While hiking the Wales Coast Path I was prepared to be alone. I knew I would be before I left and I was fine with that. I thought of it as something I needed. What I didn't realize was how lonely I would feel. I met so many amazing and kind people that I sometimes … Continue reading Tale from the trail (12): hiking loneliness
This is the third part of our road trip in Norway. So far we had absolutely beautiful nature, kind people and some weird weather. Ranging from sunny and 20°C to snow. Some days were spent in a T-shirt, others in our puffy. Make sure to check out the previous posts as well: Norway: getting started … Continue reading Norway: part 3
Being a social butterfly really paid off during our trip of a lifetime. When you live in a tent and ride a bike with five bags attached, people will always want to chat with you. Although it was a bit weird the first few days, we quickly learned to accept people's curiosity and when you … Continue reading Tale from the trail (11): helping hands
Due to some technical difficulties this post took a bit longer to write than I hoped, but without further ado: here is part two of our road trip through Norway. After a bit of a slow start we settled in to our vanlife routine pretty easily. Every night we would look at where we would … Continue reading Norway: part 2
This is one is not so much a story as it is a funny anecdote. While in Thailand on our trip of a lifetime we cycled from Bangkok to Krabi. Being in a country with such a different culture and language was challenging and has caused a fair deal of misunderstandings. My favorite one is the one … Continue reading Tale from the trail (10): short stay?!
I've been seeing a lot of questions regarding hygiene and more specifically female hygiene on trail. I didn't plan on writing this post, but seeing this is something a lot of women struggle with, I thought I'd share my personal approach. Whether you are planning a thru-hike that will take months, a bikepacking trip of … Continue reading Trekking like a girl: hygiene on trail
When we set of on our trip of a lifetime we packed everything we would own for the next year into our panniers. It didn't worry me to pack light, it almost felt like a relief. We had carefully selected each and every item in those panniers and would grow to love, or hate, them in the … Continue reading Tale from the trail (9): the small things matter
I hope that by now it is clear that I love hiking and the outdoors in general, but sometimes hiking all the way just isn’t realistic. That's where my campervan comes into play. I’ll admit she is not the most charming van in the world, but she does the trick for us. Before this one … Continue reading Have you met… my van?
While crossing the Öresund bridge on our holiday last month we were reminded of a particular tale of the trail from our trip of a lifetime. While the crossing itself was quite uneventful, that first evening in Sweden is one of our fondest memories. Because you aren't allowed to cross the bridge by bike we took … Continue reading Tale from the trail (8): Swedish kindness