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Semester At Sea - Ship Tips Part 1
 
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Semester At Sea is a magnificent, life altering, experience. Who would think you could get college CREDIT to travel the world?! But before you sail off into the sunset on your journey around the world, there are a few things you should know to prepare yourself for life aboard a ship. Here are my top 10 Ship Tips, or things I wish I knew before traveling with Semester At Sea. 1) You need 4 bags: i. Large hard case suitcase/Duffel bag = Packed full of snacks ii. Large duffel bag = Packed with clothes & toiletries etc. iii. Weekend bag/Large backpack iv. Day bag - Small backpack/purse If you pack one bag full of snacks you'll: A. Have snacks to eat up so you don't spend all your money at the snack bar B. Have an empty suitcase at the end of the voyage to put all your souvenirs in. Thanks so much to my roommate May who did this! She's brilliant. 2) Bring post-it notes It's shocking how difficult it is to find someone on the ship. A note on someones door is the easiest way to make sure someone gets a message. Don't depend on the Seamail aka the free email account you have set up through SAS. It takes 30 minutes to load an email sometimes. You can find out someones room number by asking them and or by asking the hospitality desk. 3) Backup all your data aka pictures, papers, anything digital, on a backup hard drive. You want to make sure all your data is in 2 places so if it gets destroying in one place, you have it in another place. If you don't take this precaution you risk losing everything you have if something goes wrong with your computer/phone etc. 4) Bring your own small pillow and blanket. The cheapest form of transportation in countries is by very long bus rides. However, even in the hot and humid countries they turn the AC up to the maximum. It's freezing in the buses. If you don't have someway to keep warm it's going to be an uncomfortable 12 hours… 5) Get $50-100 United States Dollars worth of the currency for each of the countries that you are going to. If you know you're going to spend more, get the approximate amount of what you think you'll be spending. I was able to get money pulled out of ATM's in most of the countries, but it was always really stressful and I was charged ATM fees. Save yourself some money and frustration and have some petty cash of the currency for each country. Bonus tip: Get what you want from the campus store within the first month. If you wait they may no longer have that sweatshirt that you wanted… DISCLAIMER! I was on the last voyage of the MV Explorer so they may have been selling out on purpose to not have extra items for transitioning ships. 6) Bring 1,000-3,000 United States Dollars in cash. Most students on the ship are USA citizens and often will sell items throughout the voyage. To have the option to purchase these items you'll need to have US cash. In addition, the second currency of choice in most countries is the US dollar. 7) Bring a water bottle with you. Having a water bottle is necessary both on an off the ship. On the ship they have water, coffee and tea always readily available. However the dishes are taken away at meal times so if you want access to it you'll need a container to put it in. Off the ship I advice you to take a water bottle so you don't have to pay the exorbitant price front drinks. NOTE: Drinks do not come with the meal in any of the countries I went to. This is especially true on Field Programs (Semester At Sea organized trips). 8) Get all of the anti-malaria pills that you need before getting on the ship, and get extra just in case. You'll need one of these three choices: Malarone Doxycycline Lariam You'll need a prescription from your doctor to get them. If you don't have enough pills ask your friends and Life Long Learnears for pills. They may sell you pills for $3 a pill vs the medical clinics $10. 9) Bring laundry detergent so you have the option of doing your laundry in your sink. The laundry service on the ship costs an additional $6 USD and you run the risk of not having your laundry back in time for port if you don't get it out right away. In addition, bring magnets and clips so after you've washed your laundry, you can hang it up on the wall to dry. Also you can also use the clips to decorate your cabin. 10) Respect and love the crew! They are an amazing bunch and treat all of us incredibly well. Say hi to them in the hallways, and make friends with them. They have a wealth of knowledge and come from all over the world. Hopefully these Ship Tips will help you have a marvelous experience on Semester At Sea! Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
Views: 13102 Ehren's World
Day In My Life - Semester At Sea
 
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What!? There's a normal day in my life as I'm living on a ship as it travels the world? Yes there is! Although it can feel very sporadic at times as we are traveling from country to country, there are "typical" days at sea where I go to class, eat and hangout with friends! In this video I take you through my schedule so you can see what my life is like while living at sea. First there are no weekends or weekdays. They may still exist but in name only. When traveling with Semester At Sea there 3 days: A Days, B days, or Study Days. NOTE: These days are determined in a pre-planned schedule that SAS creates before each voyage in a voyage calendar. I recommend printing it out before getting on the ship so you don't get confused! My A day goes like this: Earlier in the voyage I got up for sunrises, but then I couldn't remember things cause I was so sleep deprived! 7-8am Wake up/Get Ready 8-915am Creative Writing Class 915-1130am Hang-out, do homework, look at the ocean (yes you can do it for hours!) 1130-130 Lunch 130ish-350ishpm Work Study Work Study are students who've gotten "jobs" on the ship. We don't get paid, but we get around $5,000 reduced in the price to help pay for the voyage. You apply for them before the voyage and are told what to do in orientation and by your boss. 350-505pm Acting Class 505-530pm Hangout 530-730pm Dinner 800pm Seminar/Pre-Port 10pm Snack Time Every evening abroad the ship there is a Seminar which is basically a talk on some topic. Typically they are about the country we are about to visit. Most of the time they're fascinating and fun to watch. The Seminar's before port are called Pre-Port. The logistical Pre-Port is the day before port and everyone is required to go. It's basically an assembly and you're told about how to stay safe, how immigration will go etc. Everything you need to know about the country you're about to go into is gone over in Pre-Port. Although I didn't always physically go to Pre-Port, I did watch the Pre-Port on our small TV in our room. I don't recommend skipping Pre-Port all together. You'll miss some very important information and be the annoying person who's asking everybody what's going on. After the Pre-Port I hangout with people or do homework. Lots of people play games and cards and something I don't mention in the video is at 10 there is snack time where you can get some "free", as in it's a part of what you've paid for, food that's usually left over from dinner. My B Day Schedule goes like this: Sleep in! Because seriously I love sleep! 1030am -1050 Wake up (literally I'd wake up 5 min before class sometimes) 1050-1205 World Mythologies (my global lens) Global Lens classes are larger classes and are 1 of the 4 classes you have to take on SAS. There is a list on the SAS website of what classes are considered Global Lens' 1205-130 Lunch 130ish-350ish Work Study 350-505 Conservation of Marine Resources 505-530 Hangout/Do homework 530-730 Dinner The evenings are the same for both A Days and B Days. Study Days were my saving glory! These were the days I'd finally get to catch up on sleep and me time. I literally would watch movies all day (ones I had on my external hard drive!) However, I didn't get a lot of these. On Study Days you have one "class" you must attend which is a smaller portion of your Global Lens class. After that you do whatever you want, which for me was sleep. Traveling really takes it out of you and even though you don't want to miss anything about the adventure you really need to make sure to get your rest or you won't remember anything. That was my Day In My Life aboard a ship as it travels around the world! Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
Views: 26131 Ehren's World
Cabin Tour 2015
 
