People always ask how to make a travel video. Your journey to building one of the best travel YouTube channels will have its challenges, but if the drive, passion and interest remains, you’ll enjoy every step of the way.
I’m Krushworth and as I’m writing this blog post, I’m currently hurtling along a ViaRail train to Quebec City. I’ve had almost a week of filming in Montreal and Ottawa and I’ve had an absolute blast. Canada is awesome. For those who have followed me for a long time, and for those who are just becoming aware of my adventures, I am a travel host on YouTube. Traveling with Krushworth. I’ve been to places around the world, and let me tell you, it’s hard work to put together my videos, as it is for all creators. Imagine for a second, one person with a camera, tripod, microphone. Some of my shots involve me on screen in the shot.
There’s lots of frantic running, only to stare serenely off at something for a few panic stricken moments. I leave my camera in places where I feel it’s safe for a few moments. In big city centres, especially busy streets, I stay with my gear. I’ve only ever had one problem and that was two days ago in Ottawa. A homeless man tried to steal my gear. It gave me a bit of a fright.
But even if he had succeeded, leaving me to only take mental photos, I would have continued my show with no differences. People are generally good, but no matter if it’s someone on the street with hands on your photo gear, or some ugly comments online, some will try to drag you down. Don’t let them change who you are or why you’re traveling. Be yourself and fans will follow. After the fact, I thought about ‘why I travel this way.’ I do it for myself, first and foremost, to remember my experiences. Yet, I’m doing it for everyone who can’t see these places or have yet to visit them.
Anyone with a love, passion and drive to tell a travel experience can be an expert. I’m immensely proud of my videos and the sights, sounds and experiences I’ve been able to cover. For those of you who tune in, and newcomers as well, thank you. Travel for me is my own personal whirlwind, and I’m very glad you get to be a part of it. Happy travels.