• Luxembourg,  Urban Outdoors,  We12bike

    Urban Outdoors: Cycling in Luxembourg City

    Nine years ago we visited Berlin together (incl. parents-in-law) for the very first time. Here we were introduced to cycling in the city and looking back at it, this was the highlight of our trip. We are typical Dutchies after all so love to cycle anywhere we can. A year after Berlin, we discovered Vancouver by bike and ever since, we always try to cycle in the cities we visit. Cycling is the ideal way to be quick yet to see a lot. Plus it leaves you outdoors, much healthier than stepping into smelly public transport. Over the past years, we cycled through Barcelona, Anchorage (Alaska), Vienna and Buenos Aires, just…

  • New Zealand,  We12inspire

    The ultimate New Zealand itinerary for outdoor fans

    Welcome to the first part of our Ultimate New Zealand Itinerary for Outdoor Fans! A couple of years ago we were in the lucky position to spend six weeks traveling in New Zealand and since we are 100% outdoor lovers, we spent them the active way. Most of our time we went hiking, but we also added some (mountain) biking, kayaking and other outdoor cool activities to our itinerary. Ever since, we received many questions from readers about the trails we hiked, which are the must-do’s in each place and so on. So I figured I’d combine all tips and tricks into one series of posts which makes planning your…

  • Confessions of a travel blogger,  Sunday social travel talk

    Confessions: why counting countries doesn’t matter to me …

    “67 countries and counting” …   Quite often I stumble upon social media profiles from fellow bloggers that express how many countries the particular person has been to. And as always, I can’t help but think: “why would that impress me … or anyone else?”   Honestly, I have no idea how many countries I’ve been to. I did a count for the blog one day but that has been more than a year ago and I think it’s somewhere around 43. OK – I just went back to that page and it’s 46. I listed it because it’s somewhat expected of you as a travel blogger, but in all…

  • Argentina,  Patagonia Roadtrip

    Bariloche: bucketlist or tourist trap?

    There is this thing about Bariloche that kept me away from it for years. Maybe it was because Argentineans like to take their vacations there so it was bound to be very touristc, or maybe it was because they say it looks like Switzerland – with their mountains, lakes and chocolates. As Switzerland is “just around the corner” for us, I didn’t really feel the need to fly all the way to the other side of the world to see just that. Some people I talked to rave about Bariloche, some people say it was utterly disappointing when you compare it to the rest of Patagonia.   When I accidentally won…