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Becoming a Travel Blogger part 1


Online gambling in Singapore offer free slots games review and demo play. From the moment I started taking it seriously, uploading once a week, I grew from 3 to 30 in just a little bit more than a year. And for all of you who are there trying to do the same thing, I just want to encourage you because it is possible. At first you may think that it only happens to other people but, no, keep going. So, as this community grows, I feel it’s time for me to come here and share a little bit more about me, who am I, why am I doing all this, how do I do it.

And most importantly, thank you for coming back every week. I’m arriving here at the mall. Let’s go there.

There are so many nice malls in Bangkok. As a result of your support, late last year we made a crazy decision that we haven’t mentioned in the vlogs yet We left our home in Texas, packed everything and put on a storage. This is our garage.

It’s such a mess. I have to film, so that one day we can laugh. My dad came all the way from Brazil to help me. -Yeah.

-[laughs] To do this international move Look at Gordon. You’re tired? [laughs] Now the garage gets cleaned. At first, we committed to six months of travel and we chose our destinations based on the requests we’re getting. Here we are four months in, it’s been amazing, but it’s going by really fast.

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas, huh? Merry Christmas.

[laughs] Happy New Year! [music] Bye Brazil This is one of those things you see other people doing online and you think it’s never gonna be possible, but here we are. And our idea is not to rush, trying to go to as many countries as we can No, we want to experience cities and experience them well, so that I can create better video guides for you. We arrive in a city, and before I start filming, I walk around, experience the culture. Yay!

That’s me. So, when we start doing the vlogs, I can provide the best information. And from Peru to Thailand, there has already been a lot in between. We just spent two days in the U.S. organizing things, and then we flew to Tokyo.

Renata: A or B? A or B, what do you want? Beef No Tokyo vlogs, that was just a stopover, but one day we’ll be back Where we really spent time was Singapore and Malaysia. So, I use the community tab and social media to ask for your questions, and here I am to answer.

But let’s go inside because it’s too hot here outside now. Can I get, please, a Thai iced tea with milk? Thank you It’s a creamy milk-infused tea. Very sweet. And good, very good. So, I organized the questions here based on where they came from.

Let’s get started with YouTube, both my channels: English and Portuguese. Question from Mongo, “Which one would you say is your most memorable experience and why?” I thought a lot, you know, before responding to this, because every trip seems to be memorable. But there were a few situations that I think I’ll never forget. First one was in South Africa. I’ve been to South Africa three times and in two trips, I spent a month there.

And I got to connect with people, talk to them a lot, and hear their stories. And there was one person who sat next to me, and he told me stories about growing up in South Africa during the apartheid, and it’s one of those moments that really made me reflect about everything. And even today, sometimes when I think about this, I get emotional. So, this was something that was really… that touched me, you know, in a special way.

Another thing that I’d say that happened, and this was recently, it was in Singapore. We saw a festival called Thaipusam and it was really, really impressive to see the sacrifices that people do, you know. It’s coming up in one of the next vlogs.

That was mind-blowing. And I think I’ll also remember that for a long time. Carmen B. – “What’s your favorite place to go?” Hello, Carmen, it’s so good to see you here.

Carmen has been coming to this channel for such a long time, and it’s so great to see that you’re still here. Thank you for your question. So, my favorite place, I think you know, because you’ve seen several of my videos there: Brazil, right?

Especially Cabo Frio and Búzios, that region, because I grew up going there every summer or sometimes more than once or twice a year. So, this is something that is… That region is really, really special to me. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, recently I just went back there and shot a few videos. They’re listed right here in this playlist. Go take a look.

The beaches are amazing. And today, especially living abroad, I miss that region a lot. I think I’ll give a similar answer here to the next question from Julian Sorel. “Hello. You visited many different places around the world, but I’d like to know what is your favorite tourist place?”

Yeah, I’d say it’s also Cabo Frio, Búzios, that area because of the beaches. I miss it so much. I love the beaches there.

And it reminds me of childhood. So, that’s my favorite place. I may travel the world but, you know, going back home is always great. A question from Mirtes Bittencourt She asks how did I move to the United States and how did I start working with news reporting. I went to the United States in 2003 to do some extension courses and I studied in Los Angeles. After that, I got an opportunity to work there legally with a work visa and everything, so I took that opportunity.

But actually before this, I was already a news reporter in Brazil. I actually left a career on TV in Brazil to move to the United States. In Brazil, I was already working on several national networks. And when I moved to the United States, I became an international correspondent for another important network in Brazil. So, this is how I ended up there.

Now, the question in Portuguese from Moy Moses He’d like to know when I’m doing a coast-to-coast trip in the United States. Well, actually, I’ve done, you know, I’ve done from Texas to Las Vegas. There are videos about that one. I’ve done from Texas to Florida.

There are videos there, too. And I did a few trips also that I didn’t document from L.A. to Canada, from Texas to Toronto, from Texas to L.A. I’ve done all kinds of trips like this, but I believe what you want is probably like New York or Chicago all the way via Route 66 until California. You know, hopefully, one day, it’s really nice. I love doing road trips in United States. And it’s good to know that you like that, so I’ll put that on my list.

Sentar from Russia, “Western and eastern parts of Russia differ a lot. You have already seen the European part of our country, but there’s another Russia.” “So, do you plan to come back to Russia again to go east to feel all that difference by yourself?” Absolutely, Russia is really high on my list. And I’d say here, Russia is definitely a place a lot more foreigners should go because, you know… Don’t listen to the media.

