My biggest rookie travel mistakes – Tips for first time solo travellers on a budget



Thinking of travelling for the first time? Learn from me, first-time budget travellers! I made a lot of mistakes along the way and over the last few years so you’re not alone!. But I’ve learned a lot, so what were my biggest mistakes?

In this video, I run you through my 5 biggest solo travelling mistakes as a rookie, talking about getting out of debt, budgeting, taking the right backpack and travelling light.

I even started my blog far too late and had to try and learn a lot on the road. Big mistake, I should’ve started travelling with an open mind and a sense of freedom.

BTW, I MADE THIS INCREDIBLE BIT OF GEAR
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Kit list as of June 2020:

Backpacks
Atom+:
ULA Circuit:

SHELTERS
Stratospire 2:
Zpacks Solplex:

SLEEP SYSTEMS
Katabatic Sawatch:
Katabatic Palisade:
Neoair Xlite:

FOOTWEAR
Altra Lone Peak 4.0:
Gaiters – Altra gaiters:

CLOTHING

Waterproof shells
Rohan Helix:
OR Helium 2:
Frogg Toggs:

Insulated jackets
Patagonia Micropuff Hoodie:
Trespass Rustler:

Base layers
Ice Breaker base layer:

Shirts
Rohan Expedition:

Shorts
Patagonia Striders:

Hats
REI desert cap:
Berghaus beanie:

Sunglasses
Sungods:

Gloves
Salomon gloves:
Ski gloves:

Socks
Injinjis:
Darn Toughs:
Sealskinz:
NB Flat Knit:

Mosquito net
Smidge:

Buff
Camino Buff:

FILM AND SOUND

Phone
iPhone 11 Pro Max:

Drones
DJI Mavic Air 2:
DJI Mavic Air 1:

Cameras
Canon M50:
Sony RX100V:

Mics
Röde Micro:

Tripods
Gorilla Pod 1K:
Gorilla Pod 500:
Manfrotto Action:

NAVIGATION

GPS units
Garmin InReach Mini:
Garmin GPS Map 66i:

Compass
Silva Field:

WATER TREATMENT

Filter
Sawyer Squeeze:

Purifying drops
Aquamira drops:

Water storage
Cnoc Vecto 2L:

ELECTRONICS

Power banks
20,000mah:
13,000mah:

GPS tracking watch
Garmin Forerunner 35:

Wall chargers
UK :
US :

Data
Apple SD reader:

EQUIPMENT

Lights
NU25:
H2R Nova:
Tiki:

Ice axe
Grivel Helix:

Trekking poles
Alpine Carbon Cork:

Traction
Microspikes:

Stove
MSR Pocket Rocket 2:

Spoons and knives
TITO titanium spoon:
Victorinox mini classic:

Poop trowel
Deuce of Spades trowel:

Sit pad
Kumfie pad:

Tent stakes
Tarptent stakes:
MSR Mini Ground Hogs:
OEX Y-shaped stakes:

Tent poles
Zpacks carbon fibre tent poles:

Ground sheet
Polycryo ground sheet:

STORAGE

Pack liners and pods
Atom Packs DCF pack liner:
Heacy-duty rubble sacks:

Dry bags and stuff sacks
Sea to Summit 4L Nano:
OEX 2L dry bag:
Katabatic Gear silynylon stuff sack:

Pouches and wallets
Zpacks DCF Wallet:
Zpacks DCF utility pouch:

Food storage
Loksak OPSak:
Ziploc freezer bags:

MISC ITEMS
Bodyglide:
Carmex lip balm:
Lifesystems Nano first aid kit:
Croakies eyewear retainer:

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