My departure date for the Fjällräven Classic is approaching rapidly and I've spent the better part of last week packing, unpacking and repacking my bag. It's been I while since I've set off on an adventure by myself and this one feels special somehow. Registering for this event was something that I wanted to do... Continue Reading →
With the temperatures rising and holiday season kicking off, more and more people are going out for hikes. This is, of course, great and something I really want to encourage everyone to do. Taking some essentials with you will keep you comfortable and safe while enjoying the outdoors. The reason why I write this post... Continue Reading →
When I started hiking the Wales Coast Path I was clueless, to put it lightly. I had never hiked or trekked before and was learning everything on the go. I am grateful for all the people who helped me along the way, without them I would never have gotten so far. For me the possibility... Continue Reading →
Nothings fills my heart with despair quite as much as hiking in the middle of nowhere and coming across litter. I cannot imagine hiking for a couple of hours in beautiful scenery and then just throwing my empty can on the ground. I believe in thinking big, but acting locally. I'm probably not the most... Continue Reading →
I have stated before in Tale from the trail (4): things are not always as they seem that I learned the hard way that things are not always as they seem. Well, it happened more than one time... For those of you who read all my posts: I am not as naive as I sound, I swear.... Continue Reading →
Everyone who ever packed a bag for a hike or backpacking trip knows the pain and joy of packing. I must have packed, re-packed and packed again for about 15 times before I was satisfied. As I explained previously, I left for my first hike in kind of a rush. It's not as if I... Continue Reading →
While hiking the Wales Coast Path I learned the hard way that 'things are not always as they seem'. Sometimes it was a pleasant surprise, other times... well, not so much. This time I was in for a combination of both. After a bit of an eventful journey to get to Wales, I was happy to... Continue Reading →
This story goes to show what a small world we live in. While I was hiking the Wales Coast Path I often relied on strangers to drive me into town or back out on the trail, as most of the towns were more inland. I can’t remember all of those rides, but one in particular... Continue Reading →
My boyfriend took me on a weekend getaway to les Hautes Fagnes. It was one of those perfect little escapes from our daily life. This time everything went wrong, only so it could go perfectly right. Bear with me I’ll explain just what I mean by this. Packing my bag I was thinking about the... Continue Reading →
After checking in my luggage and saying my goodbyes. I started wandering around the airport. I was early, I am always early. I was browsing the book store when I heard a familiar name on the speakers.
I was mindlessly surfing the internet when I came across a Facebook post that made my heart race and seemed to call out my name.
As I explained in 'Why I started hiking' and 'Confession: I didn't train for my hike', I didn't finish the whole path but I never mentioned how far I actually got. I think it is about time I shared a bit more details. I started hiking in Chester, a lively city near the border of Wales.... Continue Reading →
I decided to start that first hike on a whim. It was the best decision I could have made at the time, but besides a five kilometer walk to my grandparents, I didn't get to doing any training. When I started the Wales Coast Path I had never hiked for longer than two hours, didn't... Continue Reading →
It's a question I got asked time and time again. Friends and family asked it before I left and sometimes even when I got back. Countless strangers along the way looked at me a bit puzzled and they all asked the same question: why? It took me a while to figure out what the true... Continue Reading →