What I Enjoy watching and following
Here are some of the content creators, bloggers, travelers, and informational resources I really like. Hopefully this page leads you to some other sites you will enjoy.
My Favorite Channels
YouTube Travel Adventures
Check out the collection of travel documentaries from his backpacking adventures around the world!
Making a film of a trip is the ultimate souvenir. Karl gets to relive the adventures as he is making these amazing documentaries.
For the rest of us, it’s a chance to escape and come on the journeys with him experience the highs and the lows, the fun and frustration, the new friends, new places and cultures – and hopefully you’ll be inspired to go on an adventure of your own!
The Budgeteers is all about making the most entertaining and honest travel videos on YouTube. If you’re planning a backpacking trip, or even if you just want to be entertained, this is the channel for you!
Series 1 – How to Travel South East Asia on $1000 (Dec 2015)
Series 2 – How to Travel Central America on $1000 (Dec 2016)
Mini Series – How to Travel Myanmar (Nov 2017)
And much more.
YouTube Hiking Adventures
His primary interest is all things backpacking, with an emphasis on great views, unique terrain and challenging mileage. Sintax77’s main stomping grounds are along the east coast, mainly up and down the Appalachian mountain chain, from Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, through the Shenandoahs, Pennsylvania, New York’s Catskills, Vermont’s Green Mountains, and my personal favorite, the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Links And Partners
During my routine search for adventures on YouTube, I stumbled upon Karl Watson’s channel. Little did I know that finding one of Karl’s videos would lead to a marathon of “Hong Kong To New York” (HK2NY) for the next two nights. The “HK2NY” video series is so impressive, motivating, and informative. This adventure is truly “reality TV” at its finest!
So what is “HK2NY” you ask?
Ever wanted to quit your job and go travelling round the world?
Well Karl & James did and they filmed it all!
Hong Kong To New York is a documentary on how these two accomplished an amazing adventure. You will be following along as Karl & James backpack and travel through 20 countries in 4 continents over 9 months, covering a distance of over 42,000 miles. The series is broken up into 11 episodes that take you around the globe. Starting off in Hong Kong, they begin working their way south through Asia ending up in Australia by episode 5. After hanging out in Australia and New Zealand, they are off to South America. Episode 9 is one of my favorites; it is focused solely on Peru. After watching this episode, I have added the hike along the Inca Trail through the Andes to the world famous Macchu Pichu onto my bucket list. The next video takes you Island hopping in the Caribbean, going on a jungle cruise in Costa Rica and heading up to Nicaragua for one massive party (a Sunday Funday Pool Crawl). They finish out their journey with a road trip across the USA and a few stops in Canada.
This is hands down one of the best individually filmed and edited documentaries on YouTube. If you have ever tried to video just one day of a vacation you will understand and appreciate the skill and determination that is being shown throughout this series. The video editing is awesome; it makes you feel as if you’re watching a full production documentary.
This series is a lot of fun to watch. By the end, you feel like you know these two guys and you’re sad the trip is over. I could easily watch it over another 9 + 1 times (you’ll understand the inside jokes after you come along on the adventure).
Karl also has several other travel videos on this YouTube channel worth checking out. I think some of my other favorites are when he is out on trips with his mom. It’s not only about going and experiencing what the world has to offer but who you share and make memories with along the way.
“Here is what some of the “That Was Exciting” fans and crew have been saying.”
“It’s all about finding the little things that make the memories”
Keep up the great work.
“I had no idea that there where so many cool things to do close by”
Thanks for all the ideas.
“To have someone relatable and real to follow now days is so refreshing ”
I love following along.