Video content is poised to take over the web in 2019. Brands, travel vloggers and social networks are all gearing up and preparing for the onslaught of video content.

For a guy that used a GoPro for many of his first vlogging content, my own videos have come on leaps and bounds. A couple of years ago I wouldn’t have deemed YouTube to be an important channel for me, but 68 videos and two years later, I’m proud to say video sits front and centre of my approach to vlogging, and I can happily call myself a UK travel vlogger.

In fact, YouTube is now my most engaged social platform.


I still have my GoPro Hero 3+ (which is great for underwater work, or outdoor sports), but I found a better quality camera results in much better quality videos. I currently use the Panasonic Lumix GX80 for travel vlogging.

I also have my pride and joy – a DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone. This has taken my travel vlogging to another level, and I hope to create a lot more awesome content with it in the years to come.


At travel events I am often asked ‘Where are all the UK male travel vloggers?‘. In a sector that seems to be dominated by female writers, creators and vloggers, it’s almost as if male travel vloggers are difficult to find and don’t exist.

Well, aside from the two big names of Louis Cole and Mr Ben Brown, I have good news – there are a few of us out there, and we’re all keen to work with brands, either individually, or collectively 🙂

Simon Heyes (me!)
Macca Sherifi – An Adventurous World
Paul Dow – Travmonkey
Dave Brett – Travel Dave
Paul Farrugia – Globalhelpswap
Kash Bhattacharya – Budget Traveller
Joe Allam – Joeallam.co.uk

If you would like to work with me, please get in touch using the contact form below, or drop me a line at hello@adventurebagging.co.uk.

Take a peek at the video below for a snapshot of some of my travels, and check out my YouTube channel for more vlogs.