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Petra’s First Travel Tips Video

Petra makes her first YouTube video.

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My six year daughter Petra asked me today if she could make a travel tips video for kids who travel. I thought about it for a moment. Why not? It couldn’t possibly be any worse than anything I vlog on YouTube.

“Sure,” I said. “What do you want to do a travel tips video about?”

“I want to do it about why kids should stay with their parents when traveling.”

Sounded good.

I then explained the basic structure and execution of a travel tips video and recommended that she make a list of things to talk about.

She then wrote down three points that she wanted to cover, coming up with them all herself. I tried to make suggestions but she rejected them all. She had control of this thing — I’d like to think she learned a little something watching her dad talking to himself in front of a camera her entire life.

We then shot the video:

Really, not bad. She’s already received a higher likes to views ratio than I usually get . . .

I should probably keep her around.

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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3705 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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