On this page you can find a handy overview of my longer travel stories. And a selection of shorter posts about beautiful places to discover & explore. Would you like to receive notifications of fresh Wilderness Coffee & Natural High stories by email? You can subscribe in the box in the upper right corner. Enjoy 🙂


Travel stories


Solar eclipse – A mind-blowing experience

Ode to the mountains! – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Northern lights – Energy from out of space pouring in

The opal fields of Lightning Ridge – The mesmerizing draw of luminous stone

The Vierdaagse of Nijmegen – Four days of long-distance trials & tribulations

First impressions of Iceland – Blown away big time!

Vestmannaeyjar! – Ăžar sem hjartaĂ° slær…!

Dalalæða – Spectacular waterfalls of fog

FimmvörĂ°uháls – The fiery pass across Eyjafjallajökull

Island hopping on the Aeolian Islands – A volcanic archipelago

Kerlingarfjöll – Steaming valleys and surreal landscapes

ThĂłrsmörk – ĂštigönguhöfĂ°i and Hvannárgil canyon

ThĂłrsmörk – RjĂşpnafell and the hidden valley


Short stories & NaturePic challenges


Haleakala – The House of the Rising Sun

Hawaii – Volcanic fields of fire

Natural Art – Hawaiian heart-shaped lava

El Hierro – A volcanic hotspot underneath the sea

Stromboli – The ancient lighthouse of the Mediterranean

Etna – Vigorously steaming from all its craters

Hinchinbrook Island – Unspoiled tropical wilderness

The Hazards – Scrambling up to prehistorical views

Aurora Solaris – The sunset version of northern lights

Flower Art – Wollemi Protea

Tongariro – The track across Middle Earth

Eyjafjallajökull – The one that rules them all

Vestmannaeyjar – A force of nature that can’t be denied

Reykjanes – Hidden treasures beyond the barren landscape

Kruiend ijs – Drifting ice in The Netherlands

NaturePic Challenge – Remote Islands

NaturePic Challenge – Mountains & Volcanoes


Vestmannaeyjar walking routes


The walking track to Heimaklettur – The Home Rock

The walking track to Helgafell – The twin volcano

The walking track to Eldfell – The Fiery Mountain

The walking track to HerjĂłlfsdalur – The Valley of Magic

The walking track to Blátindur – The dazzling heights of Dalfjall

The walking track to Klif – The beacon rock

The zen of Stafsnes – The hidden beach

The coastal track to StĂłrhöfĂ°i – Puffin colony and geological beach


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