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This is my cabin tour aboard the MV Explorer on it's last voyage for the Spring 2015 Semester At Sea voyage around the world. It's an outside double on deck 3. Room 3069! It's a small room, but it was mine (and May's!). Take a look to see what living quarters are like on a ship circumnavigating the globe. :D Check out www.ehrensworld.com for some great blog posts. Subscribe to follow me around the world on this adventure or follow me here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ehrenhotchkiss Twitter: https://twitter.com/EhrenHotchkiss Instagram: https://instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Tumblr: http://ehrenhotchkiss.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ehrenhotchkiss/posts -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Ship Tour 2015" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7reJFrlwgQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 15925 Ehren's World
Containment Breach | Ehrens World
 
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A worker must struggle to the surface a missile base before it's to late. Subscribe on - youtube.com/ehrensworld Like me on Instagram - instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on - twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss The wonderful music was composed by my brother Zachary Hotchkiss!
Views: 9262 Ehren's World
My Missile Base Story Part 1
 
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Some girls grow up in houses, others grow up in missile bases. Or maybe that's just me. Before I show you this remarkable complex, you'll need to know a little bit of what, how and why it's here. So this is My Missile Base Story Part 1 of 4 - The Base, A History Subscribe on - youtube.com/ehrensworld Like me on Instagram - instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on - twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss Music by: Jeff Kaale. He rocks check him out. music by : soundcloud.com/jeff-kaale Instagram : www.instagram.com/jeffkaale
Views: 56034 Ehren's World
Semester At Sea Q&A
 
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Here's my Semester At Sea Q & A! Thanks so much to everyone who asked questions. There were so many great ones, I hope it helps you prepare for this wonderful study abroad program. For more information check out: semesteratsea.org NOTE: I am not sponsored by SAS. I was a participant on the Spring 2015 voyage. Here are my 3rd party vendors used: South Africa Supreme Sharks - White Shark Cage Diving Face Adrenaline Bungee - Bungee Jumping R&R Tours - Transportation Namibia Ground Rush Adventures - Skydiving Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
Views: 9235 Ehren's World
Semester At Sea Ship Tour 2015
 
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Here is the AMAZING ship tour of the MV Explorer! The last ship tour the dear ship will ever have as the MV Explorer for Semester At Sea. See what my "neighborhood" is like as I circumnavigate the world on the Spring 2015 Semester At Sea voyage on this beautiful ship that I call home! - PLEASE WATCH IN HD! (It's so much prettier!) PLEASE NOTE: The final shot of the ship out at sea was shot by my Professor Howard Ernst who attached a GoPro to a kite through a really cool contraption he made. Professor Ernst was generous enough to put his footage on the public drive! THANK YOU Prof. Ernst!!! Check out www.ehrensworld.com for some great blog posts. Subscribe to follow me around the world on this adventure or follow me here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ehrenhotchkiss Twitter: https://twitter.com/EhrenHotchkiss Instagram: https://instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Tumblr: http://ehrenhotchkiss.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ehrenhotchkiss/posts
Views: 14966 Ehren's World
Semester At Sea Shopping Haul
 
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Merry Christmas one and all! In honor of this fantastic holiday season, I wanted to thank you for all your remarkable support of my channel by doing a GIVEAWAY for you! -The Giveaway Rules- TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY YOU MUST: 1. Be subscribed to Ehren’s World! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld 2. Comment your favorite country & or ask a question about my journey! The giveaway will be taking place from Dec. 25, 2015 until Jan. 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be posted in the Post Voyage video’s description on Jan. 8, 2016. THE GOODS (aka what one lucky winner will be winning!) 1. Hawaiian Host Maui Caramacs – FROM HAWAII! 2. Japanese Style Red Bean Mochi & Green Tea Pocky – FROM JAPAN! 3. Amazingly Cool Sunglasses – FROM HONG KONG! 4. Spirited Away Poster – FROM VIETNAM! 5. Compact Mirror w/Singapore decorations – FROM SINGAPORE! 6. Adorable Coin Purse – FROM MYANMAR (BURMA)! 7. Beautiful Green Scarf – FROM INDIA! 8. Loveable Teddy Bear w/ SAS Swag – FROM THE MV EXPLORER (SHIP)! 9. Stylish Purse – FROM SOUTH AFRICA! 10. Striking Hair Accessory – FROM NAMIBIA! 11. Delicious Tea – FROM MOROCCO! 12. Chic Suspenders – FROM ENGLAND! If you have any questions about Semester At Sea and or my journey in general, here’s your chance to get it answered! Ask your question by commenting in this video and you’ll: a. Be entered into the Giveaway. b. Get your questions answered! Although the Giveaway will be going on until Jan. 7, 2016, I will be uploading the SAS questions video on Dec. 29, 2015 so be sure to ask me your questions ASAP! Thanks so much for watching beautiful youtube family. Best of luck in the Giveaway! Youtube Contest Policies and Guidelines: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1620498?hl=en Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
Views: 1791 Ehren's World
My Missile Base Story Part 3
 
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The Base, My Playground and what a playground it is. In this video I show you what the above ground layout of the base is as well as giving you a sneak peak into the epic madness that was my childhood. Subscribe on - youtube.com/ehrensworld Like me on Instagram - instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on - twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss Music by: Jeff Kaale. He rocks check him out. music by : soundcloud.com/jeff-kaale Instagram : www.instagram.com/jeffkaale
Views: 43637 Ehren's World
My Missile Base Story Part 2
 
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Part 2 of my story takes you through our glorious, or not so glorious home aka our living quarters at the base. Sorry to disappoint you but no, I am not a mole woman living underground. My Missile Base Story Part 2 - The Base, My Home Subscribe on - youtube.com/ehrensworld Like me on Instagram - instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on - twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss Music by: Jeff Kaale. He rocks check him out. music by : soundcloud.com/jeff-kaale Instagram : www.instagram.com/jeffkaale
Views: 44311 Ehren's World
Embarking on Semester At Sea
 
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The start to a journey around the world! Method of travel: SHIP! So what's it like go aboard a ship? Similar to a plane, just a lot slower… I'll take you through the day (2ish days) that got me from home to ship through the entire embarkation process for the Spring 2015 Semester at Sea Voyage around the world! Follow me on my journey! I'm going too… Hilo, Hawaii Yokohama, Japan Kobe, Japan Shanghai, China Hong Kong, China Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Singapore, Singapore Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Cochin, India Port Louis, Mauritius Cape Town, South Africa Walvis Bay, Namibia Casablanca, Morocco Southampton, England and we'll see from there! Follow me on social media: Ehren Hotchkiss Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ehren-Hotchkiss/1452373265065121?ref=aymt_homepage_panel Twitter: https://twitter.com/EhrenHotchkiss Instagram: https://instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Tumblr: http://ehrenhotchkiss.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ehrenhotchkiss/posts -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Ship Tour 2015" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7reJFrlwgQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 5151 Ehren's World
Semester At Sea - Ship Tips Part 2
 
