This summer I joined the Fjällräven Classic for a second time. After last year's adventure I really wanted to share the experience with my SO. It took some convincing, but in the end, he decided to join me for what was his first overnight hiking trip ever. For me the Classic was a flashback to … Continue reading Fjällräven Classic: the second time
During our trip of a lifetime we tried to free camp as much as possible. This has some big advantages, but also some occasional downsides. In this particular case we were in for a rude awakening and some morning exercise. In Sweden free camping is allowed and generally accepted. The Swedes refer to is as … Continue reading Tale from the trail (6): the darkest hour is just before dawn
As I explained in 'Norway, here we come!' we are traveling in Norway for about a month. After a bit of a slow start we are finally getting the hang of traveling by car again and we are falling head over heels for this beautiful country. It took us a couple of days to make … Continue reading Norway: getting started
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 What was in my pack? (Wales Coast Path)
It has been more than three years since my boyfriend and I were able to plan a real vacation together. We did plenty of short trips but now we have a month of traveling a head of us. Between working, saving money and aligning our calendar, three years had passed without us taking a longer … Continue reading Norway, here we come!
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 About last weekend
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 Wales Coast Path: overview
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 Confession: I didn’t train for my hike