Written by Anne de Jong
Published 26 March 2019

The purpose and impact of CO2 compensation

Compensating CO2 emissions is often offered as the solution for sustainable travel. But can we travel sustainably or make positive impact when we are still emitting CO2? Let’s find out!

Written by Anne de Jong
Published 27 February 2019

How to select a sustainable tour operator?

Even though sustainability is becoming the standard, there are still some tour operators out there with unethical practices towards locals, animals and nature. How to tell them apart?

Written by Anne de Jong
Published 23 November 2018

Does sustainable travel exist?

Flying to faraway destinations is easier and cheaper than ever. But are we aware of the consequences and can we still travel sustainably?

Written by Anne de Jong
Published 28 October 2018

5 reasons why you should stay at homestays during your next trip

Where better to experience true local culture than in people’s homes? This blogs gives you 5 reasons why you should stay at homestays during your next trip!

Written by Anne de Jong
Published 28 September 2018

9 ways to reduce single-use plastic while on holiday

When travelling, most of our single-use plastic ends up on the streets or in the ocean. In this article you’ll find 9 practical tips to reduce single-use plastic.

Written by Anne de Jong
Published 05 September 2018

Compassionate travel: say no to wildlife interaction!

Petting lion cubs or riding elephants is extremely popular among tourists, but what about the negative impact on these animals? How compassionate are you when you travel?

Written by Anne de Jong
Published 22 August 2018

Dark tourism: should people make a profit on death and tragedy?

The local industry is anticipating the dark tourism demand by organising tours and taking tourists to places where bad or even lurid things happened. But should they really?

Written by Anne de Jong
Published 15 August 2018

“Can I still fly?” 5 tips for a great holiday with a smaller footprint

There’s no way around the fact that airplanes have a remarkably large carbon footprint, which makes them bad news for the environment. However, this doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling!

Written by Anne de Jong
Published 25 July 2018

Is community-based tourism still dependent on Western Capital?

Community-based tourism is on the rise. As opposed to mass tourism, this niche industry is built on top of local initiatives that are in the hands of the locals themselves.

Written by Anne de Jong
Published 18 July 2018

Volunteer tourism: should we stop fooling ourselves?

The concept seems to combine everything I love – slow travel, getting to know a country, interaction with locals and the opportunity to help people that need it. However, there’s a whole industry built around volunteering that I don’t fully agree with.