47 Ideas for YouTube Travel Niches in 2023

The Best Ideas for New YouTube Travel Niche channels in 2023

Who doesn’t love to travel? Since travel is such a broad topic, there’s hundreds of YouTube travel niches out there for big travelers. A travel niche is great for the content creator who like sharing their journey, giving travel tips, and showcasing their life traveling the world.

If you’re a creative traveler looking to make a travel YouTube channel this year, look no further than this list of YouTube travel niche channels to start in 2023.

Plus, there’s tons of opportunity to build a business on YouTube focusing on travel niche videos. You could do product reviews, work with brand sponsorships, become an affiliate, or even launch your own line of products or services geared towards travel and travel-based experiences.

Here’s what this article covers

47 YouTube Travel Niche Channels To Start now

1. Minimalist travel & living

Check out the subreddit growth for r/OneBag. This is a community focused on travel with “one bag” and basically backpacking around the world. You could turn this into a YouTube channel focused on vlogs, travel gear, and safety tips for the minimal travelers or digital nomads.

Subreddit growth for r/OneBag minimalist travel

2. Island hopping travel

Focusing on island hopping travel could make for a great YouTube channel. Which islands? Whatever you want! The Caribbean, Hawaii, Indonesia, The Philippines, really anything you could think of could turn into a great travel-based YouTube channel. 

Island hopping google search volume

Launch strategy: Build up a library of several videos and start posting in February before search volume jumps in March during spring break to ride the wave of traffic and push your channel to the top!

3. Airline tips & tricks

If you’re familiar with a couple different airlines, you could start a channel evaluating travel options when it comes to different airlines and what they offer. You could make videos discussing first class options, luggage fees, or rating meals served in flight.

One interesting idea would be making videos on how to optimize travel rewards and benefits as a frequent flyer with different airlines that offer perks for certain customers.

4. Living as a digital nomad

Are you a digital nomad? If so, this could be the travel niche for you!

Digital Nomad subreddit growth

Becoming a digital nomad has turned into a huge topic over the years since COVID. If you’re a digital nomader or want to become one, turn your interest into a YouTube channel.

5. Luggage review

A luggage review YouTube channel could be killer at affiliate income if you want to make a little money on the side. If you work out a deal with some manufacturers to review their bags, you could get some for free and then talk about what you do and don’t like and send viewers to affiliate links to purchase online.

Review-based videos are great, especially if you’re trying to grow as a beginner on YouTube. Why? Because they’re easy to make! It’s completely based off your experience and opinion and doesn’t require a lot of research and due-diligence.

Review channels can be solely focused on your own observations and preferences that can build a great relationship with your audience if you articulate them well.

6. Alaskan Travel

Alaska! It’s part of the United States but we all forget it exists. I bet you could make a great YouTube channel if you’re interested in Alaska or if you live there because I’m sure there’s plenty of people (myself included) who really want to check it out one day.

Your audience potential might not be as big as if you focused on North American travel or even Canadian travel, but you could carve out a powerful niche talking about Alaska, best places to visit, and touristy activities for newcomers to the area.

7. Middle Eastern Travel Destinations

Dubai? Saudi Arabia? Israel? Plenty of people visit the Middle East so this is a great opportunity where you could start a channel to talk about places to visit, safety tips, and the do’s and dont’s of traveling in the Middle East as a foreigner.

8. Living in a van

An interesting subreddit you’ll want to check out is r/VanDwellers. Look how much it’s grown! There’s definitely a growing interest in van life and working remotely from your van.

VanDwellers subreddit growth for living in a van

9. Cruise Travel Review

Ahoy cruise enthusiasts! If you want to start a YouTube channel about cruise travel, you could make a lot of money! You could make videos to review various cruise lines and compare the amenities like dining, suites, spas, fitness, and service on board.

Answer people’s questions about cruise if they’ve never been on one before, like what to do and what to avoid while on board, best times of year to travel, and some of the overrated and underrated cruise destinations.

