Anti Overtourism

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

Hochkönig Austria by Travel Rebel

HOCHKÖNIG, SKI AMADÉ: A SUSTAINABLE AND DELICIOUS EXPERIENCE IN AUSTRIA

The Ski Amadé, Austria’s biggest network of ski resorts, boasts over 760 km of slopes, 270 lifts and 260 ski huts. It is divided into five regions: Hochkönig, Gastein, Grossarltal, Salzburger Sportwelt and Schladming-Dachtstein. I explored three cozy villages in Hochkönig: Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach. They’re ideal for you if the Austrian mountain air, creaking...

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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 a question...

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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...