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Welcome to Weekend Update Weekend Life Update. Not even Weekend Update, just Life Update. What’s going on Vagabuddies? It has been a long time since we’ve sat down and had a face-to-face. There’s a lot of new faces out there. We’ve had an incredible couple of months. There’s a ton of new Vagabuddies out there So we figured we’d sit down and give you guys and girls a little bit of a life update. Seriously, we need to catch up ..yes we do. So first and foremost the channel has grown a lot. About three months ago at the beginning of summer we were about 200,000 subscribers, and now we’re counting it over 435,000. It’s crazy. We’re almost at a half a million subscribers. We really cannot thank you guys enough for checking out the channel, liking it enough to subscribe, and even sharing with your friends. We’ve gone through a lot of growth from the last couple months, and it feels really rewarding. It’s like.. we’ve been working at this channel for about five years. It’s been five years? Wow and it feels sometimes like there were periods where it felt like we’re just working, working, working working and trying to make the best content possible. You know not getting as many views as we would like to see on the content, but in the last couple months, it’s kind of felt like viewership and the recognition has kind of caught up with the effort that we’ve been putting in. Honestly for me, it’s not about the number of views; it’s not about the number of thumbs- up, as important as that is, it’s about and it has always been about telling the best stories and having the highest possible quality. We have made it a point on our channel to always try to push the boundaries of what’s possible And to always try to deliver to all of you Vagabuddies out there the highest quality, most accurate travel films on YouTube. What has been really rewarding is the feeling that the content that we’ve been making seems to resonate. I’m really happy that we’re making videos that you guys find useful, that you find practical, that are helping you save money, that are helping you find new places, and that you’re stoked on enough to share with your friends. So if you guys have any other video ideas, any other questions or topics that you want us to address, please put them in the comment section, and the more specific the better. We’ll try to address them in future videos. Basically, this is us asking all of you out there to let us know what type of videos you want us to make. If you have an idea; if you have a pressing question that you need us to answer about travel, please feel free to put it down there in the comments section, and we will do our best to address those questions in future videos. Something else that we’re super excited about is Buffer Festival. Buffer Festival is this really cool YouTuber festival in Toronto. It’s basically…”Torano” “Torano.” Toronto. It’s in Toronto, Canada And it’s basically the Youtube version of the Toronto Film Festival, TIFF. Yes All of the YouTubers who are invited have to submit a film or a new video that has never been shown before. We are very excited to be premiering our new film East of Eden, which all of you guys and girls out there are going to get to see right after it’s premiered at Buffer Festival. East of Eden is a big departure from what we’ve normally made; it’s fictional, I guess you could say, in the sense that it’s not a vlog. We’re playing two characters….acting. We’re acting and it’s got a script with narration It’s something that we wanted to do but could not do on our own. So we actually reached out to two friends of ours Carlos Mason and Shelby Mincer. They’re behind Frosting Productions here in Los Angeles. So we teamed up. We made a really really cool film. We don’t want to give away what it’s about You’ve got to come to Buffer Festival to see it. If you’re interested Thursday September 28th at 8 p.m. This will be premiering at the Travel Festival or the travel screening at Buffer Festival in Toronto. It’s at the elegant theater in downtown, and hopefully will premiere there and then also go on for the gala. Fingers crossed. We’ll see what happens. For all of you Vabuddies who will not be able to make it to the festival, do not worry. You’re all going to still be able to see the film. We will be releasing it here on the YouTube channel just after we show it to Buffer Festival. It’s really cool. It’s a departure. It’s something that we’re acting in that we produced, wrote, and directed. We are extremely, extremely happy with the final product and cannot wait to share it with all of you out there so stay tuned for that It’s going to be a two-hour screening with a meet-up afterwards, and we’re going to be joined with a lot of our friends and super talented travel YouTubers like Sawyer Hartman, Hey, Nadine, Raya Was Here, Exploring with Josh And I’m pretty sure Eric Conover is going to be there too, among other people. It’s “gonna be dope”. So if you want to buy tickets, there’s a link down below in the info box, as well as a link to Carlos and Shelby’s Instagrams, the two guys who helped us out. Could not have done this without their help., so thank you both Another cool announcement: we have been accepted into the YouTube VR, Virtual Reality Creator Lab. It’s basically an incubator program that YouTube has put together for 11 channels to learn about virtual reality filmmaking, 360 video from the best in the business…. which basically means that over the next few months, we have been given a production grant to go out and to tell the stories that we really want to tell and to take all of you out there with us in an even more immersive, even more engaging way than our vlogs. We will be creating four short VR films that will take you to some of the most incredible places on this planet. We just finished a intensive boot camp in which YouTube paired us up with the best filmmakers in the virtual reality world. We’ve learned a ton. We’ve learned a lot about this emerging platform It really is the future. So if you can, stay tuned for the videos. If you have a VR headset they’re going to be perfect for you. But if not you can watch them on your cell phone with headphones. If you don’t have a headset, you’re