10. Canadian Travel

So you like Canadian travel, eh? Good news, it could make a great YouTube channel. From the cities like Toronto and Vancouver, to the mountains and parks like Banff, and seasonal resorts, you could make a killing by focusing on Canadian travel.

Who do you want to target? You could make content for people who love the outdoors like hikers, skiiers, or people coming to Canada for a road trip.

You could also make content for young professionals and digital nomads who want to WFH in Canada. They might want to hear more about the urban setting and night life throughout the major cities in Canada.

11. Travel gadgets

If you’re into tech and travel gear, you could make a YouTube channel talking all about gadgets for travelers! This could be normal travel stuff like backpacks, luggage, noise-cancelling headphones, or you could talk about some quirky gadgets.

Why not make videos about all the weird travel gear people can buy? Like portable bidets.

Your content could target specific travelers if you want to niche down. Like travel gear for parents, or students, or backpackers who need a lot of gadgets. The world is your oyster.

It doesn’t even have to be travel-related gadgets if you’d rather create a YouTube channel talking about tech gear, I have another list of ideas for tech niche channels here. 

12. Airbnb vlogging & reviews

Are you an Airbnb superhost? Or just an avid traveler? Either way, you could make a rapidly growing YouTube channel focused on Airbnb travel.

If you love going to obscure or extravagant Airbnbs, why not show the world? You could make vlogs, video tours, and reviews of some wild and crazy Airbnbs.

You could show some of the most interesting and lavish places to stay. OR, you could target a specific persona who is looking for Airbnbs. Students traveling for spring break? A group of girls planning a bachelorette getaway? A digital nomad wanting to work abroad?

There’s a lot you could do here. You’ll want to think about how much your content should focus on 1. The Airbnb, 2. The type of person who would stay there, and 3. You and your opinions as a host or guest of Airbnb.

13. Best study abroad programs

If you’ve studied abroad before, you know it can be a hassle getting paperwork, visas, housing, and travel plans taken care of before leaving. It can also be expensive. A great YouTube channel could focus on study abroad programs, destinations, and opportunities for students who want to get out in the world and go abroad.

Your videos could focus on things like:

  • Application process for different programs
  • Uncommon ways to study abroad
  • Scholarships to study abroad
  • Reviews of different programs
  • Tips & tricks for the study abroad process

There are a bunch of study abroad programs for all different focuses. The state department has several programs. I did a trip through the US State Department called NSLIY when I graduated high school.

It was great, but I wish I had watched YouTube videos from other people who had done it before me when I was applying to get a sense of what it would be like.

14. Mexico Travel Tips

If you love Mexico, why not make a YouTube channel all about Mexico travel tips? You could make videos about the best beaches to visit, the most amazing food to try, and the most vibrant cities to explore.

Share your experiences about the culture, language, and customs of Mexico. You could also talk about safety tips, how to bargain in markets, and how to avoid common tourist scams.

You could target different types of travelers too, like families, solo travelers, or budget travelers. And if you know a specific area of Mexico like the back of your hand, share it with the world!

15. Cheap vacation destinations

If you’re looking for a travel idea that won’t break the bank, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on cheap vacation destinations. Your audience will love to hear your secrets for finding affordable flights, accommodations, and activities.

You could feature different types of destinations, like beach getaways, mountain retreats, or city breaks. Share your tips for saving money while traveling, and highlight the best budget-friendly experiences in each location.

16. Living in cabins

For those who love the great outdoors, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on living in cabins. Share your experiences about different cabins you’ve stayed in, whether it’s for vacation or long-term living.

You could talk about the pros and cons of cabin living, like the peace and quiet, the beauty of nature, and the challenges of being off the grid. And if you have any tips for building your own cabin or living sustainably, share them with your audience.

Feature different types of cabins too, like treehouses, yurts, or tiny homes. And if you know of any unique cabin communities or co-living spaces, your audience will love to hear about them.

17. Weddings Abroad

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, so why not make a YouTube travel channel all about them? Share your experiences about different wedding destinations, from beachfront ceremonies to mountain retreats.

