14 Most Influential Travel Vloggers to follow in 2018
Vlogging has become a popular way for nomads to share their adventures with the world. With a successful video blog, you can attract sponsorships, run adverts and basically fund your future travels. Sounds simple, right? That’s not always the case. Vlogging is a big commitment and you need to put time and effort into creating amazing videos that fuel your watchers’ wanderlust! Check out our rundown of the most influential travel vloggers to follow in 2018.
1. The Expert Vagabond
Matthew Karsten has well and truly earned the title of expert vagabond. He’s been on the road for over six years and is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. He’s racked up 27,382 subscribers on YouTube, 142,000 followers on Instagram and runs a successful and popular blog. He’s explored Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, to name just a few. Where’s next Matt, Australia?!
2. Overlander TV
Overlander TV have taken their vlog to the next level with a professional camera crew often in tow and stunning, professional footage. Nowadays, Outlander TV are moving on to bigger things, including an 87 minute feature-length film, Australian Motorcycle Adventure. The film follows Mark Shea on an epic motorcycle tour across Australia’s West Coast. With 35,578 YouTube subscribers and screenings of Shea’s film worldwide, this is a vlog to keep an eye on over the coming years!
Marko and Alex Ayling are award-winning travel videographers. The brothers travel the world together, having an amazing time and creating amazing vlogs that will fuel your wanderlust. They’ve covered most of the globe already, including Australia, Asia and Europe. With 64,376 YouTube followers and 69,000 Instagram followers, this American duo are well-known names in the travelling world.
4. Kick the Grind
Kick the Grind is run by Mike Corey. His YouTube is full of action-packed videos from around the globe. Don’t expect any run of the mill scenery shots here, Corey is only interested in eating crazy food and adrenaline-rushing activities that disgust, amuse and excite his 51,177 YouTube subscribers.
5. Hopscotch the Globe
Kirsten Sarah is funny and charming, and she’s taken YouTube by storm. She has almost 150,000 subscribers that have fallen in love with her down to earth, friendly videos that show you how and why you should go travelling. Like, right now!
6. Mr. Ben Brown
With 698,866 YouTube subscribers, this list wouldn’t be complete without Mr. Ben Brown. This British backpacker has made a career out of his travel bug and built up an army of followers who envy his amazing travels. Ben has travelled everywhere from the Arctic to Australia and Africa with his wife, and with his personal style vlogs, you can travel right alongside them.
7. Hey Nadine
Hey Nadine has a website and YouTube channel which she runs like a professional business. There’s always fresh content, and alongside her never-ending travels, she finds the time to post two vlogs a week. Her videos are well shot and will leave you desperate to follow in her footsteps. She’s racked up 358,821 subscribers since 2016 and so far on her journeys has reached America, Asia and Europe, to mention a few.
Mark Wiens loves two things: food and travel. So, obviously, when he set out to create his vlog, a food travel theme was quick to come up. Along with Mark’s 1,127,125 YouTube subscribers, you can get food and travel envy watching him eat his way around the globe from Australia through Asia and over to Europe.
9. Sam & Audrey TV
This couple met while travelling Seoul, got married and decided that they didn’t want to become the “boring married couple” so they swapped nappies and nights in for adventure and travel. They have 102,340 subscribers on YouTube that love watching them explore Europe, Asia and beyond.
10. World of Wanderlust
World of Wanderlust started out as a travel blog before the creator, Brooke Saward started an accompanying YouTube channel, which currently has 43,117 subscribers. Her website is sleek, professional and you’ll feel serious envy looking at her travels – she’s been everywhere from Australia to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Brooke has even written a book on her travels – she’s not stopping anytime soon!
11. y Travel
If you’ve ever done any research on backpacking and travelling, you’re bound to have come across Caz and Craig. This nomadic couple travel the world with their children, proving that nothing should stop you from seeing the world! Their YouTube channel is closing in on two million subscribers where they share highlights of their family-friendly travels from everywhere across Australia, America, Asia and beyond.
Louis is an English filmmaker who spends his life on the road exploring what the world has to offer. His YouTube page has almost two million subscribers who love his passion for travel and upbeat nature. He’s covered Australia, Asia, America and Europe, but that’s not stopping him. His next adventure is to fly the world himself!
13. Flying the Nest
Australian couple Steve and Jess left their own picturesque home behind to see what else the world has to offer. Their blog is award winning and their YouTube has 48,760 subscribers. They post new videos three times a week so there’s plenty of vlogs for you to dive into!
14. Sailing La Vagabonde
Riley & Elayna run a vlog like no other. The Australian couple have a real thirst for adventure, and decided that not only do they want to travel the world, they want to charter the boat themselves. Their vlog joins them on board their sailing boat as they fight the elements. Their YouTube currently has 340,455 subscribers and their story made the news just a while back.