6th May, 2020
Five travel vloggers for adventure inspiration
At a time when we’re all looking forward to getting back to normal and heading off on new adventures, it’s easy to start day-dreaming about the things you’re going to see and do once the lockdown has started to ease. While it may be that you can’t wait to get back to your favourite sunny destination and lounge by the pool, this experience could have prompted you to think more about those bucket list experiences and adventures that you’ve been contemplating for a while.
So, if you’ve been longing after a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for a while, then now’s the time to start putting those plans into action.
To help get you inspired, or perhaps get you thinking about whole new types of holidays or out-of-the-way destinations, we’ve rounded up five travel-based YouTube channels with unique points of view. Check them out below.
Ever fancied taking to the open road? If you’re considering the road trip of a lifetime then take some inspiration from Trent and Allie, who love the open road so much they live on it! As self-proclaimed “DIY vanlifers”, the couple and their dog Frank use their adventures to see new cities, explore new cultures, and eat tons of delicious foods. Their channel is particularly worth a watch if you want to learn more about South America, with videos showing their travels through the length and breadth of the continent - covering everywhere from Guatemala and Chile to Panama.
British-born Louis Cole quickly became one of the most prominent travel bloggers to come out of the UK, now boasting millions of viewers on his digital channels. What originally started as a daily vlog soon turned into a channel filled with his incredible adventures, including one a couple of years ago where Louis and a friend flew a plane around the world on a 90 day adventure. With videos covering almost every continent, his channel is packed with inspiring experiences, from hiking waterfalls and going snowmobiling to exploring the most photogenic spots at the Taj Mahal.
Inspired by being at sea? Then follow the adventures of a former software analyst who now spends his days sailing around the world with a small crew. Crewed largely by self-taught sailors, the SV Delos, named after the mythical island, has traversed the oceans, with videos showing adventures from the Caribbean to the Azores. Keep an eye out for the crew’s interactions with impressive underwater creatures during some of their many scuba diving missions, and marvel at their sometimes nail biting run-ins with the weather during their adventures on board.
If you find yourself enjoying sailing content then take a look at Nick and Terysa’s channel, where they document their lives aboard the Ruby Rose yacht. The couple gave up their jobs as a dentist and a paramedic in London back in 2015, and went on to explore the world on a yacht they had built. Not only is their channel full of videos detailing their trips - including some of the most beautiful spots in Europe - but you’ll also find out lots more about life on board, boat reviews, and their favourite unusual destinations.
Fly Drive Explore is run by Welsh couple Marcus and Mellissa, who love exploring new places. Their destination guides and reviews cover spots from Amsterdam to the Everglades, as well as some of the UK’s hot spots - including their native Wales. From reviews on where to stay to city breaks and tips for places to visit when you’re over 40, Marcus and Mellissa have a unique point of view and are great for seeking inspiration on where to go (or where not to go!) on your next adventure. You can also catch them on Twitter @FlyDriveExplore to read more on their adventures.
So, who are you going to watch first?
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