• USA,  Utah,  We12hike

    Negro Bill Canyon Trail: a must-do in Moab

    Click here to go to the Dutch version of this post. While staying in the town of Moab, Utah, most people venture out to visit the nearby national parks such as Arches and Canyonlands. However, due to a meet-up with a local guy named Allen, we were told that just outside of town, there’s a great half day hike that anyone should do, called Negro Bill Canyon Trail. The name may sound a bit odd (there has been talk about changing the name because of the word Negro) but it was named after William Grandstaff, a black prospector who grazed his cattle here during the 1800s. Allen and his dog…

  • Park Post,  USA,  Utah,  We12inspire

    Park Post 8: Capitol Reef National Park

    Guest post by Lindsay Lewis-Thomas of The Traveluster.  United States is very well known for their extensive national park system. People from other countries seem most impressed with the sheer vastness of the U.S. (it takes a full day to drive through the state of Texas) and the outstanding, naturally stunning national parks. Many people choose to visit Utah to get the most bang for their national park buck, which is filled with protected areas and some of the most striking scenery in the country. This is why my husband and I chose Utah for our national park vacation last fall, visiting Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef National Parks.…

  • Alaska,  Things that make me happy,  USA

    The Iditarod – The Last Great Race on Earth

    I’m quite sure that 95% of those reading this blog have never heard of The Iditarod before. The what? Yes, there you go, I get you…  and I’ll be honest with you:  until a couple of years ago I had never heard of it either. Until I fell in love with Alaska and learned that the Iditarod is the biggest dog sledding race in Alaska, maybe even in the whole world. (When googling “biggest dog sled race in the world” the Iditarod hit the top of the search results so maybe we should consider that a YES!). It’s not just a race, it’s a battle of the toughest and then…

  • Colorado,  USA,  We12hike,  We12inspire

    Happy Halloween – The Stanley Hotel

    Even though Halloween is not celebrated in The Netherlands (if you come to someone’s doorstep trick-or-treating they will most likely punch you in the face!) I did get inspired to write a bit about a haunted experience we had during one of our journeys. Or at least were supposed to have… Do you remember the movie that starts with a car driving up the most stunning mountain road and that just hearing the music with it already gives you the creeps? It has the best opening credit ever (well, together with Scream). If you have no clue which movie I’m talking about, then take a look here. I’m talking about the movie “The…