• solo female travel in alaska
    Alaska,  We12hike

    Solo female travel in Alaska: here’s what to know!

    Having been to Alaska no less than seven times over the past 15 years, I think I can give quite an accurate point of view what it’s like to solo travel in Alaska as a female. Not all my trips have been done solo, some have. Note that this article is written from a European point of view. I’m from The Netherlands and have been incredibly lucky to have been to Alaska so many times. In this article I’ll be writing about the part of Alaska that can be reached from Anchorage, so not the panhandle that you’ll visit with a cruise. I’ve solo hiked in Alaska, driven a rental…

  • things to do in alaska
    Alaska,  We12inspire

    Best adventurous things to do in Alaska

    Welcome to this very long post with the best adventurous things to do in Alaska. Being from Europe, it had always been a dream of mine to visit Alaska. Back in 2006 I got a job that entitled me to travel to Alaska no less than seven times over the course of ten years. Feeling like the luckiest person in the world, I realized that the best things to do in Alaska for me were the adventurous ones. Some activities I mentioned below will be super adventurous for you. Some may come easy on you. It all depends on your mindset and level of previous experiences. Most things can however…

  • ijsklimmen in alaska ice climbing in alaska
    Alaska,  We12climb

    Ice climbing in Alaska on the Root Glacier

    Welcome to my blog about ice climbing in Alaska. If you love Alaska and enjoy watching tv, you may have heard of the tv series Edge of Alaska. Described by Discovery Channel as the toughest town in America, it’s in fact not just a town in a tv show, but one of my favorite places in the world.   The first trip here was back in 2009 and ever since I have been looking forward to returning. In the summer of 2015, this was finally the case! Totally excited about my upcoming 2.5 week trip to Alaska, I cycled home from work when I slipped and fell with my bike.…

  • Alaska,  Confessions of a travel blogger,  Sunday social travel talk

    “Happiness only real when shared?”

      “Happiness only real when shared” Those are the famous words that Chris McCandles wrote down in his copy of Doctor Zhivago, next to a passage about unshared happiness. I doubt that many people had ever heard of Chris McCandles before the movie Into the Wild came out, or at least, where I’m from that is definitely the case.   In all honesty, I had never heard of him until my first trip to Alaska, back in the early summer of 2007. I was assistant guiding an outdoor trip then and the tourguide thought it would be fun to drive our truck up on the Stampede Road, eventually becoming the…