SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

Sustainable travel is in the foreground of this category and we want to give you different topics. Sustainable travel and create a tourism that benefits everyone. That could be so easy. We would like to give you more information about sustainable travel and everything that goes with it. We envision tourism benefiting the local community and the region as a whole. To strengthen this development, we are looking for social and environmental projects that have an impact in the region. With your stay you will support the funding of these amazing projects and thus have a positive impact on the region and the local community.


  • Top barrier-free hotels in Germany
    Today we want to explain why there is not “the one” accessibility, who is asking for barrier-free offers and introduce you to two brilliant barrier-free hotels in Germany, which are especially characterized by their comfort and friendly staff. One of the two hotels is even certified under the nationwide “Reisen für Alle” (which means “Travel for All”) labeling system. Here we show you where you can stay in Germany without any difficulty and where you can really relax.
  • Sustainable travel through Cambodia – this is how it can be done!
    Just recently, we introduced you to an itinerary in Peru. The student group from the University of Bremen has now taken a look at Cambodia as a travel destination and put together a great itinerary for your next sustainable trip – socialbnb hopping included. Sustainable travel through Cambodia: let’s go!
  • Backpacking Route through Peru – Tips & Tricks
    You are curious about Peru and have decided to make a tour through the beautiful country in South America. The only thing you are missing for your happiness is a backpacking route? Then you’ve come to the right place. We have compiled some info about the destination. Furthermore, a lovely group of students from the University of Bremen has worked out a backpacking route through Peru for you – more precisely through the south of Peru – which you can do alone or even with friends. So let’s go!
  • Red Rocks Cultural Festival 2022
    From 26 August to 2 September 2022, the Red Rocks Cultural Festival will take place at Nyakinama Village in Musanze, Rwanda. The cultural festival will also celebrate its tenth anniversary with live bands, debates on environmental and cultural issues, and creative workshops. You want to know more about the background as well as the vision of the festival? Then stay tuned. What is the Red Rocks Cultural Festival? The Red Rocks Cultural Festival is an annual event that begins the last week of August and ends the first week of September. It also coincides with the annual gorilla naming ceremony. The vision is to use conservation in tourism as a tool for sustainable development. Therefore, it aims to involve the community as well as interested people in the recreational activities and management of the National Park Service. The national park – home to the last living mountain gorillas – is to be protected and the local community strengthened. This event is a social and cultural gathering that aims to deepen communication between local residents and visitors. Red Rocks Cultural Festival supports the community’s everyday life, culture and environmental sustainability programs with a special focus to the need for promoting conservation and cultural sustainability. The week-long cultural festival provides an opportunity for people to deepen their understanding of the culture and efforts of local people to protect the endangered mountain gorillas. This week is used to increase the participation of local people in Rwanda as well as those interested in cultural activities and also to promote the values of using cultural activities. This includes health, education, conservation, environmental protection and preservation of cultural heritage. We use tourism in society as a means of skills development for socio-economic, educational and cultural promotion, and this event brings us together under one roof as a community. We come together to share topics and knowledge about the good practices that focus on how to maintain and preserve the quality of tourism and the environment and talk about the key concepts of environmentally friendly tourism and culture. The cultural festival supports the feeling of cultural unity and at the same time promotes the possibility of environmental and cultural protection – so in addition to the fun factor, it also has an educational mission. Cultural diversity is to be celebrated and promoted. We think this festival is just awesome, what do you think? Red Rocks Cultural Festival 2022: Program Feel free to look at the detailed program – what activity or activities would you most like to participate in? Date Activities 26 August 2022 – 10th Anniversary Cultural Festival opening ceremony;– Traditional cultural music and dance– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems) 27 August 2022 – Traditional cultural music and dance– Environmental conservation debates– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems) 28 August 2022 – Traditional cultural music and dance– Environmental Conservation and Cultural heritage success stories– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems) 29 August 2022 – Traditional cultural music and dance– Debate between Conservationist, philanthropist, Volunteers and Communities on the current of the volcanoes national park tourism, conservation and sustainable development;– Live painting demonstrations and visitors actively take part in demos by doing their own painting and take them home as a souvenir– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems) 30 August 2022 – Traditional cultural music and dance– Sports for conservation (Participating in different sports activities in particular cultural sports activities)– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems) 31. August 2022 – Traditional cultural music and dance– Community workshop of the cultural activities, from Cooking, to Banana beer making, or help out in making the Baskets with the women– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems) 1 September 2022 – Traditional cultural music and dance– Tree planting activities on the banks of the Mukungwa River to preserve our environment and natural resources– Sports for conservation (sports competitions between visitors and communities)– Exhibition of cultural artwork (baskets, placemats, bamboo cups, decorative plaques for conservation, etc.) for youth and women’s cooperatives– Red Rocks Twataramye (overnight cultural music with all kinds of cultural musical instruments, theater and poetry) 2 September 2022 – Gorilla naming ceremony (Kwita Izina) Kinigi on slopes of Virunga mountain– Visiting Musanze town and proceeding to Red Rocks composite for relaxation– “Crazy night of the Gorillas” at Mukungwa river side-Musanze Town Our socialbnb on site Red Rocks Cultural Center has several accommodation types listed on our platform: whole accommodations, double rooms, twin rooms and camping options. Check out the project profile and experience the Red Rocks Cultural Festival first hand. And feel free to check out the website to learn more about the vision and community. If you’re interested in festivals with sustainability ideas in general, check this out. In this blog post, we talk about the upcoming Pangea Festival in Pütnitz an der See, Germany, and our role in the event. Also, take your chance to win an overnight stay at a socialbnb of your choice. To do so, sign up for our free newsletter – good luck!
