Table of Contents
- Top 15 Travel Influencers on YouTube
- Top 5 Luxury Travel Influencers
- Bonus: Top 5 Travel Influencers on Twitter
Now, you can explore everywhere, from the beautiful cliffs of Vietnam to white sand beaches of Mexico, from the comfort of your mobile device. How is this possible? Travel Influencers. These lucky folks get to wander the globe and document their excursions for the rest of us to enjoy. They inspire adventure, curiosity, and wanderlust to all those around them.
These travel influencers can be found across all social media channels, including YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. For this blog, we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 travel influencers on YouTube…plus a few extra! Warning: you may have a few more places to add to your bucket list after reading this post.
Top 15 Travel Influencers on YouTube
- 2m subscribers
Louis Cole is the British travel YouTuber behind the channel “FunForLouis,” which has gained 2 million subscribers on YouTube. Louis creates daily vlogs of his travels, which range from the beaches of South Africa to the spectacular city of Istanbul to the Amazon Rainforest. Louis has partnered on influencer marketing campaigns with Nestlé, London Real Academy, and more.
- Sorelle Amore
- 859k subscribers
Sorelle Amore is a top travel influencer and photographer. A true digital nomad, she travels full time and lives out of her backpack! She’s a great photography resource who often shares tips and tricks to getting that perfect travel shot. With over 850,000 followers on YouTube, she is a very consistent content poster. She was recently featured as a creator in Yes Theory’s documentary The Lost Pyramid.
- Lost LeBlanc
- 1.2m subscribers
After leaving his job, Christian LeBlanc decided to leave his home country of Canada to travel around the world and share his experiences. Now, 1.2 million subscribers later, he travels mainly to Asian countries, including the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and more. He has been sponsored by GoPro in this exciting summer water adventure video that has gotten more than a half-million views. His snorkeling videos are also worth checking out.
- 931k subscribers
Vagabrothers is run by brothers and top travel influencers Alex and Marko. With almost 1 million subscribers on YouTube, their channel features beautifully shot scenery and as well as fun shooting styles and drone shots. They explore culture and cuisine in each destination, often known to collaborate with other travel influencers. Check out their most popular video (with almost 7.5 million views!) on the cheapest travel destinations.
- Sailing La Vagabonde
- 1m subscribers
Sailing La Vagabonde shows the life of free-spirited travel influencers. The channel features an Australian couple circumnavigating the globe by sailboat! (Which they didn’t even know how to sail at the beginning of their journey!) With 1 million subscribers and a baby on board, they hope to inspire others to lead alternative lifestyles as well as spread ocean conservation and awareness. Check out more Aussies on this blog about the top Australian influencers.
- Mr Ben Brown
- 708k subscribers
British filmmaker and photographer Ben Brown frequently travels between London and South Africa, and often stops in Berlin, New York City, Canada, India and many other locations around the world. As well as being a travel YouTuber, Ben is a Kayak world champion. Ben has been sponsored by Nelo, Jantex, and H2ProHydrate and has over 700,000 subscribers on YouTube.
- 11m subscribers
Casey Neistat started making viral videos since before YouTube even existed. His first hit was the “iPod’s Dirty Secret,“ published in 2003! Nowadays, Casey is one of the most renown YouTubers, with over 11 million subscribers! Based out of New York City, Casey frequently travels around the world, ranging from Los Angeles to Amsterdam to Istanbul. Casey regularly collaborates with Nike and their Fuel Band, as well as Mercedes-Benz, for whom he has created some of the best received sponsored videos in the industry. Casey’s often featured among the top most subscribed YouTube channels.
- 5.5m subscribers
Devin Graham’s thing is to create extreme stunt videos around the world. His production quality is top-notch, and the tricks that he performs are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. His 5.5 million subscribers agree! Devin’s content ranges from large rope swings in Utah to ziplining in Panama City. Devin has worked with Speed Stick GEAR, Ubisoft, and Mountain Dew. This channel is definitely worth a watch!
- Mark Wiens
- 4.8m subscribers
After graduating from Arizona State University, Mark decided to pursue his passion for food and travel. He lives in Thailand with his wife but travels all over Asia to taste and share the best food in the world. Check out his experience in Seoul in this video, or his 25 Things to Do video series (Thailand and Japan)! Mark has collaborated with tourism boards and famous restaurants and now has 4.8 million fans on YouTube!
- High On Life
- 626k subscribers
The mission of High On Life is to inspire its viewers to get outside and explore the world. The YouTube channel is run by three friends: Parker, Ryker, and Alexey. They also have started their own brand “SundayFundayz” and have over 620,000 subscribers. High On Life has worked with Change Heroes and The Vancouver Underwear Affair to do charity projects such as building schools and supporting cancer research.
- The Blonde Abroad
- 34k subscribers
The Blonde Abroad, also known as Kiki, is a top travel influencer known for her online blog The Blonde Abroad. She created an award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle brand, popular on a variety of platforms. She features everything from travel tips, events, and local knowledge. She has nearly 40,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 560,000 followers on Instagram. This influencer is top-notch, as she’s an incredible resource for solo travelers, female travelers, travelers on a budget, or anyone wanting to learn more about a specific destination.
- Chopstick Travel
- 540k subscribers
Chopstick Travel was created by two travel influencers Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson. They travel the globe searching for street food and adventure! Their channel is focused on exploring local cuisine, usually off the beaten path, and creating authentic experiences. They are based in Taiwan and hope to inspire their 500,000+ YouTube audience to dive into different cuisines. Many of their videos feature Asian delicacies and surprising eats, such as Chinese Purple Noodles with 2.5 million views and the Most Unique Food in Taiwan with over 1.5 million views!