You could feature different types of weddings too, like elopements, vow renewals, and traditional ceremonies. And if you have any tips for planning a destination wedding, your audience will love to hear them.

Talk about the pros and cons of having a wedding abroad, like the cost, the logistics, and the cultural differences. And if you’ve been a guest at a destination wedding, share your experiences and advice for other guests.

18. Dubai travel & tips

Dubai is a fascinating and luxurious destination that’s perfect for a YouTube travel niche channel. Share your experiences about the best things to do in Dubai, from shopping in the world’s largest mall to skiing in the desert.

Talk about the cultural differences in Dubai and how to respect local customs. Share your tips for navigating the city, finding affordable accommodations, and making the most of your time in Dubai.

You could also make videos about the best food to try, the most unique experiences to have, and the most luxurious accommodations to stay in. And if you have any tips for traveling sustainably or responsibly in Dubai, your audience will love to hear them.

19. European Travel

Europe is a fascinating continent with a rich history and diverse culture, making it an excellent travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about the best cities to visit, the most beautiful countryside to explore, and the most delicious food to try.

You could feature different types of travel too, like backpacking, luxury travel, or road trips. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly, and highlight the best experiences in each location.

Talk about the cultural differences in different European countries and how to respect local customs. And if you have any unique experiences or hidden gems to share, why not include some personal stories too!

20. Instagram-based travel

Instagram has become a popular platform for travel inspiration, and you could make a YouTube travel channel based on it. Share your experiences about the most Instagram-worthy destinations, the best photo spots, and the most unique experiences to have.

You could also talk about the pros and cons of Instagram-based travel, like the pressure to take the perfect photo and the impact of over-tourism. Plus if you have any tips for taking great travel photos, talk about them!

21. Family vacations

For families looking to travel together, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on family vacations. Share your experiences about the best family-friendly destinations, accommodations, and activities.

You could feature different types of family travel too, like road trips, theme parks, or beach getaways. You could make a bunch of videos specifically on traveling with kids too. Tips, tricks, and smart hacks to make it easier to travel with little ones!

22. Visiting Hawaii

Hawaii is a dream destination for many travelers, making it an excellent travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about the best beaches to visit, the most delicious food to try, and the most unique experiences to have.

You could also talk about the cultural differences in Hawaii and how to respect local customs. Share your tips for navigating the islands, finding affordable accommodations, and making the most of your time in Hawaii.

23. Tropical Travel destinations

For those who love tropical destinations, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on them. Share your experiences about the best beaches to visit, the most delicious food to try, and the most unique experiences to have.

You could feature different types of tropical travel too, like island hopping, snorkeling, or hiking.

24. Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a popular way for students to explore new cultures and gain valuable experience, making it an excellent travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different study abroad programs, destinations, and opportunities.

You could make videos about the application process for different programs, uncommon ways to study abroad, scholarships to study abroad, and reviews of different programs. Share your dos and don’ts for the study abroad process, and highlight the benefits of studying abroad.

25. Seasonal travel locations

Seasonal travel locations are a great travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about the best destinations to visit during different times of the year.

You could feature different types of seasonal travel too, like winter wonderlands, fall foliage, or spring blooms. And if you have any tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly during peak tourist seasons, your audience will appreciate it.

Talk about the unique experiences each seasonal location offers, from winter sports to beach activities. Share your tips for packing appropriately and making the most of your time in each destination.

26. International Travel

International travel is a broad travel niche with endless possibilities for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different countries, cultures, and cuisines.

You could make videos about the best destinations for foodies, history buffs, or nature lovers. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly, and talk about the challenges of traveling internationally.

And if you have any unique experiences or hidden gems to share, your audience will love to hear about them.

27. Underrated countries for travel

While some countries get a lot of attention from travelers, others are often overlooked. Consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on underrated countries for travel.

Share your experiences about the best destinations to visit, the most delicious food to try, and the most unique experiences to have. And if you have any tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly in these countries, share them with your audience.

