25 Rookie Travel Mistakes NOT TO MAKE

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  • Shadya Brown-Hall

    I love her shirt 😍

  • lois miller
    lois miller 3 days ago

    The small change thing is true especially in Poland. Have smaller bills for the grocery store. I learned the hard way.

  • ivi122
    ivi122 5 days ago

    WiFi should not be so important, not going to eat at a result because they isn’t any WiFi 😳sorry but don’t agree

  • Hannah Secrist
    Hannah Secrist 7 days ago

    Are you Italian?!

  • Celeste Cast
    Celeste Cast 11 days ago

    I love your shirt, it's so cute! Where did you get it from?

  • Ella Wakeman
    Ella Wakeman 12 days ago

    TIP ALERT! I have a travel bank card that you load up before you go, you use it exactly like a debit card, and you have a secure online account to go with it that you can use to transfer more money onto the card, or lock it remotely if you need to. I love it, because it means I don't have to travel with all my normal cards, and if you lose it or it's stolen, it's super easy to shut it down, and, since it's prepaid, if it DOES get hacked into, it's near impossible for that person to access any more money than what you've loaded onto the card. ALSO, it's fantastic if you're traveling through multiple countries, as no matter what currency you want to buy something in, it will automatically convert the currency on your card into the currency of that place. And you can get multiple cards linked to the same account, so that if you lose one, you have another. And they each have a unique PIN just like a credit card... Only safer.

  • VviYen VDO
    VviYen VDO 14 days ago

    I'm a new traveller since last year and excited for my travel plan in 2018!

  • Saphy
    Saphy 18 days ago

    Not sure if you made this but can you make a video about how you carry your loose and small change/bills? Example 500 dollars in small change is difficult to manage! I'm scared of theft and also sometimes having a huge wad of small change makes it easy to be spotted + sometimes hard to manage

  • Arielle Davis
    Arielle Davis 19 days ago

    That shirt is badass

  • evgeni x
    evgeni x 24 days ago

    it is funny how much emotions you show us while speaking :)
    thanks for the great tips!

  • Nisha LaChelle
    Nisha LaChelle 24 days ago

    Great tips, thanks so much!

  • Local Goes Global
    Local Goes Global Month ago

    We love your videos! So informative and overall awesome. :)

  • Isabelle Grace
    Isabelle Grace Month ago

    She said data wrong. You pronounce it dayta not data

  • Molly McMahon
    Molly McMahon Month ago

    do you have tips for traveling where theres limited data/wifi access? im traveling on my own for the first time to arusha tanzania in africa

  • Travel with NJ Steve

    great info, but what about bringing the correct electrical adapters ? Any suggestions?

  • Max Tieu
    Max Tieu Month ago

    Me and my mom didn't know what to do. But I just guessed and read the signs and some how made it from Ohio to Texas to South Korea then FINALLY GETTING TO VIETNAM! Just to mention.... IM 12!!!! AHHH STRESS. ALMOST MISSED A FLIGHT FROM TEXAS TO SOUTH KOREA! Only made it on time by 1 minute.

  • faimzan21
    faimzan21 Month ago

    My first name is Ahamed. Explains why I don't travel often; almost missed a international flights cuz of my name

  • Darwin Smith
    Darwin Smith Month ago

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    Some parts of the world may not have WIFI. YOU DO NOT NEED WIFI. Thats a rookie mistake. Plan way ahead of time. Survival common sense says get grid coordinance map for destination of arrival. Its important in case you get lost. A survival plan is essential. Also you may want to get a sim card for your phone in that country. Collect emergency numbers.

  • Dipan Rit
    Dipan Rit Month ago

    I want some help regarding abroad traveling

  • Sonia
    Sonia 2 months ago

    Bring an extension cord!

  • kateemma22
    kateemma22 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    I have also made a fair few mistakes

  • Ruff
    Ruff 2 months ago


  • PyroGhost913
    PyroGhost913 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    Where did you get your watch from!! super cute

  • lightpinkchemistry
    lightpinkchemistry 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago +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.