not going to be out of luck. Still watch the content. But if you have a headset, make sure that you do watch it in that with headphones on because we are going to try to make the most immersive content we’ve ever created before. We’re going to be traveling around the world for the four videos, and we’re going to make some behind the scenes films for that. So stay tuned on Instagram. If you’re not following us on Instagram, do that now and that will give you a few behind-the-scenes looks over the next couple months as we travel the world to make those films. We’re not going to give away too much But we are going to say that we will be coming to India this fall to create a virtual reality film and an accompanying vlog series. Stay tuned for that. We’re super excited. I literally cannot wait because India has been number one on my bucket list for so long, and I’m super excited to get there, to take a bunch of photos, to film, to create an immersive virtual reality video for all you guys and girls out there to enjoy, and yeah, I’m so stoked. For that trip, we’re going to be going through Mumbai. We plan to collaborate with local Indian YouTubers. If you have anyone whom you think we should meet up with, make sure that you comment below with their names and also Tweet them and us together so that we can start a conversation and Stay tuned because we’re probably going to do a a meet-up in Mumbai If we have some time. So that’ll be great to see all of our Indian fans out there in Bollywood. I can’t wait. Another good piece of news is that we are looking for people to join the Vagabrothers team. We have a couple different opportunities that are available right now. First and foremost, we’re looking for someone to come with us as a shooter and an editor on some of our trips… Preferably somebody who has been to film school. If you’ve just graduated film school, please send us your CV with a reel. If you have experience with camera operating and editing, feel free to send us an email as well. You don’t have to have gone to film school. We didn’t go to film school. But we are really looking for somebody who has extensive practice and is a skilled videographer and editor Also, preferably in the United States. Get creative with your entry. Please make a video; show yourself to us on camera and tell us a bit about yourself. Tell us why you’re excited about working with us. Tell us what your goals are for editing and filmmaking, a little bit about your background…. All that sort of stuff will help us make a decision. We’re also looking for an editor here in the Los Angeles area. This is someone that would not be travelling with us, does not need to know how to film, but would be editing. Those are the two positions: shooter editor to come with us on trips and an editor locally here in Los Angeles. If you know anyone, make sure you forward this to them and also have them email us or email us yourself at [email protected] Lastly we have one big announcement to make to you guys. We are going to be releasing “merch,” new merchandise again. We have a couple of really cool t-shirt designs. They’re going to be limited editions. We haven’t made merch in a couple of years, but it’s back by popular demand. A lot of you have been asking for merch And we are happy to say that we have new designs coming at you, the first of which should be released within the next couple of weeks. Yeah, it’s going to be about four different designs. We’re going to do one at a time, and we’ll see how the first one goes. If you guys like it hopefully we’ll come back with some more. So stay tuned for that. There’ll be a separate video that’s showing you the new designs, but for now just know merch is coming. Let’s finish with a little nice story. The other day we were sitting here working away when suddenly a visitor came by our house. Guys, you’re not going to believe this… There’s a hawk in the tree. I see that this hawk is not really able to fly. It’s jumping around and our neighbor has cats My spirit animal.. what what are you doing? That’s our house? Don’t go in there. Don’t go in there. It’s okay. You’re okay. You’re okay Long story short, the hawk had a broken wing; it couldn’t fly, so I jumped over our neighbor’s fence with a with a little sheet, and I captured the hawk very gently, brought him back into our house, put him into my laundry bin, and this is what happened Morning little guy. Hi. We’re going to get you out of here, ok? Now we are driving to the California Wildlife Center. It’s up in the mountains in Malibu. Just arrived to the California Wildlife Center. Really beautiful property up here in Malibu. Our little hawk buddy is in the back. I’m going to go inside and see if there’s anyone here who can help. He fell into our other neighbor’s yard, and then the cat came out and was about to get him. I scared the cat off, and then I wrapped him up. Well ladies and gentlemen our little friend was a Cooper’s hawk and his intake number is 3,073 Rehab usually takes anywhere between a couple of days to a couple of months depending on how severe that break is But he’s in good hands, and hopefully soon he’ll be back up in the skies flying and being a hawk. So that was our brief tenure of taking care of a hawk. Let us know in the comment section what your spirit animal is and how you might have reacted to a similar situation. I think my brother handled that quite heroically. You know, many people don’t know this about him..here’s another fact about Alex. He used to want to be a veterinarian. Still kind of do. Still kinda did. Took care of that hawk, and now it is healthy. And all I want to do right now is just leave you with this little clip of beauty. They’re ducks. They’re little baby ducks. Quack….quack. Thank you for watching Vagabrothers. If you liked the video, give it a thumbs-up. share it with your friends, and subscribe to Vagabrothers for more travel videos every single week. What Marko the duck just said if you didn’t understand was thank you for watching. If you enjoyed this video, you know what to do: give it a big thumbs- up, share it with your friends, subscribe and turn on notifications, if you have not already. And in the meantime remember to stay curious, and we will see you guys and girls on the road. Peace.

