• saving for te araroa
    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Saving for Te Araroa – my saving plans and expected costs

    As promised, I’ll take on my journey filled with the preparations for my Te Araroa hike for the next year and a half. Although it is still unclear whether New Zealand will be open by that time (in October / November 2022), I do assume that travel will be possible again by then.   Besides the fact that New Zealand must be open to tourism by then, there are two things that are necessary to make this trip: time and money. Fortunately, time I have as an entrepreneur, but not yet enough money. That’s why I made a savings plan for this trip, which I will share with you in…

  • Bluff, Te Araroa
    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Te Araroa – the beginning of a new adventure!

    There are things you somehow hope to do one day, but keep putting off for whatever reason. Then on your deathbed, very cliché, to think “I wish I had”… That’s how I’ve dreamed of walking the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand for years. This more than 3.000 kilometer long trail crosses my favorite country in the world from north to south and is perhaps a bit like the famous Pacific Crest Trail, but then different.   A month or two ago I made the decision that it is now finally time to do this trail. I’ll be leaving in October 2022 and in this blog series I’ll take you…

  • The best unknown hiking trails in Norway
    Norway,  We12hike

    The best unknown Norway hiking trails

    Are you going hiking in Norway? Then forget the Preikestølen, Trolltunga and other famous hikes in Norway where you stumble all over the other tourists. There are really countless top hikes in Norway that are not so crowded and are just as worthwhile. In recent years I have visited Norway several times and although the weather was not always awesome, I was able to make some nice hikes. In this article I share a number of unknown Norway hiking trails with you. Enjoy reading!     Rimstigen During my very first trip to Norway ever (read: 2014) I stayed in a cottage in the narrow Nærøyfjord, which, together with the…

  • wandelen aan de moezel over de moselsteig
    Germany,  We12hike

    Hiking in the Mosel valley in Germany

    Whoever believes that the Mosel valley in Germany is just for old people is totally wrong. In 2015 I already visited the Mosel valley and recently I visited again for enjoying some hiking trails. I hiked some nice circular trails as well as a part of the Moselsteig, a long distance trail in Germany. In this article I tell you everything about hiking in the Mosel valley in Germany, including tips for the most beautiful routes, where to stay and more. Enjoy reading!     About the Mosel and the Mosel Valleyl The Mosel (or Moselle) is a 544 kilometer long river in France, Luxembourg and Germany. It originates in…