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Round 2 of Ship Tips! In this video I go over the top 5 events on the ship to prepare for and I give you some miscellaneous tips about ship life! Here are the top 5 events to prepare for on Semester At Sea: 1) Talent Show - Anyone who wants to perform for the shipboard community will have the chance to at the Talent Show! In fact, on my voyage there were so many performers, we had two Talent shows. If you want to do something in particular like play guitar etc. make sure to bring it and prepare for your chance to shine! 2) Sea Olympics - You can check out my video my on the Sea Olympics for more details on the event. Unfortunately, you won't know what kind of shirt color you'll need until you're on the ship however I would recommend bringing "war paint" to get in the competitive mood for the epic day! 3) Neptune Day - Again you can check out the video on Neptune Day of more details. Make sure to bring with you a swim suit and a go pro. These will be helpful throughout the voyage. Also, you have the opportunity to shave your head and have a "reason" for it. If you're going to ever shave your head, I think Neptune Day is the best excuse to do so. 4) Auction - You can either participate by donating items (like oreo cookies or guitar lessons etc.) or by bidding on items. All the funds for the shipboard auction go to help future voyagers and are tax deductible. Personally I really wish I had brought Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies just to see how much they would have been bought for. Seriously, do it and please tell me how much they sold for! 5) Alumni Ball - This is when you get to dress up all fancy, take pretty pictures and have a white table cloth dinner at no extra charge. Some people go all out, others wear cultural outfits that they've purchased in India or China etc. One guy even wore a Pikachu onesie. It's all up to you how you want to dress. You don't have to wear a suit/fancy dress if you don't want to and I wish I had just left my heels at home. Bonus EVENT! 6) Ship Swap! I believe this is not a normal event that occurs but was exclusive to my voyage. We turned a part of the ship into a thrift store but the best part is you didn't have to pay for anything! You could come, leave whatever it is you don't have room for and or take whatever was sitting out. There was a TON of really nice stuff because people (like me) over packed and needed to lighten their load. The best part was everything that wasn't taken we donated to a local charity in Morocco so it wasn't wasted. Miscellaneous Shtuff… If you cannot make it to meal times for whatever reason you can purchase food through your ID card which is kind of your life line so don't lose it! The food that you buy will be put on your shipboard account and is an additional cost (aka not included in your overall bill for SAS). On the MV Explorer you could purchase food at the snack bar and or on the 7th deck. Since there is a new ship they'll probably have something similar. You can also purchase "fancy dinner" or special occasion dining. These meals are white table cloth served meals. They are an additional $30 and or sometimes they reduce the price to $15. These are the meals that are served during the alumni ball and the days in transit. You can also buy cake to celebrate a birthday. There are a number of choices and they even have ice cream cake. Or you can pretend to be a part of someones friend group and get the left over pieces of cake. People tried this tactic quite often! The cakes range in price from $15-$75 depending on the size. The food that they serve is buffet style and there is a lot of bread, paste and meat. Overall lots and lots of carbs. There are also pub nights where you can purchase alcohol on the ship, however you're limited to a two drinks. In regards to policies of the ship you need to know about Dock Time. Dock Time is time that you are required to stay abroad the ship when we are in port once everyone else as been through the immigration process. It's basically a time out. You can get dock time for: A. Being late for on ship time or B. Getting "Drunk Tanked" aka if you appear to be intoxicated you'll be placed in an observation room until you are medically cleared (sober). Those are all my Ship Tips! Hope they help you have an amazing time on your voyage. Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
Views: 5656 Ehren's World
Post Voyage Semester At Sea
 
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I have officially come full circle and made my way back home, completing my quest of circumnavigating this globe and of course the first thing I must do…is see my fur babies! I missed my kitty cat and my puppies so much on my journey and I am thrilled to be back home with them! Thank you so much for being a part of this journey with me! I can’t wait to show you the next one. CONGRATS to Katie Cicchetti for being comment #2 (the number chosen by random.org) and winning the GIVEAWAY! Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
Views: 1569 Ehren's World
Outside My Window
 
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This video encompasses my voyage circumnavigating the globe by ship in its truest form. I stood in the same spot filming out my small cabin window on my 112-day journey by ship around the globe and this is what I saw. This world is so vast and dramatically diverse in all its beauty. I encourage you to go out and see as much of it as you can. No shot is ever shown twice. I can’t thank NoCopyRight Sound and the Artist Alan Walker enough for allowing the use of this remarkable song for this video. It is the perfect song to showcase this magnificent world we have the privilege to live in! MUSIC: Alan Walker Fade - [NCS Release] Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM7SZ5SBzyY Artist: Alan Walker Facebook: http://facebook.com/DJWalkzz SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/DJwalkzz Twitter: http://twitter.com/IAmAlanWalker YouTube: http://youtube.com/userDJWalkzz Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
Views: 1806 Ehren's World
Ehren's World Welcome
 
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Hello there! I'm Ehren. Welcome to my world! My channel is a brand new travel series showing you what it's like to circumnavigate the globe by ship. I release new exciting videos every Friday. Join the journey and become a vicarious voyager by Subscribing :D -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Ship Tour 2015" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7reJFrlwgQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 5524 Ehren's World
Disembarkation
 
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Every journey has an end, but those endings can be the beginning of a brand new adventure! I cannot fully express how thankful I am for this journey and all it has taught me about the world and myself. Thank you to every person with whom I shared my moving home aboard the MV Explorer for those amazing 4 months. You, and our home will be missed more than I can fathom. Thank you to all you wonderful viewers, for watching and being a supporter of this channel! It truly means the world to me. I’m so thrilled I’ve had the opportunity to share a little bit of this world with you. I encourage you to go out and LIVE! Go explore, discover and travel! Even if it’s your own city, take a look at it with fresh eyes, looking underneath the surface to see what is really there. If you have any questions about Semester At Sea, the journey in general, or any of the countries I visited, let me know! I’d love to answer your questions. Stay tuned for an INCREDIBLE GIVEAWAY. I’m currently in the throws of planning my next adventure! Can’t wait to share with you my next destination. Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
Views: 3047 Ehren's World
Hotel Room Tour - Grand Summit
 
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The Grand Summit Hotel in Park City Utah was one of the best home away from home's I've ever had and I couldn't leave Park City without sharing it with you! THIS VIDEO IS NOT SPONSORED! I made it out of the love in my little heart for you, just for you! Let me know what your best hotel experience was like! Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Follow me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
Views: 1200 Ehren's World
What You Need To Know About Life At Sea
 
