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.

Don’t forget to subscribe for regular updates from these travel vloggers!

Best YouTube Travel Channels (2016)

Expert Vagabond

Yeah, that’s me! Before I share my favorite YouTube travel vloggers, I wanted to introduce you to my channel first. Shameless self-promotion.

Do you love epic adventure travel from off the beaten path?

Well you’ll love my channel! I’ve been traveling full-time for the past 5 years — doing things like hitchhiking across the United States, scuba diving around the world, trekking in remote mountain ranges, photographing northern lights in the arctic, and more.

Watch Expert Vagabond on YouTube »

Fun For Louis

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.

Watch Fun For Louis on YouTube »

Sonia’s Travels

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.

Watch Sonia’s Travels on YouTube »

Overlander TV

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.

Watch Overlander TV on YouTube »

Story Travelers

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.

Watch Story Travelers on YouTube »


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 personality and humor will have you tuning in on a regular basis.

Watch Vagabrothers on YouTube »

Captain & Clark

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!

Watch Captain & Clark on YouTube »

The Planet D

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.

Watch The Planet D on YouTube »

Mike Corey

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.

Watch Mike Corey on YouTube »

Hopscotch The Globe

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…

Watch Hopscotch The Globe on YouTube »

David’s Been Here

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.

Watch David’s Been Here on YouTube »


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.

Watch MonkeeTime on YouTube »

Pause The Moment

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.

Watch Pause The Moment on YouTube »

Travel Yourself

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.

Watch Travel Yourself on YouTube »

Graham Hughes

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!

Watch Graham Hughes on YouTube »

Bacon Is Magic

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.

Watch Bacon is Magic on YouTube »

Tourist 2 Townie

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.

Watch Tourist 2 Townie on YouTube »

Mr. Ben Brown

Ben somehow manages to post DAILY video blogs from around the world. He’s always doing fun, adventurous things in beautiful locations too. A former professional kayaker turned professional YouTuber.

Watch Mr. Ben Brown on YouTube »

Hey Nadine

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.

Watch Hey Nadine on YouTube »


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!

Watch Migrationology on YouTube »

Backpacking Travel TV

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.

Watch Backpacking Travel TV on YouTube »


I hope you enjoyed my choices for some of the best YouTube travel channels to follow! Feel free to share your favorites in the comments, and remember to check out my channel too:

Thanks so much, and happy travels! ★

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Comments & Questions


  1. Antoine
    August 2, 2016

    Hey Matt, thanks for the awesome & dense list, very helpful :)
    Do you know of anyone focusing particularly on UNESCO World Heritage Sites ?
    Very nice channel by the way !

    • Paul
      August 12, 2016

      Many UNESCO World Heritage sites and many others. Getting to really see the beauty of, and explore, a destination.

  2. Sonny
    June 24, 2016

    Have you heard of this guy who does a comedy/food review show of foods around the world? It’s called BEST EVER FOOD REVIEW SHOW. Easy to find on YT.

  3. Adella Bay
    May 25, 2016

    Just stumbled upon 2 new channels I love – IkigaiTravel and Mather and Brown Travel. I think they should be in the list next year :)

  4. Jimmy Rooney
    March 12, 2016

    Awesome list Matt! Not sure if you have seen a lot of the RV channels that are on YouTube but those are pretty cool too. I added all of these to my list of subscriptions. Thanks for the list :)

  5. Cameron Longshaw
    March 2, 2016

    Great selection of channels.

  6. Dead Farang
    February 26, 2016

    it is only a matter of time before DF starts to appear on these lists. I am quitting my job to chase the dream and become a full time travelling youtuber. Stay tuned! Regards DF

  7. TJ
    January 15, 2016

    This is such an awesome list! I follow a ton of these youtubers :)! I just recently started my own travel youtube channel if anyone could stop by and say hi <3!

  8. WTW travel
    December 28, 2015

    Hi, we’re a group of videographers and blogger from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and we document some of our travel stories whenever we have the chance to. Check out our Youtube channel:

    Let us know if you’re ever in Kuala Lumpur ;)

  9. Bohunka
    December 20, 2015

    Great list, thank you :) Good to see some food vloggers in the list too. I do some food vlogging too, not only filming the locals cooking, but mentioning the recipe in the voiceover.

  10. Houston Paquette
    November 25, 2015

    I love this list!
    I discovered this last year, and it help discover SO MANY amazing creators.
    I was so inspired by these people that I’ve started out my own travel/adventure channel.

    I’ve been putting in a lot of hard work, and it’s being to pay off! I would be honoured to be considered for the inevitable 2015 update :)

    Thank you Matthew!

