• Belgium,  Canada,  England,  Finland,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Poland,  We12hike

    The best destinations for newbie hikers

    So … you wanna be a hiking trail tiger? You want to go hiking but usually don’t go further than a Sunday stroll through the park? And want to see if hiking is something you would like to do with a pack on your back? Unless you want to be the next Cheryl Strayed, I would definitely recommend to prepare well for setting off on your first big hiking adventure. Sure, you can probably reach 4.200 meters on the Inca Trail or do river crossings in Iceland without practise, but if you will enjoy it, is questionable. When we started planning our multi-day treks, we made sure to hike a…

  • Netherlands,  Walking Wednesday

    Walking Wednesday: just hanging out!

    Last Saturday the weather was just plain crap (rain, rain and uhm, more rain!) so when the sky cleared on Sunday, it was obvious that everyone was ready to get out. And I mean EVERYONE! People in Holland are tired of winter by now. Not that we have anything to be tired about because with just about 10 days of snow and temperatures mostly above zero, we can’t say it’s been a hard winter. However, around this time of the year, people are getting restless. They’ve had enough of being inside and depressed, so when the first rays of sunshine appear, we venture out to catch a climpse of the…

  • Netherlands,  Walking Wednesday,  We12hike

    Walking Wednesday: short wood walk

    Just like the previous weekend, it promised to be a sunny day when we decided to go hiking, however as soon as I opened my weather app that morning, the suns I had been seeing the days before, had vanished. Luckily, cloudy days are great for hiking through the woods because it adds some extra darkness. Last Saturday, we decided to go hiking just north of our hometown, at a 10 minute driving distance only. The place is called Zypendaalse Bos and it’s right on the western border of Veluwezoom National Park and a small village called Rozendaal, which is “famous” for the big houses and the rich people (which we are…