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Over We12Travel

Hi! Welkom op We12travel (we want to travel)! Mijn naam is Antonette. Ik ben reiziger, schrijver een enorme liefhebber van het buitenleven.

Na diverse wereldreizen gemaakt te hebben, kocht ik in de zomer van 2023 een huis in Zweeds-Lapland. Wanneer ik niet op reis ben, breng ik hier het meeste van mijn tijd door.

Op We12travel vind je alles wat te maken heeft met outdoor reizen, natuur en hiking. Van de beste outdoor kleding tot de mooiste meerdaagse trektochten ter wereld en alles daar tussenin. Ik schrijf op We12travel al sinds 2011 persoonlijke, eerlijke en inspirerende verhalen over alles wat met reizen en buiten zijn te maken heeft.

Ik help je bij je zoektocht naar mooie wandelbestemmingen, het voorbereiden op je trektocht en het plannen van je reis in de natuur. Meer weten over mij? Luister dan ook naar de Podcast voor Avontuurlijke Vrouwen waar ik de host van ben en laat je inspireren om vaker naar buiten te gaan en een avontuurlijker leven te leiden.

Mooiste trektochten ter wereld

De afgelopen jaren liep ik meer dan 50 trektochten verdeeld over vijf verschillende continenten. Ik heb mijn favoriete trektochten voor je verzameld in deze blog: van de Dutch Mountain Trail tot de Everest Base Camp trek en alles daar tussenin.

Reishandboek Nieuw-Zeeland

In het najaar van 2022 verscheen bij Uitgeverij Elmar mijn Reishandboek Nieuw-Zeeland, dat ik schreef naar aanleiding van mijn vier uitgebreide rondreizen die ik maakte door dit fascinerende land.

In dit boek heb ik niet alleen alle praktische en toeristische informatie gebundeld, maar ook veel aandacht besteed aan persoonlijke ervaringen en leuke wandelroutes.

Alleen wandelen als vrouw

De meeste hikes die ik maak, doe ik solo. Spannend? Zeker! Uitdagend? Dat ook! Ik wandel nagenoeg altijd alleen, zowel in Nederland, Zweden als in Nieuw-Zeeland. In de loop der jaren heb ik behoorlijk wat tips verzameld om veilig solo te wandelen als vrouw.

Regel je accommodatie!

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Reishandboek Zweden

In mei 2023 verscheen bij Uitgeverij Elmar mijn Reishandboek Zweden, een praktische en culturele reisgids met alle bezienswaardigheden.

Deze reisgids werd met veel plezier geschreven aan de hand van meer dan 15 reizen naar Zweden die ik de afgelopen 10 jaar maakte. Het is een complete gids met veel achtergrondinformatie, kaarten en plattegronden in kleur.

Boek je huurauto

Veilig en zonder risico je huurauto boeken, bijvoorbeeld in Amerika, Scandinavië of in Nieuw-Zeeland? Ik werk al jaren tot volle tevredenheid samen met Sunny Cars. Omdat zij het eigen risico al bij boeking voor je afkopen, hoef je je ter plekke geen zorgen te maken over schades en extra verzekeringen. Wel zo handig!

Wildkamperen in Zweden

Elke zomer breng ik kamperend met mijn tent en Volvo door in het noorden van Zweden. In dit uitgebreide artikel vertel ik je alles over veilig wildkamperen in Zweden en geef ik je mijn tips over hoe je het beste op zoek kunt gaan naar een toffe wildkampeerplek.

  • Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
  • Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
  • Höga Kustenleden day 4
Mäjasjön -> Docksta / 13.3 km
My least favorite day on the trail. Lots of asphalt, roadwalks and … before we’re able to climb Skuleberget I get a sunstroke. I spend most of my time being miserable in my tent. Massive headaches, nauseous and incredible weak. We only hiked 13.3 kms which is enough, the ongoing heat takes it’s toll. Let’s get some sleep and take another shot at continuing our journey tomorrow!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #zweden #wandelen #sweden #thruhike #hiking
  • A brief interruption from my Höga Kusten pictures because …. 

This week it’s been seven years ago since I left my office job behind and started my remote career. As a blogger, freelance writer, author and podcaster.

During those seven years I worked with my laptop all across the world, from Alaska to New Zealand and many places in between. I lived in my Volvo V40 for many months, hiked 800 km across New Zealand carrying my laptop in my backpack and lived out of a Ford Mondeo after. 

During those seven years I lost loved ones, moved in and out of houses several times, fell in love, had my heart broken, went through burnout and had several medical diagnoses.

At the same time, I managed to keep my head above water as a business owner during the pandemic and always found new ways to make enough money to make it until the end of the month. One idea after the next. Some more succesful than others. 

I currently have two paper books and three e-books published, run a succesful travel blog as well as two destination sites, have two podcasts with over 200.000 downloads and in the meanwhile, I emigrated to Sweden on my own, bought my first home that’s entirely mine and found love when I least expected it.

Life has been an amazing roller coaster over the past seven years. Many thought I was crazy when I gave up my comfortable life seven years ago and believed I’d quit within no time.

But guess what … I’m still going strong and loving my life a little more every day. Life is what you make out of it. You only got one. It’s your choice whether you take it or leave it! 

