• Bay of Islands Mt Bledisloe

    Bay of Islands – Te Araroa diaries part 2

    I’ve been walking for ten days and wow … I’ve been experiencing a lot of different landscapes and emotions already. Since my last update, I skipped a section, my blisters have almost healed and I’ve almost seen my iPhone drown. It was a special week walking through the Bay of Islands. Here’s more about from my second week on Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand.     Rain and closed forests After 90 Mile Beach I took four days to let my feet and blisters heal. By the end of those four days, I’m eager to get back on the road, but once I start planning, I can’t quite make…

  • Mount Rainier National Park

    Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

    Welcome to this post about the best things to do in Mount Rainier National Park. This place was pretty much the icing on the cake for me during my visit to the American Pacific Northwest. I had beautiful weather, made beautiful hikes and had a nice camping spot. It’s the kind of place where as a nature lover you can easily spend a week without getting bored. After leaving Olympic National Park behind, I traveled on to Mount Rainier National Park. In retrospect I should have stayed there longer, but I didn’t know that then. Or as John Muir says:     A short impression Before you continue reading, check…

  • things to do in Seward Alaska

    The best things to do in Seward, Alaska

    Are you looking for more information on what to do in Seward, Alaska? Then look no further. When going to Alaska you just cannot miss going to Seward. Seward is a small town located on the Kenai Peninsula and the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park. Many tourists arrive here by cruise ship and then move onto Anchorage, however I’d definitely suggest to spend at least a couple of days here to make sure to see it all. Over the past 10 years I have been here 4 times and have tried out most of the Seward activities. Here are my top picks for things to do in Seward,…

  • hiking alone in alaska

    Hiking alone in Alaska: stories and tips for hiking in bear country

    Welcome to this article about hiking alone in Alaska. I have been to Alaska many times which I consider quite unique as I’m from Europe where Alaska totally seems like the other side of the world. I was however lucky enough to travel to Alaska seven times over the past decade and even though my first tour was with a group, I have also traveled solo.   This article about hiking in bear country is not just based on my own experiences, but also I’ll give you some advice on what to consider when you want to go solo hiking in Alaska. Note that my experience is only from hiking…