For this week’s Deep Dive Series, we are interviewing a Clapper creator that has traveled all over the world: LiveMoreTV.
@LiveMoreTV is a travel content creator on Clapper. If you are looking for adventure, the creator behind @LiveMoreTV has all the tips and tricks for you. He travels around the world looking for unique experiences to share with his large community across platforms. From a paradise beach in Bali to the breathtaking mountains in Germany, this creator delivers quite a world view. In his interview, we talked about his tips for becoming a travel content creator and the challenges and rewards that come with this lifestyle.
Keep reading this Deep Dive Series to find out more about this creator’s fantastic story. Make sure to tune in every Thursday at 5pm CT on our @Clappertalks account, to listen to the bonus questions that will only be available on our live radio show: Clapper Talks.
Deep Dive into this amazing creator’s story!
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What does a day look like in your life?
I usually get up at like 5:30 and get a workout out of the way. As soon as I am done I like to plan the content for the whole day. I’ll start making a list of photos and videos, I’ll write my ideas down, and start shooting emails to different places that would be interested in working with me. There is a lot of office work, but you get to do cool stuff that makes it worth it.
What is your most valuable travel possession? what can’t you travel without?
Definitely my camera. I really don’t care if my luggage gets stolen, because you can always buy clothes, but I hate to lose footage I’ve shot. That’s like the number one thing. My camera or my phone and have the memory saved.
Are you more of a solo traveler? Are there more advantages to traveling alone or with others?
I really don’t have a preference. It’s kind of fun when you are by yourself, you put your headphones on and you know how airports work. You don’t have to worry about anything but yourself. But it’s also nice to go with friends, that way you can share that experience together. Usually, I like to travel with just one other person. Every once in a while it will be like a group trip.
There are many controversies about staying in Airbnb and hotels when traveling. What is your take on that?
I am a bigger fan of hotels than Airbnb. I think Airbnb is good if you have a big group of people and you are staying in the same spot. If it’s by yourself and another person, hotels are way better because you can split the cost of it. Airbnb has a cleaning fee on top of it. Nobody comes to clean or make your bed. Personally, I avoid them as much as I can.
When you go to these unique destinations on your videos, do you have a touristy approach or a local approach?
I am not a fan of the tourist stuff at all. I like to show up the first day and maybe go out to a bar or restaurant and start talking to people. They’re curious about you, you are curious about the whole country. They’ll start telling you where you should go and where the hidden gems are. Even in the United States, I do the same thing. I avoid the big crowds taking the same photos. That’s definitely my style.
What are your best recommendations for someone who wants to travel as a content creator?
I think is important you do a trip that completely terrifies you. Once you have no one to lean on and you get out of your comfort zone it’s when the magic happens. When I went to Bali I was so shy and when I had to interact with people, everyone was so nice and welcoming. Definitely, solo travel is the way to go.
So, When did you join Clapper? How did your journey as a creator begin?
I used to work in a bank. I went to school for accounting and I hated it so much. It was not fun. The only thing that would come to my mind would be that I enjoyed making videos, so I started doing that when Covid hit. I made videos like crazy and I started posting on every platform. I got a message from this new platform called Clapper and I joined because it sounded awesome. I’ve been a fan of it ever since.
What are your goals for your travel content in the near future?
I would like to keep crossing the bucket list. I would love to get some brand deals to choose audience members to come on a trip. Let’s cross something off their bucket list. I want to grow as much as possible and do things for other people. I wanted to get people off the couch and start living more. That’s my number one goal.
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