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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE HOMESTAYS A SHOT!

My most unique travel memories can often be linked to the homestays I have experienced. Whether it was in Laos or in Cuba, homestays gave my trip an authenticity I could not have gained otherwise.    Since homestays are also a component of sustainable travel, this blog will take a deeper look into them. Hopefully, by the end, you will want to give this wonderful...

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...

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A YEAR IN REVERSE

Thank you, 2018; Watch out, 2019!   Once again, the new year is knocking at our door, which means it’s time again — time for reflection. The last year ended with a tan, a backpack full of souvenirs from Indonesia and a broken heart. In some ways, you can say that I was at my lowest back then. I had a severe burn-out, no time and energy left for my close...

Duurzame cadeautjes

SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

The temperature has dropped drastically, which means only one thing: it’s time to give free reign to that colourful Christmas spirit! Warm chocolate, mulled wine, &nd lots of lots of twinkling lights are just some of the things I adore about this festive season. One thing I’m not so crazy about? That intense (&nd often wasteful)  gift hunt. Well, today, I’m...

Overtourism - it is tempting to share these spots so that others can enjoy them, too – but what if that means they are not secret anymore? So, just how specific do YOU get when you tag a location in a post?

ARE YOU A SUSTAINABLE TRAVELER?

Are You a Respectful Traveler? While travel isn’t always selfless, it’s a beautiful way to grow, learn about the world first-hand and create connections with people from all walks of life. If your greatest joy in life is packing a bag and heading off to discover a country to spend time among different sights, cultures and traditions, then perhaps you are already...

Positive impact Tourism

MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT WITH TOURISM

Making a positive impact with tourism & supporting locally-owned businesses The United Nations Environment Program reports that in a typical mass tourism package, of each USD 100 spent by a tourist from a developed country, as little as USD 5 actually stays in a developing destination’s economy. Why’s that important? Too often when all your money goes to...

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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...

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...

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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...