• Confessions of a travel blogger,  USA

    Why I won’t be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year…

    It’s a Sunday evening and I finally opened up my laptop again after a while. Life has changed quite a bit over the past couple of months and today was a perfect Lazy Sunday. I visited my mom for Mother’s Day this morning and other than that, I haven’t done anything. I love it. The peace and quiet I am currently experiencing is totally new in my life, I have not felt like this for a long time. My agenda used to be packed with things I wanted/needed to do but right now, it’s more than OK for me to have little plans and just see what the day will…

  • Sunday social travel talk

    Update: how are those goals doing?

    At the beginning of 2017 I published a blog with my goals for 2017. I only wrote it in Dutch for some reason, but I decided to invest more time into translating my personal blogs as well because apparently, this is what you like to read. I even have the feeling that quite a few of my readers prefer my personal stories over my travel stories. Shame on you, haha!   My 2017 goals in short (as written in Dutch) For the blog I wanted to reach 18.000 unique visitors again like I had in my best month in 2016. Another goal was to decline blogtrips that don’t give me…

  • Sunday social travel talk,  We12hike

    Shit just got real: Pacific Crest Trail: here I come!

    It’s a rainy weeknight as I’m writing this. I just finished eating a bag of Djupur (Icelandic candies) for dinner and mascara is smeared all over my cheeks. I just broke down and like cried my eyes out. Like a normal woman. I’m no super woman, just so you know. I cried because of everything. Too much to mention. I’m writing this to let you know that I’m human. That I have feelings chasing me and that there’s more to life than what you see on social media. That I have not recovered from a break up in just a couple of months, that there are quite some relatives and…

  • Alaska,  Nepal,  Sunday social travel talk,  We12bike

    From Alaska to Nepal and anything in between

    It’s Saturdaynight 7.00 pm and in a minute I’m leaving home to go to my sister’s birthday party. And guess what? I still have no story for tomorrow. Nothing. Zero. Nada. A ton of ideas but no words on paper. So I figured that I’d just write about some random travel related things that kept me busy over the past week. I’ll write it today and see what I’ll post tomorrow. Could be all or just nothing. The Iditarod – Alaska The Last Great Race on Earth is starting this week. The Iditarod! I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since I traveled to Alaska in wintertime and I spent…