25 Rookie Travel Mistakes NOT TO MAKE

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Комментарии: 963

  • Sonia
    Sonia 3 дня назад

    Bring an extension cord!

  • kateemma22
    kateemma22 12 дней назад

    Rookie mistakes for hotel types like me (I love hostels, I do, but sometimes I am such a snob lol): leaving your passport in the hotel room safe. I’ve been there and done that. Whoops. Not just the passport either - I carry two purses when I travel, one for my spare credit card and extra cash etc and that goes in the safe too. Don’t just put valuables in there - put in one thing you absolutely will not forget... one shoe, your toothpaste (get up in the morning, go to brush teeth before packing and leaving but the toothpaste is with your passport!), your sunglasses - anything so that when you’re ready to leave and bag is packed you are reminded that whoops can’t go, something is missing!

  • Sprulsey
    Sprulsey 18 дней назад

    I have also made a fair few mistakes

  • Ruff
    Ruff 20 дней назад


  • PyroGhost913
    PyroGhost913 22 дня назад

    I'm planning a solo trip to Ireland next year, and I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm probably going to be hanging out on your channel a lot.

  • bailey berg
    bailey berg 22 дня назад

    Where did you get your watch from!! super cute

  • lightpinkchemistry
    lightpinkchemistry 23 дня назад

    Great video.
    This makes me feel like travel’s not worth it.
    There’s too many issues and too much research involved.
    Why not just stay in one city?

  • Ken Lee
    Ken Lee 27 дней назад +1

    Nah. I prefer private transportation. It's no fun dragging your luggage, even if it's just 1 piece, to/from the train station and then for 30 minutes along cobbled streets to the hotel. Just forego a little bit of your daily life (e.g. 2-3 less coffees from st*rbucks a week) to save up for your trips.

  • Risharne Clark
    Risharne Clark 27 дней назад

    Im going across the ditch to Melbourne, Australia in a week!! So excited. Im staying with a friend but will be on my own on the weekdays while shes at work

  • Ryan Jacobs
    Ryan Jacobs 28 дней назад

    I love your shirt ! Where did you get it ?

  • nerdnow
    nerdnow 29 дней назад

    Not the arctic, no service even in "Hubbs" like Nuuk or Pond Inlet

  • Alpha Centauri
    Alpha Centauri Месяц назад

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  • Kellie Chasity
    Kellie Chasity Месяц назад

    Thanks for sharing

  • William Burton
    William Burton Месяц назад

    more like 14 mistakes

  • Heather McKay
    Heather McKay Месяц назад

    Loved your interview on video influencers!

  • Tongyao Pu
    Tongyao Pu Месяц назад

    Ja, I feel the same thing after my travel experience. I love solo traveling, but sometimes it do wear you out.

  • Ema Mikneviciute
    Ema Mikneviciute Месяц назад +1

    Love your videos 😊😋

  • Natasha Jean
    Natasha Jean Месяц назад

    The one rookie mistake I did was not bringing enough clothes with me. I ran out of clothes while I was in Toronto. Spent 6 days there and around the 4th day I looked in my suitcase and ran out of clothes. Started to wear clothes inside out. Lol!!

  • keri boberry
    keri boberry Месяц назад +1

    My favorite part of traveling abroad is disconnecting from electronics...no phone and if I don't have wifi, whatever..lol

  • Jj Green Interviews
    Jj Green Interviews Месяц назад

    Informational... but TMI....

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  • Rizuka Ender
    Rizuka Ender 2 месяца назад

    Oh my god!!!!!!!!1 My friends name is Nadine I really got excited when you're channel name was Hey Nadine :0

  • Opi Begoob
    Opi Begoob 2 месяца назад

    i think something to consider is that people make these mistakes because they do not know how to avoid them. For instance: i have no idea how to find out about public vs private transport. I don't know where to check for 80% of these tips. i guess you just have to ask around and hope you don't get stabbed.

  • Annie Kaune
    Annie Kaune 2 месяца назад

    If you're from the US, bring your US phone with you. When logging in to your accounts while traveling in a foreign country, you will get a prompt to verify your identity. Many companies like Google (e.g., Gmail) will only use your phone number and text you a 2-factor authentication unlock code. I've learned this the hard way when I didn't bring my US phone # abroad.

  • Traveler Global
    Traveler Global 2 месяца назад

    Hi Guys, I found this really cool website with checklists for your next travel: travel-checklist.com/ so make sure your don't forget anything :-)

  • High On Life
    High On Life 2 месяца назад

    But how does one know if they've packed more than they need??