And it’s awful for me to say that because I’m part of the media, I worked in the media for such a long time, but it’s not all true what people say, you know, we spent a lot of time in Russia. We had an unbelievable, amazing time in Russia. People are so friendly, so nice. We loved to see this European part of Russia. Now, we’re actually looking forward to seeing a different Russia.

It’s one of my dreams, sort of the Trans-Siberian rail route all the way ending up in a Vladivostok. I’d love to do that. I’ve already started planning. So, hopefully, in the next few months or maybe next year. But I definitely want to go back, and I feel there is a lot more to experience in Russia. And I also really love the feedback I’ve received from Russians.

I never expected Russians would come to my channel and enjoy my content. So, thank you very much for that as well. Question from That Person “What inspire your desire to travel and how do you afford it?” Well, I think my family has inspired me. My great-grandma was already traveling to Italy, in cruises, when… at a time that nobody was considering traveling.

And then my grandparents were always traveling within Brazil. So, I think my desire to travel comes from family and from seeing everyone traveling since at a very young age. Now, how can I afford it?

Well, I save money Some people spend their money in expensive clothes, expensive cars. I save my money. And also I don’t do this just for fun.

This is a job for me. I also work. I’m a freelance journalist.

So, I’m not all over just spending money, I’m also making money. I work on several projects here and there, so this is how I can afford. I started traveling the world to work about 15 years ago. So, I’ve been doing this actually way before having this channel. But I’d always go somewhere, come back home, go somewhere, come back home.

The difference now is that instead of doing this, I’m going from place to place. And actually I’m saving money because I don’t have to maintain my house without being there full-time. Kiko Caxias says that I’ve been helping a lot of people who study English, and asks if I can add subtitles in English to my videos.

Kiko and everybody else, all my videos have subtitles in English. If they’re not appearing to you, you need to activate them. All you got to do is come here if you’re on a desktop, come to the bottom, click on CC. This automatically activates subtitles.

Now it appears in English for me as English is my default language, but you could change that. You see this other icon here? Click on it, and I have all these languages.

English is manually done, but the others are autotranslations, so they’re not perfect, but you can have a pretty good idea. And if you’re on your cell phone, just click on the video, and then you see dot, dot, dot, click on captions, choose your language, and that’s it. Tiger Princess! “Renata, please visit Germany, Spain, France, and Italy.” Oh! “I love your perspective on these locations.”

All these places are high, high on my list, too. I actually spent once two months in German. It’s a country I love, really, really love. And, yeah, it’s good to know that you’re interested. I’ll try to go back as soon as I can.

Thank you. That’s good to know. Mikvas asks, “Any children?”

No, no children. Maybe one day. Duskbat Rabbit, “We always see Mr. Gordon with the camera, camera bag, and a very big tripod.

Does he like to share his pictures he takes online? All of the work that Gordon does is for this channel right here. He works a lot, every time you see him with this tripod, he’s doing time lapses, hyperlapses, all that, while I’m filming myself. So, this is a team effort for this channel. Reclaiming4Jesus says, “Hi, Renata, your videos are very good and informative.”

Thank you. “When are you coming to Jamaica?” Can you believe I’ve never been to the Caribbean? It is definitely a place I want to go.

You know, and it is so close, because I’m right there in Texas, but… Yeah, and Jamaica is high on my list as well. We’d love to go one day. Adrian Albuquerque, “In what position would you put Peru in relation to its other Latin American neighbors? Which do you think is better?” I don’t think you can compare countries like that because I think every country is special in its own way, and it has some peculiarities, and it has things that makes a country unique, you know.

This is why I love traveling as well. So, I think it’s a question that has no answer, at least in my opinion. Let’s go for a quick break. Look at the amount of options here to eat.

This food square is fantastic. Some grocery shopping. Quick and easy, so let’s go back to the questions. From a healthy tea to an unhealthy temptation here, ice cream.

Let’s get started with the Instagram questions. Paulo Perrucci: “What’s the biggest challenge while shooting?” In my case, that I’m constantly out shooting, that’s the real challenge, because you depend on factors that are out of your control. For example, if you’re on the street you depend on the weather, if it’s windy, if it’s rainy, it’s too hot and humid, all these affects the quality and the speed of your production.

You also need to pay attention at your equipment what are your battery levels, your memory cards . do you have enough space to do an attraction. Let’s say, if I’m just starting to shoot a different attraction. Do I have enough space in my memory cards? What are my battery levels?

Am I going to be able to finish what I started? So, you need to keep all that in mind. It is very different as compared to shooting something at home that you just put the camera on a tripod, and then you speak to your camera and everything is right there, manageable. It is harder to be outdoors which is something you need to plan for. Nucia Paula, she wants to know about where to stay in Miami.

I’m going to answer this question here because I get this question all the time. Thanks to my videos in Miami. This is what I have to say about Miami. You need to know what’s your budget and what’s the purpose of your trip because if you want to stay in Miami itself, South Beach or Miami Beach, it’s going to be very expensive. But at the same time, if you’re going to Miami not for the party, but if you want to go shopping, for example, it doesn’t make sense that you stay right there in the middle of the hustle and bustle because a lot of the outlet malls are located north of the city, so you need to take all that into consideration.