• Sunday social travel talk

    Update: how are those goals doing?

    At the beginning of 2017 I published a blog with my goals for 2017. I only wrote it in Dutch for some reason, but I decided to invest more time into translating my personal blogs as well because apparently, this is what you like to read. I even have the feeling that quite a few of my readers prefer my personal stories over my travel stories. Shame on you, haha!   My 2017 goals in short (as written in Dutch) For the blog I wanted to reach 18.000 unique visitors again like I had in my best month in 2016. Another goal was to decline blogtrips that don’t give me…

  • Sunday social travel talk,  We12hike

    Shit just got real: Pacific Crest Trail: here I come!

    It’s a rainy weeknight as I’m writing this. I just finished eating a bag of Djupur (Icelandic candies) for dinner and mascara is smeared all over my cheeks. I just broke down and like cried my eyes out. Like a normal woman. I’m no super woman, just so you know. I cried because of everything. Too much to mention. I’m writing this to let you know that I’m human. That I have feelings chasing me and that there’s more to life than what you see on social media. That I have not recovered from a break up in just a couple of months, that there are quite some relatives and…

  • Knik Glacier Alaska
    Sunday social travel talk

    A personal update and fun things coming up!

    Hi friends!   Do not worry, I have not disappeared from the edge of the world. I realize it has been quiet on the blog for a while and this is with good reason. I also realize that my blog about almost being blog burned out may have scared a few of you and that was never my intention. I basically wrote it to warn others not to become like me but instead I received massive concern on both the Dutch and English blog which was bit overwhelming. I haven’t replied to all the comments I received because it got a bit too emotional at some point. I have read…

  • Confessions of a travel blogger,  Sunday social travel talk

    Confessions: watch out – the blogger burn-out is watching you!

    Hi, I’m Anto and I’m a workaholic. Nice to meet you!   It’s a Monday evening and I just got back home from my evening walk. Now that we bumped the clock forward one hour a couple of weeks ago, I squeezed this into my routine, at least when I’m home. Immediately after dinner, before I get the chance to boot up my laptop, I take a 30 minute walk or run along the banks of the river we live close to. As I was heading against the wind and the last rays of sunshine of the day were shining in my face, I became a little emotional. Call it…