• osprey atmos ag 50
    Sweden,  we12test

    Tested in Sweden: the Osprey Atmos AG 50 review

    Tested at Kungsleden Trail in Sweden: Osprey Atmos AG 50 backpack for men All of a sudden the summer holidays are here, and I start to realize that my current, worn out backpack is over twelve years old and not really up to the task anymore. What to do? Well, my girlfriend is running around with a very fancy looking Osprey backpack for ladies and I would love to have a crack at it too. No better place for me than Kungsleden, Sweden to test a new backpack and lucky for me Osprey is willing to let me test the Osprey Atmos AG 50 pack. So here’s my review of…


  • camping in the swedish wilderness
    Sweden,  We12inspire

    Camping in the Swedish wilderness

    Camping in the Swedish wilderness: the Everyman’s Right After my arrival and a first night in Hotel Sommarhagen in the Swedish Östergötland region it’s time to prepare myself for the reason I actually came here, which is camping the Swedish wilderness. Camping in Sweden is quite different than camping here in Holland. At least, the way I’m going to camp that is. Here in Sweden there is the Everyman’s Right, which is all about the right to access Swedish nature. Wikipedia also calls it Freedom to Roam and in short it means you can camp anywhere you want, at least if you stick to a certain number of rules. The…


  • snowshoeing in sweden
    Sweden,  We12hike

    Snowshoeing in Sweden on Branäsberget

    Snowshoeing in Sweden on Branäsberget It had already been quite a few years ago since I walked on snowshoes for the last time and so it was about time again. During my recent trip to Sweden, I grabbed a pair of snowshoes and started hiking again. Here’s my first blog about my outdoor week in Värmland and about snowshoeing in Sweden.   Whenever I tell my friends I have been snowshoeing, they usually have no idea what I’m actually talking about. We barely get any snow in The Netherlands and so nobody really knows what snowshoeing is. My first experience with snowshoeing was when I visited the Italian Dolomites. I…

  • Confessions of a travel blogger,  Sweden

    Confessions: an update about We12travel

    Although I usually write my confessions of a travel blogger on Sunday, I published one today (Friday) because this Sunday it will be Christmas, which also happens to be my birthday and the moment I am somewhere up north in Sweden. Somewhere far away from everything and everyone, far away from the Christmas hype and the commerce around it, far away from my normal life and hopefully surrounded by a thick pack of snow.   You may have noticed it has been fairly quiet on We12travel for a while now. Unfortunately, that’s because after 16 years, Martijn and I decided to end our relationship. It was not an easy decision…

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