• vakantie in duitsland tijdens corona 2
    Germany,  We12inspire

    Travel in Germany during corona: our experiences

    Yesterday we came home from a vacation in Germany, the first journey abroad since the corona virus has started. Of course it was pretty interesting how it would go, but in the end I thought it was not so bad. In order to prepare you for your Germany trip, I’m sharing my experiences with you so that you know what it is like in Germany at the moment.   Note that this is an article based on my personal experiences. For official rules and regulations, go to the official Germany website. We do not accept any liability for not providing the up-to-date information and it may be that the experience…

  • the most beatutiful places in sweden
    Sweden,  We12inspire

    The 10 most beautiful places in Sweden for your bucket list

    When you say Sweden, you mainly say nature. Sweden is filled with crystal clear lakes, forests, tiny red houses and endless landscapes. I first visited Sweden in 2007, when I went on a city trip to Stockholm. 13 years later, I’m madly in love with Sweden and have traveled there 10 times over the past decade. We are even considering buying a house there so we can spend our summers up north, far from the hustle and bustle here in the Netherlands and the hectic everyday life. In recent years we regularly drove by car to Sweden via the bridge from Denmark to Sweden. Sometimes in winter, but usually in…

  • We12hike,  We12inspire

    Mountain hut do’s and don’ts

    In recent years I have slept in mountain huts all over the world many nights. From small, unmanned huts to mega huts that look like hotels, I’ve seen them all. The first time I spent a night in a mountain hut was on the W trek in Torres del Paine NP in Chilean Patagonia. I was amazed, everything was arranged in refugio Las Torres, there were showers and hot meals. It felt more like staying in a cozy youth hostel rather than in a mountain hut. A few years later I traveled to New Zealand where I hiked several multi-day treks. That was just a difference with Chile: I had…

  • the best cities in sweden to visit
    Sweden,  We12inspire

    The best cities in Sweden to visit this year

    Although I am more of a nature person myself, I usually enjoy visiting a city in Sweden during my travels as well. I visited Stockholm no less than four times for a city trip (what a lovely place) and I also went to Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden for a city trip. The other best cities in Sweden to visit I mention in this article I visited during my nature trips as part of the trip.   Personally, I always enjoy exploring northern cities. The atmosphere is generally relaxed, I love the fine shops and the special architecture that are so characteristic of Scandinavia. In addition, I regularly…