YouTube Travel Videos: 20 Best Channels To Follow

Youtube Travel Videos

Great Travel Video Channels on YouTube

Check out these amazing YouTube travel videos from around the world. YouTube’s best travel channels will inspire you to explore new countries and cultures.

Travel videos are a wonderful diversion during a boring work week. Forget the typical stuff you always find on TV, and tune regularly to watch these funny & inspiring YouTube travel channels!

The following channels (listed in no particular order) are some of my favorites. They are run by individuals for the most part, not big brands. Although there are plenty of cool travel YouTube videos produced by large companies too. Notably from Lonely Planet, Trip Films, and the Travel Film Archive.

I hope the short travel films you’ll find on these channels will encourage you to start planning your own crazy adventures around the world.

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Best YouTube Travel Channels (2014)

Fun For Louis

Fun For Louis YouTube Travel Channel

Fun For Louis Travel Videos

I was surprised I hadn’t stumbled upon Louis’ youtube travel videos earlier! He publishes DAILY vlog updates about his life as he explore many corners of the world on fun adventures.

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Sonia’s Travels

Sonia's Travels YouTube Channel

Sonia’s Travels Travel Videos

Sonia has one of the most well-produced travel shows on the web. She searches for the “secret code” of a destination, and shares her discoveries with you in these fun & engaging videos from around the world. Her personality shines through in each one.

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Overlander TV

Overlander TV YouTube Channel

Overlander TV Travel Videos

Mark is an Australian videographer who’s been documenting travel destinations for over 10 years. His videos are packed with fascinating commentary, insight, humor, and local culture. With close to 400 videos on his channel, you’ll never get bored.

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Story Travelers

Story Travelers YouTube Channel

Story Travelers Travel Videos

Story Travelers is a collective of artists who share interesting travel experiences through beautiful visual storytelling, and they do it very well. Their passion for travel is obvious while watching their videos.

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Vagabrothers YouTube Channel

Vagabrothers Travel Videos

Marko and Alex are a pair of travel addict brothers who film their experiences to share with others. Learning about the world through the people in it. Their great personality and humor will have you wanting to watch them on a regular basis.

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Captain & Clark

Captain & Clark YouTube Channel

Captain & Clark Travel Videos

A relatively new find for me, Chris & Tawny are hilarious. They’ve won some video competitions recently, and you’ll see why after checking out their channel. I personally can’t wait for more videos from them. More damn it!

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The Planet D

The Planet D YouTube Channel

The Planet D Travel Videos

Dave & Deb have been traveling the world for years, getting into all kinds of crazy adventures. From cycling through Africa to camping in Antarctica, they record it all on video for us to see.

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Mike Corey

Mike Corey YouTube Channel

Mike Corey Travel Videos

Another new find for me, Mike is probably putting together some of the best travel videos on YouTube. He’s got a creative eye for video work, and presents topics in a fun & personable way.

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Hopscotch The Globe

Hopscotch The Globe YouTube Channel

Hopscotch The Globe Travel Videos

The videos you’ll find on Kristen’s channel help you experience a place through her eyes, and it’s often pretty damn funny. She also publishes interesting how-to videos. Like how women can pee standing up. You know you want to watch…

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David’s Been Here

David's Been Here YouTube Channel

David’s Been Here Travel Videos

David roams the planet with a camera, giving you quick & simple facts about the many locations he visits. He’s got over 1300 videos on his channel, so depending what country you’re interested in, odds are high that David’s been there.

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MonkeeTime YouTube Channel

MonkeeTime Travel Videos

If you’re looking for a good laugh (or controversy), watch a few videos on Emil’s channel. He films “reality backpacking”, what it’s truly like on the road. Not all the picture postcard stuff. The good, the bad, and the funny.

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Pause The Moment

Pause the Moment YouTube Channel

Pause the Moment Travel Videos

Ryan’s videos are full of adventure, energy, cool soundtracks, & slick editing. He also reviews products and creates “how to” video guides related to travel. There’s always something cool to watch.

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Travel Yourself

Travel Yourself YouTube Channel

Travel Yourself Travel Videos

Cailin puts together entertaining video-diary pieces full of useful tips & information on different popular places & events around the world. She travels by herself, meeting plenty of friendly people along the way.

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Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes YouTube Channel

Graham Hughes Travel Videos

Graham Hughes has just entered the record books as the first person to travel through every country in the world without using an airplane. His videos are packed with hardcore travel, adventure, and personality. A new favorite!

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Bacon Is Magic

Bacon Is Magic YouTube Channel

Bacon Is Magic Travel Videos

Ayngelina is a food & travel blogger who creates stunning footage of people and dishes from all corners of our planet. She weaves together beautiful videos with interesting stories.

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Tourist 2 Townie

Tourist 2 Townie YouTube Channel

Tourist 2 Townie Travel Videos

Gareth shares videos from his experiences living like a local in different countries for a few months at a time, as well as his charity projects. Plus the occasional absolutely hilarious international music video.

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Where’s Andrew

Where's Andrew YouTube Channel

Where’s Andrew Travel Videos

Andrew is National Geographic’s “digital nomad”, wandering the earth recording his travels for the NatGeo blog. He films solo most of the time though, no big fancy productions. Footage is presented along with his own well-written & informative oral essays.

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Hey Nadine

Hey Nadine YouTube Channel

Hey Nadine Travel Videos

Nadine’s travel-related channel simply records her having fun exploring different parts of the world. Her energy is infectious, and the videos make you feel like you’re traveling with her.

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Migrationology YouTube Channel

Migrationology Travel Videos

Mark loves to travel, and he loves to eat. So you’ll find tons of videos about food from around the world on his YouTube channel. He makes everything look so delicious!