100 thoughts on “End of Summer Announcements | New Short Film, Virtual Reality & Upcoming Travel Plans

  1. I love your channel since I joined , I suggest travel advice for people in MENA .. airlines .. to travel abroad / international travels

    Love you guys 💐💙

  2. Yo VB! Thank you for this awesome channel, and the inspiration!
    If i have a project in mind, which i do, that involves you guys! Would it be possible to talk to you about that in any way? how and where would that be possible?
    thx for keeping us curious!
    Lasse Wernblad – Denmark

  3. Love your stuff guys ! Any tips for solo travel, places that you'd recommend traveling solo and places you wouldn't (especially for females) also where/ how do you do research before a trip? how do you find cool/ niche locations?
    Thanks for your great content!

  4. So many cool things happening! Can't wait to see it all go down. Excited to watch the short film! The story about the hawk tugged at my heartstrings too. You guys are such good people, we need more of you in the word.

  5. I love when Marko does the Donald Duck voice! I'm so happy for you guys and all the new opportunities that are coming your way. Can't wait to see all the new content and buy some Merch!

  6. I love all your videos! I've been in Prague last month and your video finding the real Prague and Budapest really helped me. So thanks! A suggestion for the future… Why don't you come to Spain an do the Santiago's walk?

  7. so excited for all of your upcoming ventures! always LOVE your travel tips! and love that you guys dont just travel to the usual mainstream "tourists" areas! So keep it up!!! Always love your content! cheers ~sara

  8. Congrats on the film release at Buffer Fest! And!, excited to see your VR content. I love India! – It’s so tough to keep patient and keep creating some days. Thanks for the shot of inspiration and reminder that it takes time. ✌️

  9. I hope 🤞🏼 someday you guys come to my country Chile 🇨🇱.
    Here we have a lots of places with different scenarios .
    I would like that yours be more in other continents,I know that's so expensive but It would great 👍🏼

  10. I would like to see you guys collab with Melanie Murphy next time you're in Ireland! Also can't wait for East of Eden! Congrats on YouTube VR! Omg so much awesomeness!

  11. Could you guys make a video about teens and traveling? I'm 16 and I'd love to see the world, but I don't really know how to make it happen.

