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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!

Met een gerust gevoel op vakantie gaan? Alles van tevoren regelen geeft ontzettend veel rust en zekerheid dat er ook daadwerkelijk plek voor je is. Ik werk daarom graag met Booking.com

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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.

  • This cabin is located on the shores of Abelvattnet in the north of Sweden, 45 minutes driving from Hemavan, close to the Norwegian border.
If you wish to stay here, it must be prebooked as you will need a key for access. There’s no running water and no phone connection, yet you can reach it by car and firewood will be provided. 
Please contact @vindelfjallen for bookings! 🩵
#sweden #sverige #winter #norrland #zweden #icefishing #intothewild #nature #cabinlife
  • My Monday afternoon office was better than yours ☀️ but … ⤵️
When learning something new the learning curve goes up and down. I know it does and still it sucks. After my 10km high of last weekend, today was a deep dive down. I felt unstable (thanks to the super icy tracks), insecure and stumbled a lot for no reason. 
Yet I practised a full km without poles, tried to improve my technique and eventually gave myself a pat on the shoulder for keeping on trying and skiing 5 km even though I was tired and felt that I couldn’t. 
It will be another day tomorrow 💪🏻
#outdoorwomen #womenwhoski #skiing #lappland #dorotea #sweden #zweden #learning #winter #crosscountryskiing #langlaufen
  • Practise = Progress 💪🏻
Remember the funny videos of me crashing while crosscountry skiing at the beginning of the season? If not, check my last reel, I gathered some shots there.
In the meantime, I did my first 10km on ski’s this weekend. Yes it was hard (no falls but a few mess ups when I glided out of track and stumbled 🤣) and esp the last km I just wanted to be home. And the plus degrees made parts of the track really hard work.
But … I did it. Just thinking “if I do this lap 8 more times I did Vasaloppet.” Lifegoals aye? 
PS did you know that @swedish_trails_ and I are planning a women only cross country skiing trip in 2025? Where you will learn all the basics from a real Vasaloppet coach? Drop a yes below if you want to be the first to receive dates and prices once we open up the trip for bookings.
#crosscountryskiing #lifegoals #sweden #zweden #langlaufen #nevernotlearning
  • TRAVEL BLOGGER LIFE
Sometimes you may see “my Monday offices” here on the gram while being outside and doing something active. Just on a Monday afternoon or so. But what’s not seen in the timeline is that when I’m not outside, I run a business, on my own for most of the other hours every day of the week. 
When the weather is good, an average working day may include working behind the computer from 8-12, then a few hours outside, then more computer work in the afternoon and Instagram updates and stories in the late afternoon or even evenings. 
I run four four websites and a podcast. In addition, I do some freelance writing and always try to keep on top of the latest changes in the industry. I network via Zoom and/or on LinkedIn and write strategies and plans for the weeks, months and years to come. 
I also educate myself via reading, podcasts and online courses. 
Running a business is not just about doing what you feel like doing. When you see me outside, this is just a short part of my day. The majority of my days are still behind a screen. Just so you know 😉 
(And in addition I’m also still settling into Sweden, arranging the paperwork for my emigration and taking care of the house and snowplowing). 
Yet, I would never again trade this life for a 9-5. Yes I have uncertainties and stress at times. But when you can go out on a mountain, film and take photos and call that a part of your work, it becomes clear that I couldn’t be happier. Most of the time 😉.
#herlifeinsweden #sweden #zweden #reisblog #ondernemer #winter
This cabin is located on the shores of Abelvattnet in the north of Sweden, 45 minutes driving from Hemavan, close to the Norwegian border. If you wish to stay here, it must be prebooked as you will need a key for access. There’s no running water and no phone connection, yet you can reach it by car and firewood will be provided. Please contact @vindelfjallen for bookings! 🩵 #sweden #sverige #winter #norrland #zweden #icefishing #intothewild #nature #cabinlife
2 dagen ago
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My Monday afternoon office was better than yours ☀️ but … ⤵️
When learning something new the learning curve goes up and down. I know it does and still it sucks. After my 10km high of last weekend, today was a deep dive down. I felt unstable (thanks to the super icy tracks), insecure and stumbled a lot for no reason. 
Yet I practised a full km without poles, tried to improve my technique and eventually gave myself a pat on the shoulder for keeping on trying and skiing 5 km even though I was tired and felt that I couldn’t. 
It will be another day tomorrow 💪🏻
#outdoorwomen #womenwhoski #skiing #lappland #dorotea #sweden #zweden #learning #winter #crosscountryskiing #langlaufen
My Monday afternoon office was better than yours ☀️ but … ⤵️
When learning something new the learning curve goes up and down. I know it does and still it sucks. After my 10km high of last weekend, today was a deep dive down. I felt unstable (thanks to the super icy tracks), insecure and stumbled a lot for no reason. 
