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The Best TravelInstagrams To FollowFor Major Wanderlust

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26 May 2017
by: Suzannah Ramsdale

A brilliant Instagram travel account can do so much; as well as giving you all the inspo for your next vacay destination, a well-executed travel blogger can give you practical tips on what to pack, where to avoid, the unbeaten paths to take, and how to see somewhere like a local.

I’m a travel junkie myself and since coming back from doing a grown-up gap year (if you’re interested you can read all about the amazing hostels I stayed in, here) I’ve been trying to satisfy my wanderlust via some major Instagram stalking. The influencers I follow are literally living the dream: think sun-drenched infinity pools, first class travel and crystal clear tropical oceans.

As I’m double-tapping these accounts not only do I feel hugely envious (who wouldn’t rather be on a permanent holiday, amirite?) but I’m inspired, too. Alongside the perfect flat-lays and bikini poses that would make the Hadids re-think their vacay social strategy, is a whole lot of inspiration. There’s the Australian mum who’s travelling with her adorable seven-year-old daughter in what looks like the most fun trip ever, the woman who quit her corporate city job to travel and the girl who’s literally eating her way around the world.

Below are my favourite jetsetters to follow on Instagram:

@theblondeabroad
Followers: 400K
Currently ‘Gramming her way around South Africa, Californian Kiersten quit her big city job to travel the world. So far she’s been to over 50 countries and her Insta has everything you could want and more: tropical cocktails, flamingos and some great bikinis. Total #wanderlust.

Picture perfect pool 😍 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Flew back to #SouthAfrica and checked into my dream hotel, @TheOysterBox, for a night of R&R by the sea 🌊 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #theoysterbox #oysterboxhotel #durban

A post shared by Kiersten • The Blonde Abroad (@theblondeabroad) on Apr 21, 2017 at 2:12pm PDT

@HelloAmerica
Followers:
46.3K

Road trippin’ around the US of A has never seemed so appealing. Kristen Blanton and Matt Jozwiak’s dreamy photography makes it look, well, dreamy. They’re currently giving us a serious case of California dreamin.

Our friends @thevenuereport made a video that includes us talking, spearfishing, eating and throwing down. It’s linked in our profile if you’re into that sorta thing. ** PSA NO poppies were hurt – sat in a dirt path **

A post shared by Hello America (@helloamerica) on May 4, 2017 at 10:55am PDT

@onemileatatime
Followers:
78.5K

Ben, 27, is a full-time travel blogger with permanently itchy feet – in his words: “Don’t like staying anywhere for more than three days.” This 27-year-old is all about the first class travel so follow for a peak into his ultra exclusive world – just maybe steer clear if you’re about to board a stag party-packed Ryan Air flight.

Is this place even real?!

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Is this place even real?!

A post shared by Ben Schlappig (@onemileatatime) on May 23, 2017 at 8:10am PDT

@girleatworld
Followers: 384K

From Kyoto to Copenhagen and Myanmar to India, @girleatworld is eating her way around the world one delicious-looking ‘Gram at a time. Her captions are super-informative and she gives regular shout-outs to other travel bloggers, too. Foodies, hit that follow button now.

🍡🍡 Hanami dango amidst sakura blooms in Arashiyama, Kyoto. There are Sakura everywhere in Japan right now! 🌸🌸 I have always wanted to eat Hanami Dango myself and finally got the chance to do so yesterday. This rice cake snack is so important to japanese culture that there is even an emoji for it ->🍡 It's sakura season right now in Japan, which marks the beginning of Spring. Since sakura season only lasts about a month (usually April), it became an important tradition to go to the nearest park with picnic mats and some packed food for sakura viewing – also known as Hanami. Hanami 花見 means "watching flowers" (hana 花 = flowers; mi 見 = eyes / to watch) and Dango means "dumplings / rice cake". Japanese eats dango as snack all-year round, but this variation with pink, white and green is traditionally eaten during Hanami season. The pink color comes from azuki (red bean) and the green is from green tea 🍵! 🍃🌸🌸🍡🌸🌸🍃 #RealLifeEmoji #EmojiIRL #EmojisInTheWild #ShotOniPhone6s