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Check out some fun and not so fun tips about what it's like to live and travel across the Pacific ocean from Honolulu, Hawaii to Yokohama, Japan. The longest and most rocky stretch of ocean we are crossing on the Semester At Sea 2015 Spring Voyage around the world! Thanks so much to everyone who has subscribed! You are so amazing and are making this journey that much sweeter! Follow me on my journey! I'm going too… Hilo, Hawaii Yokohama, Japan Kobe, Japan Shanghai, China Hong Kong, China Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Singapore, Singapore Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Cochin, India Port Louis, Mauritius Cape Town, South Africa Walvis Bay, Namibia Casablanca, Morocco Southampton, England and we'll see from there! Check out www.ehrensworld.com for some great blog posts. Subscribe to follow me around the world on this adventure or follow me here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ehrenhotchkiss Twitter: https://twitter.com/EhrenHotchkiss Instagram: https://instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Tumblr: http://ehrenhotchkiss.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ehrenhotchkiss/posts -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Ship Tour 2015" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7reJFrlwgQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 7820 Ehren's World
13 Moving Hacks You Should Know
 
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Moving? Here are 13 Moving Hacks You Should Know! I just finished helping my parents move into their new home and I thought I'd make this video to share with you my tips and tricks for moving as inspired by this move and many, many others. While doing a little research I discovered another AMAZING channel on youtube called CheapToChic. They have also have a video named 13 Moving Hacks You Need To Know so I made sure to give you an additional 13 Moving Hacks. So you can watch both this video and their video and you'll have an incredible 26 Moving Hacks! Check out their channel(s) and video here! Channel CheapToChic: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuqNyjX6gqh92K1kb-OsGMw Channel Eleventhgorgeousl: https://www.youtube.com/user/eleventhgorgeous Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKD6I7ckKM0 Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss Music by BENSOUND http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-... Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
Views: 49991 Ehren's World
Park City Vlog
 
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I made my way to Park, City UT to explore and enjoy this winter wonderland escape! Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss Music by BENSOUND http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-... Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
Views: 857 Ehren's World
Abandoned Titan 1 Missile Base Tour
 
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The video pretty much speaks for itself :D Subscribe on - youtube.com/ehrensworld Like me on Instagram - instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on - twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss Music by: Jeff Kaale. He rocks check him out. music by : soundcloud.com/jeff-kaale Instagram : www.instagram.com/jeffkaale
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What's In My Bag - Semester At Sea
 
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Although the specifics of what I put in my travel bag varies from port to port, there are some essentials must haves I taken when venturing off the ship. In this video I take your through the basics of what I never leave "home" with out! The bag itself varied wildly on this voyage. It began with a small side purse, then became a larger side purse, until I finally got a reasonably sized backpack. I prefer not to use backpacks because carrying the bag on your back makes it vulnerable to pick-pocketers. If I do take a backpack, I make sure all the pockets are secure and or carry the backpack in front of my body. Regardless of the bag, this is what I always have in it: Sunglasses Chapstick Kleenex Bottle of over the counter drugs (Ibuprofen, Excedrin etc.) Headphones Toiletries Bag Sunscreen Make-up (Primer, Concealer, Brushes, Blush, Eyeliner, Mascara) Deodorant Toothbrush & Toothpaste Brush/Comb Electronics 5D Mark iii Camera 5D Charger Batteries & Flashcards for 5D Chargers for Ipad/Computer/Phone Converter! (Every traveler needs one of these!) Ipad Laptop External Hard drive Necessities - Things that go in my secret bag hidden on my body Phone Credit Cards $$$$ Passport My clothing choices depend on the country I am visiting and the weather of course. For Morocco I took a few modest outfits (covering my shoulders and knees) made out of breathable material because Morocco was quite hot. That's what I typically take in my travel bag! Hopefully I've helped give you some ideas of what to put in your bag on your next adventure. Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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6 Easy DIY Food Ideas
 
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6 easy, yet yummilicious, diy food ideas for breakfast and lunch! Very yummy in your tummy. Let me know which one is your favorite :D Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Follow me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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4 Cute Winter Outfits
 
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Winter outfits, my favorite! Here are the outfits I brought with me on my trek to the wintery Park City, Utah. Let me know which one is your favorite! Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Follow me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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South Africa Travel - 5 Things To Do In South Africa
 
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South Africa, a land of wonder and excitement; a place where you can walk amongst lions or ride a top great elephants – it truly is a land of adventure! Although there are endless activities that you can partake in, before embarking on a journey to this beautiful country, there are a few things to know to prepare you for the trip. Here are my top 5 tips on what to do in South Africa! 1) BE SAFE! Do not walk around at night. The crime rate in Cape Town is actually quite high so avoid putting yourself in compromising situations. In addition, if you’re a woman, this is incredibly important because the sexual assault and rape rates are also high so keep that in mind. Be safe. 2) GO ON A SAFARI! Do not leave South Africa without going on some kind of game drive/safari where you’ll get the chance to see some of the world’s most beautiful animals. It can even be a day safari, you don’t have to be made of money in order to participate. It is a truly enriching experience! 3) SEE ROBIN ISLAND! I did not do this but from what I understand it is a moving experience. Or you can go SHARK CAGE DIVING, like me! It was a hard choice to make but I couldn’t pass up the chance to face one of my biggest fears: THE GREAT WHITE! Both are wonderful experiences. 4) DO SOMETHING ADVENTUROUS, like jumping off a bridge. Don’t just jump; please have a bungee cord attached! And or more importantly, South Africa gives you a number of opportunities to face your fears. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and see what you’re really made of! 5) $$$$$ South Africa can be expensive. On this journey through Semester At Sea this is the port that I spent the most money, however I also did the most activities. Personally I like to spend money on experiences so it wasn’t a big deal for me and I’d do it all over again. Those are my suggestions for South Africa! Thanks so much for watching! Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Top 10 Travel Apps
 