  • Soph ia
    Soph ia 2 месяца назад

    awesome video! sorry for the spam, but check out my travel blog if you're interested in finding tips on how to travel for cheap! peace&love x www.lostinwanderlust.co.uk

  • Artem Bondarev
    Artem Bondarev 2 месяца назад

    It's great but you need some money anyway if you want to travel. Fortunatelly you can start making it with just one dollar in the pocket. Don't believe me? Then don't watch this video and click the link in the discription ruclip.com/video/KQCH--WWtco/

    TB MURAH 2 месяца назад

    Learn to read the traditional map. I am surprised on how many ppl doesn't know how to read these. Google and apple map not always reliable. They are useful but if you travel to remote places it's a good skill to have in hand

  • Harold Sibayan
    Harold Sibayan 2 месяца назад

    subscribed :) hope you subscribe me back also . thanks ;)

  • Top Kek
    Top Kek 2 месяца назад

    Loved your video. This will be very helpful when I travel to Japan.

  • Maria Goludina
    Maria Goludina 2 месяца назад

    I work in a customer service and North Americans are the worst tippers. I've got now idea how it comes

  • J R
    J R 2 месяца назад

    I am going to Lebanon, staying at my grandparent's house in the village, don't have to worry about laundry :)

  • mbergstedt84
    mbergstedt84 3 месяца назад

    About not carrying much Money on you. i know it would be bad if you drop it och get your bag stolen or whatever u do to loose it. but if You wana save Money then take out much everytime you take out Money. That way you save Money from a number of transaction fees. so if you go to Thailand for example, Always take out a minimum of 10 000bht that will save you lots of Money in the long run.

  • Annie Evie
    Annie Evie 3 месяца назад

    Rookie Mistake not to make: Not getting a VPN in China. If you want to use important things like Google Maps or Google Translate in China you're gonna need a VPN (virtual private network) to do so. I've heard of far too many travellers finding themselves lost in China because they can't access maps or translate apps on their phone that could help with asking directions.
    Another good tip (if you're travelling to somewhere you don't speak the language) is to have the name of your hotel/accommodation written down somewhere. This is especially important in places like China in which the writing system is different to English. This way if you're lost you can show people, or a taxi driver and they can help you get where you gotta go.

  • Rolando Ruiz
    Rolando Ruiz 3 месяца назад

    While there some things you have to learn to say yes to, there are also some things you also have to say no to with absolute confidence 'cause if you don't, that experience might get you into a whole lot of trouble (if not dead).

  • Gwen CSmith
    Gwen CSmith 3 месяца назад

    Here's the tips:

    - Packing too much
    - Not packing the right shoes
    - Not planning out laundry days
    - Forgetting power cords and/or portable batteries
    - Over-scheduling
    - Not getting a watch
    - Not having a data plan (for your phone)
    - Not knowing your wifi plan
    - Book places with wifi (eat, stay, etc.)
    - Spending too much money drinking and partying
    - Not understanding tipping etiquette
    - Short connection times
    - Thinking you'll save money at a cheaper airport without thinking properly about how to get to your hotel
    - Not checking train, bus, or metro timing
    - Not comparing public transportation with private
    - Soz, gtg. Hope I helped!

  • ZOknows
    ZOknows 3 месяца назад

    Drink tons of bottled water! Very crucial.

  • Ezio Auditore
    Ezio Auditore 3 месяца назад

    While you did technically touched on this I wanted to be more specific. Don't go with the people who solicit cab rides at the airport. I once had to pay 104 euros for a 20 minute cab ride from the airport to my hotel.
    I would also recommend being sure to buy power adaptors before leaving, and not just buy them at the airport when you land. I did this twice, and each time I didn't realize I forgot to pick one up until after I was already out of the airport.
    Put the phone down for two bloody minutes. What's wrong with sitting down to eat and enjoy the food for 45 minutes without needing your phone? You also really don't need them for directions either. We have this fascinating new invention called a map.

  • hana hipp
    hana hipp 3 месяца назад

    did u make that kesha parody snow?

  • May Hannah
    May Hannah 3 месяца назад

    How boring are your travels if you depend completely on wifi 😴😴😴

  • PfC Wells
    PfC Wells 3 месяца назад

    Its amazing how many folks seem to be travel snobs on here.

  • Cacilia Yancey
    Cacilia Yancey 3 месяца назад

    Has anyone used Pixel and Project Fi in Europe. It's supposed to work and comes with VPN.

  • Jamie
    Jamie 3 месяца назад

    I'll give you a tip, if you ever come to the UK learn how to say data correctly!

  • graxie v
    graxie v 3 месяца назад

    you are so adorable lol but this video deeeeefinitely helps thank you!!

  • Joni dh
    Joni dh 3 месяца назад

    Why always search for WiFi? 😐 Youre not on vacation to spend your time on the internet Where ever you are

  • Paula Baldassini
    Paula Baldassini 3 месяца назад

    Love your t-shirt! 😍

  • Carla Bohna
    Carla Bohna 3 месяца назад

    WHERE DID YOU GET THAT SHIRT???! I loveee it.