  • Things to know for your vacation in Malta
    Today we want to look with you at the beautiful Republic of Malta. Did you know that Malta is the smallest country in the European Union? Located about 97 kilometers south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta offers you not only summer temperatures, but also a fabulous panorama. So that you can enjoy your vacation in Malta to the fullest and don’t forget anything important, we have compiled a few important facts for you. Let’s go!
  • 5 tips for your trip in Austria
    City, country or rather river? Austria combines everything your vacation heart desires. Especially in terms of outdoor activities and active and recreational vacations, Austria and its beautiful regions stand out as a paradise for sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. We have 5 tips for you that will make your trip in Austria an unforgettable experience.
  • 10 insider tips for your Portugal vacation
    Whether it’s an exciting city trip, relaxing time on the beach or adventurous activities with new people – Portugal offers travelers an unforgettable vacation. But which activities are particularly worthwhile and should not be missing on your trip to Portugal? We have 10 insider tips for you that will make your vacation unforgettable.
  • Cheap last minute vacation in Europe
    The hot summer days are no longer ahead – they’re already here. You’re annoyed that you didn’t book a vacation in time? Say goodbye to your bad mood and check out our ideas for your last minute vacation. We’ve picked out three budget accommodations in Europe for you. So pack your bag and let the adventure begin!
  • Sustainable travel: your packing list
    In this guest post from Backpacker Trail, you will be given a packing list for your next sustainable trip. Learn which things are really worth taking along on your travels and which things are simply unnecessary for your vacation.
  • Your vacation with the 9-Euro-Ticket (Part II)
    Today, Part II of our socialbnb hopping in Germany follows. Here you’ll find Part I. A quick reminder: Since 1st June 2022, you’ve been able to take as many journeys as you like throughout Germany on all forms of public transport. And for just 9 euros a month, thanks to the 9-Euro-Ticket from Deutsche Bahn. So you’ve probably never been able to travel back and forth within Germany so cheaply and sustainably. We have a few tips for you on how you can make the most of the 9-Euro-Ticket and use it to travel to our unique socialbnbs.
  • Your vacation with the 9-Euro-Ticket (Part I)
    Since yesterday, 1st June 2022, it’s been possible for you to take as many journeys as you like throughout Germany on all means of public transport. And for just 9 euros a month, thanks to the 9-Euro-Ticket from Deutsche Bahn. So you’ve probably never been able to travel back and forth within Germany so cheaply and sustainably. We have a few tips for you on how you can make the most of the 9-Euro-Ticket and use it to travel to our unique socialbnbs.
  • Sustainable development with Lust auf besser leben
    Today we would like to introduce you to another company we really like: Lust auf besser Leben gGmbh. Lust auf besser Leben is based in Frankfurt am Main and its mission is to promote sustainable action in business and society and thus sustainable development with its offerings in the non-material and service sectors. We are pleased that the sustainability consultant and managing partner, Marlene, gives us an insight into her vision and work. Read more!
  • Is Gorilla Trekking ethically correct?
    Uganda is one of the last countries on earth where mountain gorillas live. Today, the threatened species can only be found in the border areas of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than half of all mountain gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in southwestern Uganda. Gorilla trekking is therefore one of the most popular activities for tourists in the region – because only here they have the chance to look these fascinating animals in the eye and observe their natural habitat.
  • Sustainable travel + doing good = social travel
    You would like to travel more and discover the world, but you can’t really agree with your conscience? Then you’re like many other travelers. Your next trip is coming up, but you want to do things a little differently. You want to travel in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way and at the same time make a positive difference? We have good news for you: that’s possible! Find out what social travel means, how it relates to sustainable travel and how you can do good while traveling. Feel free to sign up for our newsletter to get specific tips for your next sustainable trip.
  • The perfect travel photo – and why we always take the same pictures
    This post is about how you can take ‘better’ photos on your trip. Better in the sense of ethically correct and realistic. Images convey strong messages and reinforce existing thought patterns in our minds. As travelers, we therefore have a special responsibility when taking and using these images. Today, we will explain to you the behavioral patterns of travelers when it comes to taking pictures. We will also show you how to take such a ‘better’ photo and how to behave appropriately.
  • Insights into the social startup – the onboarding process
    “Book your socialbnb now for more equality, education, nature protection, …” it says on our website. Those who book sustainable accommodation on our platform directly support an ecological or social project through their stay and receive authentic travel experiences in return. “Travel with impact” is what we lovingly call this kind of social travel.