Yet I practised a full km without poles, tried to improve my technique and eventually gave myself a pat on the shoulder for keeping on trying and skiing 5 km even though I was tired and felt that I couldn’t. 
It will be another day tomorrow 💪🏻
#outdoorwomen #womenwhoski #skiing #lappland #dorotea #sweden #zweden #learning #winter #crosscountryskiing #langlaufen
My Monday afternoon office was better than yours ☀️ but … ⤵️ When learning something new the learning curve goes up and down. I know it does and still it sucks. After my 10km high of last weekend, today was a deep dive down. I felt unstable (thanks to the super icy tracks), insecure and stumbled a lot for no reason. Yet I practised a full km without poles, tried to improve my technique and eventually gave myself a pat on the shoulder for keeping on trying and skiing 5 km even though I was tired and felt that I couldn’t. It will be another day tomorrow 💪🏻 #outdoorwomen #womenwhoski #skiing #lappland #dorotea #sweden #zweden #learning #winter #crosscountryskiing #langlaufen
4 dagen ago
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Practise = Progress 💪🏻
Remember the funny videos of me crashing while crosscountry skiing at the beginning of the season? If not, check my last reel, I gathered some shots there.
In the meantime, I did my first 10km on ski’s this weekend. Yes it was hard (no falls but a few mess ups when I glided out of track and stumbled 🤣) and esp the last km I just wanted to be home. And the plus degrees made parts of the track really hard work.
But … I did it. Just thinking “if I do this lap 8 more times I did Vasaloppet.” Lifegoals aye? 
PS did you know that @swedish_trails_ and I are planning a women only cross country skiing trip in 2025? Where you will learn all the basics from a real Vasaloppet coach? Drop a yes below if you want to be the first to receive dates and prices once we open up the trip for bookings.
#crosscountryskiing #lifegoals #sweden #zweden #langlaufen #nevernotlearning
Practise = Progress 💪🏻
Remember the funny videos of me crashing while crosscountry skiing at the beginning of the season? If not, check my last reel, I gathered some shots there.
In the meantime, I did my first 10km on ski’s this weekend. Yes it was hard (no falls but a few mess ups when I glided out of track and stumbled 🤣) and esp the last km I just wanted to be home. And the plus degrees made parts of the track really hard work.
But … I did it. Just thinking “if I do this lap 8 more times I did Vasaloppet.” Lifegoals aye? 
PS did you know that @swedish_trails_ and I are planning a women only cross country skiing trip in 2025? Where you will learn all the basics from a real Vasaloppet coach? Drop a yes below if you want to be the first to receive dates and prices once we open up the trip for bookings.
#crosscountryskiing #lifegoals #sweden #zweden #langlaufen #nevernotlearning
Practise = Progress 💪🏻
Remember the funny videos of me crashing while crosscountry skiing at the beginning of the season? If not, check my last reel, I gathered some shots there.
In the meantime, I did my first 10km on ski’s this weekend. Yes it was hard (no falls but a few mess ups when I glided out of track and stumbled 🤣) and esp the last km I just wanted to be home. And the plus degrees made parts of the track really hard work.
But … I did it. Just thinking “if I do this lap 8 more times I did Vasaloppet.” Lifegoals aye? 
PS did you know that @swedish_trails_ and I are planning a women only cross country skiing trip in 2025? Where you will learn all the basics from a real Vasaloppet coach? Drop a yes below if you want to be the first to receive dates and prices once we open up the trip for bookings.
#crosscountryskiing #lifegoals #sweden #zweden #langlaufen #nevernotlearning
Practise = Progress 💪🏻
Remember the funny videos of me crashing while crosscountry skiing at the beginning of the season? If not, check my last reel, I gathered some shots there.
In the meantime, I did my first 10km on ski’s this weekend. Yes it was hard (no falls but a few mess ups when I glided out of track and stumbled 🤣) and esp the last km I just wanted to be home. And the plus degrees made parts of the track really hard work.
But … I did it. Just thinking “if I do this lap 8 more times I did Vasaloppet.” Lifegoals aye? 
PS did you know that @swedish_trails_ and I are planning a women only cross country skiing trip in 2025? Where you will learn all the basics from a real Vasaloppet coach? Drop a yes below if you want to be the first to receive dates and prices once we open up the trip for bookings.
#crosscountryskiing #lifegoals #sweden #zweden #langlaufen #nevernotlearning
Practise = Progress 💪🏻
Remember the funny videos of me crashing while crosscountry skiing at the beginning of the season? If not, check my last reel, I gathered some shots there.
In the meantime, I did my first 10km on ski’s this weekend. Yes it was hard (no falls but a few mess ups when I glided out of track and stumbled 🤣) and esp the last km I just wanted to be home. And the plus degrees made parts of the track really hard work.
