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    Alaska,  We12climb

    Ice climbing in Alaska on the Root Glacier

    Ice climbing in Alaska, the ‘real’ Edge of Alaska! 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…

  • 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,  Sunday social travel talk

    10 reasons why I can’t wait to go back to Alaska

    One more week and I’m boarding the plane to one of my favorite places in the world: Alaska! It’s been 4 years since I was there in the summer and I just can’t believe that I’m finally going back. Here are my 10 favorite reasons why I can’t wait to go back to Alaska:   1. I’m going to ride the Alaska Railroad Probably one of the most famous railways in the world and I’m finally going to travel it. Or at least, a part of it – the section from Anchorage to Talkeetna. It’s been a long time since I was on a scenic train and I got a ticket in…

  • Sunday social travel talk,  We12inspire

    the we12travel library

    Those who have been following our Sunday Social Travel Talk know that I love reading. I’ve been reading ever since I was a kid and never really stopped. There were times I read tons and there were times I almost didn’t read. But there was never a time there was not a book on my nightstand or in my backpack. In our house, one whole wall is filled with books only, or at least, almost just books. There’s a couple hundred of them in our bookcases and I’d say I have read two thirds of them. They also include all our guidebooks and atlases for example. On the attic we have another couple…

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