• 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…

  • Things that make me happy,  We12inspire

    Travel things that make me happy: “Wild”

    Even though we travel a lot, we still value the happiness in small things. In previous blogs you can read how much we enjoy exploring our own country (such as the island of Texel or the hills in Limburg) and that it’s not always necessary to go far away. I can be a demanding person (because, after all, I’m a woman) but generally there are many small things that make me happy. Today I’d like to tell you about one of those things. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed Last summer I was completely out of inspiration for books to read, even though my 4 Billy’s are packed and one third of…