If you’re anything like the team at DontFlyGo (undeniably handsome and quick-witted) then you’ll love spending hours hitting up YouTube and pouring over all the travel goodness there is on display.
From sumo wrestling, to hitchhiking whole countries, there’s plenty of entertaining moments to feast on from these cracking YouTube Travel Channels.
Which ones do you dig the loudest?
Adventure Sauce: Travel Tips
Benjamin Jenks travel channel first came to our attention following his stunning stop motion video of travelling across the US (above). Since then Adventure Sauce has grown to over 1,000 subscribers and is now home to a number of videos ranging from inspirational get-up-and-go-style travel odes and practical tips like how to sleep for free and how to hitchhike the USA.
Benjamin’s enthusiasm is contagious and the guy is undoubtedly a born adventurer. Just check out his video on extreme mountain biking in Banff and you’ll see why.
Perhaps the most in-fitting with the overland travel theme of DontFlyGo, Australian Mark Shea’s channel has been a firm favourite of ours for a heck of a long time. Started way back in 2006, the channel as now racked up over 11m views and is home to 356 videos. That’s seriously impressive.
Mark’s inimitable presentation style and immense passion for capturing great stories has made for some fantastic viewing over the years. Covering wars, festivals, alternative ways of living and loads else, Overlander.TV has now shifted to putting Mark – and his quest to make travel a full-time lifestyle, central to the action.
Captain and Clark
The dynamic travelling couple Captain and Clark might not make their YouTube travel channel their first port of call when it comes to broadcasting, but that doesn’t mean they’re videos are any less inspiring.
Undergoing an epic quest, currently entitled the “Maverick Expedition”, these two picked up letters addressed to strangers all around the world from the Galapagos Islands post barrel and have already become chronicling their delivery of them.
Walks Around Britain
True overland travelling is, at its very core, all about using your own two feet. Just as well than that Walks Around Britan’s travel channel promotes just that. Featuring stunning lesser-known British landscapes, like those of the Isle of Man, this video series continues to grow and inspire on a regular basis.
Canadian video blogger Cailin O’Neil’s Travel Yourself is dedicated to inspiring people to just get up and start moving regardless of whether anyone else is tagging along. We’re down with that.
Featuring videos that have seen the bubbly Cailin wander all over Spain, Australia, the US and the UK, a particular favourite of ours is the one she did jumping on the Sh*t people say meme with her ode to travel bloggers.
Trans Americas Journey
Travelling since 2006, the Trans Americas team is made up of former journalist Karen and photographer Eric. True overland travellers, the duo’s travel channel is full of adventures chronicling drives through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala and a large chunk of the Americas. Inspirational stuff.
Slickly produced and sassily presented, Sonia’s Travels follows one Miami-natives trips across the globe in the hope of “unlocking a secret code”. Not quite sure whether that’s of Da-Vinci-code-esque proportions or not, it hardly matters as Sonia’s just as easy on the eye is Audrey Tatou is herself.
Make sure you check out her checking other people out, in her video on people watching in a Paris café.
Positive World Travel
Since turning travel into a long term lifestyle Ant and Elise have been ripping it up in the online video stakes under the moniker of Positive World Travel. Now just a few numbers short of 2,000 subscribers, the channel has gone from strength to strength in the past year, covering sumo fights, Nepalese treks and the delights on offer at an Indian food market to boot. Pretty varied as far as travel videos go!
Pause the Moment
Pause the Moment’s Ryan Gargiulo has travelled to over 25 countries around the world and dragged his video camera along with him to capture a large part of it. From World Cup fever in South Africa, to tasting culinary delights in Nicarague, Ryan’s travel channel is a great embodiment of what it’s like to be alive in the digital age.
As We Travel
Last up is Nathan and Sofia’s platform As We Travel, a video channel dedicated to offering comprehensive travel advice for travellers of all experience ranges.
Filmed in HD, As We Travel’s videos are really stunning to watch, featuring really detailed and informative accounts of places as broad as Lithuania, Laos and Luxembourg. A treat for any true overlander.
That’s it for our round-up of stunning YouTube travel channels. Any that we’ve missed here that you think deserve to be on the list?
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