• USA,  Utah,  We12hike

    The best hikes in Zion National Park

    Anyone who is planning on going to the western part of the United States, should consider visiting Zion National Park. This spectacular spot is only a short drive away from Las Vegas and with its red rocks and canyons, it’s one of the most popular national parks in the US. Today we’re sharing our five favorite (day) hikes in the park with you. Angel’s Landing Together with The Narrows, this is definitely the most popular trail in the park. The rock you are about to climb is one of the famous sights in Zion and is called like this because they believed angels used this as their landing spot. The…

  • 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…

  • Alaska,  Iceland,  Sunday social travel talk,  Utah

    Movies that made us want to travel

    Quite often movies are not filmed anywhere close to where they are featuring. However, with all those great (Hollywood) techniques, they can make us believe anything nowadays, no? It doesn’t matter really; movies will always inspire people to travel more. At least it has inspired us and sometimes we still let ourselves be amazed of natural beauty that can be found in movies. As it’s Sunday that means social travel talk time … here are our 5 favorite movies that totally made us want to travel. 1. Into the Wild Who hasn’t seen this epic road trip movie by Sean Penn? Young Christopher McCandles (a brilliant role by Emile Hirsch)…

  • Arizona,  Colorado,  Park Post,  Utah,  Wyoming

    Happy National Park week – Park Post special!

    Happy National Park week everyone! This week (19-27 April) more than 400 national parks in the US are opening their doors for free. How I wish we’d live in the US so we could visit them all … we fell in love big time with the grand natural variety of the US National Parks during last year’s roadtrip. So even though we are not American, we’re going to share our favorite photos of the parks we have visited, in honor and with respect to natural beauty! Arches National Park, Utah It would have been easy to post a picture of an arch here but let’s not do that. Instead, we’ll…