  • xX Anime Xx
    xX Anime Xx 3 месяца назад

    I swear. I have a feeling i'm gonna get arrested because of my rookie travel mistakes T-T

  • Taylor Wenneson
    Taylor Wenneson 3 месяца назад

    Please do rookie airport mistakes

  • Cassandra Boyd
    Cassandra Boyd 3 месяца назад

    Well thank you for all of the advice! It was very helpful. I feel confident and ready to go now! :)

  • Jatoiya Patten
    Jatoiya Patten 4 месяца назад

    Honestly, where did you buy your shirt? its too cute :S

  • Kayla Mastin
    Kayla Mastin 4 месяца назад

    Do you have any tips on traveling to foreign countries with language barriers? I've used apps before and have tried to pick up on the languages, but I'm not 100% comfortable yet!

  • Beatrice Overton
    Beatrice Overton 4 месяца назад


  • adriana anthony
    adriana anthony 4 месяца назад

    For longer stays find a local grocery shop and pharmacy close to where you stay or pack dry easy fix foods like ramen and oatmeal especially if you don't stay at a hotel. I did this for my study abroad in Germany and it was great for those late night meals or indoor study sessions past 8 pm when restaurants close to me were closed. Use a map, that's how I got around Paris for a day with no trains. its cheaper to walk if you can read a map really well and you see everything better along the way to and from your hotel. if your hotel has free buffet breakfast take a fruit or something to go to get the most out of it, you don't want to be starving when the tour bus drops you off and overspend because you were too hungry to think. have a spending budget before you go but give yourself wiggle room, especially if using ATM's, its not fun going home with extra euro's and $3 in your acct

  • Cherry Tejada
    Cherry Tejada 4 месяца назад

    Im American and I never tip

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 4 месяца назад

    I love her shirt cuz I could be staring at her tits and just say I'm looking at the map

  • Alanenen
    Alanenen 4 месяца назад

    Talking about tipping and saving money in the same video. Lmao what. Just dont tip

  • Alanenen
    Alanenen 4 месяца назад

    In spain they don't care at all if they leave with the busses like 15 minutes early

  • thatonekid
    thatonekid 4 месяца назад

    How do you make friends traveling? I am very shy... 😂

  • thatonekid
    thatonekid 4 месяца назад

    Does it matter what bank ATM you go to? Can I use my Bank of America card anywhere ? But there are fees

  • thatonekid
    thatonekid 4 месяца назад

    Does anyone have tips on how to deal with money when traveling for a month or more? Cards can incur fees, but exchanging a huge amount of cash seems risky especially if you have to carry it around .... also some cards don't work at foreign atms

  • Alana Delia
    Alana Delia 4 месяца назад

    I learned to underpaid because I end up wearing the same things...and I bring detergent to hands wash items

  • Arthur Sandomine
    Arthur Sandomine 4 месяца назад

    Wake! Lots of great tips! Although I don't think you do NOT have to have wi-fi in every resturant. A bit overkill unless u need to check Facebook when you sit in an exiting new place. 
    And the best way to pay is with your card directly if possible since your banks exchange rate is usually cheaper than an atm:s rate.
    Thank you

  • IrinNovy
    IrinNovy 4 месяца назад

    Laundry? I've never had such a problem. Do you really need a washing machine to wash your underwear? Really? As for the rest of the clothes, I don't wash them after one use (unless there is a stain or something like that) and I never bring just 1 piece so... no laundry problems.
    Wi-fi? You don't need it everywhere you go, unless you are planning to spend time in your phone instead of talking to your travel companions. To have it in your hotel is essential (but if you have a data plan, you are good without it). You really don't need internet this much.

  • Katie Caruthers
    Katie Caruthers 4 месяца назад

    So I guess I already made one of these mistakes haha, but I didn't have too much of a choice. My layover before I go to Dublin is less than an hour and a half. I'm starting in Arkansas, then going to Chicago, then Dublin. You talked about customs, but don't I go through customs once I get to Ireland? What will happen once I land in Chicago? Thanks!

  • Zina Azzouni
    Zina Azzouni 4 месяца назад

    Great video! A lot of helpful information.

  • findyourkind
    findyourkind 4 месяца назад

    I love your shirt 😍

  • Ezra
    Ezra 4 месяца назад

    atm in my town on Sunday, the last bus is something insane like 3-4 pm...

  • joker28666
    joker28666 4 месяца назад +1

    you need to make text lists of these really long videos, not everyone has a third of an hour to spare

  • sarita wirsig
    sarita wirsig 4 месяца назад

    yes, and No.......use your brain....

