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Firenze - overtouristy

Florence, an overburdened gem

How to make your trip to Firenze a more mindful and sustainable one Each place has its very own character, its very own personality. No matter what happens externally, that remains in place… right? Well, the answer isn’t quite that simple. Regardless of what the character of a place may be, our ability to experience it can greatly be affected by external factors...

ICELAND

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL 101

Travel Rebel’s practical tips on how to explore the world in a more mindful manner When it comes to sustainable tourism, most of us think we know the drill. We turn off the lights when we leave the room (at least I hope you do!), we try not to keep the tap leaking all night, and we don’t throw away our trash anywhere in plain sight. Well, I have some news: this is...

Healthcare during travelling

How to keep your health in check while traveling

No one wants to fall ill during a fun trip, but every frequent traveler has probably dealt with this at least once. A few nights of severe cramps, spiking fever, or insane back pain? Yup, been there, done that. Luckily, most of these are temporary and rather simple ailments to treat. However, that doesn’t mean you should take your health for granted or forget about...

Guatemala

MY MAYAN ADVENTURE

How I travelled through Guatemala in a sustainable way My tilt towards sustainable travel goes way, way back. In fact, I think it was my first real backpacking adventure at merely 20 years old that shaped a lot of my views on tourism. This blog is a nostalgic retelling of that very significant trip. Mindful lodging It was the summer of 2012 when I got to experience...

Temple of Valadier Le Marche Italy

Unplug in Italy: Exploring beautiful Le Marche, a relatively unknown region in Italy

Exploring beautiful Le Marche, a relatively unknown region in Italy When it comes to Italy, everyone knows about Rome, Venice, Naples, and even the region of Tuscany. During our month-long road trip through this beautiful country, we made it a point to get to know that other Italy – the real, less-talked-about Italy – and this is what led us to Le Marche. The Le...

Nusa Islands Impulsive travel

The pleasure of impulsive travel

Get up with the sun and to the sound of the waves. It is a dream. And you know what makes it even better? Sitting side by side to figure out what the day will bring. This is precisely what my partner at the time and I did when we  impulsively decided to go to Indonesia for almost a month. This trip truly gave us the sense of freedom we craved. Here’s how everything...

WhatifwecouldchangetheworldTravelRebel

CAN TOURISM EVER BE TERRIBLE?

Can Tourism Ever Be Terrible? Casting the critical limelight on holiday tourism is a relatively recent phenomenon.Until just a few years ago, tourism was always hailed – by individuals and nations alike – as a fruitful activity that spurred economic activity, increased cultural appreciation and goodwill among different countries, and generally made the lives of...

Top Ethical travel destinations

Top 10 ethical destinations of 2018

Best Destinations I truly believe that sustainable and ethical travel is the future. Travel is exciting, inspiring and even life changing, but it should also have a positive impact on communities, the environment and the economies of the visited destinations. Here’s a fact: around ten percent of the world’s population depends on travel-related jobs for their...