My Top 10 Tourist Tips

1 – Wear comfortable shoes.
2 – Pay with cash and keep it in a safe place.
then keep emergency cash in an even safer place.
3 – Look where you are walking, no one likes to get ran into! πŸ˜‰
4 – Learn language basics.
Don’t be afraid to ask strangers for help!
5 – Get a practical bag that will hold your belongings, & keep a good eye on it.
I’m loving my new ONA bag.
6 – Wear your camera around your shoulder, it will relieve neck pain.
It will also help you look like less of a ‘tourist’!
7 – Figure out your route before leaving & keep the hotel’s card on you.
It will have the address on it, just in case you get lost. “Helllp!”
8 – Eat out early, or late – it will help avoid long waits and crowds.
9 – Use apps on your phone, rather than a physical map.
Less to carry & less ‘tourist-y’.
10 – Don’t be afraid to explore!
Pay attention & snap photos of land marks along the way, 
it will help you find your way back!




  1. May 29, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    I just checked out the camera bag website, SO many amazing bags!!

  2. May 29, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    Love the video! You guys are just the cutest and your trip looks ahh-mazing!

  3. May 29, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    love the video!!! what lens is that on the camera you carry????

  4. May 29, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I'll remember them in two weeks when I'm in the Philippines. I may need to get myself a bag like that for when we go to Canada, Australia and NZ. It looks like a must!

    P.S. I looove that lens, we want that one! Can I request a post on tips for filming while being a tourist? Since you're the expert.. πŸ™‚

  5. May 29, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    Only tip missing is what lens you suggest for travel! I'm always so torn when packing. I want to have flexibility and use my favorites like my 85mm, 50mm, and 35mm but I know I should probably just stick with my kit lens (18-55) just because of versatility and it keeps my bag light. I would love to hear your thoughts on it. πŸ™‚

  6. May 29, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    Perfect timing! I was just thinking the other day, "I wish Hailey would do a travel tips post!" I'm headed on a European tour on the 15th for 3 and 1/2 weeks. πŸ™‚ Keep the tips and tricks coming!

  7. May 30, 2013 / 6:35 pm

    love this, love you. we ought to have you bring this over to traveling triplets – would you be interested in sharing?!


    • May 30, 2013 / 7:00 pm

      I would love to share on traveling triplets – let me know what I gotta do πŸ™‚

  8. May 30, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Hi Hailey,
    Looking into getting the ONA bag, did your DSLR fit comfortably in there or did you have to take the lens off? (:


  9. June 5, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    love the tips! sucha a cool video! πŸ™‚ I am your new reader πŸ˜‰

  10. June 17, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    You should make a blog post about how to pack like a pro…Since you travel all the time πŸ™‚

  11. August 23, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    Saving this blogpost! thanks Hailey! ps just added your blog πŸ™‚

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