• Park Post,  We12inspire,  Wyoming

    The highlights of Yellowstone National Park

    During our trip through the US we were told there are two things an American needs to see in his/her life: the massive Grand Canyon and the highlights Yellowstone National Park. While road-tripping through Colorado and Utah, locals and other travelers (most of them Americans) would ask us where else we were going besides UT and CO. When we told them ‘Yellowstone’, we heard nothing but good things about it, many of those we spoke to thought it was the most beautiful place they had ever seen. This worried me a bit. We have seen many of nature’s beauties and some of the most inspring places such as the glaciers…

  • Alaska,  We12inspire

    Solo-hiking in bear country Alaska

    During my past Alaska trip I traveled by myself most of the time. Since I’m an avid hiker, not hiking wasn’t really an option, even though that meant facing a potential encounter with a bear while I’d be all by myself. So when I seriously injured my ankle only four days before my departure in a cycling accident, I thought that someone up there was trying to tell me something… When doctors at the hospital told me hiking would be a definite “no” for the upcoming weeks, I was incredibly sad. However, I generally don’t take no for an answer and by the time I was about to go hiking, my ankle…

  • Alaska,  We12hike

    Hiking wish: Harding Icefield Trail in Alaska

    Carefully I place my right foot in front of the left and plant my hiking pole into the snow. It sinks in deeper and deeper with every step I’m taking. Even though it’s not exactly warm, I’m sweating like crazy. I’ve taken off every layer until I reach my tanktop, this one will have to stay on in the cold Alaska air. My breath is completely out of control and I keep on wondering why the hell I ever agreed to come along on this tour. While everyone is steadily plowing forward through the snow, I feel totally hopeless as an inexperienced hiker. I mean, sure, I had done some…