• 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

    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,  Mountainous Monday

    Mountainous Monday: Mount McKinley

    Alaska’s Mount McKinley rises 6.168 m. above sea level, making it the highest mountain in North America. Before even actually specializing in Alaska for my job, I had never heard of the mountain, let alone realizing North America’s highest is actually there. McKinley’s other name is Denali, meaning “The High One” in Athabascan. It’s located within the famous Denali National Park (which is, if you ask me, a totally overrated tourist attraction, there are much better places in Alaska to visit!) in southcentral Alaska. McKinley is one of the mountains in the world with the highest prominence, rising above the tundra grounds of Denali. The mountain is a part of…