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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May 29, 2020
love for wood on the lower north shore

Love of wood

“Once on Route Blanche, you won’t see trees anymore” people warned us. We expect a barren polar landscape where we are exposed to cold wind and harsh conditions...
May 14, 2020
fresh caught trout with ice fishing

Homo Sapiens

We are parading in front of a bunch of traffic signs. We take pictures and grab some video shots on the camera. Between the hustle and bustle of traffic signals, it is one sign that matters to us. In white and green it says "Fin route 138"...
April 28, 2020

Hunter-gatherers

The snow is a white blanket interrupted by two continuous lines with a horizontal frayed pattern in between. These are the clear markings of a skidoo, a snowmobile that seems to have passed here yesterday...
April 17, 2020
skitouring in fresh snow

White obstacles

We haven't seen anyone on the trail for the last two days, except for our skidoo friend, Norbert, who spoiled us with warm soup and biscuits. We wonder where all the other travellers, all those who have the Route Blanche as their destination...
May 4, 2020
sleeping in the snow, camp in extreme cold

How to camp in extreme cold

Before starting our winter adventure, we had no experience with backcountry skiing or cold-weather camping. We weren't concerned about skiing but camping at -40 degrees Celsius made us shiver in our boots...
May 1, 2020
alternative appalachian trail

The Alternative Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Mountains is a low mountain range in the east of the United States. One of the most famous long-distance hikes in the world, the Appalachian Trail, extends the entire length of the mountains. A thru-hike is a huge challenge that takes four to six months to cover the 3,500 kilometers...
April 21, 2020
paklijst ski voor wintertocht

Packing list for winter travel

When we approached the end of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in the northeastern US, we didn't have a new plan yet. We knew that we would spend the winter in Canada and there was a dream of a short ski trip...
April 17, 2020
fleur de lis facts about quebec

15 interesting facts about Quebec

Before going to Quebec, we knew it was a province of Canada, but if somebody would have asked to point out the province exactly on a map, we would have failed. A few months later we learned a lot about Quebec...

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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

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May 27, 2017
Sailing girl on the ocean

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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