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THE MOST SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY PACKING LIST

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 that is. That’s why, from now on, you can use our sustainable holiday packing list. We’ve carefully composed it after...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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… but it’s also quite far away. So how can we get there in a more sustainable manner? This is a question I receive all too often, so read on to find out. Swimming to the...

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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...

De beste reisfilms in tijden van Corona

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 great films. So, where should you start? Here are some movies that will make you think, feel and dream again! Lion (2016) In this great...

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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...