• Sunday social travel talk

    And then there was the fall …

    Here I find myself – a rainy Saturday morning, behind my laptop accompanied by a large mug of tea and a head that is bursting with ideas … but they don’t come out. Last week we came back from a long weekend in Friesland (all the way up north in our tiny country) and when I unpacked, I realized this:     Two months without travel. Somehow I knew, but full realization only kicked in when actually writing it down. Two months at home, that’s totally unlike me. That night I went to bed and I slept like a baby. Exhausted from a very intense (but amazing!) weekend away and…

  • We12inspire

    The best instagrams for outdoor lovers

    It has been 170 weeks since I posted my first Instagram photo and  I would never have guessed that it could get such a big thing.  I think I was probably among the first of my friends to start using it and a lot has changed over the past years. First I was travelleranto like on many of my other personal social media channels (I bet you never noticed my Facebook username is travelleranto, too!), then I changed to we12travel.com about a year ago and just recently I finally changed to we12travel. At some point I even had two accounts, one for the blog and a personal one, but soon…

  • Canada,  We12inspire

    5 Reasons why I’m in love with Whistler!

    One year ago I returned from Canada and one of the places that made the biggest impression on me was Whistler. Again. Whistler and me – we just click. Here’s why:   1. The mountains When you say Canada, you say mountains. When you say mountains, you say Whistler. Easy as that. You cannot visit British Columbia without going to Whistler, it would be the same as going to New York without going to the Statue of Liberty. Whistler is located in the middle of the Coast Mountains. Rising up above town, are the two famous mountains: Whistler Mountain (2.181m) and Blackcomb Mountain (2.436m) and they offer a shitload on ourdoor activities.…

  • Confessions of a travel blogger,  Sunday social travel talk

    My 2 year anniversary as a travel blogger

    Although this blog has been around much longer than two years, I always see the summer of 2013 as my real starting point: the moment when I decided that my life was too boring and that I was carrying a shitload of creativity on my back that I couldn’t get rid of. Martijn was guiding in Iceland and I was home, trying to survive the heat and getting drunk on tequila sunrises every evening. My life – an office job, a house with a mortgage, friends coming and going, a trip every now and then … the same thing year after year. I got tired of it. Really tired. So one…