You may have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but we think that maybe a video is worth a thousand pictures! If you can’t get there yourself, there’s no better way to get a feel for a country than watching videos from the people who are there, and YouTube is an absolute goldmine of travellers who are sharing their adventures online. These are some of the best YouTubers around who are guaranteed to make you want to buy a plane ticket and jet off into the sunset.
High school sweethearts Jess and Stephen are huge film and photography buffs, so all their videos are flawlessly shot including some pretty awesome drone footage. They put themselves at the forefront of their videos, doing guided tours of the places they stay and narrating the amazing activities they get up to like scuba diving, ziplining and skydiving. They also have an amazing series of 360-degree videos, which allow you to totally immerse yourself in their surroundings.
Nadine is the travel guru you’ve always needed in your life. Aside from recording her own adventures, she also posts a lot of guides and advice covering a huge range of topics. There are packing guides for all destinations and seasons, travel hacks for travelling on a budget, and advice on travelling alone, in a tour group, and as a woman. She also invited fellow vloggers onto her videos to share their own travel expertise.
Craig and Aimee have been travelling the world for about two years, recording their trips in fun, relatable videos with a big heap of charisma. They were originally propelled to fame by a video of Aimee getting hit with a fish during a storm on Barry Island seafront, but have since gone on to travel extensively around the world and work with some amazing brands including GoPro, Hostelworld…and icelolly.com! Shameless self-plug here: they’re our presenters over on our YouTube series, Holiday Scoop.
Brothers Marko and Alex have been travelling as a team since 2012, and after winning a travel video contest launched their own YouTube channel to share their stories. They go pretty in-depth, often posting ‘binge-worthy’ vlog series that document each day or activity of a trip in huge detail to give you a full picture of what they get up to. They also post top 10 city break guides, and have a cool section of their channel where they group their video by themes like outdoor, culture and festivals.
Kiersten from The Blonde Abroad is living proof that you can travel the world while still looking super stylish. Her YouTube is a mash up of travel and lifestyle content, where daily destination diaries and food tours and scuba diving vlogs sit alongside fashion and beauty tips. Whether you’re looking for the most versatile long-haul flight outfit, packing guides for your next trip or make up tips to hide signs of jet lag, Kiersten can help.
Who are your favourite travel vloggers on YouTube? Let us know in the comments, or post your own channel!