of our favorite trips we took together. Off to the next  14 years! 2000: Paris, France  Our first real trip together! We went for 2 days, one sightseeing in Paris and one in Disney Land, or Euro Disney (or however it’s called nowadays). We went back there in 2002 and 2004 ……

  • Alaska,  Argentina,  Chile,  Germany,  Iceland,  Indonesia,  Natural wonders of the world,  New Zealand,  Peru,  We12inspire,  Wyoming

    Natural wonders of the world: volcanoes!

    They are beautiful, dangerous and arrogant. They may seem harmless and quiet yet they can be very treacherous. We love their magic yet we despise them for their ability to kill. We are talking about volcanoes! As a next episode in our Natural Wonders of the World series, we are sharing our favorite volcanoes from around the world with you. We realize this list is nowhere near complete however we thought it should not be kept out of this series. The list has been put in random order because we just could not agree on which is the prettiest one! 1. Villarrica, Chile Villarrica is one of Chile’s most active…

  • Peru,  We12hike,  We12inspire

    The Inca Trail – can you do it?

    I’m sure that, as a traveler, you want to go to Peru one day. It’s a place that everyone wants to go to! When planning our trip to Peru, we knew the Inca Trail would have to be a part of it. Actually, we planned on going to Peru as we wanted to do the Inca Trail. We read about this iconic trail many times and until today, it’s still one of the most memorable treks we’ve ever done. It’s already been 6 years since we did it and yet it will always stay in our memories. The Inca Trail is probably South America’s most famous multi day trek and…