  • Travis Valentine
    Travis Valentine 4 месяца назад

    You look like a 80's yuppie with that hat on

  • Emily Henderson
    Emily Henderson 4 месяца назад

    Keep underwear in you hand luggage/carry on in case your case gets lost then you have back up undies, also if it's big enough put some clothes in. Another tip is if your travelling with other people spread you luggage across eachother's cases that way if one of the gets lost you still have clothes

  • 78deathface
    78deathface 4 месяца назад

    Why do you need wifi when you're eating?

  • jana Van hemelrijck
    jana Van hemelrijck 4 месяца назад

    Wifi! 😂

  • Ho Ivan
    Ho Ivan 4 месяца назад

    I like your accent, its very easy to listen for non-native english speaker like me

  • I love kookie and tae
    I love kookie and tae 4 месяца назад +3

    Hey Nadine, I just found your channel and I really really like it! ☺️ You're really pretty and I can tell that your friendly. Glad I found ur channel and u just got a life long subscriber ❤️

  • Lele Ketail
    Lele Ketail 4 месяца назад +3

    honestly, i was expecting something more specific like 'dont lean on your left foot while a mosquito flies in front of the fifth indian' but this is good too lol

  • Taylor Elliott
    Taylor Elliott 4 месяца назад

    I'm traveling to a reservation in Montana but this video is still entertaining 😂

  • Taylor Elliott
    Taylor Elliott 4 месяца назад

    I love that shirt omg

  • Jan Pohořelický
    Jan Pohořelický 4 месяца назад

    Tip #1 Don't use ATM in a foreign country. There is a crazy fee to use it. And your bank will charge you for it like 2% and more or $10...Exchange it in advance at a good rate and pay with the card at shops if you can. There is usually no fee when you pay with your card. Just don't you ATMs please!

  • jordy gaz
    jordy gaz 4 месяца назад

    my rule of thumb for packing, if you dont use it already every day, dont pack it! I took socks that i never once wore, and a bunch of other crap because i thought i may need it but never did at all and the few things i didn't take which i thought i wouldn't want to be carrying around ended up being things i had to buy on the road such as face scrubs and stuff. So my thing is, if you dont already use it every day, don't bring it.

  • Monroe Harris
    Monroe Harris 4 месяца назад

    where you get that shirt? I want it.

  • Auxede
    Auxede 5 месяцев назад

    i love your shirt!!

  • MarkD1159
    MarkD1159 5 месяцев назад

    If I was ever forced to travel somewhere I wouldn't bring my iPhone, I'd get some super cheap phone so if it gets stolen I won't lose out. I'd also try to limit my stay to the amount of clothes I could comfortably carry so I wouldn't have to worry about laundry. Finally, I would NEVER go out to socialize. Too risky.

  • Beth
    Beth 5 месяцев назад

    So many details I could forget, oh just thinking about it gives me a headache. Can I just bring you with me? 😂

  • Shabaz Azhar
    Shabaz Azhar 5 месяцев назад


  • Lisa Andujar Estrella
    Lisa Andujar Estrella 5 месяцев назад

    Hey hey! You're amazing!! I was curious as to where you got that cute watch from! :)

  • Smithee
    Smithee 5 месяцев назад

    I need that tshirt

  • Monira wakilzai
    Monira wakilzai 5 месяцев назад

    Wifii is everywhere

  • Monira wakilzai
    Monira wakilzai 5 месяцев назад

    Data lol it's pronounced deta😂

    WILL GATES 5 месяцев назад

    Data Is Good... Data Is God... Lmao

  • Peter Casaschi
    Peter Casaschi 5 месяцев назад

    Actually in a lot of places in Europe add the tip.

  • El Maeve
    El Maeve 5 месяцев назад

    If have a tip, wear legging shorts because they have all the niceness of leggings but your legs will be cooler

  • Lana Janner
    Lana Janner 5 месяцев назад

    U sound like a news reporter

  • Goats On The Road
    Goats On The Road 5 месяцев назад

    Completely agree with not over scheduling and planning in laundry days, ha ha!

  • Jan Giles
    Jan Giles 5 месяцев назад

    I am so enjoying listening and watching your vids as a Rookie to Air travel you have been most helpful so from down under to up and over thank you.

  • Jul Villarreal
    Jul Villarreal 5 месяцев назад

    Pro tip learn how to tip before you even go out the eat ):<

  • AZKr3w34
    AZKr3w34 5 месяцев назад

    Omg. haha you're so freaking cuteeeee! I love your videos so much! I'm going on an European tour for two weeks. I'm so excited and this video was very informative. Thanks a ton.

  • Dr Shahid Iqbal Gill
    Dr Shahid Iqbal Gill 5 месяцев назад

    Very nice useful tips
    One thing more is
    Now a days every airport has free wifi
    That is very useful when ur in new place and had no data plans no SIM cards .