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

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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...

Duurzaam reizen in West-Canada: berghutten in de nationale parken

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...

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...

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL LIKE A LOCAL IN AFRICA

Imagine you’re in Senegal.   You find yourself inside a typical white tourist van, windows closed, air conditioning on. Secretly holding the camera, you carefully view everything from a distance as you wave at children passing by. But here’s the catch: you’d much rather be sitting in a rusty taxi, having a chat with the local driver. You’d rather be stopping at...

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...

Wat Hua Lamphong - Things to do in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok like a local

Backpackers will advise that you avoid Bangkok like the plague. They will tell you that it stinks, that it’s too hot and that there are too many people. And while this is of course all true, it’s part of Bangkok’s unique charm and there is honestly so much that this city has to offer. Also, let me tell you that two nights down Khao San Road isn’t going to...

Kalmthoutse Heide Belgium

What are the travel trends of 2019? Here are some tips from travel blogger Charlotte Noël – A.S. Adventure interviews TravelRebel

The new year calls for new journeys. But which destinations are a must during the next 12 months? Travel blogger Charlotte Noël shares with you six fun travel trends! Originally published on A.S. Adventure 1. Sustainability as a standard According to Charlotte, sustainability is not so much a trend, but the norm for all trips she undertakes. As the face behind...