The Best Youtube Channels To Watch For Travel Inspiration in 2022

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Travel inspiration on YouTube is an ever evolving thing. Every year fresh faces pop up with their own unique style, either showcasing exotic locations with cinematic montages or with their own distinctive way of story telling.

Over the last couple of years, I’ve accumulated a collection of Youtube channels that I like to keep an eye on to help inspire new travel destinations and 2022 will be no different.

With the world slowly returning to normal, and international travel opening back up, I’ve updated this list with bunch of new fresh channels as well as a few regular staples of the travel YouTuber sphere to keep an eye on throughout the year to to help inspire your own travels.

Have you spotted a channel I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below.

Stephen and Jessica Parry Valentine (Flying The Nest)

I’ve not seen this Australian husband and wife duo appear on any other Youtube travel inspiration list, and I’m not sure why. Stephen and Jessica’s videos are fun and informative as they explore the world put together a small series of videos for each destination they visit.

During 2021, the adopted the van life lifestyle traveling around Australia, and have recently headed back overseas to explore the world again.

Check out Flying The Nest on Youtube and look at their website for more great tips.

Kara and Nate (Kara and Nate)

This husband and wife duo have been on the road and documenting their travels since January 2016. The pair started out on a quest to visit (and document) 100 countries before 2020.

Now they continue to document their travels both across North America in a van as well as internationally. Follow their story over at Kara and Nate on YouTube.

Eamon and Bec (Eamon & Bec)

Van life became a bit of a theme for travel vloggers during 2020 and 2021, but if you are looking to delve further into life on the road with a couple who were well ahead of the van life trend, then Eamon and Bec’s channel might be more of your speed.

They’ve taken to life on the road driving their way around the globe, in fact they have two vans, one in Morocco one in Canada and an off the grid cabin they built while international borders were closed. Find out more on their channel – Eamon & Bec

Mark Wiens (Migrationology)

If travel is all about the cuisine for you, then Mark Wiens might be more your flavour. Based in Asia but also travels around the world, Mark’s videos on his main channel Migrationology are all about the local food experiences he discovers during his explorations, particularly street foods and locals restaurants. Also following the links on his main Youtube channel to his Mark Abroad channel for general travel videos.

Louis Cole (Fun For Louis)

No travel YouTuber list would be complete without mentioning Louis Cole. With around 2 million subscribers on his personal channel Fun For Louis, this British traveller became synonymous with daily travel vlogs.

These days Louis now travels with his partner Raya and have created a joint channel. The couple split their time between travelling across North America in a custom converted bus and exploring other international destinations.

Find out more about their more recent travels on the Raya and Louis channel.

Nadine Sykora (Hey Nadine)

Another stalwart of the Youtube travel community, Nadine’s a Canadian creator who has been putting out amazing travel content for several years.

While international travel has been off the table, Nadine’s focus has moved more to her new young family, but still has an abundance of great, fun and informative travel content in her back catalogue.

As travel starts to become easier as borders continue to reopen, no doubt Nadine will add more great travel content to her channel. Head over to Hey Nadine on Youtube as well as her website to find out more – http://www.heynadine.com/

Christianne Risman (Backpacking Bananas)

Christianne started her channel as backpacker sharing her journey around exploring South America, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Her fun and infectious backpacker style still continues to this day as she adopts the digital nomad lifestyle, currently travelling around Europe.

Check out Backpacking Bananas to find out more.

Christian LeBlanc (Lost LeBlanc)

After cinematic travel videos which a quirky sense of humour? Canadian YouTuber Christian and his channel Lost LeBlanc might be for you.

Now based in Bali he splits his time between the Indonesian island and his native Vancouver as well as travelling the world.

Christian’s content previously was primarily focused on cheap travel around South East Asia; however as his video style has become more and more cinematic, he’s since expanded his portfolio to more luxurious destinations all over the globe.

Check out his Lost LeBlanc to find out more.

Hannah (Currently Hannah)

Another travel obsessed Australian, Hannah has been based in Japan over the last couple of years, producing an interesting mix of creative and cinematic style travel videos showcasing the world in her own unique style.

Check out Currently Hannah on Youtube or visit – https://www.currentlyhannah.com/ to find out more.

Samuel & Audrey

Samuel & Audrey are travel bloggers with a passion for eating local food and traveling around the world.

After moving to South Korea to teach English, the two started dating before embarking on their journey create travel guides highlighting the best places to visit and the local foods worth eating at all these destinations.

Head to their channel to watch the videos, or check out their individual travel blogs – https://thatbackpacker.com & https://nomadicsamuel.com

Eric & Allison (The Endless Adventure)

Eric and Allison from The Endless Adventure have been documenting their travels for the last four years.

The videos this fascinating couple produces are a combination of exploring and eating local cuisine showcasing destinations in their own unique style. Check out their channel The Endless Adventure to find out more.

