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Female Founder Charlotte Noël TravelRebel

WHAT ARE THE TOP TRAVEL TRENDS OF 2020?

We list down six important travel trends you must take note of this year New beginnings bring new journeys. But which destinations are a must in 2020? What should you keep in mind before planning these upcoming trips? Read on to find out the latest travel trends! As long-term A.S. Adventure ambassador, I keep track of the upcoming travel trends for 2020. 1...

TravelRebel and Plan International

Interview with Plan International – TravelRebel’s Charlotte talks about the importance of education, gender equality, and her recent trip to Senegal

Travel Rebel’s Charlotte talks about the importance of education, gender equality, and her recent trip to Senegal Charlotte, 28, is the founder of TravelRebel, a multimedia blog that highlights sustainable travel and female entrepreneurship. In November 2019, she traveled from Belgium to Senegal with Plan International to get to know more about the education system...

Massatoerisme - rebel against overtourism

MASS TOURISM: WE’RE STILL JUST ANIMALS, FOLLOWING THE HERD

In many ways, we  remain herd animals to this day, especially when it comes to travel. We often journey to the same places. Take the same photos. Do the same activities. And then leave quickly. Why, though?   With this kind of attitude, it’s pertinent to wonder about the repercussions of mass tourism — is it bound to make the world unlivable? This is...

Kalmthoutse Heide Belgium

WHAT IS CO2 COMPENSATION ALL ABOUT?

The question I get most frequently is: “How can you travel sustainably if you take the plane?” It’s a fair question but, like all things in life, the answer isn’t that straight-forward. You see, I believe that  sustainable travel encompasses much more than just ecologically gentle travel. You can travel sustainably in all sorts of ways. Hopefully, this blog will shed...

Senegal - duurzaam reizen - Ondersteun de lokale economie

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL LIKE A LOCAL IN AFRICA

Imagine you’re in Senegal.   You find yourself inside a typical white tourist van, windows closed, air conditioning on. Secretly holding the camera, you carefully view everything from a distance as you wave at children passing by. But here’s the catch: you’d much rather be sitting in a rusty taxi, having a chat with the local driver. You’d rather be stopping at the...

INSTAGRAM GEOTAGGING: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

We’ve all discovered lots of supposedly ‘secret’ places that we fell in love with because someone wrote about them on social media. I, for one,  love to get off the beaten path and find relatively unknown spots far from the maddening crowds. Of course, it is tempting to share these spots so that others can enjoy them, too – but what if that means they are not secret...

Famous Big Dog in São Tomé, Africa, Lonely Planet

Things to do in São Tomé City & North São Tomé

One of Africa’s smallest country comprises two main islands — São Tomé and Principe. As you all know, I was lucky enough to visit this unique destination recently, and let me tell you one thing: São Tomé may be small but there’s A LOT to do here. The dense rainforests teeming with dozens of endemic species, wild cocoa and coffee plantations, magnificent...

Turtle hatching Sao Tome

EXPLORING THE HIDDEN PARADISEOF SÃO TOMÉ

I entered 2019 with a vow to myself, I would explore and travel to more countries. And during the first month, I was able to do my first out of the country trip for the year. And guess where I went? Well, the place is considered as one of the world’s hidden paradise. Not lost, because it had always been there. Hidden, yes, because it hasn’t never been...

Streetfood Sao Tome City - Places to eat in Sao Tome

WHERE TO EAT IN SÃO TOMÉ

São Tomé – a place where each sense is evoked in the best way possible, a place where you remember to breathe, a place where you can feel life emanating from within. The motto of Santomeans is leve leve, which loosely translates to ‘easy, easy’, and it gently seeps into everything they do – including what and how they eat. Yes, food is a large part of the São Tomé...