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.
MY CURRENT FULL KIT LIST BELOW!
Tent – Zpacks Solplex
Backpack – HMG 2400 Windrider
Sleeping quilt – Katabatic Gear 30deg Palisade down sleeping quilt
CAMERA EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRONICS
Compact camera – Sony RX100 Mk5
Drone – DJI Mavic Air (NOT PERMITTED IN HIMALAYAS)
Tripod – Joby GorillaPod
Microphone – Rode VideoMicro
Sound recorder – Zoom H1
Phone – iPhone 8+
Storage – Sandisk Extreme 64GB
GPS Tracking – Garmin Forerunner 35
Power bank – Anker Powercore+ 13400mah
Headlamp – Black Diamond Ion
Shoes – Altra Lone Peak 4.0 trail runners
Shoes – New Balance Minimus trail runners
Shoes – New Balance Zante v3
Rain jacket – Patagonia Torrentshell
Down puffy – North Ridge Hybrid
Water filter – Sawyer Mini
Vessels – Smart Water bottles
Stove – MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove
Fuel – MSR Butane/Propane bottle
EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
Zpacks tent poles
HMG compartment pod
Leki Trekking Pole
Thermarest Neoair Xlite sleeping mattress