Author: Grace McKeever

Here’s How We Ensure Fairness & Sustainability Are Put Into Practice in Travel

It’s only fair to be sustainable. It’s only sustainable to be fair.  In 2014, we created Bidroom with one goal in mind: fairness.  We committed to making the hospitality industry a better place for everyone; from hoteliers to hotel goers. As our company has grown and evolved, so too has our definition of fairness. While it still encompasses cost, availability, transparency at its heart, to us, in a world in which our every action has a reaction, we also consider fairness in terms of climate and how we treat it.  At Bidroom, we strive not only to cultivate an ecosystem of fairness, but also responsibility in travel.  Bidroom values and promotes sustainability; a conscious community of both adventurers, hoteliers and partners that commit to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle away or at home. Everyone has their part to play in our tribe. Our efforts, our impact We believe that we can achieve great things by working together in tandem; our team, our users, hoteliers and partners. Our initiatives are stronger when we align and work …

28 Global Trips & Unique Experiences You Can Explore from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Here’s to travel in times of lockdowns and self-isolation Travel isn’t just about planes, packing, and plans. It’s about experiences: discovering the unknown, exploring a new adventure, appreciating the beauty of a moment with loved ones, new or old friends, or with ourselves.  So, while the world remains pretty much grounded for the next little while — our travel experiences don’t have to be. Thank you, internet! 14 Top Destinations Around the World: Did you know there’s a whole section of the internet dedicated to providing high-quality 360 views of cities all over the world? Here are just a few of many we found to be particularly jaw-dropping: Grab a towel, put on that bikini and make like you’re heading to one of Budapest’s famous thermal spas. Glide over the Szechenyi Chain Bridge and explore the historical Buda Castle at the tippy top of the city.  Walk along the boardwalk on the shore, watch your footprints appear in the sand and even get in the water to explore what’s underneath in the Maldives.  Brighten things …

The European Capital of Tech

Why the Netherlands is a breeding ground for technology Tech is shaping the world around us every single day. It is an intrinsic part of the human leisure-work experience. The U.S has Silicon Valley; so what’s Europe’s answer to technological innovation?  Renowned for its fertility in terms of business regarding proficiency in the English language as well as its tax incentives, and after having earned almost 1 billion dollars in venture capital in 2019, all eyes are on the Netherlands. The country has unparalleled fluidity in terms of its registration process for businesses compared to its fellow European nations.  One thing is certain; the Dutch capital has startup fever. Since the last global financial crisis, the Dutch were proactive despite many people suffering job loss and redundancy. Instead they began creating their own, and so began the popularisation of startups in the country. Now, they’re a hotbed for new business given that tech companies from the United States highly regard their healthy ecosystem in terms of business.  In the last couple of years, we’re noticing …

Bidroom loves green: be sustainable in Paris

Are you travelling to the City of Love?  Whether you’ve made the plans, or it’s on your bucket list, there are some things you should know about the French capital… Paris and the wider world are switching themselves on to the impact of humanity on the environment. The city is introducing green technology and initiatives like sea-bubble powered flying cars, renewable energy sources like silent wind turbines powering the Eiffel Tower and planting gardens around the area.  There are great Parisian companies that you can use to lower your carbon footprint and initiatives you can take personally to reduce your waste and impact the climate more positively.  Here are our tips for going to the European city and painting the town green, from the moment you leave your house to roaming around the metropolis: Travel Consciously  Before you even set foot out the door, you can make active decisions that immediately affect your impact on the planet.  How? It’s simple; travel by boat if you can, since its impact on environmental contamination is much less …

Toss your coins to visit these The Witcher locations

The Witcher world springboards between Nilfgaard and Cintra, Temeria and Aretuza, Blaviken and back to Cintra all over again. The series bounces to witchcraft then to humanity as much as it does from richesse to poverty. One second, you’re at the gaping mouth of a dragon’s lair battling the dwarves while trying to protect the mother’s egg; the next, you’re being propelled high above two bite-sized islands, watching the rope bridge quiver over the rocking ocean. The Witcher is a world full of fantasy, but on the other hand, reality too. Here’s a list of the tippity top 6 locations from the series, that you can totally visit (p.s be ready for spoilers):  La Palma Island, Spain The fictional Aretuza – a magical academy for young ladies. Image source: Netflix / The Witcher S1E2: “Four Marks” Bronze cliffs of La Palma. You can trek here, but you have to leave the house first. Image source: Julen Landa The magic, the witchcraft, the sorcery crashes to your mind-shore and bewitches you from the moment you wash …