And last but not least, as I like to tell anyone … if I can do it, so can you! ❤️

PS accompanied by my current musical obsession, the Sami music by Jon Henrik Fjällgren. Check it out if you can! 🤩
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 
Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km
The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. 
Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail.
#zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
Höga Kustenleden day 6 Skuleskogen NP -> Bodviken / 23 km The longest day on the trail accompanied by the longest roadwalk. Thhe start in Skuleskogen was beautiful, the roadwalk to and through Köpmansholmen was quite boring. Balesudden Nature Reserve was a great end to our 23 km long walk. The cabin in Bodviken has a beautiful location and made up for a cosy last night on the trail. #zweden #sweden #högakusten #highcoastofsweden #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike
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Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5
Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km
After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten.
The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
Höga Kustenleden day 5 Docksta -> Skuleskogen National Park / 16.65 km After a bad night we decide to follow the easier (and old) trail to the south entrance of Skuleskogen National Park, the biggest sight of Höga Kusten. The park is especially known for the Slåttedalskrevan gorge, which is unfortunately closed since last year because of rockfall. However, the way around is at least as gorgeous (I’ve done both, was here also in ‘21) as you get stunning views of the region. Best day on the trail by far! #högakusten #högakustenleden #hiking #thruhike #outdoor #zweden #sweden
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Höga Kustenleden day 4
Mäjasjön -> Docksta / 13.3 km
My least favorite day on the trail. Lots of asphalt, roadwalks and … before we’re able to climb Skuleberget I get a sunstroke. I spend most of my time being miserable in my tent. Massive headaches, nauseous and incredible weak. We only hiked 13.3 kms which is enough, the ongoing heat takes it’s toll. Let’s get some sleep and take another shot at continuing our journey tomorrow!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #zweden #wandelen #sweden #thruhike #hiking
Höga Kustenleden day 4
Mäjasjön -> Docksta / 13.3 km
My least favorite day on the trail. Lots of asphalt, roadwalks and … before we’re able to climb Skuleberget I get a sunstroke. I spend most of my time being miserable in my tent. Massive headaches, nauseous and incredible weak. We only hiked 13.3 kms which is enough, the ongoing heat takes it’s toll. Let’s get some sleep and take another shot at continuing our journey tomorrow!
#högakusten #högakustenleden #zweden #wandelen #sweden #thruhike #hiking
Höga Kustenleden day 4 Mäjasjön -> Docksta / 13.3 km My least favorite day on the trail. Lots of asphalt, roadwalks and … before we’re able to climb Skuleberget I get a sunstroke. I spend most of my time being miserable in my tent. Massive headaches, nauseous and incredible weak. We only hiked 13.3 kms which is enough, the ongoing heat takes it’s toll. Let’s get some sleep and take another shot at continuing our journey tomorrow! #högakusten #högakustenleden #zweden #wandelen #sweden #thruhike #hiking
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A brief interruption from my Höga Kusten pictures because …. 

This week it’s been seven years ago since I left my office job behind and started my remote career. As a blogger, freelance writer, author and podcaster.

During those seven years I worked with my laptop all across the world, from Alaska to New Zealand and many places in between. I lived in my Volvo V40 for many months, hiked 800 km across New Zealand carrying my laptop in my backpack and lived out of a Ford Mondeo after. 

During those seven years I lost loved ones, moved in and out of houses several times, fell in love, had my heart broken, went through burnout and had several medical diagnoses.

At the same time, I managed to keep my head above water as a business owner during the pandemic and always found new ways to make enough money to make it until the end of the month. One idea after the next. Some more succesful than others. 

I currently have two paper books and three e-books published, run a succesful travel blog as well as two destination sites, have two podcasts with over 200.000 downloads and in the meanwhile, I emigrated to Sweden on my own, bought my first home that’s entirely mine and found love when I least expected it.

Life has been an amazing roller coaster over the past seven years. Many thought I was crazy when I gave up my comfortable life seven years ago and believed I’d quit within no time.

But guess what … I’m still going strong and loving my life a little more every day. Life is what you make out of it. You only got one. It’s your choice whether you take it or leave it! 

And last but not least, as I like to tell anyone … if I can do it, so can you! ❤️

PS accompanied by my current musical obsession, the Sami music by Jon Henrik Fjällgren. Check it out if you can! 🤩
A brief interruption from my Höga Kusten pictures because …. This week it’s been seven years ago since I left my office job behind and started my remote career. As a blogger, freelance writer, author and podcaster. During those seven years I worked with my laptop all across the world, from Alaska to New Zealand and many places in between. I lived in my Volvo V40 for many months, hiked 800 km across New Zealand carrying my laptop in my backpack and lived out of a Ford Mondeo after. During those seven years I lost loved ones, moved in and out of houses several times, fell in love, had my heart broken, went through burnout and had several medical diagnoses. At the same time, I managed to keep my head above water as a business owner during the pandemic and always found new ways to make enough money to make it until the end of the month. One idea after the next. Some more succesful than others. I currently have two paper books and three e-books published, run a succesful travel blog as well as two destination sites, have two podcasts with over 200.000 downloads and in the meanwhile, I emigrated to Sweden on my own, bought my first home that’s entirely mine and found love when I least expected it. Life has been an amazing roller coaster over the past seven years. Many thought I was crazy when I gave up my comfortable life seven years ago and believed I’d quit within no time. But guess what … I’m still going strong and loving my life a little more every day. Life is what you make out of it. You only got one. It’s your choice whether you take it or leave it! And last but not least, as I like to tell anyone … if I can do it, so can you! ❤️ PS accompanied by my current musical obsession, the Sami music by Jon Henrik Fjällgren. Check it out if you can! 🤩
2 weken ago
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