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🍡🍡 Hanami dango amidst sakura blooms in Arashiyama, Kyoto. There are Sakura everywhere in Japan right now! 🌸🌸 I have always wanted to eat Hanami Dango myself and finally got the chance to do so yesterday. This rice cake snack is so important to japanese culture that there is even an emoji for it ->🍡 It’s sakura season right now in Japan, which marks the beginning of Spring. Since sakura season only lasts about a month (usually April), it became an important tradition to go to the nearest park with picnic mats and some packed food for sakura viewing – also known as Hanami. Hanami 花見 means “watching flowers” (hana 花 = flowers; mi 見 = eyes / to watch) and Dango means “dumplings / rice cake”. Japanese eats dango as snack all-year round, but this variation with pink, white and green is traditionally eaten during Hanami season. The pink color comes from azuki (red bean) and the green is from green tea 🍵! 🍃🌸🌸🍡🌸🌸🍃 #RealLifeEmoji #EmojiIRL #EmojisInTheWild #ShotOniPhone6s

A post shared by ❤️ Mel’s Food & Travel log (@girleatworld) on Apr 8, 2016 at 7:01pm PDT

@theprettycities
Followers:
223K

This Insta is a millenial wet dream: pink, #tileporn and wisteria everything. Follow for instant access to the prettiest cities (and sometimes towns and villages) in the world.

I would like to sit here a wee while – what about you? ☺️💫📸 @katie.one

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I would like to sit here a wee while – what about you? ☺️💫📸 @katie.one

A post shared by Pretty Cities of Instagram (@theprettycities) on Apr 8, 2017 at 12:23am PDT

@mumpacktravel
Followers:
86K

The death of her best friend spurred mum Evie on to spend all the money she had saved for a kitchen renovation on a year of travel with her 5-year-old daughter, Emmie, instead. That was in February 2016, now she and seven-year-old Emmie are still going strong. I smile everytime I look at this account.

Spirit town alert! Yangshuo, China is on the list in a big way. We love it here. It's a small town surrounded by karst mountains on the beautiful Yulong River, about an hours drive – or downriver – from Guilin. 😊 We're staying at the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat [a day late after missing our train but yay we made it] and it's incredibly beautiful, perched under a mountain and right on the river and this afternoon we sat in the sun and watched the bamboo rafts go by. We've eaten so well, floated down on our own bamboo raft and now Em is watching Despicable Me on the in-house movies while I read a book before bed. So relaxed!! 💙 Yangshuo is a must do to add to your list!! We 💕💕💕💕 it! . . . . . . #hosted #spirittown #bucketliat #chinatravel #traveldiaries #wanderlust #mytinyatlas #happydays #bestdays #escapetravel #holidayswithkids #wearetravelmums #traveltheworld #familytrip #travelkids #travellingwithkids #yulongriver #amazingchina #liriver #visityangshuo #lovechina #visitchina #yangshuovillageinn #chinanature #yangshuomountainretreat #beautifulchina #chinamountains

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Spirit town alert! Yangshuo, China is on the list in a big way. We love it here. It’s a small town surrounded by karst mountains on the beautiful Yulong River, about an hours drive – or downriver – from Guilin. 😊 We’re staying at the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat [a day late after missing our train but yay we made it] and it’s incredibly beautiful, perched under a mountain and right on the river and this afternoon we sat in the sun and watched the bamboo rafts go by. We’ve eaten so well, floated down on our own bamboo raft and now Em is watching Despicable Me on the in-house movies while I read a book before bed. So relaxed!! 💙 Yangshuo is a must do to add to your list!! We 💕💕💕💕 it! . . . . . . #hosted #spirittown #bucketliat #chinatravel #traveldiaries #wanderlust #mytinyatlas #happydays #bestdays #escapetravel #holidayswithkids #wearetravelmums #traveltheworld #familytrip #travelkids #travellingwithkids #yulongriver #amazingchina #liriver #visityangshuo #lovechina #visitchina #yangshuovillageinn #chinanature #yangshuomountainretreat #beautifulchina #chinamountains

A post shared by Family Travel 🌴 Evie & Emmie (@mumpacktravel) on Apr 10, 2017 at 5:46am PDT

@gypsea_lust
Followers:
1.7m

Only one thing springs to mind when looking at Lauren Bullen’s Insta: “Can I swap lives, please?”

Stormy feels ⚡️

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Stormy feels ⚡️

A post shared by LAUREN BULLEN (@gypsea_lust) on Feb 20, 2017 at 9:33pm PST

@anna.everywhere
Followers:
137K

Anna speaks an incredible seven languages (English, Spanish, Dutch, French, Polish, German and Italian) meaning that she really gets to the heart of every place she visits. In her words, she tried to: “Combine inspiration for adventure travels with elements of cultural, historical and political narrative.” Racking up those ‘likes’ and learning, now you can’t argue with that.

