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How to Start a Travel Vlog

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Vlogging is a big deal. It allows you to connect with people all over the world, and it’s also a great way to make money. But how do you start a travel vlog? It’s not as easy as just picking up your phone and starting to record everything that occurs while you’re traveling. Here are a few pointers for beginning your own travel vlog:

Identify the type of content you wish to produce

Starting a travel vlog requires that you have a clear idea of the type of content you want to produce. You can make videos about your travels and share your experiences with the world, or you can make videos about day-to-day life and what it’s like to live in your hometown. Perhaps you have a hobby that might be interesting enough for others that they would want to watch!

The fact is that there are tons of ways of creating video content on YouTube. Your level of creativity and the amount of work you put into producing high-quality videos are the only factors that restrict your options.

You will need a camera

You will need a camera. You can use a smartphone, a DSLR, or a camcorder. In this guide, we will focus on using your smartphone since it is the most accessible and affordable option. If you want to go more professional, you should consider buying a GoPro, as it does not require any editing work and allows you to record HD videos straight away.

Selecting a professional video editor

It’s time to decide which video editing programs will work best for you. To get access to the free video editing tool, you can visit a video editing website. You can choose a free video editor or pay for one. The choice is up to you!  

A video converter is another type of program that will help transform your videos into different formats so they can be used in other programs, such as social media sites or YouTube uploads.

Get the right gear

Before you start filming, there are a few things you’ll need to get right.

  • Good lighting. 
  • Whatever kind of light source you use, make sure it’s not too bright or too dark—the most important thing is to make sure that the images are visible!
  • Good microphone
  • People will be listening to your vlog as well as watching it. Therefore, good audio quality is essential for maintaining viewer attention and engagement. If possible, use an external microphone, which will help ensure excellent sound quality throughout all of your videos. If possible, use an external microphone, which will help ensure excellent sound quality throughout all of your videos (but if not, then don’t worry-this is only one element among many that go into making a successful video).
  • Tripod
  • The next thing you’ll need is a tripod. Tripods are so important for making videos, especially when you’re traveling and want to show off the beautiful views of your destination. You can get some great shots with a tripod and even panning shots that make viewers feel like they’re there with you. The good news is that tripods are not that expensive! You can buy them at most electronic stores or online for less than $50 or $100, depending on what kind of features you’d like.


If you’re interested in becoming a travel vlogger, take the time to research what it means to be one. You need to have good equipment and an eye for quality content. This will help your audience connect with you more easily as well as make sure that they don’t get bored after watching just one video. Remember: if people can’t find anything interesting about what you do then, there won’t be any reason for them to stay tuned!