SOLO ADVENTURES: 7 MEANINGFUL THINGS HIKING ALONE TAUGHT ME

I've ventured off by myself a few times the past years. Apart from big hikes like the Camino de Santiago and the West Highland Way, I regularly fetch my backpack for a microadventure in the Netherlands. When sharing my enthusiasm for solo adventures with others, I often get lots of questions or confused faces. Isn't…

A WAYFARING GUIDE TO THE WEST HIGHLAND WAY #2 | GET YOURSELF SORTED AND PLAN YOUR HIKE

Last April, I decided to celebrate spring with yet another long distance hike. One that I look back on with a huge smile on my face: the West Highland Way. I’ve been collecting all things preparation in this Wayfaring Guide to the West Highland Way. Meant for all those wanting to embark on this magical journey through…

REMEMBERING THE WAY TO SANTIAGO #5 | BIKING TO REIMS

There I went. Carrying a tremendously heavy backpack, I closed the door behind me and faced the freezing cold on my way to Santiago. On the 1st of March it was already one year ago that I commenced my journey! The past months I've been looking back through a series of stories. In the fourth…

A MOMENT OF BALANCE AND GRATITUDE: MABON, THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

The Autumnal Equinox. A turning point in time, as it marks the changing of seasons. The harvest is coming to an end. Night and day will be equal in length. This particular moment in time was and still is regarded as a sacred one, celebrated in certain modern pagan traditions as Mabon. Mabon is a…

A WAYFARING GUIDE TO THE WEST HIGHLAND WAY #1 | WHAT, WHERE, WHEN AND WHY

This year at the end of April, I decided to celebrate spring with yet another long distance hike. One that I look back on with a huge smile on my face: the West Highland Way. I've been collecting all things preparation in this Wayfaring Guide to the West Highland Way. Meant for all those wanting…