Made it to Frenchmen’s Cove in Jamaica, also known as James’ Bond beach. This is where Ian Fleming wrote his books and also where ‘Dr No’ was filmed. Have you been? By: @shershegoes #VisitJamaica

A post shared by Anna ✈ AnnaEverywhere (@anna.everywhere) on Dec 10, 2016 at 5:49am PST

@budgettraveller
Followers:
30.9K

Because we can’t all travel first class everywhere (or anywhere…) advice on how to travel on a shoestring is always welcome. Enter @budgettraveller whose thoughtful posts on the coolest tours, hotels, bars and restaurants will head straight into your ‘saved’ tab.

One of the rich legacies of Kolkata’s colonial heritage are magnificent buildings like this: the Hindu Hostel which hosts students ( Rs 100 (€1.30!) a night ) from the nearby Presidency College. The hostel counts Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen and my paternal grandfather as some of their former residents. More snapshots from Kolkata to follow..

A post shared by Kash Bhattacharya (@budgettraveller) on Dec 27, 2016 at 9:21am PST

@alexinwanderland
Followers:
76.8K

New Yorker Alex is never far from an Insta-perfect beach or sunset-drenched infinity pool. You’ll see her sipping on fresh coconut water and posing on watermelon pool floats in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Thailand, Laos and Costa Rica. Follow for inspo on how to live your best life.

Pool party! 🌴 Man, does this crew make it hard to say goodbye for the summer. For the most part, I really do love my routine of splitting my year between Thailand and North America. . Hopping around the US for half the year allows me to spend quality time with my family and US-based friends, take on lucrative North American influencer campaigns, and enjoy the luxuries of US living, including Amazon Prime delivery and fabulous bagel selections 🍴 . And basing myself in Thailand the other half of the year allows me to mentally recharge, travel a region I love, avoid ever having to experience winter, and soak up time with the fabulous community partially pictured here💛 . It's the perfect balance… except it means way too many goodbyes. These guys tugged at my heartstrings this year with the most perfect send off party, including a globe goodbye cake! 🌏 . This has been a tough year in a lot of ways and I feel grateful to be leaving Koh Tao (for now) on such a high note. Not sure what I did to deserve such fabulous people in all corners of my life, but I do feel blessed 🙏🏻 . . . . . . #poolparty #kohtao #thailand #farewellfete #travelblogger #expat #nomad #amazingthailand

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Pool party! 🌴 Man, does this crew make it hard to say goodbye for the summer. For the most part, I really do love my routine of splitting my year between Thailand and North America. . Hopping around the US for half the year allows me to spend quality time with my family and US-based friends, take on lucrative North American influencer campaigns, and enjoy the luxuries of US living, including Amazon Prime delivery and fabulous bagel selections 🍴 . And basing myself in Thailand the other half of the year allows me to mentally recharge, travel a region I love, avoid ever having to experience winter, and soak up time with the fabulous community partially pictured here💛 . It’s the perfect balance… except it means way too many goodbyes. These guys tugged at my heartstrings this year with the most perfect send off party, including a globe goodbye cake! 🌏 . This has been a tough year in a lot of ways and I feel grateful to be leaving Koh Tao (for now) on such a high note. Not sure what I did to deserve such fabulous people in all corners of my life, but I do feel blessed 🙏🏻 . . . . . . #poolparty #kohtao #thailand #farewellfete #travelblogger #expat #nomad #amazingthailand

A post shared by Alexandra Baackes (@alexinwanderland) on May 7, 2017 at 7:07pm PDT

@Muradosmann
Followers:
4.6m

You’ve probably already heard of this couple, but if you’re not following them, step on it. Russian photographer Murad Osmann’s ‘Follow Me To’ Instagram project went viral in 2012. His beautiful girlfriend Nataly Zakharova has been leading him around the world by the hand for five years and the results are so glamorous.

#followmeto Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi with @yourleo. It is the largest mosque in India and its scope amazes you. There is a very loud market surrounding it and yet with every step as you walk inside you become more and more peaceful and relaxed.

A post shared by Murad Osmann (@muradosmann) on Apr 10, 2015 at 11:23am PDT



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