Vlogging, or video blogging, has become my latest obsession. I’ve always loved being able to read about other people’s travel adventures but being able to watch their adventures is even better. The only problem with travel vlogging is that it’s hard, really hard, so there aren’t many great travel vloggers in comparison to the number of brilliant regular bloggers. For the past few weeks I’ve been scouring YouTube and Vimeo in search of awesome travel vloggers and here are some of my favourites.
It isn’t very often that I’m glued to a long video from start to finish. Admittedly, I have a short attention span (I blame the internet) but I’ve watched pretty much all of Booker Travels’ videos all the way through and even gone back and watched them again. They. Are. Gorgeous! You’d never guess they’re made by a tenth grade teenager and he’s great on camera too.
This World Rocks
Yes, this world does rock and the lovely couple behind This World Rocks have managed to capture it perfectly. I love this beautiful that Dan created for Elissa after they’d been travelling around the world for 12 months. I can’t think of a better travel souvenir.
Wander the Map
This video from Iceland is so beautiful but I also love the simplicity of it. Video making doesn’t need to be complicated. Simple shots and a great sound track combined with great editing can lead to a brilliant video.
Cailin is so much fun and this really shines through in her travel vlogs. She makes great 1 minute guides to different cities but I particularly like this video with sloths. It’s so cute!
If it’s possible to be funny, pretty, silly, interesting, adventurous and totally crazy all at the same time then Nadine does it. Nadine is what I’d consider to be a traditional vlogger with lots of one-armed selfies and chatting to the camera like she’s talking to her mates. You feel like you’re getting the real and authentic travel experience and I love this video
Sonia’s travel videos are really professionally made. I love the fact that they’re fun and interesting but they also make travel guides as Sonia shares brilliant travel advice and tips.
All of the videos on Travel Vox have this peaceful and magical quality that I love. They’re really well made and well edited but they also have something about them that makes me think, ‘Hmm, maybe I could do that…?’ These videos are perfect inspiration for anyone who is thinking about making their own travel videos.
If you’re looking for some serious food porn then you can’t go wrong with Mark Weins’ mouth-watering foodie videos. Capturing a meal on camera is really tough but Mark makes everything look delicious. He encourages people to be adventurous with their foodie choices and a lot of his videos are about food I’ve never heard of before so you can learn something new too.
Courtney isn’t exactly a vlogger but she’s more of a video host and hosts videos for Travelocity. Still, I had to include her on the list because I love her videos. She’s a natural on camera and is always doing cool stuff that makes you want to get up and travel the world.