Jason and Nikki Wynn (Gone with the Wynns)

After travelling all over North America in an RV, Jason and Nikki bought a sailboat and set out to explore the world with absolutely no sailing experience. They’ve spent the last four years documenting the trials and tribulations of life on the water but also the destinations they visit along their journey.

The Bucket List Family

Self proclaimed Family Travel Journalists, this young family made the life changing decision to sell everything embark on an non-stop adventure around the world.

Jessica, Garrett, Dorothy, Manilla and Calihan document their travels as they learn and discover different destinations around the globe. Head over to The Bucket List Family YouTube channel to find out more.

Itchy Boots

Noraly decided to quit her job and combine her passion for travel and motorbikes, embarking on a solo adventure around the world.

This Dutch vlogger documents her two wheeled travels as she makes her own way around the world. Head to the Itchy Boots YouTube channel or her own website to find out more.

Allison Anderson

Allison has been a longtime travel photographer, documenting her travels on her own YouTube channel.

Her content is a mix of solo travel, photography and minimalism. While international travel has been limited recently, Allison has continued to explore natural wonders of her native US, but no doubt more we’ll see more international travel from her soon.

Head to Allison’s YouTube channel to find out more.

Jason Billam (Jason Billam Travel)

From the UK, Jason has been capturing his travels over the last four years. Currently exploring the Middle East, he is one of the few travel vloggers who has been creating fresh international travel content despite ongoing restrictions over the last couple of years.

Head over to Jason Billam Travel to find out more about his travels.

Ashley and Jordan (Keep Going Places)

Some fresh faces on this list, this Texan couple took a sabbatical in 2019 and commenced their travels around the world.

While their international adventures were briefly interrupted, Ashley and Jordan have continued to document their travels around North America on their channel Keep Going Places.

That said, now that international travel is opening up, the pair has just ticked off their 40th country, with more international adventures on the cards for 2022.

Alina Mcleod

Another fresh face on this list. Alina, is a Canadian traveler exploring the places destinations that aren’t often featured by the mainstream media.

After short stint back in Canada, she’s back on the road and explore more interesting places that you won’t see on many other travel YouTube accounts.

Check out her channel to find out more.

Cody Buffinton

Cody has just recently resumed his world travels after spending the last couple of years stuck in the US.

This American traveller creates epic cinematic videos while exploring some of the most beautiful places around the world. Check out Cody Buffinton on Youtube to see his latest adventures.

Ash (Winging It With Ash)

Ash, formerly from The Way Away, has gone out on her own and is building up her own channel documenting the process of building her new life she looks to pursue a career in travel. Check out her new channel – Winging It With Ash.

Ellie Quinn

Ellie is a travel blogger turned travel vlogger from the UK. She has not only documented he travels over the last couple of years but also her journey adopting the Muslium faith. Check out Ellie Quinn on Youtube and her website to find out more – http://thewanderingquinn.com/

Into the Archives:

While these channels aren’t producing the same frequent travel content they once did, they still have a significant back catalogue of great videos to check out.

Marko and Alex Ayling (Vagabrothers)

Marko and Alex, these Californian brothers, originally won a competition to video their adventures ticking off the biggest baddest bucket list.

After the biggest baddest bucket list series, the duo has turned their attention to building up their own travel Youtube channel with a unique dynamic that only brothers could create.

Their videos focused on discovering local unique experiences during their travels. You can check out those videos on the Vagabrothers Youtube Channel.

While it’s been well over year since a video was added to the Vagabrothers channel, Alex has continued documenting his own adventure moving to New Zealand with is partner Carrie. Head to his personal channel to find out more.

Robyn Kimberly (Robyn Kimberly)

Robyn Kimberly is a Canadian solo-female travel vlogger who spent the last several years exploring the world one video at a time…

Her channel has gone quiet over the last year or so, but there is still a great collection of stunning cinematic videos from all over the world.

I hope you have found a Youtube channel to help inspire your next travel destination.

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By Rhys Vandersyde

Traveller, Photographer, Content Creator - I've spent the last 20 years actively seeking out new destinations and new adventures. Find out more about me here: vandersyde.com.au
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3 thoughts on “The Best Youtube Channels To Watch For Travel Inspiration in 2022”

  1. Please give a shoutout to FAMILY travel vloggers too that have their comments disabled by YouTube because they have kids! We’re a family sailing around the world ⛵️ ? with kids, low carbon footprint, high content output.. yet struggle to reach a wider audience because of YouTube restrictions. So we need collaborators to spread the word that starting a family doesn’t mean an end to travel and adventure – we recently visited the Turkey/Syrian border region! So please find these channels and give them a boost! ? https://www.youtube.com/c/mothershipadrift

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  2. when i look at a few lists like this here about best travel vblogs , then i wonder, where is Bald and bankrupt ? , he got 3,1 mil subs on you tube.
    Why is he not on any of the best travels blogs list ? , i think he is for sure one of the best i saw .

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