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500 Subscribers!

500 Subscribers!

One of the things most YouTubers focus on is subscriber count – and to some degree, we do too. It’s an indicator of channel reach – or, popularity, if you will – but it also gives the creator impetus to keep going, to keep creating.

Today is a milestone for us as we’ve reach 500 subscribers. And while it’s not a lot in the grand scheme of things, especially in the highly competitive travel segment we find ourselves in, we do appreciate each any every person who has spent any time watching our videos.

Unlike any number of Millennial or Generation Z travel vloggers who seem to take a frenetic pace and scurry through a 6 minute flash-bomb if video snippets purporting to educate you about a destination, we took a deliberate turn and decided to slow things down, try and be more cinematic, make carefully curated music choices and provide a “feel” for a place that we think is often overlooked. Feedback has remained positive and you seem to enjoy the thoroughness.

And, because we’re not travelling nomads continuously travelling, filming, editing, sleeping, travelling, filming, editing … well, you get the picture, we have the luxury of one thing that lifestyle doesn’t afford – time. And, we don’t cheap out by going to museums but not actually going inside them due to cost. Many nomads exist on a shoestring budget due to YouTube’s low payout scheme and an ever-changing algorithm.

We work for a living. We travel purposefully, spending adequate time in each destination, and we review honestly. You seem to appreciate that.

So thank you to all of our subscribers. We love that our travel vlogs help you make decisions with your own travel plans – and that you spend a few minutes with us every now and then.

 
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Welcome!

Welcome!

We’ve been way, way overdue in revamping our website, but we’re glad you’re here!

We try to balance insight with cinematography on our YouTube Travel by Numbers channel so that you get some information and a real feel for what the destination looks like. That’s also why we tend to do episodic series’ when we travel instead of quick one-offs that rush through the information and sights too quickly. We’re certainly not Millenials, or Generation Z, so we take things slow – and we hope you appreciate that.

We’re also not travelling nomads who travel for a living. Like the majority of you, we hold down full-time jobs and have responsibilities at home, to our families and to our employers. But we’re lucky to have lots of vacation time and can afford to travel to interesting and exotic locations. That’s not lost on us! And because we always travel with enough gear to capture great media, whether photographs, video or audio, we love that we can share our experiences with you.

What you see on YouTube, though, only scratches the surface. There is so much more that we simply can’t share in the context of a 15 minute vlog. So this site will be a repository for our musings, honest thoughts about destinations we travel to, photos, tips and extra content not suited for the YouTube platform.

If you’re a subscriber – thank you! Subscribing to our channel and “liking” our videos – and clicking the notification bell – helps promote our channel and moves us closer to monitization. Doing so will help you keep in touch with where we’re going, and we’ve got some incredible travel destinations coming up.

We also love viewer feedback, so please don’t hesitate to provide comments here or on the channel directly. We try to answer every one.

Thanks for watching