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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...

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...

Sleep in a tipi in France! It's possible in Savoie Mont Blanc, Massif des Bauges

SUSTAINABLE SNOW SPORTS IN THE FRENCH SAVOIE MONT BLANC REGION

Les Saisies is cradled at the foot of the Mont Blanc and counts 192 kilometers of ski slopes, 120 kilometers of cross-country ski runs and rises up to 2070 meters high. They have a load of sustainable initiatives like snow stocking, nature protection, animal protection, water retention and cooperation with local farmers. The Massif des Bauges is a regional park and...

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...

Erasmus Toulouse

Tips for Erasmus in Toulouse, France

How to make the most of this awesome student exchange adventure Have you ever been on Erasmus? If you have, then you know that this is the time of your life! A time when anything is possible, a time of absolute freedom and no responsibilities, a time when you really get a chance to live life to the fullest. For those of you who don’t know, the Erasmus Programme is...