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Because Apps help your travel experience times a gazillion, I wanted to share my top 10 Travel Apps with you! These 10 Apps were unbelievably helpful as I was traveling around the world by ship for four months. Make sure you download these Apps BEFORE you jet/sail off on your next trip because, let me tell you, the struggle to find WiFi is real. 1. Currency Converter. This App is especially helpful if you’re going to be jumping around from country to country. It’s very important to have a clear understanding of what things cost in your native currency (particularly if you plan on shopping/bargaining). The best part? It works WITHOUT needing a WiFi connection. 2. Unit Converter. This is for all of you other USA citizens out there. Most of the world uses these weird things like kilometers and Celsius etc. In order to have an accurate understanding of what the temperature will be or how far away something is, you can reference your unit converter. It can really come in handy. It also works without having to be connected to WiFi. 3. Google Translate. This WILL NOT allow you to have an extensive conversation with someone. However, by combining your unique pantomiming skills and few words referenced by this App you can find your way around in just about any country. The bad part - you need a WiFi connection. 4. What’s App. This App is amazing because you can call and text, even group text, all through the use of a WiFi connection. If you don’t want to shell out the dough for an international data plan, this App is a wonderful go to. However, the negatives are: 1) You need an internet connection; and 2) Other people have to have the App to communicate back to you. 5. Viber is another App very similar to What’s App in that you can call and text through the use of a WiFi connection. The negatives are the same - you need a WiFi connection and the person on the other end must have the App as well. 6. City Mapper! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this App. It utilizes every form of transportation in a city, including the buses, subways, bike paths, and taxis or Uber. It’s very easy to understand and is by far the cheapest way to get around a foreign city. I felt like a true Londoner navigating my way around the city. You do need to have a WiFi connection to get the information. What you can do is go find WiFi (at Starbucks or McDonalds, which have taken over the world), map out your route, and take screen shots. Done. You’ll get from point A to B in no time. Sadly, there are not a lot of cities in which this App can be used. 7. Uber. By far the cheapest way to get around by car. In England especially it’s A LOT cheaper to take Uber than a taxi. 8. Airbnb. My "go to" for cheap accommodations. This App/website is remarkable. Essentially you look up a room to rent (or even an entire apartment) from a person who has listed their space on the website. What I love about Airbnb is the reviews you can look over so it takes the sketchiness out of it. It is a great way to meet amazing people and stay in wonderful places at a reasonable price. Staying in someone’s home is my favorite way to travel! 9. Hostel World. Another great choice for cheap accommodations. Hostels are like cheaper versions of hotels. Hostel World is a great App where you can look up hundreds of choices for hostels and pick out the type of hostel you’d be comfortable with that is within your budget. Staying in hostels is a great way to meet like-minded people and discover cool new places on a budget. 10. Expedia/Ryanair. Expedia is my "go to" App for cheap flights in the USA. In Europe, I use Ryanair because it is extraordinarily cheap! Make sure you check out both these Apps when looking for the best flights. Those are my Top 10 Travel Apps! I hope they help you on your next adventure. Let me know about any Apps that you use to travel and I’d love to incorporate them into my next trip! Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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5 Things To Know Before You Travel In Vietnam
 
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Traveling in Vietnam is an absolutely amazing experience. The people, food and culture is wonderful. Here are 5 things you need to know before traveling in Vietnam! 1) You will see more motorcycles in one place than you have ever seen in your entire life. Literally there are thousands of them. It's the easiest form of transportation in Ho Chi Minh City (formally Saigon). As a result, you'll see a lot of people wearing masks to protect their faces from the exhaust. In addition people will pack as much on a single motorcycles as possible, including families of 4 with their stuff. Because of all the traffic in the city, it's also very, very difficult to cross the street as there really aren't any traffic laws (that are enforced at least). So to cross the street you've just got to look for an opening and go, but be VERY careful, and never run just walk, they'll move around you. 2) There is FANTASTIC food. There are sanitation issues with water so I'd be careful not to eat anything that isn't boiled or cooked very well just to be on the safe side and be sure to eat some Pho. 3) Vietnam is still a developing country and as a result people are more desperate to make money…so be careful with your stuff i.e money, wallet, camera. If it's left out it will magically disappear. If it's in your pocket it may magically disappear. Pick-pocketing is a real thing and at times they work in groups so make sure everything is not only away, but in a zipped pocket or a pocket that will take you some time to get something out. 4) Shopping! Go shopping, things are very, very cheap. 21,200 dong = 1 USD. Make sure you bargain and never take your money out until a set price as been decided, otherwise the price just might go up, and don't lie about not having the money because when you pull out your money they'll notice you had more, just be honest and say you don't want to pay that much for something. Your can also get your nails done, get a massage or even get a custom made suit. A 6ft guy got a custom made suit, with nice material for $220 USD. It's insane. Just don't take advantage of others and make sure no one is taking advantage of you. 5) You'll learn a lot more about the Vietnam War (The War of Vietnam as they call it). If you're an American the sentiment may feel anti-American in some places like the Cu Chi Tunnels as well as the War Remnants Museum. This may make you feel uncomfortable (if you're an American) but it's their perspective. Personally I think there is value in learning as much about a topic as possible. However everyone was very open and kind and the overall sentiment was leaving the past in the past and working towards a better and brighter future. Side note: What I don't mention in the video is that there are also a lot of French people because the Vietnamese were under the control of the French for about 100 years and there is a lot of influence in their architecture. I was referred to as Madame a lot which showcases the continued strong french influence. Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Neptune Day
 
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Neptune Day! The day an epic ceremony takes place to celebrate the crossing of the line. In this crazy journey around the world a benefit to traveling by ship is getting to join in the exclusive ranks of sailors who have crossed the equator. Like many ocean goers before us we have a ceremony to celebrate the occasion. It was an momentous (and hot!) day out on the Indian ocean while I participated in this awesome ceremony. Back in the day (I'm talking 400 years or so ago) sailors would have a ceremony to pay tribute to the god Neptune for giving them safe passage across the treacherous seas, essentially saying thank you that they were still alive. The ceremony would begin with those who are Pollywogs (those who've never cross the equator before) having fish guts dumped on them. They would then jump into water to clean off. Afterwards they would kiss a fish and approach the mighty "King Neptune" (usually a ships captain). After kissing "King Neptune's" ring the sailor would be knighted a Shellback (someone who has crossed the equator) and… have his head shaved! Although conditions and ideologies have changed, aboard the SAS ship we still celebrate. However, a few changes have been made: Non-toxic slim is pour on us instead of fish guts, and shaving your head is optional, but... you do have to kiss a smelly fish! I'm so glad to have gotten the chance to experience Neptune Day, and very grateful for not having any problems while traveling across the beautiful Pacific and Indian Oceans. I am now a proud member of the Shellback community. On to the next Ocean: The Atlantic! Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Singapore Travel Guide: 2 Days in Singapore
 
