The idea of doing a multiday hike can seem a bit daunting at first and I remember feeling very overwhelmed the first time. Although it is true that there are many things to take into account, it really helped me to remind myself "it's only walking, how hard can it be?!". As some of you … Continue reading Get ready for a multiday hike!
I started my hike in the very last start group on Sunday, at 1 pm. I didn't plan my stops beforehand, but I knew I wanted to arrive in Abisko on Thursday. It seemed appropriate to finish on my birthday, arriving seemed like a great way to celebrate. Plus in Abisko I could get a … Continue reading Fjällräven Classic: the hike
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
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 Tale from the trail (7): People are great
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
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)
In life in general, but especially when trekking, a small adjustment can make a big difference. In this particular case a visit to a friend and a helping hand saved our trip. One of the first mini goals on 'our trip of a lifetime' was to reach the house of a longtime friend of mine. Even though … Continue reading Tale from the trail (3): small change, big difference
On the 15th of June 2014 my boyfriend and I got on our bikes and started what is our biggest adventure so far.
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 Tale from the trail (2): it’s a small world
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