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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...

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...

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...

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...

Indonesië

A YEAR IN REVERSE

Thank you, 2018; Watch out, 2019!   Once again, the new year is knocking at our door, which means it’s time again — time for reflection. The last year ended with a tan, a backpack full of souvenirs from Indonesia and a broken heart. In some ways, you can say that I was at my lowest back then. I had a severe burn-out, no time and energy left for my close...

ICELAND

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL 101

Travel Rebel’s practical tips on how to explore the world in a more mindful manner When it comes to sustainable tourism, most of us think we know the drill. We turn off the lights when we leave the room (at least I hope you do!), we try not to keep the tap leaking all night, and we don’t throw away our trash anywhere in plain sight. Well, I have some news: this is...

Healthcare during travelling

How to keep your health in check while traveling

No one wants to fall ill during a fun trip, but every frequent traveler has probably dealt with this at least once. A few nights of severe cramps, spiking fever, or insane back pain? Yup, been there, done that. Luckily, most of these are temporary and rather simple ailments to treat. However, that doesn’t mean you should take your health for granted or forget about...

solo traveller

Ticket for one!

Why I love traveling solo, and why you should try it out at some point The concept of solo travel has been embraced wholeheartedly in recent years, especially by more and more women. It’s not just for the daredevils among us –  in fact, everyone can (and should!) take a trip on their own at least once. You see, when you travel solo, you not only learn to stand firm...