We often travel for the purpose of relaxing, refueling our energy, and escaping our daily lives for some time. Most of us can look forward to this opportunity only during the summer months since that’s the most common period when the majority of people get vacation days. But what if I told you that some of us turn their holiday into a permanent lifestyle? It sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? Here are three YouTube channels whose creators have made a career out of traveling the world.
Kara and Nate
Kara and Nate are a husband-and-wife duo who has taken on the most adventurous full-time job in the world – travelers. The high school sweethearts from Tennessee, US embarked on this journey in 2016 with the target of visiting 100 countries, which they have already reached and continued to increase that number. It has been an honor to follow their voyage from the very beginning and be a witness to the achievement of their dream goal.
Some of their most impressive and challenging travels include hiking on Mount Everest, visiting Antarctica, traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railway, climbing an active volcano, and many more. What I truly admire in their vlogs is the fact that in them they present every aspect of traveling, both good and bad. Things don’t always work out as they have been envisioned, especially if you are in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language and have nobody to rely on. From missing the train/bus/flight and getting lost to locking yourself out of the Airbnb and getting sick. Kara and Nate document all of these accidents because all of them represent the inevitable reality many travelers, if not all of them at some point, come across.
Eva zu Beck
I have just recently discovered Eva and have almost immediately become obsessed with her vlogs. What makes her stand out from other travel vloggers is the fact that she tends to visit less popular tourist destinations to which many don’t have the guts to travel. On top of that, she is a solo female traveler.
Visiting Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Mongolia, Yemen or Iraq is certainly not the safest thing to do as a female, let alone as a woman without any companion. Nevertheless, Eva breaks that stereotype and tries to show the world the real people and cultures of these countries, which are often hidden under the stigmas assigned to them.
Do you remember the Jim Carrey movie Yes Man in which the main character is forced to say yes to every opportunity he comes across in his life? I like to think that the Yes Theory is pretty much based on this concept. Thomas Brag, Matt Dajer, Ammar Kandil, and Derin Emre (former member) built his channel with the purpose not only to concur foreign destinations but also to spread positivity and promote ‘living outside of your comfort zone’ type of life.
What started as a humble YouTube channel in 2015 grew into a multinational brand with the motto “Seek Discomfort”. Their most exciting trips and challenges include visiting Pablo Escobar’s mansion, taking a flight to a completely random destination and going into a foreign country without any money and trying to survive on the kindness of people. They even convinced Will Smith to bungee jump with them.
Moreover, Ammar was the first person to be permitted to climb the Great Pyramid of Giza. Although the plan unfortunately failed, the Egyptian government eventually changed its mind, Ammar’s persistence and determination to obtain that permission are proof that we can achieve whatever we set our minds to which is the main thing they try to promote through their vlogging.