Get to know our speakers: Alex Outhwaite

Get to know our speakers: Alex Outhwaite

Alex Outhwaite is a travel TV Presenter and content creator. Her travel shows are broadcast in over 35 countries worldwide on Travelxp to 91 million households. Her shows include ‘Off The Grid’ filmed in Kashmir which was nominated for a ‘Travel Show of the Year Award’.
After building up her name in television she has also gained recognition as a content creator and is known for filming in lesser visited destinations like Uzbekistan, Honduras and Arunachal Pradesh and was nominated for Vlogger of the Year at the Sit Up Media Awards.


Find out more about Alex below:

How did you get into your profession?

I have been presenting for years but my first TV show was about 6 years ago. One of the channels I work for wanted someone who could cook to host a travel show, and although I’m not a chef I took a chance and they liked me! Cut to a week later and I was flying to Delhi for three months filming adventure travel and food show ‘Quest’.


What is one of your proudest YouTube moments?

Recently I was called by the Ambassador to El Salvador as he’d seen some of my videos and wants to host an event for me to help promote tourism to the country. That felt pretty good!

I’m also proud whenever I get a message from someone saying that my videos inspire them to travel as that’s what I’ve set out to do. I even had one woman say she uses my videos to help her students learn English!


How do you get into the creative flow?

I’m usually inspired by surroundings and I always try to get out and about during the day even if I’m not travelling. By meeting people and experiencing new things every day I’m inspired to tell those stories.

When I’m away it’s much easier and now I’ve been documenting my travels on various media platforms for so long it’s just become second nature.


Which YouTuber would you like to switch places with for a day?

I’d switch with ‘Bald & Bankrupt’…he likes to visit some really unusual places like I do and there’s a few destinations he’s covered that I’m super keen to get to.


What is one thing you wish you had had or known when you first started out?

I guess I just wish I’d started the YouTube side earlier really as I’ve been travelling since I was 16, but better late than never!


Why should people buy a ticket to BorderlessLive?

People should buy a ticket as you can’t underestimate how helpful it is to surround yourself with inspiring people with creative goals similar to your own. It’s a great opportunity for both existing and new creators to learn, skill swap, develop their talent and ultimately become part of the community.


Click here to buy your ticket and hear more from Alex on 6-7th September at Tobacco Dock.

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