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Singapore! aka Disneyland with the death penalty. I arrived in Singapore on the day of the Chinese New Year (or the lunar new year) and spent a wonderful 2 days exploring all that Singapore had to offer. Here are my top 5 tips on what to expect when going to Singapore: 1) $$$$$ Singapore is expensive! With a population on 5.4 million people on the incredibly developed island country, Singapore receives approximately 15 million visitors a year. Needless to say it is dependent on other countries for it's survival and the large island itself very modern, but expect prices to be high. Try not to fall for tourists traps (they are everywhere!) Go to China town or little India to find cheaper deals. In China town you can find postcards for 50 cents verses the 2 USD in most other shops around tourists areas. It even costs money to go down to the beach…they'll try to have you spend money in anyway that they can to help boost their economy. 2) Singapore is incredibly touristy and crowded. Because of the number of visitors a year, Singapore depends greatly on its tourism to survive so expect a lot of other tourists, particularly Indian and Chinese tourists. It's the Hawaii of Asia. 3) Singapore has strict laws. VERY strict laws and it enforces them to a T. The punishment for crimes such as drug use and selling drugs is death. In addition, they care a lot about keeping Singapore clean, so things such as littering and vandalism come with punishments such as caning. Meaning you'll be beaten with a rod…just be respectful and you should be fine! 4) Singapore is a "fine" city. You will not be sent to jail for chewing gum as it is rumored but you can have a large nasty fine placed on you. This is what makes Singapore a "fine" city, both because it's fine as in it's an okay city, but also fine because of fines that can be racked up on you. Speeding, j-walking, littering…don't do it in Singapore. However, the plus side is that Singapore is very, very clean and safe. It's one of the safest cities in the world. 5) It's HOT, and humid. Singapore is near the equator and the humidity is very similar to Hawaii so make sure to dress in a way that you will be comfortable. Thankfully it's so safe you can "dress like a slut and no one will bother you" said my humorous Singapore guide. Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Abroad In Japan: 5 Best Things About Japan
 
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Japan! A beautiful country filled with friendly people and delicious food. I spent a wonderful 6 days exploring Yokohama, Tokyo, Kobe, Hiroshima, Kobe and Amira. Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Discover Mauritius - 8 Hours in Mauritius
 
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Mauritius! A beautiful island off the coast of Madagascar and my first stop on the continent of Africa (it counts!). Although it was a very short stop, I got a real taste of the gorgeous island atmosphere. I found it very similar to Hawaii and the mixed culture was astonishing. In fact, its nickname is the Hawaii of Europe. My wonderful guide Elody explained that the people on the island of Mauritius have a mixed heritage of African, Madagasy, India, Dutch, French and British culture. This is because back in the day (16th century up to 1968) Europeans colonized the island and used it for sugar plantations. The Europeans imported indentured servants from Africa, India and Madagasy to work on these plantations which is why today the highest population is of India and Africa decent. The influences of these many diverse cultures is seen everywhere and is quite remarkable to see it all mix together. It has a fascinating history and a booming tourist economy. I really hope to go back and explore more of this island! Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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5 Things To Know About China Before Going There
 
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Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong were my destinations of choice on my first trip to China! I spent 2 days hiking on the magnificent Great Wall and enjoyed every minute of it. It may have been cold, but it was definitely worth it! Hopefully my tips help you plan your trip to China! 1) Be sure to prepare for the pollution. I saw many locals wearing masks (the kind you use when painting) when walking around and my voice was definitely affected by the smog. It's kind of like living in a second hand smoke environment in places like Shangahi and Beijing, however we were very fortunate because when we went hiking some large winds and blown a lot of the would be smog away. Note: My hiking trip was planned and you cannot just go hike on the Great Wall where I did because it actually goes through a military base and we had to get off the wall and walk around. So you have to have guides! If you were a tourist and just went you'd run into a really awkward situation with the Chinese military. 2) Vendors are pushy. Don't let them affect you and it's okay to be firm. Make sure you BARGAIN! Never take the set price and be willing to walk away. You'll be surprised to see the price drop dramatically and yes there are a ton of knock off items. Some vendors even have their own factories where they manufacture fake goods. Yes I believe it is illegal even in China, but from what I can tell it is not enforced. 3) DON'T DRINK THE WATER. Pollution is a big issue, just play it safe. Don't even brush your teeth with it. 4) There are nice people and they like white people… a lot. If you're a white or fair skinned person, even in large modern cities like Hong Kong and Shangahi, different people will come up and take pictures with you. Many times without your permission. You can kind of feel like a celebrity because people will stop and stare and take pictures of you. 5) You can get great deals if you know the value of a product. Just make sure you bargain! Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss Make sure to check out WeWannaGoTV for fun travel vlogs in and around Canada as well as checking out their Earth Porn series with gorgeous footage of the world! WeWannaGoTV: https://www.youtube.com/user/christiaanwelzel
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Moroccan Adventures - 5 Things To Know About Morocco
 
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Camels, leather and desert, oh my! My moroccan adventures took me from the shores of Casablanca, to the desert sands of the Sahara, and everything in between. Morocco is a land of mystery and beauty, however there are a few things you need to know before you embark on your own moroccan adventure. Here are my top 5 tips for traveling in Morocco. 1) In Casablanca you'll see military guys with guns. Large, don't mess with me, machine guns. They will be around popular public places. Don't do anything that would cause them to point the guns at you and you should be good :D. 2) Go to a market! The leather and or spice markets are wonderful. They're their own tourist destination. It's fascinating to compare and contrast how Moroccans shop and live their lives versus your own. 3) If you're going to buy something at the market, make sure that you bargain. In addition, window shop first and check out a number of shopkeepers inside the bazar vs the outside ones so you know you're getting the best price. Also, if you walk away saying the price is to high, while you're walking away, they'll shout numbers at you dropping the price until it reaches a certain level and at that point that's the price you'll get for the product from that shopkeeper. 4) Watch out for "help" scams. The bazaars are huge and confusing mazes. Locals may come up to you and offer to be your guide and take you to the best shops in the bazaar. How nice of them, right?! DO NOT GO WITH THEM! They'll get you completely lost in the bazaar at which point they'll then offer to "help" you out of the bazaar for a price…sometimes up in the $100 zone. Play it safe, make your own way around paying attention to where you're going. 5) Women need to dress modestly. I recommend covering your shoulders and knees at all times. Unfortunately, even if you do so, you'll most likely be sexually harassed through cat calling and or men trying to grab your butt. Watch your distance to people, particularly men, and make sure, as a woman, you take extra precautions to stay in public and or safe areas. Never, ever be out alone at night. Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Wild Namibia - 5 Tips For Traveling In Namibia
 
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Namibia! A land of enchanting desert beauty. The country of Namibia has a population of 3 million people total and is primarily made up by desert, yet there is no end to the adventures to be had on this laid back, wondrous land. Here are my top 5 tips for traveling in Namibia! NOTE: I spent 5 days in the cities of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund on the Namibian coast, so these tips are centered around those particular destinations. 1) DO NOT WALK AROUND AT NIGHT! Although this is a good rule of thumb when traveling anywhere it is especially true in Namibia. I was personally made a target and was fortunate enough to be in a large enough group of people that thankfully I was not taken. Long story short a group of 5 girls and 1 guy and I were making our way to the ship (walking at night) when a car began following us. A member from our group went to ask the car why it was following us and the driver said he wanted me (the blonde) to get in the car. Our group decided this was a bad idea and stayed together like a pack of antelope until we walked to the safety of the port gate. Another group of students who were also walking around at night in Swakopmund were in fact chased and one girl was mugged. So be safe and just don't walk around at night. 2) Walvis Bay and Swakopmund were quiet, relaxed cities with not a whole lot going on while I was there. The tourism industry is starting to take root, so things may pick up, however I personally enjoyed the laid back, beachy vibe the cities had. 3) Do something outdoorsy! There are so many fun activities to choose from: Sandboarding (stand up or lie down), ATV driving, 4x4ing, Cruise the Bay, Kayaking, or even Skydiving. Or you can climb dune 7 (it's a huge dune!) to see the spectacular view. Namibia is definitely the place for outdoorsy people! 4) The people are AWESOME! The guides were so friendly and knowledgable about their country. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. Try to take the time to get to know the people. They are fascinating! 5) Make sure you wear a lot of sunscreen and drink plenty of water! Although the desert is a lot of fun, you want to make sure you don't get sunburned and or dehydrated while playing in it. Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Myanmar: 5 Tips for Traveling In Myanmar
 