- Allison Anderson
- 467k subscribers
Allison Anderson is an up and coming travel influencer. She chronicles her solo travels abroad through beautiful photography and scenic shots. She’s also a great go-to for travel and savings tips. She has almost 500,000 followers and is growing by the day. She appeals most to the female viewer, as her most popular video is airplane bag essentials and gives great travel hacks.
- 202k subscribers
PsychoTraveller, aka Aly, is a twenty-something traveler from England. She’s an author of the bestselling book Psychotraveller: Travel, Lifestyle, Realtalk. With over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube, she’s an excellent resource for all things backpacking, travel, and budget-related. She hopes to inspire the travel bug in others, especially fellow females.
- Hey Nadine
- 471k subscribers
Nadine is a top travel influencer on YouTube who covers travel advice and adventures. She makes travel vlogs, packing guides, and destination overviews. Her most popular videos feature honest advice and tips, such as Airport & Airplane Travel Hacks and 25 Rookie Travel Mistakes not to Make, each with about 1 million views. She’s a great travel influencer to follow if you’re looking for a fun, yet informative channel.
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Top 5 Luxury Travel Influencers
- Shay Mitchell
- 3.9m subscribers
Shay Mitchell is a top luxury travel influencer and an A-list celebrity actress. She has nearly 4 million subscribers on YouTube and over 25 million followers on Instagram! She’s been growing her YouTube presence with the travel series “Shaycation.” In her video about traveling to India, for example, she features luxurious architecture, elaborate outfits, and even wild animals!
- 62k subscribers
Murad Osmann is a Russian Instagram travel influencer and photographer famous for his FollowMeTo Movement. He and his wife travel the world to picturesque destinations while creating the most ultimate wanderlust-inducing images. Their famous setup is Murad holding the camera while his wife is dressed in traditional clothing (of the destination) and outstretches her arm backward to hold his hand. He now has 62,000 subscribers on YouTube and 491,000 followers on Instagram.
- the Luxury Travel Expert
- 388k subscribers
The Luxury Travel Expert is the go-to account to follow on all things luxury travel. This account was created by a doctor who wanted to share his love for travel. He regularly posts a video every Saturday along with multiple blog articles per week. With nearly 400,000 subscribers on YouTube, his most popular videos review ultra-luxurious flights and resorts. He encourages everyone to “travel [their] dreams in style!”
- Amelia Liana
- 497k subscribers
Amelia Liana is a social media influencer and content creator from London. She creates a wide variety of videos, often including topics such as beauty, fashion, and hauls. While she’s not exclusively a travel influencer, she often documents her travels through vlogs and other videos. She’s also among the top travel influencers on Instagram, with 510,000 Instagram followers and nearly 500,000 subscribers on YouTube. Thinking of becoming an influencer yourself? Learn from our how-to guide here.
- Laura Reid
- 221k subscribers
Laura Reid is a lifestyle influencer, most popular for her travel vlogs. She’s often spotted in beautiful tropical destinations around the world. Her content features beautiful shots and camera work, as she helps others become travel influencers or content creators as well. (Check out her how-to video here!) With 220,000 subscribers on YouTube, her most popular videos feature hacks, tips, and tricks. Wondering how these travel influencers get paid? Check out our blog on how to get paid on YouTube.
Bonus: Top 5 Travel Influencers on Twitter
- 488k followers
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. — Mark Twain
— The Frugal Traveler (@frugaltraveler) January 25, 2017
The Frugal Traveler, as the name describes, gives expert advice on traveling the world on a budget. The account is run by Seth Kugel, who has become a New York Times icon for thrifty spending abroad. He is often featured for his adventurous explorations, travel writings, and travel photos. With nearly 500,000 followers on Twitter and 9,000 tweets, he “[seeks] out high style on a low budget.”
- 28.5k followers
— Two Bad Tourists (@twobadtourists) February 14, 2019
Two Bad Tourists is a travel blog that chronicles the married life of travel influencers Auston and David. They are the go-to for #gaytravel tips, stories, events, and festivals. What started as a vacation in 2012 has now become a non-stop exploration around the world! Since, they’ve settled in Spain and continue to explore exciting destinations and detailing chronicles to nearly 30,000 followers on Twitter.
- 95.2k followers
I'M A TRIVIAL PURSUIT QUESTION!!!!! pic.twitter.com/0nQOSN1uQJ
— Heather Poole (@Heather_Poole) September 9, 2016
Heather Poole is a flight attendant and author of the New York Times bestseller CRUISING ATTITUDE: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama and Crazy Passengers. She offers a unique look into the service world that enables traveling, often sharing tips, tricks, and insider stories. With over 92,000 followers of Twitter, she shares engaging, and often amusing, accounts from her travels.
- 3,230 followers
— Lois Pryce (@LoisPryce) August 21, 2019
Lois Pryce is an author and travel writer, known for her books Louis on the Loose and Red Tape and White Knuckles. She’s also the founder of the Adventure Travel Film Festival, which celebrates all things travel, adventure, and exploration. She’s also an avid motorcyclist!
- 23.5k followers
New post: A lost interview with Alex Garland, author of The Beach, from @frankbures. Their recently unearthed conversation offers a glimpse back at the dawn of global backpacking. https://t.co/XZ2Z9KmrZ5
— worldhum (@worldhum) July 25, 2019
World Hum is a travel account by editor Jim Benning. He’s most famous for his personal travel essays, along with the occasional random tweet. This travel influencer on Twitter has over 23,000 followers and is growing.
Want more of the top travel influencers on YouTube? Here are some that didn’t make the cut:
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|TIM and FIN
|Kara and Nate
|Thomas Alex Norman