Curious to know how I plan my trips? Today I'm sharing my best tips for planning travel: booking flights, accommodations, budgeting, language tips and more. Timestamps below. Thanks to HelloTalk for partnering with me on this video! Download the app here → https://brc.hellotalk.com/Lavendaire
1:03 - Booking flights + finding the best price
3:47 - Always go incognito when researching
4:25 - Hopper app for tracking flight prices
4:43 - Open to any destination? Search lowest airfare to everywhere
5:46 - Scott's Cheap Flight Deals
6:00 - Familiarize yourself with the language
7:22 - Practicing new languages with native speakers, HelloTalk
9:31 - Tips on booking your stay (finding a convenient location!)
12:34 - My secret to booking on Airbnb
15:42 - Budgeting for your trip + money tips
18:05 - Handling important documents
// TRAVEL RESOURCES & TOOLS
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Filmed & Edited by Aileen Xu
Transcription by Alicia Lalicon | [email protected]
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I'm Aileen, a lifestyle blogger sharing knowledge and inspiration on creating your dream life.
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Airbnb is just as clean? Even big hotels can messed up big time, just search "See Which Hotels Were Caught Not Changing Bedsheets for New Guest". People or agents that handle these apartments are not professionals.
The perfect video that I needed in order to organize my trip ! WELL DONE AND THANK YOU ! I specilly appreciated your clear explanations and your way of talking (like you had no parasite noises in between sentences like other youtubers) and it was a pleasure to listen to you. Have a beautiful day ! ❤❤❤❤😗😗😗😗
thanks for your tip about booking flights. it's always the most difficult thing to figure out flight prices on different days.
My tip would be depositing cash from your debit card from local ATMs during your travel.. Even after the service charge, the exchange rate is still pretty good and you can always get smaller bills this way. Also, it makes me nervous to carry so many cash on me, esp. if I'm on a trip longer than a week.
I saw the video as soon as you posted it and I can not stop thinking about what you've been to in 27 countries!
What are those countries? have you been in my country? I'm from Dominican Republic!!
Btw, i Love your vídeos!!!
I learned a lot, thank you! I'm a frustrated traveler and the amount of options out there can be overwhelming. This is like an introduction course for people like me who are just starting to learn the how to's/basics. =)
Thank you for the great tip. Bank of america has a travel reward credit card where you get a travel points for purchases and no foreign transaction fee. I use it all the time during travel and pay off my balance when back home. That way, minimum cash exchange required :)
Very very userful info. May I kindly ask you a video about how to make your baggage? or perhaps like how to make the ideal luggage, since you travel so much I guess it helps a lot. Considering that in some cases specially when you travel with a child, you want to make maximal use of your luggage space but do not know how to avoid useless things or forget important ones.Thanks once more.
I never really search in these websites since I use JetBLue when I travel which is not frequent but there are some destinations that JetBLue doesn't offer from Puerto Rico (my country) so I have to do a connected flight but for example to Tokyo there's no flight unless I take one to NYC and then get another airline to Japan but for future trips I'll use these website just to have a look on average prices. .
Really wonderful tips. I find the Hello Talk and the SkyScanner 'Can't Decide Where' absolutely mind-blowing. So thank you for posting this. It's always lovely and wonderful to watch your videos. The aesthetics are so pleasing and yet so simple. I'm trying to improve my videos bit by bit :D
i'm going out of the country for the first time in two months, and i used all of these tips and resources! i'm glad to know that i prepared well. :D this video was still very helpful! thank you aileen!
it feels like ages ago i stumbled onto your podcast on google music. i'm basically in love at this point, and yep i'm hoping for a trip to japan in a year or two, once i have some money and speak the language better. /blog tldr you're on point don't change, and thanks c:
Thank you so much about planning for trips, especially when traveling outside of the United States! I’ve seen many videos about travel tips and I have to say I learn many new things about planning just watching this video such as the websites and apps that you mention and now I use them to help me plan my trips. Using incognito was a huge surprise for me and I never thought about it until I saw this video. Thank you so much for sharing your tips and recommendations. 😊
Wonderful tips especially around staying near the metro stations!! I like HelloTalk too!! Its great :) My other tip which I discovered after staying at lots of Airbnbs is to check when you can check in to a place. There have been lots of times when I arrive in a new city early in the morning only and have to wait 8 hours before I can drop my bags off. And!! If you can, a sim card just in case you need to contact your host beforehand is really helpful too!!
THANK YOU for sharing Airbnb!!! I am planning a trip and hotel prices are extremely high during this peak season we must travel in, and the hotels aren't even that nice. I checked out Airbnb and there are some really nice rooms for a fraction of the price as hotels. I have never tried Airbnb before.. great idea!!
My experience while traveling to Thailand, was to exchange money once you arrive in Thailand. The rule of thumb is to bring new $100 bills. You will get a better exchange rate than getting the money from your home bank.
I found you yesterday and have literally watched almost all of your videos, I love your style and aesthetic and I'm glad I'm subscribed! I was just thinking about planning a trip with my boyfriend so I'm SO happy you posted this video. Thanks for being amazing!
Calida This is so true. It's also great to stay near an airport bus stop because when you first get to Seoul it can be intimidating to get around if you've never been before. So if you stay close to an airport bus stop it makes life a lot easier.
*This was so incredibly helpful, I'm going to check out all these links later on! I'm new to travel. My heart is calling me to go to different places but I've never gone anywhere my life and all of the process is super overwhelming. But you give me some good tools to check out, Aileen :-) so thank you.*
Ah, wishing I hadn't already booked my place because that Airbnb credit would have helped. :P Very interesting, informative and makes me more excited for my trip! 7/11 is the best for withdrawing money I have heard. :)
To the east is the entrance area to the vault. In order to open it, you have to work out how to open all of the doors at once. One of the instructions will open a door without closing any. This must be the last key you press. Now, find a way to open a door that closes only the doors you will open later. And continue until all of the doors are open.
One solution is "NILBOG". (Many other solutions are possible; this one has the advantage of spelling something interesting when reversed.) Each key opens a door while not closing any of the doors you have already opened.
Pushing the Mainentance button (M), will teleport you to caves underneath the castle. When you leave this area, it will open up a new door to the east of the entrance room.
At the very first intersection, to the right is a room. A chest in that room contains the candelabrum needed to solve quest 3.
Continuing down the corridor into the caverns, you will come to a room containing a chest in the middle of the room and a Spark spell containstly bashing down onto it. You can empty the chest by timing you steps correctly. Be careful, as the Spark spell seems to be a master level spark.
The next room and then north leads to where Angela is trapped. She will join your party automatically and you can return her to town to solve quest 6.
Further west and then back east, and then to the end of the passage is a teleporter that returns you to the room south of where you found Angela.
If you instead go further west is the lair of some cobras. You can find several cobra eggs scattered around this room.
To the south is the lair of the Queen of the Spiders. Kill her and you will find her heart. This will satisfy quest 4. There is also a teleporter here that will return you to the starting room.