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Myanmar aka Burma! A beautiful tropical country with stunning Pagoda's to see and wonderful people to meet. Myanmar sits between Bangladesh, China and Thailand. Myanmar only recently opened up to tourism 2012 and is a hidden gem. If you are thinking about your next place to visit, I highly recommend checking out this incredible country. However, keep in mind that even though it's a rather hot and humid climate, you need to try to keep your shoulders and knees covered out of respect for the more conservative culture. Here are my top 5 tips for visiting Myanmar! 1) Don't drink the water! It's still a developing country and the water can cause unpleasant digestive issues for a foreigner. Even at hotels, do not drink any water that does not come from a sealed water bottle. You'll thank me later... 2) They accept two forms of currency: Myanmar Kyat & USD. However, the acceptance of the USD comes with a catch… It has to be the most pristine, unflawed cash you've ever seen. Even a small spot or tear on the bill they may turn away (even if it's $20). I recommend having some Kyat just in case you end up some place that will not accept USD regardless of how new the bills are. 3) It's an all cash economy. DO NOT depend on finding another ATM outside of a city center to get more cash out at a later time. You may end up having to take a taxi an hour and a half to the nearest town to find another ATM. In addition, you won't be able to get Myanmar Kyat out of Myanmar, most likely due to the fact that the country recently opened to tourism. Do not expect to exchange your left over Kyat for any other currency in another country. Exchange it in Myanmar, otherwise it's literally just a paper souvenir! 4) Always have your BFF with you: Toilet paper! You don't' have to take an entire roll, but have some kleenex with you if you want to be able to wipe your behind, because it will most likely not be provided. 5) The country is still developing and there are not very many tourists at the moment. Personally I see this as a good thing because it felt like visiting an authentic place with friendly people. Everyone was overjoyed to see me and happy to help. There is a lot of trash and garbage around as well as people living in shacks trying to survive. However the country working hard on developing roads and the people themselves work very hard to make better lives for themselves. BONUS TIP! I kind of mention this in the beginning of the video but I do want to point it out again: It's hot and humid as well as conservative so keep that in mind. Be respectful and modify your habits to fit that environment and culture. 90% of the people follow Buddhism and you will see a lot of shrines and Buddhist temples and most people cover their bodies out of modesty. You will not be allowed into see these temples if you are not properly covered. Keep that in mind when packing! And…elephants are amazing!!! So go check out Myanmar. Go to the gorgeous beach, ride some beautiful elephants and see fantastic temples. Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Travel Safety
 
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Traveling is a remarkable experience. You learn so much about yourself and gain a bigger picture of the world by getting out of your comfort zone discovering new places. However, in the midst of trotting across this glorious globe, there are unsightly characters you may come across. Sadly, the whole world is not Disneyland, and there are a number of bad, icky people like the boogie man. Yes, they do exist. But this shouldn't stop you from getting out there to see the world! As long as you take the right precautions, the world is here for you to discover. In this video, I take you through my top 10 safety tips on how to stay safe when you travel! 1) Have someone looking out for you! If you travel solo you need to have someone you check in with at least once every couple of days so in the event that you go missing someone will alert the local authorities and someone will come find you. If you travel in a group make sure the people in this group will in fact be looking out for you and not end up ditching you in a foreign country. Make sure to communicate. If you're going to the bathroom let someone know and ask them to wait for you. If you realize you aren't good travel companions have the "break up" conversation. It's okay, not everybody can travel together. Don't ever just leave someone somewhere. It's 100% NOT COOL! 2) Research the culture. You need to know if there are certain laws you're unfamiliar with that could get you in big, big trouble. Also you can gain insight into potential scams that are known through the country and save yourself some money. Most importantly if a country is more conservative, you should dress to fit the culture. 3) Be wary of strangers and trust your instincts. You can make wonderful friends on your travels but if something is making you uncomfortable make it known and don't feel pressured by your new friend to go somewhere or do something you're uncomfortable with. Listen to that little voice in your head. It's there for a reason. 4) Don't flaunt your stuff. Put away your wallet, your phone, your camera. Try to play it low key. If you want to take a picture think about your shot first then pull out your camera and get the photos you want. You have to imagine that you're holding $200 dollars (phone) in your hand or even wearing a $1,000 necklace around your neck (camera). Don't make yourself a target by being careless. When shopping, have small petty cash out to do business instead of showcasing that you have a wallet full of cash…you'll bring lots of unwanted attention to yourself. 5) Know where you're going and have an idea of where you are. Don't trust taxi cab drivers and or locals to have your best interest at heart. You can download apps to track your gps to make sure the taxi is taking you where you want to go. If it becomes evident the taxi driver is taking advantage of you speak up. You don't have to speak the same language as someone for them to know you're a pissed of customer. Don't be afraid to tell them to stop. Pantomiming goes a long way. 6) Be assertive. If you feel someone pick-pocketing you, turn around and accuse them. If you make a scene there's a high chance you can get your phone back. However.\, only do it in a public places where you aren't in any imminent danger. 7) Don't be superman. If someone approaches you and threatens you with a weapon of some kind, give them your stuff and run away. Don't try and fight them because you need to assume they will fatal hurt you. 8) As a preventative measure keep your passport, large amounts of money and important items in a "secret" bag you hide under your clothes on your body. The idea is, if someone comes up to mug you, you'll hand over your bag with "all your stuff" and run away. Then when you've reached safety you can get out your money and take a cab to the embassy or somewhere safe and thankfully you'll still have your passport to get home. 9) Don't put yourself in bad situations. No one, man or woman should walk around alone at night in a foreign country. Not a good idea. Just. Don't. Do. It. If you are put in a bad situation try to get to a safe place as fast as possible and stay in a group of people. Don't be the sad little injured antelope at the end of the heard you know the lions are about to chow down on. 10) Watch your alcohol intake. The night life in other cultures is a lot of fun but make sure someone has a level head and can make sure you're not going to go home with a bad person. Have a designated not drunk person if you want to go wild. Also I recommend watching your drink get made to be sure no one puts special pills in there… Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Travel In India: 5 Things To Know Before Going To India
 
