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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...

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...

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...

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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...