    • IC U
      IC U 4 days ago

      Ken Lee it's called "backpacking". You don't strow your luggage you buy a "travel backpack" that you carry not strow

  • Risharne Clark
    Risharne Clark 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago +1

    I love your shirt ! Where did you get it ?

    • ivi122
      ivi122 5 days ago

      Ryan Jacobs she wrote in a comment that she got it from Roots

  • nerdnow
    nerdnow 2 months ago

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

  • Alpha Centauri
    Alpha Centauri 3 months ago

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  • Kellie Chasity
    Kellie Chasity 3 months ago

    Thanks for sharing

  • William Burton
    William Burton 3 months ago

    more like 14 mistakes

  • Heather McKay
    Heather McKay 3 months ago

    Loved your interview on video influencers!

  • Tongyao Pu
    Tongyao Pu 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago +1

    Love your videos 😊😋

  • Natasha Jean
    Natasha Jean 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago +2

    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 3 months ago

    Informational... but TMI....

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  • Rizuka Ender
    Rizuka Ender 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago +1

    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 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

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

  • Soph ia
    Soph ia 4 months ago

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  • Artem Bondarev
    Artem Bondarev 4 months ago

    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 tvclip.biz/video/KQCH--WWtco/video.html

    TB MURAH 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

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

  • Top Kek
    Top Kek 4 months ago

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

  • Maria Goludina
    Maria Goludina 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

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

  • mbergstedt84
    mbergstedt84 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    Drink tons of bottled water! Very crucial.

  • Ezio Auditore
    Ezio Auditore 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    did u make that kesha parody snow?

  • May Hannah
    May Hannah 5 months ago

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

  • PfC Wells
    PfC Wells 5 months ago

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

  • Cacilia Yancey
    Cacilia Yancey 5 months ago

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

  • Jamie
    Jamie 5 months ago

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

  • graxie v
    graxie v 5 months ago

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

  • Joni dh
    Joni dh 5 months ago

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

  • Paula Baldassini
    Paula Baldassini 5 months ago

    Love your t-shirt! 😍

  • Carla Bohna
    Carla Bohna 5 months ago

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

  • xX Anime Xx
    xX Anime Xx 5 months ago

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

  • Taylor Wenneson
    Taylor Wenneson 5 months ago

    Please do rookie airport mistakes

  • Cassandra Boyd
    Cassandra Boyd 5 months ago

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

  • Jatoiya Patten
    Jatoiya Patten 6 months ago

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

  • Kayla Mastin
    Kayla Mastin 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago


  • adriana anthony
    adriana anthony 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    Im American and I never tip

  • Engström Research
    Engström Research 6 months ago

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

  • Engström Research
    Engström Research 6 months ago

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

  • thatonekid
    thatonekid 6 months ago

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

  • thatonekid
    thatonekid 6 months ago

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

  • thatonekid
    thatonekid 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

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

  • Arthur Sandomine
    Arthur Sandomine 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    Great video! A lot of helpful information.

  • findyourkind
    findyourkind 6 months ago

    I love your shirt 😍

  • Ezra
    Ezra 6 months ago

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

  • joker28666
    joker28666 6 months ago +2

    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 6 months ago

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

  • Travis Valentine
    Travis Valentine 6 months ago

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

  • Emily Henderson
    Emily Henderson 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    Why do you need wifi when you're eating?

  • jana Van hemelrijck
    jana Van hemelrijck 6 months ago

    Wifi! 😂

  • Ho Ivan
    Ho Ivan 6 months ago

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

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    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 6 months ago +5

    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 6 months ago

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

  • Taylor Elliott
    Taylor Elliott 6 months ago

    I love that shirt omg

  • Jan Pohořelický
    Jan Pohořelický 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    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.