My Favourite YouTubers

Even though I’ve limited my time on social media, one app I don’t want to delete off my phone is YouTube. Sometimes I just want to watch short YouTube videos to unwind instead of movies or TV shows. These are the channels I recommend:

Kurtis Conner — A comedian from Toronto, Kurtis keeps me abreast of the latest Internet epidemics such as Soft Boys, E-Boys, and cringey Instagrammers. He also grew up watching the same weird Canadian TV shows as I did, so he makes fun of them as well — remember Keys to the VIP?

Joana Ceddia — I would’ve loved to have had someone like Joana to look up to as a preteen or teen. Not only is she hilarious and unafraid to be herself, she’s also a good student, an athlete, and an artist. Like the rest of her subscribers (2.8 million and counting), I’m entertained just watching her ramble. Did I mention she’s also from Toronto?

Simon and Martina — I’ve been watching this Canadian couple on and off for a decade now. Yes, they are also from Toronto. (I’m not biased; YouTubers from my city are simply the best.) Simon and Martina used to work as English teachers in South Korea, so they started off making videos about Korean culture and K-Pop. Now they live in Japan and continue to travel vlog.

Alexa Chung — Moving on to funny British people: I was happy to learn recently that Alexa Chung started her own YouTube channel. The ultimate It girl, I always thought she shined brightest as a TV presenter. She’s witty, outgoing, stylish, and model gorgeous—and you can’t hate her because her jokes come a mile a minute. Her Munich Travel Guide is one of my faves. I think she should do more travel vlogs.

Max Fosh — Max interviews strangers at different events around the UK, and this is British wit at its finest, at least on YouTube. I do wish I had access to British TV channels.

Jasmine Lipska — I have a theory that Jasmine is an angel forced to be in human form. Her voice is so soothing, and she seems like such a gentle soul. She has been traveling around Asia for the past year so her recent videos are travel vlogs, but I enjoy whatever content she puts out.

Downshiftology — Lisa is a true adult with her life together. That you can confirm after seeing her organized kitchen and pantry. I first came across her food channel through her helpful meal prep videos. After watching many of her videos, I finally bought a Vitamix so I can make my own almond milk and nut butters too. I like that her recipes are gluten-free because I’m on a no-gluten kick.

Our Tribe of Many — If you ever need to restore your faith in humanity, watch this channel about a biracial family with 9 kids and counting. Everyone in this family seems so lovely, and it’s interesting to learn about the logistics of running a family that big.

Who are your favourite YouTubers? Let me know in the comments below.

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