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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 definitely clearer. As people stay home, Mother Earth is repairing herself. At this point, it’s more...

GOING ZERO PLASTIC TIPS

Tips and tricks to reduce your plastic usage 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, right? Fortunately, there are many initiatives and organizations, both local and international, that are...

Koraal vriendelijke zonnecrème

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 (or a suntan lotion) that isn’t reef-safe and immediately jump into the water, certain chemicals are released that sink to...

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 a question...

Sustainable Tourism - The lure of Chain stores - Starbucks McDonalds - Travelblog TravelRebel

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, this is not a hate campaign against Starbucks or McDonalds specifically. In fact, you can substitute the brand name of any chain you want in their place. What this...

Singapore - Asia - TravelRebel

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 of a friend) who comfortably made his or her way around the world this way.  And if you’re one of those who don’t know what this term means, here’s...

São Tomé

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 of sustainable travel, this blog will take a deeper look into them. Hopefully, by the end, you will want to give this wonderful...

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...