Why is Slow Travel Important?
We all know that feeling. You've just arrived in a new city, barely have time to unpack your suitcase and you're already out exploring. As the hours fly by, you start to realize that you're not really getting to know
Will Airbus Reach New Heights With Green Airplanes?
Air travel, which was rapidly on the rise prior to the pandemic, is notorious for its high carbon dioxide emissions. As a former airline pilot, I know it is not unusual to use up 200-400 kg of fuel in the few minutes
THE MOST SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY PACKING LIST
Maybe you start packing everything weeks before your holiday. Or maybe you prefer to throw everything together in your suitcase hours before departure. But it is definitely a good idea to really think about what you’re packing and how sustainable
THE NEW NORMAL: TRAVEL IN A POST-COVID-19 WORLD
It’s hard to believe that just a few short months ago, most of our conversations were about overtourism. Disgustingly crowded beaches. Depleting resources. Litter scattered everywhere. Exasperated locals. Today, those very beaches are empty and pristine and the air is
GOING ZERO PLASTIC TIPS
Tips and tricks to help you reduce your plastic waste drastically More than 5,000,000,000,000,000,000 pieces (or, in short, 5 trillion pieces) of plastic float in our oceans. Around 80% of these pieces come from the 1,000 most polluted rivers. Hallucinatory numbers,
7 BEST REEF-SAFE SUNSCREENS
Did you know that ordinary sunscreen, the kind we liberally apply without a second thought, is actually an enemy of the beautiful oceans we claim to love? I’m not exaggerating, hear me out! So here’s the issue: if you apply sunscreen
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
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
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
TOURISM AND THE LURE OF CHAIN STORES
Think about it. Did you eat in a McDonalds during your last trip? Or maybe had a coffee at a Starbucks? Well, I'm currently at a Starbucks in Sofia as I type this, but hear me out. Just to be clear,
5 Tips to Fly in an Eco-Friendly Manner
Aruba, a sun-drenched island in the Caribbean, is a part of the well-known ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao). It's an amazing place to visit, full of adventure and sunshine
COUCHSURFING: REAL TALK, REAL EXPERIENCES(PART I)
Globe-trotters from all over share their unique perspectives Most of us know what couchsurfing is all about – or at least we think we do. I mean, even if we haven’t done it ourselves, we know that friend (or a friend
5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE HOMESTAYS A SHOT!
My most unique travel memories can often be linked to the homestays I have experienced. Whether it was in Laos or in Cuba, homestays gave my trip an authenticity I could not have gained otherwise. Since homestays are also a component
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
AFTER OVERTOURISM ISSUES, BOROCAY (THE PHILIPPINES) IS ALL SET FOR THE FUTURE
The Boracay Island in the Philippines is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country. Over the years, countless tourists, including famous international and local celebrities, visited the island. Summer events, weddings, and a lot of occasions are
16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING TO BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, lovingly known as the ‘land of rivers’ because of all its waterways, will change the way you think about everything. In fact, it will even change your perception of life. Here, you will find yourself immersed in the mysteries
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
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
BANGKOK LIKE A LOCAL
Backpackers will advise that you avoid Bangkok like the plague. They will tell you that it stinks, that it’s too hot and that there are too many people. And while this is of course all true, it's part of Bangkok's
31 Movies Every Travel Enthusiast Must Watch
In these crazy pandemic-fueled times, we may no longer be able to travel much, but we can live vicariously through our favorite movie characters. If you think about it, it's actually the perfect time to kick back and enjoy some