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Backpacking Travel TV

Backpacking Travel YouTube Channel

Backpacking Travel Videos

Sam & Audrey are full time travelers who share their adventures in markets, eating street food, visiting temples, and much more. I love their supermarket shopping videos from different countries.

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BONUS: My YouTube Travel Channel!

Expert Vagabond YouTube Channel

Expert Vagabond Travel Videos

I’ve been traveling around the world for the past 3 years, shooting some video along the way. So if you love adrenaline-fueled activities and transportation mis-adventures, you should check out my channel and subscribe!

It’s free, and I promise you’ll totally get your money’s worth.

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Further Reading:

25 Best Travel Movies Of All Time” – Expert Vagabond
Why You Shouldn’t Ride Elephants in Thailand” – Expert Vagabond

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Comments & Questions

  • beentravelin

    One of my favs is and of course my own channel !

    • Matthew Karsten

      Thanks for the recommendation! JCVdude is a wildman. Looks like he’s uploading 4-5 videos a day!

      • Mark Shea

        Yes, JCV Dude – YouTube’s -#7 Most Viewed (All Time) – Directors Canada( is an inspirational story of an ex construction worker making travel videos into a full time career.

  • T-roy

    Hands down Monkee Time is my favorite! Emil’s self made movie (it’s like 12 parts on YouTube) is freaking funny as hell. It had me rolling every episode!

    • Matthew Karsten

      You’re the one who introduced me to that channel Troy..

  • Maria

    Backpacking Travel TV
    Nomadic Samuel and Audrey of That Backpacker

    • Matthew Karsten

      Samuel & Audrey’s videos are super fun. They’re on my subscribed list too. :D

  • Tawny of Captain and Clark

    An awesome list! Thanks for including us. We were wondering why we had a sudden spike in subscribers. We’re pretty sure it’s because of this post. :)

    • Matthew Karsten

      haha. Good! I hope everyone here gains a few new subscribers.
      You two make great videos. Looking forward to many more. :D

  • Vera

    Ha, I love it when somebody does the work for me – as in making a list of YouTubers worth watching, so Thank you! I haven’t gotten into watching TravelVideos on a regularly basis yet – while travelling, the Internet connection is unfortunately often not up for it, plus YouTube can be quite the jungle when it comes to finding the hidden gems… But now I’ve bookmarked this and am looking very much forward to check these channels out (some I even know:)) – yay!

    • Matthew Karsten

      My pleasure Vera! Luckily I’ve got decent internet for a while, and was able to spend a few days watching hours of great stuff to put together this list.

  • Karen @ Trans-Americas Journey

    Who needs TV? Nice list!

  • Cailin

    Thanks so much for including me in the post Matt! A great list to be on :)

  • Mike Corey

    Like C&C, I saw a boost too! Thank a million Matt, honoured to be part of the list :)

  • Cole @

    Fantastic list. Have watched most of their stuff but there are a couple there I didn’t know about. Amazing how many views some of them have!

  • Adam

    Fantastic list! I’m a big fan of Sonia’s Travel videos – been following her for a while now.

  • Samuel Jeffery

    This is a great list. I’m glad to see some of my personal favourite channels listed here along with a few that I’ve never heard of before.

  • Nico

    Great list of channels, I’m sure I’ll be able to set aside a bit of time to browse through these.

  • Laz Mendez

    I think you missed a video, it should be 22 videos with mine included :)

    Here is the link:

  • nikki wynn

    Excellent round up! Most are my favs too but, I found a few I didn’t know about, thanks for the excellent round up!

  • jmayel & sacha

    Nice List. You’ve gotta check our channel out dude,
    We’ve been working hard this year to get noticed, hopefully you can spread the word.

  • Sheila

    Great list! Discovered new channels to subscribe to.

  • Kristen

    Wow! I just saw this now. How did that happen? haha. Thank you so much for the shout out. What a great list!!

    • Matthew Karsten

      No worries Kristen, thanks for creating all your entertaining travel videos! :D

  • Nadine Sykora

    :P I just saw this too, through Kristen no doubt. Thanks for the include on the list! I’m excited to check out some of these channel I haven’t seen before.

    • Matthew Karsten

      No problem Nadine! There’s a ton of interesting stuff out there. I love how yours are unscripted and fun. Keep it up! :D

  • Steve Miller

    An interesting list you’ve compiled here. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with most of the members of the list over the years and have enjoyed watching them develop into successful filmmakers. I’m looking forward to seeing what they all come up with next.

    • Matthew Karsten

      Hi Steve! Thanks for the comment, I actually recently stumbled onto your channel as well. Great videos!

      • Steve Miller

        Thanks Matthew. Glad you’re enjoying them.

  • Jonny Blair

    The funny thing about You Tube is I dont regularly watch it on my travels, as any net time I get is spent on my blog so sadly a lot of these I’ve never heard of or seen. I basically log in, upload my own videos and log out. Will hit the 5,000 mark this month for YouTube travel uploads incidentally but probably nobody watches them!! Jonny

  • Mojo

    Dude, thanks for this awesome list. You definitely have cooler choices than the mashable list. I applaud you. That guy that lost his rig in Bangladesh is the best. Thanks for sharing!

  • Julio DuRhone

    StudioDuRhobe channel is missing. Sonia’s channel is very cool. Subscribed.

    Good list indeed. Come and sea to have sun…

  • MikesRoadTrip

    Nice list…I follow most of them and introduced to a few more.

  • Dave Brett

    Great list, thank you for putting it together, planning on launching a Travel Video channel on Youtube, most helpful for inspiration