Talk about the cultural differences in these countries and how to respect local customs. Share your tips for navigating the destinations, finding affordable accommodations, and making the most of your time in each location.

28. Living off the grid

For those who love sustainable living, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on living off the grid. Share your experiences about different sustainable communities, eco-retreats, and homesteading.

You could make videos about the challenges and rewards of living off the grid, like growing your own food, using renewable energy, and reducing waste. Share your tips for building your own sustainable home or finding sustainable communities to join.

And if you have any advice for living a more sustainable lifestyle while traveling, your audience will appreciate it.

29. Road tripping

Road tripping is a classic travel niche that’s perfect for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different road trip routes, scenic drives, and roadside attractions.

You could make videos about the best road trip vehicles, how to pack for a road trip, and the pros and cons of different road trip styles. Share your tips for staying safe and comfortable while on the road, and talk about the best places to eat and sleep.

And if you have any unique experiences or hidden gems to share, your audience will love to hear about them.

30. Thailand travel tips

Thailand is a popular travel destination that’s perfect for a YouTube travel niche channel. Share your experiences about the best things to do, the most delicious food to try, and the most unique experiences to have.

You could make videos about the best places to stay, the cultural differences to be aware of, and the pros and cons of different types of travel in Thailand. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly, and highlight the best experiences in each location.

31. City exploration

City exploration is a great travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different cities around the world, from the most popular tourist destinations to the hidden gems.

You could make videos about the best places to eat, the most interesting cultural attractions, and the best ways to get around each city. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly in cities, and talk about the challenges of city travel.

32. Going abroad for the first time

Going abroad for the first time can be overwhelming, but it’s an exciting travel niche for a YouTube channel.

Share your experiences about different destinations, the cultural differences to be aware of, and the challenges and rewards of international travel.

You could make videos about the best ways to prepare for international travel, how to overcome culture shock, and how to make the most of your first trip abroad. Share your tips for staying safe and comfortable while traveling, and talk about the best destinations for first-time travelers.

33. US based cities and destinations

For those who want to explore the United States, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on US-based cities and destinations. Share your experiences about different cities, national parks, and cultural attractions.

You could make videos about the best places to eat, the most interesting historical sites, and the best ways to get around each location. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly in the US, and talk about the challenges of US travel.

And if you have any unique experiences or hidden gems to share, your audience will love to hear about them.

34. Asian Travel

Asia is a diverse and fascinating continent with endless travel opportunities, making it an excellent travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different countries, cultures, and cuisines.

You could make videos about the best destinations for foodies, history buffs, or nature lovers. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly, and talk about the challenges of traveling in Asia.

35. South American Vacations

South America is a diverse and exciting continent with endless travel opportunities, making it an excellent travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different countries, cultures, and cuisines.

You could make videos about the best destinations for adventure travel, history buffs, or foodies. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly, and talk about the challenges of traveling in South America.

36. Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean Islands are a popular travel destination that’s perfect for a YouTube travel niche channel. Share your experiences about the best beaches to visit, the most delicious food to try, and the most unique experiences to have.

You could make videos about the best places to stay, the cultural differences to be aware of, and the pros and cons of different types of travel in the Caribbean. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly, and highlight the best experiences in each location.

37. Traveling by Train

Traveling by train is a unique and exciting travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different train routes, scenic trains, and the pros and cons of train travel.

You could make videos about the best train journeys around the world, how to pack for a train trip, and the challenges and rewards of train travel. Share your tips for staying safe and comfortable while on the train, and talk about the best places to eat and sleep.

38. Exotic travel destinations

Exotic travel destinations are a great travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about the best destinations to visit, the most delicious food to try, and the most unique experiences to have.

You could feature different types of exotic travel too, like island hopping, jungle trekking, or wildlife safaris. And if you have any tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly in these destinations, share them with your audience.

