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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January 21, 2020
cycling saint lawrence in winter

The turkey is cooked

All beautiful songs come to an end, as does the song in Fort Kent. We were able to extend our visa for one month, but we cannot repeat the same trick twice. Carl and Pat explicitly asked us to stay until Thanksgiving to get to know the family...
January 11, 2020
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Playground in the back yard

On October 7th Carl picks us up in the park next to the river, where we take out the canoe for the last time. Less than a year ago we planned our route to here, Fort Kent, Maine. We didn't book a hotel or made a reservation for a place...
December 20, 2019
moose running through the water on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Moose, moose, moose

Our canoe trip is almost perfect, but something important is missing. Everyone told us that Maine is full of moose and we would see a lot. After more than twenty days in Maine, we have seen hundreds of moose tracks, moose poop and even a dead moose on the back of a jeep, but no living moose...
December 13, 2019
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The industrial wilderness

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail takes us past historic waterways, once used by indigenous people. They used canoes made of birch bark to paddle on the rivers and lakes. There were no roads and the water was by far the easiest was to canoe in the wilderness...
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.
January 3, 2020
the power of the mind

Cycling in North Guatemala

Guatemala is known for its beautiful nature, the volcanoes, the Maya culture and its steep climbs. It is a very tough country to cycle through, especially if you leave the busy main roads. However, the reward is great because it is a beautiful country and highly recommended by bicycle...
December 23, 2019
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Low budget with the train across Canada

Canada is a huge country. It is the second largest country in the world after Russia with a distance of 6.500 kilometers from west to east. It is almost impossible to see the whole country in one trip, but for the adventurous traveler there is a wonderful way to see Canada, the train across Canada...
December 5, 2019
eating healthy on the trail

7 tips for eating healthy on the trail

People sometimes say we are crazy when they see how much food we carry. Our bag is full with a whole bunch of fresh vegetables, pasta, sour cream and herbs. That is not surprising when you go camping for a weekend, but it is when you walk 1,000 kilometers on the Appalachian Trail...

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January 25, 2018
Cyclists sleeping for free in a little house next to the church

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
Two cyclists on the Carretera Austral in Chile

Cycle the Carretera Austral

Do you want to know everything about the Carretera Austral or are you just browsing for a new cycling adventure? It is perhaps the most famous...
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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