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India! A country filled with color, spices and life. My trip to India left me with mixed feelings about the country and a memory bank full of interesting adventures. Here are my top 5 tips for what you need to know before going to India! 1) It's HOT! Although the temperatures and humidity are different depending on what part of India you are going to (as well as the time of year) overall India's climate is quite hot particularly in the south in Kerala. It was so hot and humid I was sweating at 4 o'clock in the morning…before sun had even woken up. However, in the north ( Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) it was a tolerable temperatures around 80 degrees fahrenheit. Note: I was in India in March. 2) You will see both rich and poor…very, very poor. The poverty level in India is quite extreme and it will be evident just from looking out a train window. Sanitation is also an issue as I saw many "restrooms" that we wherever a person decided to pull down their pants. Ironically next to tarps and shacks are large palace structures. Right outside the walls of the glorious Taj Mahal there are people who are in extreme poverty struggling to survive. If you haven't seen poverty like it before, it may be a lot to take in. In addition, there are a lot of random animals walking around like goats, cows, cats and of course dogs. It may not be wise to pet them…I couldn't resist the little goat! 3) There are a lot of scams and people will try to take your money. Literally and figuratively. You need to watch your belongings because pick-pocketers will try to take items not carefully watched (think phones, wallets, passports etc.) In addition, they are hardcore salesmen, who will not leave you alone until you've bought something. Then, after you've bought something, they'll try to get you to buy more. No is just the start of a conversation and even if you walk away you will be followed, sometimes for half a mile. The best advice I was given is you have to ignore them. Don't even acknowledge they're existence and they will eventually go away. It seems harsh, but it's the only thing that ended up working. If you do want to buy something know that they will try to overcharge you to the extreme because they can tell if you are a foreigner and that you are unaware of the actual cost of items. Do not be fooled into paying more than an item is worth. The actual cost of most items is 50% (sometimes more) than what they are asking for it. You'd be surprised to see how the price drops when you walk away. One item I got for 80% of the original asking price because I wasn't going to give in. This however was after I learned I paid 4x what another item was worth. ALWAYS BARGIN. 4) Don't give money to beggars. This includes women, children and handicapped people. This can be difficult because they will swarm you and follow you, again sometimes for half a mile. My guide explained that the money I'd be giving to the person will not in fact be helping that person, but be going to their boss, thus reinforcing this begging mentality. Begging is a kind of business and not a business that they want reinforced in India. Kerala in the south is quite proud of the fact that there are not very many beggars and I noticed the lifestyle of those living in Kerala was in fact much better than other places in India. The only people seen begging in the south are people who've come from the north. 5) The food and architecture are phenomenal. If you have the chance to try butter nut chicken do it! It's unbelievably delicious and one of my new favorite things to eat. And of course there are so many amazing and beautiful historical sites to look at but my do not skip the Taj Mahal. Words fail to express the vastness and the beauty of such a building. It's worth a trip to India. In addition, there are lots of other beautiful place to check out including: The Red Fort, Agra Fort, Amber Fort (Palace), Gurdwara Bangla Sahib (a large Sikh temple), Rashtrapati Bhavan (President Palace) and many more. Hopefully my tips help prepare you for India! Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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12 Hours In Hawaii
 
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My first port of call on this Semester At Sea voyage around the world - Hilo, Hawaii! Come explore exotic black sand cove, take a hike up to rainbow falls and discover the lava tubes on this beautiful tropical island. Unfortunately I only stopped in Hawaii for a day, but it was remarkable how much I was able to see and do! Thanks so much to my good friend Ali for sharing his footage with me. Unfortunately all the footage was put into the same folder and I am unsure of whose is whose! Follow along as I circumnavigate the globe by ship! Check out www.ehrensworld.com for some great blog posts. Subscribe and or follow me here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ehrenhotchkiss Twitter: https://twitter.com/EhrenHotchkiss Instagram: https://instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ehrenhotchkiss/ Tumblr: http://ehrenhotchkiss.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ehrenhotchkiss/posts -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Ship Tour 2015" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7reJFrlwgQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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24ish hours
 
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One of the longest days of my life. Music by Jeff Kaale. He rocks check him out. music by : soundcloud.com/jeff-kaale Instagram : www.instagram.com/jeffkaale Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Follow me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Semester At Sea - Sea Olympics Spring 2015
 
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The Sea Olympics! An daring competition of excellence taking place on the high seas exclusive to Semester At Sea. Only those daring enough to offer up their skills in friendly competition can proudly earn the grand prize! The Sea Olympics happen on every Fall and Spring voyage. Each participant in Semester At Sea is divided up into a "Sea" or Team. Student Sea's are determined by where a student's cabin is located on the ship. There are seven student seas: Adriatic Arabian Baltic Bering Caribbean Red Yellow An eighth Sea is made up by the Life Long Learners, Faculty, Staff and Ship Kids aboard the ship. They determine their own name on each voyage. They were called the Sealebrities on the Spring 2015 voyage. Each Sea is assigned a "color" to wear at the Sea Olympics. For example my Sea, the Arabian Sea, wore orange. Essentially, it's a day where a bunch of party games are played to earn points. The types of games are Trivia, Tug-O-War, Ice T-Shirt Challenge, Relays etc. It's a lot of fun and people get really into it. The Sea who earns the most points at the end of the day wins! The grand prize? The ability to get off the ship first when disembarking! My Sea, the Arabian Sea, WON! So proud of my amazing Sea! NOTE: Why would you want to get off the ship first? Disembarking a ship is a long extensive process. Imagine the time it takes to get off a plane once it lands…now multiply the time by hours (and hours!). Yes it takes that long... It's a fun-filled day that is set aside to create camaraderie among shipmates, with a little prize set up to spice up the competition! I had a great time and enjoyed getting a day off just to play! Subscribe to this channel to stay updated on the journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss
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Before The Journey: Pre-Voyage
 
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Parting is such sweet sorrow. In this video as I say good bye to my loved ones to embark on the journey of a life time around the world on a ship! As sad as I am to leave them, my anticipation of the journey is an adventure in and of itself. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Ship Tour 2015" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7reJFrlwgQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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What To Do This Winter!
 
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I had a blast checking out Park City, Utah and I wanted to share all the wonderful things I discovered you can do during the winter! It truly is a magical season. All these tips are inspired by my time in Park City, but you can enjoy them where ever your winter wonderland is located. 6 more weeks of winter! Enjoy it while it lasts :D Subscribe to this channel to discover the next journey! http://www.youtube.com/ehrensworld Stalk me on Instagram!!! http://www.instagram.com/ehrenhotchkiss Follow me on Twitter!!! http://www.twitter.com/ehrenhotchkiss Groundhogs rock. Comment down below if you agree!!!
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