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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, verdeel ik mijn tijd op dit moment tussen Zweden, Nieuw-Zeeland en Nederland.

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.

Antonette Spaan van we12travel

Mooiste trektochten ter wereld

De afgelopen jaren liep ik meer dan 50 trektochten verdeeld over vijf verschillende continenten gemaakt. 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.

Sylen wandeling

Regel je accomodatie!

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 verschijnt 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.

  • Some (ok, many) people ask me whether Sweden is spectacular. Well … just watch this 🤩 and then decide for yourself 🇸🇪
#zweden #sweden #zweden🇸🇪 #sverige #stekenjokk #lappland #outdoor #outdoorlife
  • As a kid, I was told not to cry, not to feel sad, not to dream and definitely not to stand out of the crowd. I was taught to live life the average way. When about a decade ago I decided that this was not my life anymore, I realized that chasing dreams is extremely scary (but much more rewarding) in many ways. When I started to chase my dreams, I also started to rediscover what it feels like to truly cry, feel, enjoy extreme happiness, be grateful for whatever is and also feel extremely anxious from time to time. Not to mention my insecurities. As I sat down in nature near Marsfjäll this afternoon after a very mentally demanding day workwise (hello full inbox and system errors) all my emotions came up. Yesterday when I drove into Lappland I experienced extreme happiness. Today I felt worn out and anxious. Not because of the physical journey, but because of the emotional journey. It’s at times like these when I sit down in nature, tears start to roll down my cheeks and the voice in my mind starts telling me I’m not good enough for what I want and that I’ll never be able to pull it off. My inner critic can scream so loud that I have no other option than to listen. The young me would have whispered “but you cannot feel anxious, be strong instead.” The grown up me now knows that it is perfectly ok to break down sometimes, shed some (or a lot of) tears and just be human. So in case you ever wonder “how does she do it?” then just know that, like yourself, I am very human and am from time to time probably as scared an anxious as any person in my situation would be :). And that’s totally okay.
PS this is my post crying face. Tired but true. No filters. No hashtags either. Just a story from the heart.
  • We made it to Lappland 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️
Rudolph the beast once again worked his ass off to get me this far up … but as many of you told me “you’ll be fine it’s a Volvo” 😅
#zweden #sweden #sverige #roadtrip #travel #travelgram #lappland #lapland #adventure #volvo #volvov40
  • When you finalize a series of crazy weeks and this is where you’ll be sleeping tonight. All by yourself. 
All the stress that you’ve built up over the past month flows away just like that and a voice inside your head is whispering “girl, you got this.” 
That’s when I know I’m going to be okay and that the universe has my back 🙏🏼💙🇸🇪
@gabbybernstein 
(Oh and the mosquitos got my ankles 🙈) 
#sweden #zweden #zwedentrip #wildkamperen #freedomcamping #travel #travelgram #adventure #landscape #sunset #skyporn #adventure #outdoor #outdoorlife #outdoorgirl #outdoorgram
Some (ok, many) people ask me whether Sweden is spectacular. Well … just watch this 🤩 and then decide for yourself 🇸🇪 #zweden #sweden #zweden🇸🇪 #sverige #stekenjokk #lappland #outdoor #outdoorlife
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As a kid, I was told not to cry, not to feel sad, not to dream and definitely not to stand out of the crowd. I was taught to live life the average way. When about a decade ago I decided that this was not my life anymore, I realized that chasing dreams is extremely scary (but much more rewarding) in many ways. When I started to chase my dreams, I also started to rediscover what it feels like to truly cry, feel, enjoy extreme happiness, be grateful for whatever is and also feel extremely anxious from time to time. Not to mention my insecurities. As I sat down in nature near Marsfjäll this afternoon after a very mentally demanding day workwise (hello full inbox and system errors) all my emotions came up. Yesterday when I drove into Lappland I experienced extreme happiness. Today I felt worn out and anxious. Not because of the physical journey, but because of the emotional journey. It’s at times like these when I sit down in nature, tears start to roll down my cheeks and the voice in my mind starts telling me I’m not good enough for what I want and that I’ll never be able to pull it off. My inner critic can scream so loud that I have no other option than to listen. The young me would have whispered “but you cannot feel anxious, be strong instead.” The grown up me now knows that it is perfectly ok to break down sometimes, shed some (or a lot of) tears and just be human. So in case you ever wonder “how does she do it?” then just know that, like yourself, I am very human and am from time to time probably as scared an anxious as any person in my situation would be :). And that’s totally okay.
PS this is my post crying face. Tired but true. No filters. No hashtags either. Just a story from the heart.
