WORLD TRIP ON HUMAN POWER


We, Zoe and Olivier, are on a world trip! We Leaf! Friday 30th of September we left for an indefinite time on our world trip. From Amsterdam we cycled 4.000 kilometers to the South of Europe. Two months later we reached the southern ends of the European mainland. We hitchhiked on a sailing boat to Brazil, cycled to Patagonia and all the way up to North America. We hiked 1.000 kilometers on the Appalachian Trail and canoed the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Our next plans are skiing 3.000 kilometer in Canada and roller skiing 4.000 kilometer in Europe. Another year of adventure. Follow our adventures on this website!

Weleaf is a blog with our personal travel stories and our best travel tips. We travel using human power, which is by bicycle, hiking, sailing, canoeing, skiing or roller skating. By travelling slow we get submerged into the culture and get to know the land, the locals and the environment we pass by. During our trip distances are becoming distances again. We want to inspire our readers to travel on human power and discover the cultures. With our travel stories and tips we want to inspire you to follow your dreams, and to pass this spark to other persons.

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March 26, 2020
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From heroes to scapegoats in one day

What started as something far-away slowly crept closer. The corona virus migrated from China to Europe and slowly spread around the world. On skis we were very far from this reality. Every five days we came to a village and saw updates on our phone...
March 12, 2020
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Winter routine

The eyes open, the morning light awakens us from our dreams and we look at the yellow color of the inner tent. The zippers are covered with a thick layer of frost, our nose is cold and we blow large white clouds of warm breath that immediately freezes in the air...
February 28, 2020
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Odd man out

-9 degrees, sun, no wind. That’s how we are ready on Tuesday morning, ready for the new start. Denis drops us off at a small side road where a beautifully prepared strip of 6 meters wide departs in the forest. Next to it is a sign "3 Est" and under it is written "Transquebec" in lower case letters.
February 21, 2020
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A bad start

Everything is packed and is already in the car. Last night we enjoyed the last supper and sat with Jonathan in front of the fire...
March 25, 2020
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Isolated? Lots of things to do!

If one door close, another opens. Even when ten doors close, there is always a light or even an opportunity. Don’t let the Covid-19 restrictions take your energy, find energy. You are the one who controles your own mind, you are the one who can put aside negativity and can strike a light...
March 17, 2020
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A hammock or a tent on a long trek?

In 2019 we decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. We wanted a backpack that was as light as possible, without making major concessions on comfort and personal care. One of the most difficult choices was the decision between sleeping a tent and a hammock...
February 13, 2020
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The Northern Forest Canoe Trail

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is a 740 mile (1,200 kilometer) canoe trip that explores ancient Indian trade routes. It is the longest mapped canoe route in the US...
January 15, 2020
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Hiking the AT in summer

The Appalachian Trail is perhaps the most famous long-distance trek in the world. Every year, almost 4,000 hikers try to hike the entire Appalachian Trail in one go, a thru-hike. That is a huge challenge that takes four to six months to cover the 3,500 kilometers. The majority of hikers do not do a thru-hike, but walk short sections of the trail.

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Travel the world with €12

How much does a world trip cost? That's what we asked ourselves and we started to search on Google. The answers are very different, from €5 to €100 for a day...
December 14, 2017
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Cycle the Carretera Austral

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May 27, 2017
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Captured on the Atlantic

Once in bed I can't sleep and read a story in 'chickensoup for the soul'. Story 8, two wolves. It hits the nail on it's head...
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THIS IS WHAT WE DO


We want to inspire you to follow your dreams and we want to show you what a beautiful place our planet is. We have no negative or dangerous experience in more than three years. The world is much better than the news on television shows. We do this by writing, photographing and filming stories. In addition, we are committed to Rewilding Europe and collect data for other organisations during our trip.

 

#ONHUMANPOWER

There is nothing more beautiful than traveling on human power. Slowly, between the local culture, blend in with nature and healthy in the open air. It is the ultimate way of travelling for us and the beauty is that there are so many different ways to do it! Do you also want to travel on human power? Discover our best tips and recommendations for your next adventure.


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