I have this dilemma that I want to hash out here. Maybe you can give some input too?
In 33 days I head for Vietnam. My wife, her parents and I will be headed to Saigon, Da Lat, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc. I love traveling but when I travel, especially overseas, I like to do some research. Not research in a scripted minute-by-minute itinerary. But research in the sense of when I get off the plane I don’t want to have my head spinning every which way in confusion and get ripped off or worse. I just want a sense of where I’m going. My two favorite methods are 1) watching vlogs and 2) reading blogs / Medium posts.
For Vietnam I’ve researched 10x more than any other trip before. I feel prepared but also feel that the amount of research I had to do was astronomical. I probably watched 40 videos from this one vlogger named Kyle Le. Anyway, what I’m trying to get at is that I found it very difficult to find quality information on the places in Vietnam I’m going to outside of Saigon.
I spent nights and nights scrolling through pages of Google, YouTube and Medium looking for any well-thought out blog post or video. And most of the time I was left wanting more.
So here’s my dilemma. I’m already planning on blogging everyday much like what I did for Japan/Korea last year. But…what if I vlogged a bit too? And if I vlogged, do I put it on my old Short On Beer YouTube channel with no followers and a few old videos of conversations with beer bloggers? Or do I put it on my Edit Video Faster channel where I have a fledging following but audience isn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination. I’m leaning towards SOB but I don’t know. And that’s if I even decide to vlog. I’ve vlogged for EVF sitting in front of my iMac camera but never done the Kyle Le / Casey Neistat / dozens of other examples type of vlogging. So there is a bit of nerves. However I think I could spend the slow Christmas season (is it ever actually slow though??) cutting together some cool videos and maybe, just maybe, start a small travel vlogging channel.