Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.


  1. omniyafareed
    29 Oct 2016 @ 12:27 pm

    wow these are all important tips that many first time travellers are going to find really useful 🙂


  2. Cory
    27 Oct 2016 @ 10:59 am

    I wish I would have known all these when I was a first time traveller. I made so many mistakes. One of them was to check the visa requirements just 4 weeks before my travel. Apparently it takes 4-6 weeks to get a visa, so I was literally on fire until I got it…one day before my trip :O


  3. wanderingwagarschristina
    27 Oct 2016 @ 2:49 am

    A good guide for first time travellers. It is so important to know your budget first of all. Otherwise, you might end up having a well planned trip that you can’t go on because it’s you can’t afford it.


  4. Karen
    26 Oct 2016 @ 8:34 pm

    I had never heard of Secret Flying and Hopper. They sounds really helpful – Thank you!


  5. Danielle Bricker
    26 Oct 2016 @ 6:52 pm

    Handy guide. I would actually recommend getting insurance before purchasing flights or making any other bookings. Best to get that sorted right away and know that everything you plan from there on out is covered!


  6. Leah Walker (@L_e_a_h)
    26 Oct 2016 @ 5:50 pm

    Vaccinations and visas…those are big ones! I’m sure many first-time travelers wouldn’t even think about those two things.


  7. Alexis
    26 Oct 2016 @ 5:48 pm

    Great list! I had to dig up all this info on my own for my first trip. ‘Admin Stuff’ might be boring but its super important!


  8. Ivy
    26 Oct 2016 @ 5:34 pm

    Great list for first timers! I email all the important docs to myself ahead of time and keep a photocopy of my passport with me. They’ve definitely come in handy


  9. Skye Moyer
    26 Oct 2016 @ 5:28 pm

    Your boring admin stuff is right on the money! I always, always take a picture of passports. Never know when you will actually need them


  10. erikastravels
    26 Oct 2016 @ 5:14 pm

    Googling and searching images of places is definitely my favorite part of the travel planning process too! And I definitely agree with your point about bringing carrryon-sized luggage. It can save a lot of money in the end!


  11. Pinay Flying High
    26 Oct 2016 @ 4:33 pm

    I shouldn’t be bored to take photo of passport. It’s really important, I realized now. I think you should also send those photos to a family member or friend. Just in case. 🙂


    • lavidaviva
      26 Oct 2016 @ 10:10 pm

      Absolutely! My photo has saved me sooo many times especially because I hate carrying my passport around.


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