As a kid, I was told not to cry, not to feel sad, not to dream and definitely not to stand out of the crowd. I was taught to live life the average way. When about a decade ago I decided that this was not my life anymore, I realized that chasing dreams is extremely scary (but much more rewarding) in many ways. When I started to chase my dreams, I also started to rediscover what it feels like to truly cry, feel, enjoy extreme happiness, be grateful for whatever is and also feel extremely anxious from time to time. Not to mention my insecurities. As I sat down in nature near Marsfjäll this afternoon after a very mentally demanding day workwise (hello full inbox and system errors) all my emotions came up. Yesterday when I drove into Lappland I experienced extreme happiness. Today I felt worn out and anxious. Not because of the physical journey, but because of the emotional journey. It’s at times like these when I sit down in nature, tears start to roll down my cheeks and the voice in my mind starts telling me I’m not good enough for what I want and that I’ll never be able to pull it off. My inner critic can scream so loud that I have no other option than to listen. The young me would have whispered “but you cannot feel anxious, be strong instead.” The grown up me now knows that it is perfectly ok to break down sometimes, shed some (or a lot of) tears and just be human. So in case you ever wonder “how does she do it?” then just know that, like yourself, I am very human and am from time to time probably as scared an anxious as any person in my situation would be :). And that’s totally okay.
PS this is my post crying face. Tired but true. No filters. No hashtags either. Just a story from the heart.
As a kid, I was told not to cry, not to feel sad, not to dream and definitely not to stand out of the crowd. I was taught to live life the average way. When about a decade ago I decided that this was not my life anymore, I realized that chasing dreams is extremely scary (but much more rewarding) in many ways. When I started to chase my dreams, I also started to rediscover what it feels like to truly cry, feel, enjoy extreme happiness, be grateful for whatever is and also feel extremely anxious from time to time. Not to mention my insecurities. As I sat down in nature near Marsfjäll this afternoon after a very mentally demanding day workwise (hello full inbox and system errors) all my emotions came up. Yesterday when I drove into Lappland I experienced extreme happiness. Today I felt worn out and anxious. Not because of the physical journey, but because of the emotional journey. It’s at times like these when I sit down in nature, tears start to roll down my cheeks and the voice in my mind starts telling me I’m not good enough for what I want and that I’ll never be able to pull it off. My inner critic can scream so loud that I have no other option than to listen. The young me would have whispered “but you cannot feel anxious, be strong instead.” The grown up me now knows that it is perfectly ok to break down sometimes, shed some (or a lot of) tears and just be human. So in case you ever wonder “how does she do it?” then just know that, like yourself, I am very human and am from time to time probably as scared an anxious as any person in my situation would be :). And that’s totally okay. PS this is my post crying face. Tired but true. No filters. No hashtags either. Just a story from the heart.
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We made it to Lappland 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️
Rudolph the beast once again worked his ass off to get me this far up … but as many of you told me “you’ll be fine it’s a Volvo” 😅
#zweden #sweden #sverige #roadtrip #travel #travelgram #lappland #lapland #adventure #volvo #volvov40
We made it to Lappland 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️ Rudolph the beast once again worked his ass off to get me this far up … but as many of you told me “you’ll be fine it’s a Volvo” 😅 #zweden #sweden #sverige #roadtrip #travel #travelgram #lappland #lapland #adventure #volvo #volvov40
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When you finalize a series of crazy weeks and this is where you’ll be sleeping tonight. All by yourself. 
All the stress that you’ve built up over the past month flows away just like that and a voice inside your head is whispering “girl, you got this.” 
That’s when I know I’m going to be okay and that the universe has my back 🙏🏼💙🇸🇪
@gabbybernstein 
(Oh and the mosquitos got my ankles 🙈) 
#sweden #zweden #zwedentrip #wildkamperen #freedomcamping #travel #travelgram #adventure #landscape #sunset #skyporn #adventure #outdoor #outdoorlife #outdoorgirl #outdoorgram
When you finalize a series of crazy weeks and this is where you’ll be sleeping tonight. All by yourself. All the stress that you’ve built up over the past month flows away just like that and a voice inside your head is whispering “girl, you got this.” That’s when I know I’m going to be okay and that the universe has my back 🙏🏼💙🇸🇪 @gabbybernstein (Oh and the mosquitos got my ankles 🙈) #sweden #zweden #zwedentrip #wildkamperen #freedomcamping #travel #travelgram #adventure #landscape #sunset #skyporn #adventure #outdoor #outdoorlife #outdoorgirl #outdoorgram
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