• Alaska

    Alaska week 1 in pictures

    If you follow us on Instagram, it’s hard to miss that we’re currently in Alaska. I’ve been getting some questions about it so I’ll tell you a bit more about the how and why. I’m lucky enough to work in tourism and Alaska is one of my main destinations for sales and product management. So I generally get out there every couple of years. One and a half week ago I started my sixth visit to Alaska.   First, I traveled around by myself for 3 days, then I joined a group tour for 4 days and I’m curently doing office work from our local agent’s house. As for Martijn, he is…

  • Alaska,  Things that make me happy,  USA

    The Iditarod – The Last Great Race on Earth

    I’m quite sure that 95% of those reading this blog have never heard of The Iditarod before. The what? Yes, there you go, I get you…  and I’ll be honest with you:  until a couple of years ago I had never heard of it either. Until I fell in love with Alaska and learned that the Iditarod is the biggest dog sledding race in Alaska, maybe even in the whole world. (When googling “biggest dog sled race in the world” the Iditarod hit the top of the search results so maybe we should consider that a YES!). It’s not just a race, it’s a battle of the toughest and then…

  • Canada,  We12inspire

    The Yukon: Larger Than Life

    What does “Larger Than Life” mean to you? Something you can’t touch? Something you can’t experience or feel? Maybe something that is so big that your mind just doesn’t get it? I wasn’t sure about it, until I traveled to the Yukon a couple of years ago. Upon entering, the welcome sign said “Yukon, Larger Than Life”. Well, whoever thought of this,  they couldn’t have been more right!   Now I can hear you wonder, where the hell is the Yukon? Before I started my current job I hadn’t really heard about it, either… Well, just take a map and look up Canada. When you found Canada, go all the way…