Hi my lovely readers!
All of us have their particular ways and views on how to plan and research for our holidays. I personally believe that nowadays the internet and very often fellow travellers, bloggers, youtubers and influencers are our best bet to get some ideas and insights on sightseeing ideas, what and where to eat to get a taste of local cuisine and of course where to stay.
When I plan my holidays, I often check out videos from youtubers to get some inspiration, ideas and verification as well. I also watch them to get excited about my holiday.
When it comes to booking my cruise, I watch Youtube cruise ship reviews and ship tours to get an idea of the amenities on board, get a feel of the ship and most importantly see if the ship is right for me. Does it have everything I am looking for? What does the interior look like? Is it an old, new or refurbished ship etc etc.
There are four youtubers that I particularly like. I watch their videos if they have one on the destination I am about to visit or cruise I am about to book.
Here are my go to youtubers for travel inspiration and ideas.
1. Reformatt Show
Reformatt Show’s host is Matt, a dutch guy living in Canada. He has really great tips on where to eat, what the local cuisine has to offer as well as sightseeing activities of course.
He sometimes looks for really weird and quirky things to do and eat such as eating in one of these cute themed restaurants in Taipei, which by the way I have visited as a result of seeing it on his Youtube channel. And it was totally worth it! Well, my partner was a bit embarrassed as he was surrounded by weird Asian bear characters.
Matt has loads of energy and his videos are not just informative, but also really entertaining.
Youtube: Reformatt Show
2. Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos
Samuel and Audrey are a Canadian couple travelling around the world and documenting their daily activities, food experiences and sightseeing. I came across them when looking for travel destinations in Europe.
Because of Samuel and Audrey, I visited Budapest, which I highly recommend. I never thought about Budapest at all never mind visiting the city, but after seeing their vlog I really wanted to go and booked my flight within a week.
They are really down to earth people, presenting everything to you as if they are your friends from next door talking about their holiday. You can get some great ideas from Samuel and Audrey on what and where to eat, too as they are foodies and always try out local cuisine.
3. Tips For Travellers
Gary Bambridge is the man behind Tips for Travellers. He is well known in the cruise world, at least here in the UK and shares his reviews, pros and cons, tips and tricks and really anything cruise related on his Youtube channel.
He has been on many cruises and there is a good chance that he has been on a cruise ship that I want to go on. Hence, I will look up videos that are relevant to me before I make a decision on booking a cruise to make sure I book the right ship, right itinerary and get the best value for money.
His videos are informative and very helpful. He has been a cruiser for many years and goes on around 10 cruises each year. So he really knows his stuff.
Youtube: Tips For Travellers
4. Cruise with Ben & David
Ben and David are very interactive and fun to watch. Just like Gary Bambridge, they talk all things cruise. However, their videos are a bit more interactive and personal and they really do film nice ship tours.
They are one of my go to Youtubers to explore the ships and get an understanding of what they are like from the comfort of my home.
Youtube: Cruise with Ben & David
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE YOUTUBERS FOR TRAVEL INSPIRATION AND TIPS?