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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
BONUS: My YouTube Travel Channel!
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.