Last Updated on June 30, 2022 by Christine Kaaloa

Travel Survival eGuides  

My travel survival eguides are for the traveler, who doesn’t have time to research for their trip, but wish they did. If you’ve 8 months to plan a trip and you’re looking for the guidebook to do it, this is not it.

What are GRRR Travel Survival Guides

This is for the independent traveler, looking for shortcuts and just enough information to make a decision, but the freedom to live what they want.  Guides offer cultural insight, tips, itinerary recommendations, maps and directions (depending on availability) and essentials to know before you go.

Travel can feel like work and stress to some. We are constantly processing and decoding things so we can navigate it. GRRR Travel Survival Guides are travel cheatsheets of the things which I think are essential trip details.


Tokyo Travel Secrets


In this Tokyo Travel Tips e-guide(based on my Tokyo Travel Tips on YouTube), I am cracking the code of solo travel for Tokyo and shedding insight and travel tips so you feel confident tackling Tokyo on your own too!

Tokyo is a fast paced urban jungle, cutting edge and avant garde innovations rest upon traditional Japanese culture. There are endless things to do, see and eat in this cosmopolitan city. If you are a fan of my GRRRLTRAVELER YouTube channel  and my Tokyo / Japan series and wanted to know the details and resources I used, this is perfect for your!

Ever wondered:

…Which capsule hotels I stayed it?

…The ideal Tokyo mobile apps I used to get around metro and language barriers?

…What must try foods and snacks to find at Japanese conbinis?

…How to eat at a vending machine restaurant?

And much more…

Then these are my secret behind-the-scenes tips for surviving Japan.  You will have all the tools I used.  This is great for first time travelers to Tokyo or those who have watched my videos and have questions about what I have done..

Additionally, I also shared things on my bucketlist which I did not have time to film for my YouTube channel to make your trip as entertaining and exciting as I make my videos!

What you get in my Secret Tokyo Travel Tips e-guide:

– 67 pages of travel cheatsheets crammed with tips and resources I used to make for an awesome trip!
(Please see my Table of Contents page)

– Interactive menu – It works in pdf format and on some mobile devices. Each chapter has a MENU button to take you back to the Table of Contents so you don’t need to waste time scrolling.

– Links to tools I use and links to my video travel guides.

– Countless updates I make to this ebook!

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Bangkok Travel Secrets

This Bangkok Travel eguide includes:
Everything you need to know for your next Bangkok trip! 

Bangkok is a city that backpackers and solo travelers find comfort with. The city is a surprising blend of both, old world and new world charm, with elegant urban design mixed with aged tradition, Thai boutique-like hospitality, foot massages, illuminated wats and giant buddhas, street food, fantastic medical tourism, and shopping malls. With multiple options for ways to get around, this dazzling city makes getting around feel stress-free.

By no means is this an attempt to be like a Lonely Planet guidebook nor is it for the traveler that needs a romantic read. I created this guide the way I wish it existed for independent travelers like myself— to crack the code of travel. It is a travel cheat sheet of information, cultural insight, city highlights & getting there, itineraries and travel survival tips. I  list recommendations of accommodations, salons and medical/dental facilities I’ve used. You’ll get the essential information you won’t find in my blog. This 29-page book includes photos for identification and concise information that will be enough to help make trip planning easier! You’ll love it.

What’s included



– Summary

– Things to Do

– Day Trips from Bangkok


– Summary

– Accommodations (4 locations)

– Things to Do


TRAVEL SERVICES (Travel resources)




TRAVEL ESSENTIALS (Health, safety, mobile SIM, scams, ATMs, adapters, etc)


Additional videos:

Attached are three videos on the above cover photo on this page.

Video playlist of over 30 city guides, activities, and tips to pack your itinerary in Thailand:




Discovering Ubud & Bali Highlights  

Bali has been a long-time tourist getaway… a tropical island of natural beauty, gorgeous resorts, yoga retreats and easy-going beaches… a peaceful fling. Bali is often seen as a solo gal’s romantic “finding yourself” destination. But Bali is so much more. This is a 60-page travel cheat sheet of essential travel information for the travelers, who have little time to research and plan their itinerary while wanting to use yogic Ubud as their home base location for their Bali trip.

This Discover Ubud & Bali Highlights e-guide includes:

– 60 pages of Ubud & Bali Highlights guidebook information (includes the 48 Hours: Ubud Guide)

– 14 Attractions

– Cultural insights & Tips

– What to Know Before You Go

– Travel Survival Tips for Bali: Breakdown of Balinese food, Getting Around, Where to Stay, Renting a Motorbike, Temple Etiquette, etc…

– A four-day itinerary

Additionally, you also get:

– Hotlinks for easy navigation (depending on device, some links won’t show but may still be embedded) and website access, maps and directions.

What this guide does not include:

 Accommodation listings. But it will direct you to the preferred site where I book my hotels.

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48 Hours: Tokyo on $30/day guidebook  

People say Japan is expensive. It doesn’t have to be. From Sumo wrestlers to fish markets, manga culture to capsule hotels,there’s a cool, but weird side to Tokyo culture. Hang on, because for the next 48 hours, we’re going to hit the crazy racetrack of this fast and fun city!

Make the most of your trip to Tokyo in a budget friendly way and under $30/day

This Tokyo travel guidebook includes 60 pages of:

A List of Free Attractions and Directions

Cultural Insights

Budget Travel Survival Tips for Accommodations, Transportation Options, Eating Out

Budget & Travel Tips

General Travel Information for Japan

-2 day itinerary

-Offbeat, fun and quirky options

-Survival Phrases

– Hot Linked words or URLS that will direct you to maps, fellow pages or referenced external websites.  It will allow you to click your way through the guide with speed, so you don’t have to scroll your way around.

Occasionally I update some of my guidebooks. If this eguide gets an upgrade, you’ll be notified for a free download. Otherwise, there is another eguide I’m working on for Tokyo with all my YOuTube filming secrets. You may want to wait for it to come out.

IMPORTANT Note: Depending on your browser or viewer you have (i.e. I have a y Mac computer and iPhone), you might not be able to see the hot links (outlined in yellow), but they should still be there. The hot links are to aid speedier navigation through the book as well as to direct you to maps or external websites. If you see a direction to a website URL or a bolded word (not always but often), these can be hot links.

Watch my YouTube video guides above on some of the areas to visit in Tokyo:

Full Tokyo Playlist:

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 Survival Guide to Traveling in Korea, book by Christine Kaaloa Over 20 pages of essential information and quick tips to help  prepare for your trip to Korea.
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