In a year where many travel plans have been put on hold due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are spending our days dreaming of warmer climes, long sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and that five-star luxury treatment. In 2020, it’s all about living vicariously through those who have been there before you, whether that’s by getting lost in your favourite travel Instagrams or whiling away the hours watching the best in luxury YouTube channels. Because if you can’t jet-set safely like you usually would, then there are always ways to get your fix – and while travelling to those coveted long-haul destinations may have to wait a little longer, there is no reason you can’t start looking for inspiration now.
As they say, half the fun is in the planning, and the longer you spend looking forward to something, the more enjoyment you are said to get out of the experience overall. With this in mind, we sat down with the experts over at Stormviews – a marketing company that helps brands to get YouTube subscribers as well as offering other boosting services – to pick out five of the finest luxury travel YouTube channels to watch in 2020.
Be prepared to lose several hours of your life as you dive deep into their breath-taking content – and get set to book flights to multiple dream destinations ready for 2021.
The Luxury Travel Expert
The mysterious Luxury Travel Expert keeps their identity hidden, but what we do know is that this jet-setting doctor has visited some of the most luxurious hot spots and hotels in the world.
Boasting almost 600,000 subscribers, its channel is updated regularly with quality content that will get you dreaming of that next dream destination from the word go. Its aim is to filter out all of the unnecessary information provided by the travel industry and give a traveller’s perspective.
Recent highlights include stays at the opulent Oberoi Udavilas in India and the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok and flying first class from Hong Kong to Frankfurt on Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 777.
A luxury travel and lifestyle blogger, vlogger and photographer, Christina Galbato doesn’t do things by halves. Broadcasting to 11.4k subscribers each and every week, her channel showcases beautiful destinations and top luxury accommodation choices that will have you yearning to jump on that next flight immediately.
Christina has been documenting her travels around the world for several years now and takes great enjoyment from inspiring others to do the same. In style though, of course – because only the finest will do.
If you like your luxury travel with a side of extravagant cars, then head over and subscribe to Luxury Fred. The brainchild of Freddy Sherman, a travel and Automotive writer and filmmaker, this ostentatious channel covers off luxury travel and lifestyle in all forms.
A global adventurer who is forever seeking out first class, five-star luxury travel experiences, he’s a firm believer that life is too short to fly economy – and if we’re honest, we’d have to agree.
Luxury Tech and Travel
If you’re partial to the latest tech gadget, then Luxury Tech and Travel is the perfect channel for you, giving you a regular dose of all the good stuff. A regular in Bali, Thailand and the rest of South East Asia, the guy behind this channel is no stranger to the rest of the world, and serves up high-end reviews of all the must-stay accommodation choices along the way.
Plus, he’ll give you the lowdown on all of the latest tech releases you need to take with you on your next trip, from cameras and drones to in-flight entertainment.
The Luxury Columnist
Travelling couple Suze and Paul take great delight in sharing their opulent five-star travel experiences with their huge subscriber base and can regularly be seen unearthing some of the world’s most beautiful hidden gems on their channel with beautifully edited videos featuring some of the most stunning scenery in the world.
Recently, they’ve been spending their days in Belize and on the Amalfi coast, no expense spared – so if you’re looking for an accurate representation of what the high life looks like in any given destination, then these are your guys.
If you’re seeking out some luxury travel inspiration for 2021 then look no further, because these five luxury reviewers have got it by the bucket load. So, if you’re unsure what to do with all this extra time at home, then why not get lost in them for a few hours and let the daydreaming commence?