  12. I think that Hawk could be inspo for another film or video! If you get an update on Mr. Hawk I think we would all love to hear it as well – great story. Seriously so happy to hear of your growing success, definitely well deserved. Happy to hear of a merch update too. If ever in need of design work for your channel (for t-shirts for example) I would love to help out. Again, keep it up guys!

  13. The Cooper's Hawk story is so awesome! I'm a travel blogger but my background is wildlife biology and I do seasonal wildlife work! I've volunteered, interned, and worked in wildlife rehab centers, sanctuaries, zoos, and field biology jobs all over and I loved this part of your video the most haha

  14. A few friends and I will be coming out to support you guys 🙂 Your content has been professional grade and we love it! If you guys will be shooting any new videos in Toronto while you are here, here are some ideas: Secret Spaces in Toronto (Lookouts, Parks, the Burrows, a local like me could certainly help with ideas). FOOD! Toronto has some really amazing food including a very multicultural palate, lots of vegan and vegetarian places. Toronto's green and community spaces (Evergreen Brickworks, Kensington) Amazing places around Toronto (The Niagara Escarpment, Tobermory). Going alongside your VR stuff there is a place on Queen St W that does VR experiences for Torontonians "House of VR". See you at Buffer Festival

  15. I'm really happy to discover your channel. It's interesting to watch and learn about travel. Im from Armenia and it would be very nice to see you here. I'm not sure whether you know about our small country but I hope you guys someday will visit Armenia one of the ancient countries in the world.

  16. I am so happy for you, boys! Looks like you're in for quite the ride! Marko, you are the cutest Donald Duck ever! Started reading "On the Road" thanks to you!

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  18. I have been following you guyz from the last 3 months and the content is super awesome and in detail. Do arrange a meetup in mumbai. Excited to meet you amigos

  19. OMG i love this channel cause inlovr traveling an you guys give great advice … Im.starting my own traveling channel im so exited

  20. I have come to Prague to visit for a few weeks t see the city and have tried to get some if the sights etc on my gopro for memories and in doing so gained a new appreciation for you film makers, getting such quality shots and angles etc! Your videos have inspired me to travel since i started watching a few years ago, its only now i am in a position i can do it! Keep up the good work!

  21. European washer/dryer combos!?!!!?? What!?!?? …prob will be too late when/if you make a video of it tho. I get on a train in the morning and it's 2am and my clothes are still wet 🙁 love you guys!

  22. Advise video for fresh college kids wanting to travel to Northern Europe, British Isles, Mediterranean or Africa. Seems like a lot to ask but o really want to visit to those areas once I graduate.

  23. I'm so excited for you guys, I remember when I was just one of the few years ago. I loved your Denmark and Ireland stuff, perhaps some South America content similar to those?

  24. Wow u coming to India.come to Delhi!!!!!! Youtubers I recommend are technical guriji, mostly sane,captain Nick,bbk vines,sanjeev kapoor,and try famous food bloggers

  25. Hi vagabrothers! I recently stumbled upon videos and websites about Contiki and realise there's a huge community of people who supports and promotes it. I was pleasantly surprised that I couldn't find any Contiki-related videos from your channel and would love to hear what are your thoughts and views of it (whether -ve or +ve), if you have been on Contiki before and if you would recommend it or not. Thank you! 🙂

  26. Such cool stuff going on guys, congrats. Looking forward to seeing the film. It's promising that Buffer focuses on creating beautiful things, not just the usual "Youtube fandom".

  27. Come to Chile, we are entering on spring.

    To Visit:
    .San Pedro de Atacama (Desert and Culture)
    .Valparaiso. (Street Art, Culture and Activities)
    .Lago Villarrica y Lago Llanquihue (Lakes, Volcanos, Rivers, Trees, Activities)
    .Capillas de Marmol y Torres del Paine (Geological Monuments)

    *Santiago (Big Polluted City, Too Expensive)

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  29. We are looking forward to the new VR format it will be a new lvl of travel videos.
    By the way we just uploaded our first youtube video on what to do in Berlin if you dont mind giving us some feedback 🙂

    by the way we love your videos, for me personal your spanish video is the best one

  30. Great video, Guys! Recently subscribed to your channel for the travel advice and I'm glad I did. That was a stand up thing you did taking care of that hawk, a lot of people wouldn't have done that much. Well done, Gentlemen, well done!

