In the current situation we are all hibernating so it’s the perfect time to watch some of the best travel and adventure videos on YouTube. Here are seven travel related videos that showcase some of the most beautiful destinations around the world and will motivate you for your next big adventure.
Sahara with Michael Palin (55 minutes)
At 55 minutes each, these episodes are packed with useful tips about the cultures and regions around the Sahara desert.
Michaels relaxed, laid back style fits perfectly with the travel diary format of the show. In each episode you learn useful facts and travel tips.
In the first episode we are taking a journey with Michael to the Sahara, getting a glimpse of Tangier, learn how to ride a camel and visit an oriental steam bath. Michael teams up with British expats to learn more about life in Tangier before leaving to visit the night markets of Marrakesh. If you are interested in learning more about the deserted, unique landscape of the Sahara then this is a great series to start with .
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (43 minutes)
Taken from us too soon, Anthony Bourdain brought his high energy and fascination with other cultures to every show he did. No reservations is this chefs legacy show. It presents an honest look at some of the most delicious dishes around the world. Combining food and travel is a safe bet for us and we loved every moment of each episode. Check out the Columbia episode on YouTube:
Rick Steves’ Europe: Istanbul (25 minutes)
Renowned as a travel expert, Rick gives us a taste of whats on offer in Turkey’s capital. Rick has produced many of the top viewed travel episodes on YouTube. Istanbul is a unique video to start with if you want to learn more about Turkey. From hot Turkish baths to sampling authentic Turkish delights, Rick gives us an accurate account of tourist attractions in the city. Each episode cleverly incorporates maps and travel tips.
Meet the Stans with Simon Reeves (1 hour 17 minutes)
Simon is an explorer with a curious mind. He likes to go where others might not and take us to places that we mightn’t have once considered a tourist hot spot. However history, culture and a unique love for their communities makes the Stans stand out from the crowd. In this episode we learn about the Cavier industry, learn how they make homemade fishing lines and listen to the local musicians. Simon introduces us to some of the local people and of course stumbles upon a local Irish bar in the middle of nowhere. He gets to taste delicious train food and pass through what used to be the Aral sea and is not an environmental disaster. This is a fascinating watch for anybody interested.
I want to see the world: The North (27 minutes)
Told in the form of an adventure diary we get to live through an epic cycling experience from the Arctic ocean to Argentina through some of the severe weather conditions in Canada and some of the most beautiful northern landscapes. Broken into parts, with truckers providing him with advice along the way, this is an inspiring journey for anybody who is planning a future outdoor adventure.
The Great Wall of China (5 minutes)
The five minute short view of the Great Wall will inspire you to go, see and experience the wonders of the world. Beautiful orchestral music, sunrises and stunning footage provides an overview of one of the worlds most beautiful attractions in all of its glory.
Life in a Day (1 hour 34 minutes)
This fascinating documentary has been viewed over 16 million times on YouTube. The concept of the film is to capture one day from numerous perspectives and countries so that future generations can see what kind of world we lived in on 24 July 2010. In a collaboration between YouTube and the famous Scott brothers we find ourselves mesmerized by the ordinary lives of people throughout the world. The overall message is optimistic and joyful focusing on everyday things that we may take for granted. We also get to see life from different perspectives. From goat herding to cooking traditions in Asia it is inspiring us to learn more about other cultures.
We hope that you enjoy watching some of these amazing adventure videos when you are at home. The next time we take a big trip, head out for an adventure or plan a bucket-list holiday we hope that you enjoy every minute of the journey. We will connect you with some of the best Travel Agents that are trained to help you.
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