In today’s Celebrity Travel Addicts Q&A I interview my friend and fellow traveler Brian Cox AKA The Travel Vlogger. Brian hosts and produces some incredible videos using his DSLR and Drone. He’s vlogged in Turkey, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Colombia, the Canary Islands and beyond. See how he plans to inspire us one video at a time. Plus, check out his awesome Top 10 Things to Do in Murcia episode below!
How did your passion for travel get started?
That is difficult to say, I traveled quite a bit as a child but it was not until I did a semester abroad in Australia that I realized my life’s main focus would be traveling. When I was younger I was all about visiting as many places as I could. Now I always want to spend more time in each place.
How many days/weeks are you traveling in any given year? What are the types of places do you like to visit?
Each year on average I am away from home between 4-6 months out of the year. Normally broken down into trips of 2-4 weeks long. Lately I have enjoyed visiting more natural settings, from less known destinations. The idea of visiting a place with little tourist information appeals to me more and more.
What is it that you want audiences to gain/ learn from your work?
More than anything, I want to inspire people to travel. Go outside their comfort zone and learn about other cultures first hand. My videos are short and concise, I want to share my favorite aspects of a destination…attractions, adventure & culture.
Name your top three destinations you’ve traveled?
#1 The next place
#3 Costa Rica
Give us your ‘Top 5’ list for one of these destinations, like a mini-guide or to-do list of sorts
#4 Tapas/Menu del dia lunch
#2 Explore Rainforest
#3 See Turtles hatch
#4 Zip line
#5 Quad tour
How many countries have you visited so far?
Your top three favorite cuisines?
Not easy. I will just go with the first 3 that pop into my head. Spanish/Mediterranean, Mexican and Barbecue.
Favorite restaurant in the world?
Way too many to mention. Food has gotten so good everywhere that now the best places for me are the one’s with stunning views.
Your favorite travel movie?
The first half of The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio is absolutely stunning. Also, The Endless Summer is a classic.
Favorite international airport?
Honestly, I think of the airport as a big waiting room. Airports with lots of electrical outlets are my favorite, and free wifi!
City with the friendliest people?
Your favorite traveling companion?
Someone who is open minded, upbeat, loves to meet people and explore.
Best way you kill time while traveling?
Editing videos, I always have photos and videos that need to be edited and shared on social media.
What is the most exotic place your career has taken you?
That is difficult. My idea of exotic has changed a lot as I have traveled. In the past year I have been to Turkey, South Africa and the Czech Republic.
Your best bit of travel advice for someone who is about to embark on a life of travel?
What are 4 things you could never travel without?
underwear, sunglasses, camera and flip flops.
What is your ultimate dream destination?
Your favorite travel quote?
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves” -Thoreau
Where to next?
Not sure. Possibly snowboarding in the rockies, Turkey and Czech Republic.