Sometimes half the fun of going on vacation is planning your trip. Video bloggers, or “vloggers,” on YouTube and other video channels can help with your plan by sparking your imagination and providing tips on what to see and where to go on your next holiday. With video camera in hand, they give you more than just a snapshot of some pretty scenery. They invite you into their lives to experience the sights and sounds of their trip right along with them. They may even inspire you to take a bucket-list adventure of your own – video camera optional.
Here are five vloggers you should follow on YouTube right now.
Sailing La Vagabonde
Riley and Elayna are an Australian couple documenting their sailing trip around the world. They’ve been filming their adventures since 2014, documenting the Panama Canal crossing, storms on the high seas and run-ins with pirates. They also provide practical tips on how to sail, navigate and spearfish. Starting in February 2017, they’ll be turning in the humble boat they started with, La Vagabonde, for a new tricked-out, million-dollar catamaran. Even if you’re not planning to start a new life at sea, their videos are chock-full of vacation inspiration.
Devin Super Tramp
No list of travel and adventure vlogs would be complete without Devin Super Tramp, the brainchild of 33-year-old Devin Graham. He captures travel videos and extreme sports in high-def 4K video. You’ll go with him and his team on adventures in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, an epic road trip through New Zealand, an up-close-and-personal fireworks show via drone, and much more.
British vlogger Louis John Cole launched FunForLouis in 2012, originally including videos of him eating strange meals. He’s since changed the direction of the blog to focus on travel and social activism. As a philanthropist, he’s started several programs such as the Boombus project to help homeless youth and the Solvey Project, a talent search via YouTube to identify solutions to global poverty and social injustice.
Mr. Ben Brown
Ben Brown brings you inside his head in this vlog travel series – shooting videos from his perspective with a near stream-of-consciousness storytelling approach. He posts almost daily about his travels to different parts of the world for skiing, hiking and exploring. He even recently filmed his own car crash in Berlin – fortunately no one was hurt.
Over the past five years, travel vlogger Nadine Sykora has documented her trips to 48 countries. She shares practical advice, how-to travel guides, safety recommendations and hotel reviews – all mixed together with her unique sense of comedy and an eye for fashion. Don’t miss what happens when she takes a cheetah for a walk with a drone in South Africa.
Image courtesy of Sailing La Vagabonde. Videos courtesy of respective video bloggers via YouTube.