13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Travel

It’s so hard to travel. First, you need to find the time, then you need to find a place, THEN you need to be able to figure out a way to pay for it all! For those looking for their next destination or figuring out how to travel on a budget, follow the advice from these 12 creators traveled the globe and then some, letting their audience get in on the adventure.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition in this space, you can enter the Travel & Tourism category.


Carrie DeJong
Carrie Ann DeJong is the flight attending taking you around the world with her, giving her followers an inside look at the life of a flight attendant. In her The Life Of A Flight Attendant series on YouTube, she discusses everything from the perks of the job, the downsides, what she packs in her luggage and even drops vlogs on the few days she's n…
Eva zu Beck
Digital nomad Eva zu Beck built a career out of traveling to places that most tourists wouldn’t dare to venture. The "raw adventure chaser" exploring potentially dangerous countries of unrest, Eva’s tenacity and desire to disprove fear-based travel stigmas has fostered global understanding and friendship in some of the most avoided locations. From…
Fearless & Far
Adventurer Mike Corey is on a "global quest to challenge fear." The popular travel vlogger and BBC’s The Travel Show host traverses the globe for roughly 8 months out of the year. Mike’s Fearless & Far YouTube channel has become a go-to resource for those looking to experience the world in a unique way. Seeking "strange places, crazy festivals, un…
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Wander Woman! Maryjane is a traveler who loves "adrenaline and danger!" Traveling to over 100 countries in all, taking her 240K YouTube subscribers and 70K+ Instagram followers around the world with her. What’s in store for the jet-setter in 2020? Well, according to her end of the year Instagram post, we’ll have to …
Few duos have made their mark on the travelling community like the vagabrothers have. The brothers are Alex and Marco, and they’ve amassed serious followings on their channels, with 990K+ YouTube subscribers, 155K+ Instagram and 50K+ Facebook followers. The brothers frequently find themselves on "creators you must follow" lists as their fun, adven…


Fly with Haifa
One of the best things about traveling is that you get to share cultures with people, learn about them, and realize that your previously held beliefs are largely inaccurate. Enter Haifa, a "girl from the Middle East, whose passions include "travel and cross culture relationships." Haifa’s voyages have taken her all around the globe, soaring to new heights o…
Indigo Traveller
Nick Fisher, an ex-horticultural apprentice, is now a world traveler under the moniker Indigo Traveller. His travel goals? "Travelling misunderstood parts of the planet showing the human side of what we read in the headlines." The strategy has clearly paid off, garnering social media followings of 630K+ YouTube subscribers and 50K+ Instagram followers. His …
Janni Olsson Deler
A quick scroll through her Instagram grid and you’ll see why Janni Olson Deler is one of the most significant names in the travel game. Jannni, a travel blogger from Sweden enjoyed a wildly exciting 2019 that was filled with exhilarating trips around the globe and an exciting announcement that she was pregnant, an experience she documented for her 375K+ You…
Johnny Schaer
For FPV drone racer and freestyler Johnny Schaer, "the sky is not the limit." Heralded as one of the world’s top drone pilots, the travel videographer zoomed into viral view with his jaw-dropping first person view captures of some of the world’s most exotic locations. His insane aerial acrobatics blur the boundaries of reality and video-game fantasy, diving…
Karl Shakur
The world as captured by travel photographer Karl Shakur is truly magical. Only a few short years since unwrapping his first camera on Christmas Day, Karl has produced some of the most jaw-dropping photography to grace the internet. A visual artist and architectural designer, Karl’s trained artist’s eye has quickly earned him status as a globally acclaimed …
Matt Benfield
LGBTQ+ influencer Matt Benfield aka Mr.Benfield on Instagram makes health and wellness look good. Alongside his boyfriend and YouTube channel co-star Omar, Matt is bringing his audience "lots of smiles & gay stuff," providing full access to their love and adventures. Matt kicked off 2019 by going vegan on New Year’s Day, a journey of wellness and ethical ea…

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