Transcript 0:00 (upbeat electro-pop music) 0:05 – Hi loves. 0:06 How’s it going? 0:07 It’s Ann, welcome to my channel. 0:08 If you have been following me, 0:10 I am so sorry I’ve been MIA, 0:12 I’ve been traveling in the last couple of weeks, 0:15 and I thought I’d be able to get some work done 0:18 while traveling, that didn’t work out as I had thought, 0:21 but I am back now, and I have a part two of my 0:26 Tavel Tips and Hacks. 0:27 If you missed part one, I will link it below this video. 0:30 I have been taking lots and lots of notes 0:33 while traveling of things that I find very helpful. 0:36 These are tips and hacks that you will 0:37 probably love as well. 0:39 Some of them you may have seen, 0:41 some of them are probably new to you, 0:43 so let’s go ahead and get started. 0:45 In my last trip, I got to travel to two countries 0:48 for the price of one. 0:49 This is definitely a time and money saving hack. 0:53 First, map up your trip and select countries 0:55 that are within the same route. 0:57 Then I go on a booking site, 0:59 I personally like to use Kayak.com, 1:01 this is where I do all of my bookings. 1:03 I can play around with different dates, 1:05 multiple stops. 1:06 I can then compare prices, and also itineraries. 1:10 If you’re on a certain budget, try switching 1:11 around the dates and airports, 1:13 as it can make a huge difference on the prices. 1:16 So my main destination is Thailand. 1:18 I decided to make a five-day mid-stop in Tokyo, Japan. 1:22 This way I can visit two countries. 1:25 I played around with different dates and different scenarios 1:27 to see if there was going to be a big 1:30 price difference between adding a stop or not, 1:33 and the prices were just right around the same 1:35 as if I was just flying to one destination. 1:40 If you are traveling to a foreign country 1:42 and need help with translation, 1:44 download Google Translate and the language 1:47 of the other country you are visiting. 1:49 Make sure to download this at home 1:51 so that way when you get to the country, 1:53 you’re prepared, you don’t have to look 1:55 for SIMs card, or good Wi-Fi in order to access this. 1:58 To use this, you have to download 2:00 the language of your choice. 2:02 Then open the camera function and hold it 2:04 over the text. 2:06 It should give you some sort of translation. 2:08 Now it’s not going to be 100% accurate, 2:11 but it is better than nothing. 2:13 It works better over print than handwritten text. 2:16 This definitely helped me out 2:18 in supermarkets when it comes to buying certain foods, 2:21 and looking at labels. 2:23 I love using essentail oils for my home, 2:25 and for traveling. 2:27 Each of these mini-bottles hold a different function 2:29 and they go perfect in your bag or in your pocket. 2:32 Mint, for instance helps with queasiness 2:34 and is a fresh scent that can mask out smelly odor. 2:37 Or if you’re feeling queasy, then add a few drops 2:40 into your water. 2:41 My favorite scent are the citrus scent. 2:43 I like to add this into a water spray bottle 2:46 and spray all over my Airbnb or hotel room. 2:49 For an instant spa after a long day of traveling, 2:52 add a few drops of this into your bathtub, 2:55 so that way you can decompress. 2:57 My main essentail oil is eucalyptus. 2:59 This is perfect for when you’re on a trip 3:01 and somebody gets sick. 3:02 If you have a travel diffuser or humidifier, 3:05 it can really help you as well. 3:07 Add a few drops of this oil into your water, 3:10 then place it next to the bed while you’re resting. 3:14 Even in your most comfortable shoes, 3:16 after a long day of walking, 3:17 your feet can swell up and rub against your shoes. 3:21 Take a generous amount of petroleum jelly 3:23 and rub it around where your problem area is 3:26 and on your shoes. 3:27 Doing this can help prevent rubbing and blisters. 3:31 If you’re traveling with any leather accessory, 3:33 well here is a way you can keep your leather 3:35 looking new and polished. 3:37 First clean the surface with a damp cloth. 3:40 Then take a good amount of petroleum jelly 3:42 and massage that into the leather. 3:44 Once it’s massaged and conditioned into the leather, 3:47 it’s not going to feel sticky like the jelly. 3:49 After polishing all the surfaces, 3:51 your leather should look shiny and new again. 3:54 I love traveling with my studded earrings. 3:56 It’s pretty and it’s multifunctional. 3:58 Every time I’m in a new country, 4:00 I always need to switch out my SIM card 4:02 and so I usually use the back of my stud earring 4:05 to pop out the side of my phone and switch up my SIMs card. 4:10 Of course you can also use a clothing pin, 4:13 but that’s if you remember to bring one. 4:15 So a hack that I like to do with clothing pin is, 4:18 I like to pin it within the inside 4:20 of a spaghetti strap dress or top. 4:23 Just in case a strap snaps on me, 4:25 I am prepared. 4:27 I have a pin in my top that I can take out 4:30 and repair the strap. 4:32 Here’s a quick hack that you can do to add 4:34 a secret compartment to your backpack. 4:37 You will need a zip pouch big enough to store away 4:40 anything you want to hide. 4:42 Permanent fabric glue. 4:43 This thing is very strong, 4:45 and once it bonds it’s on for good. 4:47 Lastly, for extra security, you can use 4:50 a needle and thread. 4:51 Apply a even amount of fabric glue 4:53 onto the back of your pouch, 4:56 then place the glue side of your pouch 4:57 onto the back of your backpack. 5:00 But if you feel like you want extra security, 5:01 you can also sew the pouch onto the back of your backpack. 5:06 Now you can store anything you want in here. 5:07 You can make it a secret compartment, 5:09 or you can just use it for extra storage. 5:12 If you’re a traveler that’s on a strict diet, 5:14 or if you just want to save money, 5:16 this will definitely help you out. 5:18 As a traveling family, we just like to have 5:20 a home-cooked meal every now and then, 5:22 or save money on going out to eat all the time, 5:25 so we make sure to pack all the seasoning 5:27 that we usually use at home. 5:30 For the seasonings that we can only get back home, 5:32 we would put those into Ziploc bags 5:34 and fold them into this plastic container. 5:37 Finding a place with a kitchen 5:38 really adds to our traveling experience 5:41 and our family trip. 5:42 We love going to the local market 5:44 and seeing what the locals buy, and eat. 5:48 We would bring home some fresh produce 5:50 and make our own breakfast or dinner. 5:53 Something that I highly, highly recommend 5:55 is for you to learn some native phrases 5:58 before traveling to your destination. 6:01 So go on YouTube, Google search, or listen to a podcast 6:06 on how to speak the native phrases 6:08 of the country you’re going to. 6:11 This will definitely help people open up to you 6:13 and be a little bit more friendly. 6:15 I always hear people complaining about 6:17 how unfriendly certain countries are, 6:20 but for me, I have a total different experience, 6:23 because I would say hello in their native language, 6:27 and goodbye and thank you and everything like that. 6:29 And I noticed by doing that, people will open up to you, 6:32 and they’re a lot friendlier, 6:33 because you’re showing them respect 6:35 of their country, and their language, 6:37 and they like it. 6:39 People like that kind of stuff. 6:40 Thank you all so much for watching. 6:41 Make sure to give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, 6:44 and share it to anyone you know that is traveling 6:47 that can use some of these travel hacks and tips, 6:50 and also share in the comment section below 6:53 which is your favorite travel hacks and tips, 6:55 what you find helpful or 6:57 if you want to share anything else with the rest of us, 7:00 then comment below. 7:01 Thank you all so much for watching, 7:02 and I will see you next weekend. 7:04 Mwah, ciao!