IF ONE IS LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION or tips for next or even the very first travels, Youtube travel channels are one of the best options to start with.
Which are the travel vloggers to follow in 2016?
Here is a list of the channels, which are definitely worth it. No matter how many subscribers they have. So you will find on the list not only the well-known guys like Devin, Louis, Nadine or Ben, but some “rising stars” too.
Enjoy, follow and get inspired.
1. Adrenalin, adventure, fun, friends
Devin Super Tramp
No wonder this guy has nearly 4,000,000 subscribers! His videos are simply brilliant. Super high quality, adrenalin, fun, full of experiments …. from such amazing destinations. You never know what is gonna be next. If it is gonna be the fastest zipline in the world, salt boarding or social experiments and skateboarding animals……Devin Graham will definitely inspire you to enjoy the life to the max.
Mike Corey, a break-dancing marine biologist turned travel Youtuber. He captures our world with a curiosity that comes from never growing up. His priorities are clear — experiences over possessions and he proves it on his Kick the Grind TV. His love to the ocean and biology is evident on the very first sight. Many of his videos are about underwater life and nature in general. He shot loads of other cool stuff too, always in a very high quality. You will love his swimming pigs, video from the jungle…..Thai vegetarian festival “rituals” will definitely not leave you neutral. ;)
White spot pirates — Untie the lines
A German girl, Nike, bought a sailing boat in Panama, sails the world and presents her stories in a weekly documentation “Untie The Lines.” The purpose of White Spot Pirates is to bring people one step closer to putting their own dreams into reality, to build up a community that inspires and supports each other.
This is how Alex introduces himself on YouTube: “My name is Alex Chacón, I graduated college, sold everything I had, and rode a motorcycle around the world across 41 countries, and 300,000+ km in 650 days.” His “Most Epic Selfie of 2014” was viewed more than 100 million times!
Mr. Ben Brown
A professional British kayaker turned into a travel vlogger. Uploading daily videos, which confirm his adventurous blood. You will also love his “Visual vibes” series, where words are very rare, the more you can enjoy amazing scenery and local life e.g. in Canada, India and South Africa. He has started recently with motovlogging too.
Fun for Louis
If you are into travel vlogging, you will know Louis Cole for sure. He shows his 1.6 million + followers in his daily cool and diverse videos, that life is for living. His videos are packed with adventure, fun and friends from all around the globe. There is nothing Louis would not try. Eating live insects? No problem!
Story travelers are a tribe of visual storytelling artists with a shared passion for genuine travel experiences.They do not upload very often, but when they do, it is really worth it. Their beautiful footage, undisturbed by too many words, is amazing.
Matthew Karsten is addicted to adventure travel and photography. He is on a mission to inspire your next journey with entertaining stories, beautiful images, fun travel videos and useful tips. Vagabonding around the world for the past 4 years. In his videos you can enjoy with him activities like deep-water solo rock climbing, scuba diving, downhill biking, river surfing and last but not least beautiful scenery footage.
2. Travel tips and travel guides:
Nadine Sykora is probably the most popular female travel vlogger. She has visited nearly all continents. This fun young lady posts bi-weekly useful travel tips (working abroad, best deals, fitness when on the road, ……) , travel vlogs, comedy videos and life vlogs. You will love this blond cutie.
Sonia Gil, a cute Venezuelan vlogger, started with language-learning videos and now she belongs to the top travel channels providing travel tips and tricks from all around the world in an easy and entertaining way. E.g. How to get money back on a flight delay, Tips for fear of flying, Bed bug survival guide …… and load of other practical tips.
Hopscotch The Globe
Kristen Sarah is an actress and adventure travel junkie. She films her crazy adventures around the world, gives travel tips and advice in a fun and comedic way. Her travel tips are really hilarious sometimes. Have you ever needed to know how to poop on a public bus in India? Watch Kristen`s video, she will show you how to do it in case you ever need it.
3. Nomadic life:
This is how they introduce themselves on Youtube: “We’re Mat and Danielle — two minimalist nomads who are exploring long-term travel and road-tripping in our camper van. We’re sharing our ongoing lifestyle experiments, and the adventures of our fellow explorers, on our blog and here on YouTube.”
4. Food and travel vlogs:
Mark Wiens simply loves food. He travels the world to try all the amazing tastes and flavors in the best restaurants and food markets andshares his experiences with us through his Youtube channel. Most of the videos are from Asia, particularly from Thailand, where Mark is based.
Emmy made in Japan
Emmy encourages people from all around the world to send her over the best delicacies from each country. Then she tastes them and comments in videos on her Youtube channel which are awaited by her 500,000+ subscribers. You can imagine, that anything can land on her table, starting with kid`s beer, ending with various kinds of bugs and worms.
Authentic World Food
Bo on the road isa solo traveling surfer girl, filming locals cooking as authentic as it gets. She films them on the streets, in villages, in small authentic restaurants and is collecting recipes from local people. Her videos serve partly as video recipes and partly as a documentary about local people`s lifestyle. She will help you make food exactly according to the way locals do it in each country she has visited (India, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, Morocco). Yes, it is my blog and I believe that those who love and miss the food from their travels will find it worth it.
5. And more:
Ruben Alonso — Ruben is providing loads of information and tips mainly about European countries in his videos. His channel is in Spanish with English subtitles. If you want to learn some Spanish too, Ruben’s channel is the right choice. :)
Vagabrothers — Alex & Marko are brothers traveling the world together. Their videos are fun, adventurous and full of useful information.
Tourist to townie — Travel deeper — Gareth lives the life of locals on his travels and shares the experiences through his Youtube channel.
David’s Been Here — David has been to loads of places and is uploading very informative videos what to see and do in each of them.
The planet D — Cool couple, Dave & Debare enjoying adventures all around the world e.g. rally in Mongolia, cycling in Sudan’s desert, camping in Antarctica…..
Booker Travels — really nice footage from Puerto Rico, Barbados, New York, Morocco, Sri Lanka ….through eyes of a teenager.
Mike & Jay Explore — a couple uploading nice videos from Europe mainly.
Dreaming and wandering — This is actually not a vlog. It is a blog “only,” but it is really worth it. It is full of amazing photos by a very cool girl, Martina. And guess what? This girl with ginger hair just won a contest by Fjäll Räven, so she is joining an expedition to the Arctic. Can`t wait til spring 2016 when the expedition begins and loads of super cool photos will appear on Martina`s blog.