But … I did it. Just thinking “if I do this lap 8 more times I did Vasaloppet.” Lifegoals aye? 
PS did you know that @swedish_trails_ and I are planning a women only cross country skiing trip in 2025? Where you will learn all the basics from a real Vasaloppet coach? Drop a yes below if you want to be the first to receive dates and prices once we open up the trip for bookings.
#crosscountryskiing #lifegoals #sweden #zweden #langlaufen #nevernotlearning
Practise = Progress 💪🏻
Remember the funny videos of me crashing while crosscountry skiing at the beginning of the season? If not, check my last reel, I gathered some shots there.
In the meantime, I did my first 10km on ski’s this weekend. Yes it was hard (no falls but a few mess ups when I glided out of track and stumbled 🤣) and esp the last km I just wanted to be home. And the plus degrees made parts of the track really hard work.
But … I did it. Just thinking “if I do this lap 8 more times I did Vasaloppet.” Lifegoals aye? 
PS did you know that @swedish_trails_ and I are planning a women only cross country skiing trip in 2025? Where you will learn all the basics from a real Vasaloppet coach? Drop a yes below if you want to be the first to receive dates and prices once we open up the trip for bookings.
#crosscountryskiing #lifegoals #sweden #zweden #langlaufen #nevernotlearning
Practise = Progress 💪🏻 Remember the funny videos of me crashing while crosscountry skiing at the beginning of the season? If not, check my last reel, I gathered some shots there. In the meantime, I did my first 10km on ski’s this weekend. Yes it was hard (no falls but a few mess ups when I glided out of track and stumbled 🤣) and esp the last km I just wanted to be home. And the plus degrees made parts of the track really hard work. But … I did it. Just thinking “if I do this lap 8 more times I did Vasaloppet.” Lifegoals aye? PS did you know that @swedish_trails_ and I are planning a women only cross country skiing trip in 2025? Where you will learn all the basics from a real Vasaloppet coach? Drop a yes below if you want to be the first to receive dates and prices once we open up the trip for bookings. #crosscountryskiing #lifegoals #sweden #zweden #langlaufen #nevernotlearning
5 dagen ago
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TRAVEL BLOGGER LIFE
Sometimes you may see “my Monday offices” here on the gram while being outside and doing something active. Just on a Monday afternoon or so. But what’s not seen in the timeline is that when I’m not outside, I run a business, on my own for most of the other hours every day of the week. 
When the weather is good, an average working day may include working behind the computer from 8-12, then a few hours outside, then more computer work in the afternoon and Instagram updates and stories in the late afternoon or even evenings. 
I run four four websites and a podcast. In addition, I do some freelance writing and always try to keep on top of the latest changes in the industry. I network via Zoom and/or on LinkedIn and write strategies and plans for the weeks, months and years to come. 
I also educate myself via reading, podcasts and online courses. 
Running a business is not just about doing what you feel like doing. When you see me outside, this is just a short part of my day. The majority of my days are still behind a screen. Just so you know 😉 
(And in addition I’m also still settling into Sweden, arranging the paperwork for my emigration and taking care of the house and snowplowing). 
Yet, I would never again trade this life for a 9-5. Yes I have uncertainties and stress at times. But when you can go out on a mountain, film and take photos and call that a part of your work, it becomes clear that I couldn’t be happier. Most of the time 😉.
#herlifeinsweden #sweden #zweden #reisblog #ondernemer #winter
TRAVEL BLOGGER LIFE Sometimes you may see “my Monday offices” here on the gram while being outside and doing something active. Just on a Monday afternoon or so. But what’s not seen in the timeline is that when I’m not outside, I run a business, on my own for most of the other hours every day of the week. When the weather is good, an average working day may include working behind the computer from 8-12, then a few hours outside, then more computer work in the afternoon and Instagram updates and stories in the late afternoon or even evenings. I run four four websites and a podcast. In addition, I do some freelance writing and always try to keep on top of the latest changes in the industry. I network via Zoom and/or on LinkedIn and write strategies and plans for the weeks, months and years to come. I also educate myself via reading, podcasts and online courses. Running a business is not just about doing what you feel like doing. When you see me outside, this is just a short part of my day. The majority of my days are still behind a screen. Just so you know 😉 (And in addition I’m also still settling into Sweden, arranging the paperwork for my emigration and taking care of the house and snowplowing). Yet, I would never again trade this life for a 9-5. Yes I have uncertainties and stress at times. But when you can go out on a mountain, film and take photos and call that a part of your work, it becomes clear that I couldn’t be happier. Most of the time 😉. #herlifeinsweden #sweden #zweden #reisblog #ondernemer #winter
1 week ago
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