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Here’s why I rally against overtourism – and why you should, too

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A WONDERFUL WEEKEND OUT IN TERSCHELLING – THE NETHERLANDS

Reset and relax on this amazing island in the Wadden Sea Terschelling is one of the five inhabited Wadden Islands in Friesland, a province located to the north in the Netherlands. It is so far removed from light pollution that it has received official recognition as one of the only two ‘Dark Sky Parks’ in the country.   Visiting this unique, stunning island is...

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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...

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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...

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HOW TO AVOID MASS TOURISM IN WESTERN CANADA

When the national parks in Canada thaw around June, you have about four months to enjoy them. The Banff, Jasper, and Glacier National Parks attract thousands of visitors with their wild flowers, azure lakes and glaciers.  Are you interested in discovering Canada on your own? Then read on and make a note of these lesser-known tips. Go fishing with a local Vancouver...

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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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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...