The epic trial & tribulation that is the Vierdaagse of Nijmegen. This long distance walk is internationally known as the Walk of the World. Four days of walking 40 kilometers per day. Why do people even want to do this? It’s hard to explain, or even understand, if you haven’t experienced it for yourself. As you crawl along the Via Gladiola on the final stretch of the last day, the euphoria that comes over you causes a natural high that may well turn into a recurring virus. You get itchy feet, and you’ll want to do it again. The Vierdaagse virus is real.
Explore the awe-inspiring beauty and majesty of these epic mountains and volcanoes. Some being both simultaneously. You just never lose your sense of wonder. And there’s nothing quite like having a Wilderness Coffee with a view! Find your mountain and see how to get there.
Switzerland is a true mountain paradise with numerous walking tracks. From Engelberg you can take a cable car to the top of Mount Titlis, the highest mountain in the region. It’s worth walking part of the way up (or down), and meander along flowery alpine meadows with breathtaking mountain views all around.
Nothing can prepare you for what it’s like to see a total solar eclipse in all its mind-blowing glory. It’s one of the most overwhelming natural phenomena I’ve ever witnessed. It leaves you in total awe, wanting to see more. Wanting to see another one. It is as if you’re staring directly into the vortex of the universe. And yes, eclipses are highly addictive too. Read about chasing the fascinating solar eclipse in this article, and find out where & when the next one is!
There are plenty of beautiful islands in the sea to discover. In this NaturePic series I share some of my favourite remote islands. Sprinkled across the oceans and seas, these islands are all very different in character. Find your island and see how to get there.
The Faroe Islands are an enticing stopover in the north Atlantic Ocean between Denmark, Norway and Iceland. There are impressive mountains everywhere, stupendously rising up from the sea. The capital of Tórshavn is a charming little town with colourful and grassy houses. And the weather on the Faroe Islands archipelago is surprisingly mild.
An overview of the most popular stories and articles by Wilderness Coffee & Natural High across all pages and social media outlets. Read about beautiful places that trigger a natural high – a blissful state of mind that comes from immersing yourself into nature & wilderness. There’s more to explore!
The rare natural phenomenon of ‘kruiend ijs’ in The Netherlands. Drifting sheets of ice caused unusual scenes as they piled up around the shores of the IJsselmeer inland sea. A fascinating sight that is usually confined to (sub-) Arctic environments much further north.
It’s that exciting time of the end-of-year lists! Here you can find a summary of the five most popular blog posts from Wilderness Coffee & Natural High in 2017. The stories are all updated on a regular basis. Go out & explore the beauty that surrounds us. I hope to keep inspiring you with natural highs that come from being immersed in the beauty of nature.
Being a geek (or a nerd) usually refers to a slightly eccentric and unfashionable person. Someone with great interest, passion & enthusiasm for peculiar, non-mainstream subjects. I believe inner geekness should be embraced rather than be embarrassed of. I’m a volcano geek and I’m not ashamed to admit it. 🙂