Eva Zu Beck on Inspiring Ourselves and Others to Travel the World
Show Notes for Podcast #122
Summary: Eva Zu Beck on Inspiring Ourselves and Others to Travel the World
Eva zu Beck is a Polish travel blogger and vlogger. She hosted TRT World's show, A Place Called Pakistan, and presented a Euronews YouTube miniseries called Rerouted: The Balkans. She has traveled to 60 countries including Pakistan, where she lived for over a year, Afghanistan, Yemen and Iraq @evazubeck
Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal and is often credited with popularizing overlanding in North America. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and includes three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar expeditions include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. @scott.a.brady
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“THE WORLD BELONGS TO THE BRAVE"
These are the words I live by today. With 2 million fans across my social media channels and 80M+ video views, I’m a professional storyteller on YouTube and Instagram, a travel TV host and wholehearted, adventurous human with a passion for travelling to places you won’t see represented in mainstream media. Human connection, adventure, challenge, nature: that’s my vibe.
But it wasn’t always like that.
Just three years ago, I was living the typical corporate life of an over-achiever in London: a cushy, well-paid job that kept me anxious and glued to “the system”, a relationship that seemed “perfect” on the surface and an over-reliance on material things to fulfil me.
But as I went through life in a daze, I started to realise this wasn’t the reality I wanted to live. Long story short, I quit my job, left my personal life behind, moved out of London and booked a one-way ticket to Nepal, in the hope of telling stories on YouTube, with no previous qualifications in filmmaking.
That’s how my adventure with travel content began. 3 years on, I produce my own travel show on YouTube, create travel films for partner brands and host travel documentaries. With an audience of 2 million people across my channels, my mission is to spread a message of courage, positivity and independence.
What did I do before making travel films?
As the company's first employee, for four years I led the growth of Culture Trip, a travel media start-up, from 300k to 10M monthly visitors and from 0 to 5M social media fans, plus 1BN video views in a single year.
Before that, I worked at the European Parliament in Brussels, travelled like a madwoman and studied French & German at the University of Oxford.
More recently, I’ve presented the 6-part TV series ‘A Place Called Pakistan’ on TRT World, and consulted as an expert for EuroNews as the platform launched its first-ever Travel platform on social media.
Follow along with Eva on her adventures: