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– Hi loves.
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How’s it going?
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It’s Ann, welcome to my channel.
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If you have been following me,
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I am so sorry I’ve been MIA,
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I’ve been traveling in the last couple of weeks,
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and I thought I’d be able to get some work done
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while traveling, that didn’t work out as I had thought,
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but I am back now, and I have a part two of my
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Tavel Tips and Hacks.
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If you missed part one, I will link it below this video.
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I have been taking lots and lots of notes
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while traveling of things that I find very helpful.
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These are tips and hacks that you will
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probably love as well.
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Some of them you may have seen,
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some of them are probably new to you,
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so let’s go ahead and get started.
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In my last trip, I got to travel to two countries
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for the price of one.
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This is definitely a time and money saving hack.
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First, map up your trip and select countries
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that are within the same route.
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Then I go on a booking site,
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I personally like to use Kayak.com,
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this is where I do all of my bookings.
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I can play around with different dates,
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multiple stops.
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I can then compare prices, and also itineraries.
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If you’re on a certain budget, try switching
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around the dates and airports,
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as it can make a huge difference on the prices.
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So my main destination is Thailand.
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I decided to make a five-day mid-stop in Tokyo, Japan.
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This way I can visit two countries.
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I played around with different dates and different scenarios
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to see if there was going to be a big
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price difference between adding a stop or not,
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and the prices were just right around the same
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as if I was just flying to one destination.
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If you are traveling to a foreign country
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and need help with translation,
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download Google Translate and the language
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of the other country you are visiting.
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Make sure to download this at home
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so that way when you get to the country,
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you’re prepared, you don’t have to look
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for SIMs card, or good Wi-Fi in order to access this.
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To use this, you have to download
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the language of your choice.
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Then open the camera function and hold it
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over the text.
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It should give you some sort of translation.
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Now it’s not going to be 100% accurate,
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but it is better than nothing.
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It works better over print than handwritten text.
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This definitely helped me out
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in supermarkets when it comes to buying certain foods,
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and looking at labels.
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I love using essentail oils for my home,
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and for traveling.
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Each of these mini-bottles hold a different function
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and they go perfect in your bag or in your pocket.
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Mint, for instance helps with queasiness
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and is a fresh scent that can mask out smelly odor.
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Or if you’re feeling queasy, then add a few drops
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into your water.
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My favorite scent are the citrus scent.
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I like to add this into a water spray bottle
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and spray all over my Airbnb or hotel room.
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For an instant spa after a long day of traveling,
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add a few drops of this into your bathtub,
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so that way you can decompress.
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My main essentail oil is eucalyptus.
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This is perfect for when you’re on a trip
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and somebody gets sick.
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If you have a travel diffuser or humidifier,
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it can really help you as well.
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Add a few drops of this oil into your water,
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then place it next to the bed while you’re resting.
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Even in your most comfortable shoes,
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after a long day of walking,
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your feet can swell up and rub against your shoes.
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Take a generous amount of petroleum jelly
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and rub it around where your problem area is
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and on your shoes.
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Doing this can help prevent rubbing and blisters.
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If you’re traveling with any leather accessory,
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well here is a way you can keep your leather
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looking new and polished.
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First clean the surface with a damp cloth.
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Then take a good amount of petroleum jelly
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and massage that into the leather.
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Once it’s massaged and conditioned into the leather,
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it’s not going to feel sticky like the jelly.
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After polishing all the surfaces,
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your leather should look shiny and new again.
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I love traveling with my studded earrings.
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It’s pretty and it’s multifunctional.
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Every time I’m in a new country,
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I always need to switch out my SIM card
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and so I usually use the back of my stud earring
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to pop out the side of my phone and switch up my SIMs card.
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Of course you can also use a clothing pin,
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but that’s if you remember to bring one.
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So a hack that I like to do with clothing pin is,
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I like to pin it within the inside
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of a spaghetti strap dress or top.
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Just in case a strap snaps on me,
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I am prepared.
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I have a pin in my top that I can take out
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and repair the strap.
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Here’s a quick hack that you can do to add
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a secret compartment to your backpack.
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You will need a zip pouch big enough to store away
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anything you want to hide.
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Permanent fabric glue.
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This thing is very strong,
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and once it bonds it’s on for good.
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Lastly, for extra security, you can use
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a needle and thread.
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Apply a even amount of fabric glue
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onto the back of your pouch,
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then place the glue side of your pouch
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onto the back of your backpack.
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But if you feel like you want extra security,
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you can also sew the pouch onto the back of your backpack.
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Now you can store anything you want in here.
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You can make it a secret compartment,
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or you can just use it for extra storage.
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If you’re a traveler that’s on a strict diet,
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or if you just want to save money,
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this will definitely help you out.
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As a traveling family, we just like to have
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a home-cooked meal every now and then,
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or save money on going out to eat all the time,
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so we make sure to pack all the seasoning
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that we usually use at home.
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For the seasonings that we can only get back home,
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we would put those into Ziploc bags
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and fold them into this plastic container.
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Finding a place with a kitchen
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really adds to our traveling experience
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and our family trip.
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We love going to the local market
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and seeing what the locals buy, and eat.
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We would bring home some fresh produce
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and make our own breakfast or dinner.
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Something that I highly, highly recommend
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is for you to learn some native phrases
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before traveling to your destination.
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So go on YouTube, Google search, or listen to a podcast
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on how to speak the native phrases
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of the country you’re going to.
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This will definitely help people open up to you
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and be a little bit more friendly.
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I always hear people complaining about
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how unfriendly certain countries are,
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but for me, I have a total different experience,
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because I would say hello in their native language,
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and goodbye and thank you and everything like that.
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And I noticed by doing that, people will open up to you,
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and they’re a lot friendlier,
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because you’re showing them respect
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of their country, and their language,
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and they like it.
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People like that kind of stuff.
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Thank you all so much for watching.
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Make sure to give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it,
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and share it to anyone you know that is traveling
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that can use some of these travel hacks and tips,
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and also share in the comment section below
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which is your favorite travel hacks and tips,
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what you find helpful or
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if you want to share anything else with the rest of us,
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then comment below.
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Thank you all so much for watching,
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and I will see you next weekend.
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Mwah, ciao!

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