    I'm working on starting a YouTube travel vlog/channel with a slightly paranormal slant and your videos are seriously helpful and inspiring.

    You guys have a good energy, safe travels!

  31. Honestly I just wanna say thank you. My girlfriend and I are planning a month / month and a half long trip after we graduate from college this year. Our route is most likely going to be Chicago -> Dublin (4 or 5 days), -> London (3-4 days), -> Amsterdam (3-5 days) -> Budapest (3-5 days) -> Krakow (3-5 days), and if we can fit any more we'd love to. I don't think either of us would have gone this head over heels to travel the world without due thanks to you two.

    I do have a question: We have $10,000 budgeted for the entire trip for two of us, including airfare. We know they aren't the most cost-effective, but we'd like to stay in a hotel most of the time, or at least something where we can have our own room. How much on average are lower end (but not sketchy) hotels in these cities? I've looked online and the average is ~$100/night, however my friends who have traveled said it's about $40. Do you think $10,000 and the goal of night-time privacy is realistic?

    Lastly, any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you so much! You guys are a true inspiration to so many of us.

  32. Do visit Laxman Sagar, Pali, Rajasthan. It's a fantabolous place to be at.
    And you guys are amazing and your videos helped me a lot when i went to Europe. Keep it up guys. Hope for your best travel time in India. You're the Best.

  33. Vagabros! I would love you guys to go motorbike from LA to Chicago on Route 66. I'm a bit obsessed with the history and all the stops on that road, and I think if you guys haven't done it already you'd probably love it.

  34. So glad to know that u are finally coming to India….Hope you have an AMAZING time! Looking forward to more good stuff from u guys !

  35. New subscriber here. I'm loving your videos – your content is terrific.
    I'm a female who travels the world alone – I've hit up 4 countries this year. I'd love to see some content about the best destinations for solo travelers. I'd also like to see best places to visit during the holiday season ( Christmas – New Year's Day). Finally, a series of the most walkable destinations in Europe.

  36. Love you guys and your videos! I know you love Montreal, which is an amazing city, I lived there myself but if you ever come to Ottawa Canada, my dog (@leonthewirefoxterrier) and I would love to meet you guys!! 😛 Stay curious, keep exploring, peace! Roxanne

  37. Finally you people are coming to India. Big fan of yours. I would love to show you my city Mumbai. I always admire the work you guys do.

  38. I think the balance between comedy and serious educational content is good! Having it too serious, documentary like for me for too long makes it feel like a lecture lol. I think it's good to have like say 5 min informative talk, then a little comedy to break it and back to it kinda thing….and I like with the comedy, I think it flows, like it naturally shows the funny side to you guys, not contrived like trying to push to be funny if it makes sense lol. Anyway looking forward to watch more videos coming up! Like how passionate you guys are, it shows through the videos!

  39. I'd love to see some "A day in the city" videos, because it happens quite a lot that you eventually find yourself in a random city and dont have that much time on your hands (waiting for your next train etc.) so it'd be lovely to see these kind of videos.

  40. I'm going to Argentina next week! And in watched all your videos about Argentina. I was wondering what's your favorite Clubs and Restaurants or things I should do there in Buenos Aires!?? You guys are sooooo awesome!!!

  41. Even i cant wait.. super excited to have u guys in India. U should collaborate with Scherezade Shroff Talwar and Vaibhav Talwar it would be super fun.

  42. Please put the limited time merch out again for Christmas time so I️ can ask for them as Christmas presents!! Love the channel

  43. Just Stumbled across your video on Cusco and simply loved it. The cinematography is breath taking and that combined with two of my favourite things, Food and History, made it all the more brilliant and went through 7 videos in quick succession before i knew it. Was checking this video out to see where you will be going next and excited to see India is in the list. Hopefully you guys get to come to Kerala in the southern tip of india, it will be interesting seeing my place through your eyes. Anyways keep making more awesome videos (especially ancient places and cultures) and meanwhile i will go check out some more of the old ones.

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