Planning a Vacation? Let These 12 Travel Instagram Pros Inspire Your Next Trip
Instagram wanderlust can be quite the predicament. One moment, you're riding the subway home from work, the next, you've discovered a dreamy far-flung destination and vow to plan your next vacation, stat.
Whether you're ready to book a ticket or just want some mid-commute escapism, a well-curated Instagram feed is the perfect place for travel inspiration. Here, we've named 12 of our favorite bloggers who travel the globe in search of the most unique, magical, and photogenic destinations to inspire your next trip. Add these adventurers to your feed to turn your Instagram account into a virtual passport to see the world.
Passion Passport assembles a community of travelers, storytellers, and photographers with one single purpose: inspiring you to see the world. The variety of contributors diversifies this feed in scope and perspective.
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Fashion and travel blogger Jessica Stein chronicles her truly incredible itinerary and luxurious lifestyle, which takes her from the stilted huts that hover over turquoise water in the Maldives to verdant, grassy hilltops in Bali.
Photographer Chris Burkard’s bio reads, “Have camera. Will travel.” And travel and photograph he does. The images Burkland shares are grand and breathtaking; the kinds that really make you fully grasp the expanse beyond the small square frame.
This is 1 of the 10 Free Prints I am giving away as a Thank You for hitting 2 million. It is one my favorite photos I have ever taken in my career. From a surf trip in remote Alaska in 2014. . If you want to take part - check my Bio Link ☝️️ The prints are available for about 15 more hours! the only request is you pay shipping (sorry friends some international shipping isn't cheap ????) . @joshmulcoy @artifactuprising
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According to his Instagram bio, photographer Cole Rise is an escape artist. Turns out his photos are infused with an incredible artistry, too, capturing the majestic light of his destinations—southern Ireland, Wyoming, small Japanese islands, and more—in a way that will take your breath away.
Travel Noire describes its website and Instagram feed as "cultivated insights from a global community of black travelers." The feed is awash with vibrant travel snaps from distant pockets of the globe, including Chefchaouen, Morocco; Zakynthos, Greece; and Zanzibar, Tanzania.
The Instagram account of photographer Joe Greer is full of those earthy tones that’ll make you begrudge your cubicle a whole lot. Rich greens, moody blues, and sandy browns abound in Greer’s snaps, which take followers to every corner of the country and back again.
Photographer Kevin Russ might be voted most likely to start a revolution. Legions of followers froth at the sight of his landscape, campsite, and backpacker photos taken in some of America’s most gorgeous, adventurous locations. His Instagram feed provides a look at a lifestyle that feels at once singular and accessible.
Photographer Molly Steele is the type of girl who hightails it out of the city for a solo trip into the wilderness in search of swimming holes and the perfect spot to pitch her tent. Her feed captures a feeling of constant adventure.
Photographer and videographer Murad Osmann’s photos follow a tantalizing theme: Each snap assumes his perspective of the world as his girlfriend leads him to just about every corner of the globe.
The official Instagram account of National Geographic is filled with every manner of exploration and discovery: tales of dangerous encounters, inspiring stories from people around the world, unapologetically gorgeous snaps of nature, plus a sprinkling of vintage photos from the archives.
Video by @renan_ozturk - @sanctityofspace collection - On the summit of the Bear's Tooth with @freddiewilkinson but only half way across #TheToothTraverse skyline. It's been a long process getting this feature doc about the alchemy of people and landscape in the Alaska Range off the ground. Especially in our "spare time". But I'm happy to report that the editing has begun - @austin_siadak is in the edit cave at our house starting to make sense of the material that goes back to the beginning of exploration in this region. We keep a window cracked and even allow him to eat once a day, but his ankle shackles will stay on for a while. @camp4collective @alaskamountaineeringschool @talkeetnaair @denalinps @taylorfreesolo
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“Born to Run, Vancouver to Anywhere,” reads the Instagram bio of travelers Jill and Kyla, two friends who sold everything in August 2013 and hit the road. Remember that warning about these accounts making you want to quit your day job? Extra-applicable here.
Fashion photographer Jamie Beck’s life seems charmed. Capturing exotic locales and every chic city on the map, her Instagram is full of behind-the-scenes shots of hotels, people, food, fashion, and more.