Talk about the cultural differences in these destinations and how to respect local customs. Share your tips for navigating the destinations, finding affordable accommodations, and making the most of your time in each location.

39. Activity-based travel

Activity-based travel is a great travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different adventure travel destinations, from hiking and trekking to scuba diving and surfing.

You could make videos about the best destinations for adrenaline junkies, the most interesting cultural attractions, and the best ways to get around each location. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly while being active, and talk about the challenges of activity-based travel.

40. Risky travel destinations

For the more adventurous travelers, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on risky travel destinations.

Share your experiences about the best destinations to visit, the most dangerous places to explore, and the risks and rewards of traveling to these places.

You could make videos about the best ways to stay safe in risky destinations, how to navigate challenging situations, and the unique experiences you can have in these places.

Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly, and talk about the challenges of traveling to risky destinations.

41. Foreign language study abroad

Foreign language study abroad is a great travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about the best language programs, cultural differences to be aware of, and the challenges and rewards of studying abroad.

You could make videos about the best ways to learn a new language, how to overcome language barriers, and how to make the most of your study abroad experience. Share your tips for staying safe and comfortable while studying abroad, and talk about the best destinations for language learners.

42. Travel vlogging

Travel vlogging is a popular travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different destinations, cultures, and cuisines.

You could make videos about the best places to eat, the most interesting cultural attractions, and the best ways to get around each location. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly, and talk about the challenges of travel vlogging.

And if you have any unique experiences or hidden gems to share, your audience will love to hear about them. Plus, the possibilities for creativity in travel vlogging are endless.

43. Resort tour & review

For those who love luxury travel, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on resort tours and reviews. Share your experiences about the best resorts, spas, and amenities.

You could make videos about the best rooms and suites, the most delicious food to try, and the most unique experiences to have at each resort. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly in luxury travel, and highlight the best experiences in each location.

And if you have any advice for travelers on a budget or traveling solo, your audience will appreciate it.

44. Unconventional travel & living

Unconventional travel and living is a great travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about alternative ways of traveling, like van life, RV living, or house-sitting.

You could make videos about the challenges and rewards of unconventional travel and living, the best ways to find affordable accommodations, and how to stay sustainable and responsible while on the road. Share your tips for staying comfortable and safe while traveling unconventionally, and talk about the unique experiences you’ve had.

45. Mountain hiking & exploration

Mountain hiking and exploration is a thrilling travel niche for a YouTube channel. Share your experiences about different hiking routes, scenic views, and the pros and cons of mountain travel.

You could make videos about the best mountain ranges around the world, how to prepare for a mountain hike, and the challenges and rewards of mountain exploration. Share your tips for staying safe and comfortable while on the mountain, and talk about the best places to eat and sleep.

46. Living in Canada

For those interested in living in Canada, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on Canadian living.

Share your experiences about the best cities to live in, the cultural differences to be aware of, and the challenges and rewards of living in Canada.

You could make videos about the best places to work, the most interesting cultural attractions, and the best ways to get around each location. Share your tips for living sustainably and responsibly in Canada, and talk about the best destinations for each season.

47. Remote travel locations

For the adventurous travelers, consider making a YouTube travel channel focused on remote travel locations. Share your experiences about the best destinations to visit, the most remote places to explore, and the challenges and rewards of traveling off the beaten path.

You could make videos about the best ways to get to remote locations, how to stay safe and comfortable while traveling, and the unique experiences you can have in these places. Share your tips for traveling sustainably and responsibly, and talk about the challenges of traveling to remote locations.

And if you have any unique experiences or hidden gems to share, your audience will love to hear about them. Plus, you could inspire your viewers to venture out of their comfort zones and discover the beauty of these hidden destinations.

Start a YouTube Travel Niche Channel

No matter what type of travel niche you choose to focus on, creating a YouTube travel channel is a great way to share your passion for travel with the world. So why not start your own YouTube travel niche channel today?

Be sure to check out our ultimate list of YouTube growth tips for beginners if you’re just getting started with your YouTube channel!