There are so many travel Youtubers out there now. Some may say that the market is oversaturated. And I kind of agree. But what I find is last common is what I consider to be TRUE travel Youtubers. You see many videos of “influencers” and content creators who just say at these expensive resorts where they have product shots seeminly every other frame. Sure, staying at the beach or pool may be cool. But that’s not the type of travel that inspires me. I like seeing Youtubers on foot, trekking through the city, getting lost in the streets and finding hidden gems. I think some of the bigger/more popular Youtubers do more vacationing and less traveling.
Hey, if that’s what you want, then go for it! I know my sister for example would hate walking around a city for hours. But for me, and I am sure a lot of you too, when you travel you want to experience the local culture. You want to see the beautiful (and not so beautiful) parts of a country. Why travel if you’re going to be surrounded by things/people you could meet at home? So I’m here to introduce you to five Youtubers you should be subscribed to.
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This a different post than what I expected to write on this blog. But I think it’s important. How often are we ignoring our gut? How often do we try to ignore our feelings? It may be for several reasons why we do this. Perhaps we are wondering why whatever the situation is doesn’t feel right to us. I mean, others think its the right decision for them/me, why am I feeling this way? Maybe it’s also because we’re afraid of what it means to admit something isn’t feeling right. Maybe we’re afraid of judgment. Maybe we’re afraid of failure and the risk that comes with trusting your gut. Because it’s scary. It can be hard to make a decision when there’s no hard evidence as to why you feel a certain way, you just know you do, and something is telling you that that’s enough.
So whether it’s ending a relationship, quitting your job, taking a step back from a situation. Trust your gut.
I will admit, I am currently not the most well-traveled (yet!). But that doesn’t keep me from adding more places to my bucket list (or Pinterest board) with ideas of where to travel. From Pinterest or the travel Youtubers and Insttagramers I follow, I heard of so many places that I never here people talk about. The Eiffel Tower is beautiful, and I can’t wait to toss a coin into the Trevi fountain and make a wish a-la Lizzie McGuire, but there are several places, some of which you probably haven’t heard of, that I am DYING to go see. Interested? Keep reading!
It is currently a rainy Saturday morning as I am writing this. Although it is summer and I expect sunshine it is anything but here. It is cloudy, rainy, and cooler than normal for early August. On days like this I enjoy taking it easy, curling up in bed and watching some Netflix. I mean, who doesn’t? If you’re like me and enjoy spending your rainy day weekends inside but need a new TV show to binge watch, keep reading.
Whether you are bored at home on the weekend or need something to make cardio at the gym a little more bearable, Youtube can provide mere entertainment or a dose of inspiration when you need it. I always enjoyed watching Youtube videos, since middle school. I always dreamed of having my own channel (I do have a few videos on my Youtube channel now) because I love seeing others, especially women, be independent and be their own boss. Unfortuately, Youtube has become a little monotonous and it seems like there are a lot of Youtubers who are just carbon copies of one another due to the oversaturated market. But fear not, because there are still soooo many Youtubers who manage to stay true to themselves and make amazing content. And I have a list of 10 of them for you.
Most people do not grow up with extensive experiences traveling alone. When we are young, we go on family vacations, in school we go on class trips and when we are older, we go on trips with our friends or significant other. But what happens when our friends can’t go on a trip? Or don’t want to go to a certain destination? Or what if we don’t have a significant other to accompany us? For many people, that puts an end to ideas of going to a certain place. But it shouldn’t! If we waited for others our entire lives to do something we really want to, we would constantly allow others to shape our experiences.
Of course it’s scary. Being somewhere alone by yourself, potentially somewhere where there is a language barrier. But I have 5 tips to share with you that will hopefully allow you to make solo travel a part of your life.