• Sunday social travel talk,  We12hike

    What I talk about when I talk about hiking

      “What I talk about when I talk about hiking” Click here to read this post in Dutch. I borrowed the above sentence from one of my favorite authors: Haruki Murakami. He once wrote a memoir about his passion for running, called “What I talk about when I talk about running.” Great book, really. It even got me motivated to go running again, but since my running cycles are always relatively short (I always seem to get injured one way or another so I have to take it easy again…) I decided running is just not for me. When writing this, I somehow have to think about Tom Hanks running through the US…

  • We12hike

    Welcome to the we12travel hiking month!

    Click here to read this post in Dutch. Welcome to the we12travel hiking month! In May all entries on our blog will solely be dedicated to the one thing we love most: hiking. The idea arised last weekend when I was working on a post that will go live on Sunday, called “What I talk about when I talk about hiking”. I realized that when I blog, some posts are easier than others and some I enjoy writing more than others. Although blogging is a lot of fun and I still do it without really earning any money from it, I sometimes struggle to get certain stories out on paper.…

  • Germany,  Walking Wednesday,  We12hike

    5 magic moments: Rothaarsteig in pictures

    While many people were stuffing themselves with Easter brunches and chocolate eggs over the past couple of days, we chose to get out and get some fresh air into our lungs. Although we’ve been doing various trips since 2015 started, none of them were together so it was good to get away for a couple of days. And instead of gaining weight, we walked about 60 km on the Rothaarsteig through the mountains so I’m pretty sure (although I’ve not measured) that we didn’t add the slightest bit of fat … Here’s last weekend’s 5 best moments in pictures – all taken with my iPhone and un-photoshopped… 1. Arrival into…

  • 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…