Ads on YouTube are the no. 1 mood-killer when it comes to showing your favourite music clip or cat video to your best friend, right? We count the seconds until we can skip the ad, or curse loudly at the system when it’s one of those 30-second-ads you can’t jump… But today something happened for the first time – I actually didn’t want the ad I was seeing to end. I wanted to see more – it was a short trailer for Steve Booker’s fantastic adventure series Pole to Pole.

Earlier this fall, British blogger/vlogger Steve Booker embarked on a two-week journey across three continents and eight countries with the aim of travelling entirely cash-less. But not as a budget traveller relying on the hospitality of locals, but by pre-paying every flight, hotel and activity with PayPal. Personally I would miss collecting the little coin souvenirs that I cherish so much, and I wonder how you could taste local street food at the market or grab a can of juice by the roadside without any actual money, but that’s not really the point anyways. The point is the journey to three continents and eight countries, some of which as off-the-beaten track as Svalbard in Norway or Ushuaia in Argentina, others true Eurotrip classics like Paris, Berlin and Barcelona, and finally even Moscow.

Steve paired up with the very talented photographer Jake Evans to capture their adventures – from husky sleds in the Arctic snow, over exploring street art in Berlin and fat biking in Barcelona, to flying gyrocopters in Cape Town and helicopters over the Patagonian mountain range surrounding Ushuaia.

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Throughout the journey, Steve and Jake shared their impressions on their Facebook and Instagram, but also released a series of video clips on Steve’s very successful YouTube channel, which is also worth checking out for his other stuff!

Below you can find the four episodes of Pole to Pole, but there are more videos available on Steve’s channel! For a full interview with Steve head over to Passion Passport.

All photos via Steve’s FB and IG.

This is a post by Kathi Kamleitner.

Kathi Kamleitner was a regular contributor at Travelettes from 2013 to 2019. Originally from Vienna, Austria, she packed her backpack to travel the world and lived in Denmark, Iceland and Berlin, before settling in Glasgow, Scotland. Kathi is always preparing her next trip – documenting her every step with her camera, pen and phone.

In 2016, Kathi founded Scotland travel blog to share her love for her new home, hiking in the Scottish Highlands, island hopping and vegan food. Follow her adventures on Instagram @watchmesee!