  11. Grietje | TravelGretl
    October 18, 2015

    Great! Just stumbled across this article, and found a lot of new fellow vloggers to follow on Youtube. Love it! :) Thanx!

  12. Lisa
    August 26, 2015

    Check out our youtube channel:

  13. Synthia
    July 7, 2015

    I just spent a good part of my afternoon being inspired by all of these channels.
    Thanks for the post (:

    June 30, 2015

    What is missing here is serious third-world travel adventures as documented in the book series “And There I Was”.

  15. Cagri Cankaya
    June 24, 2015

    And here is mine. I traveled the world with no money for 3 years. By working in advertising agencies as a designer I managed the survive and travel the world. Still many places to discover.

  16. Rob Brand
    June 12, 2015

    Great list of Travel videos. I’ve been making my own travel videos on YouTube for the last few years in the Philippines, mainly in the island of Cebu. This is beautiful underrated tropical island with amazing beaches. Hope you can check out my YouTube channel:

  17. The Globe Potterer
    April 10, 2015

    This list is great! Been looking for fellow travel vloggers for a while…
    I create DAILY travel vlogs, so make sure you check me out and subscribe. Here’s the link:

  18. Paul
    April 5, 2015

    Trying to develop a new style for people to really see and enjoy travel destinations. Tired of gimmicky travel videos

  19. Mark
    February 11, 2015

    Hi Matt

    Great to see you are updating this list and look forward to your 2015 listings. I’m planning a motorcycle travel series around Western Australia this year, tying in two of my loves – travel and motorcycles

  20. Mike
    January 6, 2015

    I would love if we could get a shoutout in this great list as well!

  21. Diana
    December 19, 2014

    Great list! I follow all of these channels (yours included!)! Feel free to come check out mine when you get the chance:

  22. Damon and Jo
    December 9, 2014

    We would love to be on here as well! We have a travel YouTube called Shut Up and Go, where we…well, tell people to drop all their excuses of not having enough time or money and to just shut up and go! We also make language guides like “How to Sound Cooler in French” and “How to Hit on a Brazilian in Portuguese” that tend to be big hits with international audiences!

    Anywho, our channel is DamonAndJo! Would love to get to know you all!

  23. Markus
    November 16, 2014

    Awesome collection of Travellers. I just finished my 100.000 km Road trip through Australia and Canada (and some other countries).

  24. Pedro Nascimento
    November 11, 2014

    Lots of great channels out there!!!
    I just started travelling 3 months ago, and I will keep travelling for the rest of my life…
    My job is to travel so every week I upload videos about the cities that I visit.

  25. Trent Deckard
    October 7, 2014

    I’m a huge fan of travel, though I haven’t had the opportunity to leave the United States. I would like to share my 5.5 thousand mile road trip across the south west United States:

  26. Dave Brett
    July 28, 2014

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

  27. MikesRoadTrip
    February 23, 2014

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

  28. Julio DuRhone
    February 20, 2014

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

    Good list indeed. Come and sea to have sun…

  29. Mojo
    July 13, 2013

    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!

  30. Jonny Blair
    May 24, 2013

    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

  31. Steve Miller
    April 19, 2013

    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
      April 23, 2013

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

  32. Nadine Sykora
    March 15, 2013

    :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
      March 15, 2013

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

  33. Kristen
    March 12, 2013

    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
      March 13, 2013

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

  34. Sheila
    February 4, 2013

    Great list! Discovered new channels to subscribe to.

  35. jmayel & sacha
    January 31, 2013

    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.

  36. nikki wynn
    January 30, 2013

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

  37. Nico
    January 29, 2013

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

  38. Samuel Jeffery
    January 28, 2013

    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.

  39. Adam
    January 25, 2013

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

  40. Cole @
    January 24, 2013

    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!

  41. Mike Corey
    January 23, 2013

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

  42. Cailin
    January 22, 2013

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

  43. Karen @ Trans-Americas Journey
    January 22, 2013

    Who needs TV? Nice list!

  44. Vera
    January 22, 2013

    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
      January 22, 2013

      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.

  45. Tawny of Captain and Clark
    January 22, 2013

    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
      January 22, 2013

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

  46. Maria
    January 21, 2013

    Backpacking Travel TV
    Nomadic Samuel and Audrey of That Backpacker

    • Matthew Karsten
      January 22, 2013

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

  47. T-roy
    January 21, 2013

    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!

  48. beentravelin
    January 21, 2013

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

    • Matthew Karsten
      January 21, 2013

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

      • Mark Shea
        January 25, 2013

        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.


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