Last weekend we attended the first ever Live the Adventure Summit, organised by the amazing LTA crew/YouTube creators: @FunForLouis @RayaWasHere @hopscotchtheglobe @daveerasmus @siyazarrabi @exploringwithjosh @HeyNadine @vagabrothers @CarrieRad
The weekend was all about bringing like-minded people together. Everyone was into travelling, vlogging, photography, creating awesome content or just simply wanted to be more adventurous in their daily lives.
We didn’t really have any expectations beforehand, but the weekend completely blew our minds and it was much more than we could’ve ever hoped for.
From the moment we arrived at the YHA Hostel in Lewes and met with the other creators attending the LTA summit, it was like we were already long-time friends. Every one was immediately comfortable with each other, there was no awkwardness and we all just opened up to each other.
It was a weekend filled with fun times, but also with a lot of tips and advice on how to be a YouTube creator: what are the things you need to keep in mind, how to read analytics, travelling tips & tricks, and a lot more. Most importantly, we got to make new friends, share & discuss ideas with people from all over the world, and make future travel plans.
We had so many doubts before we attended this summit about becoming YouTube creators and pursuing our dream of vlogging our travel & fitness journeys. What will people think when they see us vlogging? Are there enough people that will be interested in what we have to say? Can we get over our self-consciousness of seeing ourselves on video and actually take the step to publish it to the whole wide world to see?
During the LTA summit it became clear that these are all doubts and fears that we shouldn’t have. It’s difficult for most people in the beginning. A lot of people don’t like to see themselves back on video and are self-conscious of people looking at them while the vlog in crowds. But at a certain point it becomes easier to do and in the end who cares? Like Raya said: “those people will only see you for about 2 seconds and then they will forget all about you. And if they don’t, at least they have a story to tell” :-).
What’s the worst that could happen? We should just do it. If it doesn’t work out at least we tried.
It’s quite difficult to put the experience into words. We’ve not only gained new friends, but we became a family. It was one of the best weekends we ever had and one we will not easily forget. We’ve grown personally and got the push that we needed to start living the adventure!