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GREEK ISLAND KYTHIRA: A SUSTAINABLE GETAWAY

How to avoid mass tourism in Greece Imagine waking up in a small paradise up in the mountains. You saunter to your terrace, from where you can see the beautiful blue sea and an old Venetian castle. Then, Vanessa, the manager, comes along and greets you with a hearty ‘kalimèra!’ (good morning), a big smile, and delicious breakfast. And now you know for sure – you’re...

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...

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...

One of the main contributors of turning a hidden gem into a touristy hotspot is undeniably Instagram. And, to be even more precise, that small feature called ‘geo-location’.

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...

Kitzbühel Oostenrijk TravelRebel

Kitzbühel, more than Kaiserschmarrn & Schnitzels. Sustainability projects & things to do.

At the end of our trip to one of the most enchanting places I’ve ever visited, all it took was a glance to reinforce the feeling of absolute coziness and contentment. At once, these words sprung to mind: Das Glück is a bird. Die Zufriedenheit is sein Nest. Simply translated, they mean: ‘Happiness is a bird. Satisfaction is his nest’.   Kitzbühel was true...