- The “travel” subgenre on TikTok is huge, with over 220 billion cumulative views under the hashtag.
- Some of the top travel influencers on the platform include Jacob Riglin, Alex Ojeda and Quinn Gable.
- Trip creators post everything from scenic views to cost-saving tips for booking flights.
While Instagram has long been a hot spot for influencers posting their luxury trips to far-flung destinations, TikTok is slowly dominating this space. The hashtag for “travel” videos has amassed over 220 billion views.
Travel TikTokers share snapshots of their family excursions, document nomadic life, and offer tips on how to get the most out of layovers and flights.
Here are 7 unique and popular travel creators you should follow.
Jacob Riglin holds the rare and seminal handle @jacob. He regularly posts videos of scenes from his idyllic travels on his channel. Its content includes challenging, long mountain treks in Slovenia and the ornate landscape of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. He’s also shared moments of his personal life and free spirit, such as a recent clip of him forgetting to secure his phone before skydiving from a helicopter. His range of stunning photos has helped him amass over 640,000 followers on TikTok.
Alex Ojeda, a Mexican-American creator with over 8.4 million followers on TikTok, is known for two things: traveling the world and finding the most exciting and wild waterslides to slide down. He’s filmed himself riding massive roller coasters in the UK, flying down a mega-tall water slide in Texas and sliding down a terrifying glass slide in Dubai. In a recent interview with Insider, he said he aspires to one day own his own water park, which he says he will name “Ojeda Bay Water Park.”
Quinn Gable is one of TikTok’s biggest “Van Lifers,” a term for people who live out of motor vehicles or trailers. Gable documents her life abroad with her two cats, along with all the different creatures she finds while exploring, like a penguin on a beach in South Africa.
Giving a tour of her van, she showed how she had outfitted it with temperature-toned lights and extensive storage compartments.
Rana Good is a traveler and writer with numerous viral videos about places she has visited around the world. She has posted about penguin suggestions, nightmare airplane flights, and travel tips through Antarctica.
Her biggest video since December 2021, with over 13 million views, shows her face descending into a polar plunge.
Caroline Foster posts under the account @wilderness_addict — a fitting name for someone whose content includes some of the most inspiring views on the platform. She captured the Californian cliffs against stunning and colorful; the misty Icelandic hills; and New Zealand during its peak purple lupine blooming season in late spring. Her vivid scenes have garnered her nearly a million followers.
The @riotravelers account is run by American couple Trent and Sarah. The two post videos of themselves going on many global adventures, such as visiting the pyramids in Egypt and hiking around Switzerland. They also post funny videos and travel tips, urging people to search for flights to choose destinations that have cheaper fares (for under $500, for example).
Carmen Sognonvia’s channel isn’t like the others on this list – she mainly posts vacation videos featuring her entire family, including her two daughters. She has made videos about the dangers of overpacking and videos of her and her family dancing together and revealing their dream travel destinations to their devoted followers. Sognonvia also shared tips for making family travel stress-free and top places people should go if they have young children.
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