I decided to write this post to highlight some of the travel YouTubers I am currently watching! I am especially interested in pushing the smaller and medium-sized creators who really should get more exposure as they are genuinely awesome. I find that a lot of travel YouTubers are holiday videos, which I am not bashing… but it’s not my thing. I personally like my travel videos to have some of the following:
- Some story
- Good camera skills and editing
- Something a bit different
- Makes me laugh or just plain bonkers!
As such, here is a list of travel YouTubers I recommend everyone should check out!
Charlie Keep is an amazing content creator. Her more epic videos are usually at least 30 minutes long and focus on storytelling. A subject close to my heart and I love how Charlie crafts her content. She adds a real and raw element of travel that shows the ups and downs. Either way, she’s always entertaining!
One of the things I love about Steve is how he chooses a nice blend of high-quality cinematography and just really watchable content. He creates decent travel content, it serves to entertain and inform whilst at some cool locations! In addition, he knows what he’s doing and did a good job in Traverse 2019 in presenting how he makes one of his videos. It was a great session, and I’m glad to hear my process was that far off to his!
As a pro video editor, you would expect his content to be of a higher calibre. You definitely won’t be disappointed. Karl creates feature-length (45 minute+) documentary-style epic films. Forget the Travel channel on TV, tune in to his YouTube channel!
One Shot Adventure
Ryan is truly a golden find. I love his varied mix of travel content from his very story-driven and fantastically edited pieces to his vlog-style informative content. I always come away thinking I’ve learnt something or just added something else to my perpetually growing bucket list.
I generally avoid watching food YouTubers. There’s a good reason. I get hungry afterwards! I also really do respect food YouTubers, I can rarely have enough discipline to film before I devour what’s in front of me. #theStruggleIsReal
Shu carefully crafts her travel food content and is well edited. You can tell she has put lots of little touches to make her content uniquely her.
Now for something a bit more bonkers. Imagine if you mix these ingredients together:
- Mongol Rally-ish multi-vehicle travel
- Three friends awesome epic friends
- A crazy adventurous spirit
- A very open “open to all” and “come JOIN US!” approach to travel
What do you get? Global Convoy, a fun travel concept comprised of 3 friends! The idea is to buy cheap cars to do epic expeditions around the world. I first met these guys at the Travel Adventure Film Festival and immediately thought how awesome these guys are! They are award-winning filmmakers and rightly so! Check out their channel on the quite hilarious adventures or heck JOIN THEM FOR THE NEXT ONE (say Joe sent you)
360 video AirPano
I’ve dipped into 360 a few times on my channel here, here and more recently (and probably the best one) here. I find it a fascinating form of film making and planning to explore the craft and experiment more with it.
These guys create amazing high quality 360 / VR videos aren’t just on the ground but in the sea AND air. Truly amazing!
I have over 300 odd subscriptions on my YouTube. If you like to know some of my other fave channels or have some I should check out please leave a comment and let me know!
What’s the best travel youTube? I would love to add some more to my watch pile!