Satisfy your wanderlust and gain holiday inspiration with our round-up of the best travel Instagram accounts
Words Helen Brown
Need holiday inspiration? These travel Instagram accounts will have you wishing you were anywhere but at your desk. We’ve rounded up the best. There are white sand beaches, azure seas, snow-capped mountains and stretching desert retreats. They’re enough to instil wanderlust in even the homiest of home-birds.
Matt of Expert Vagabond has been a professional travel photographer for over 6 years. He likes to share crazy adventures. See him hitchhiking across the United States and scuba diving with sharks. You can also find him trekking in Afghanistan and chasing the northern lights.
@expertvagabond | expertvagabond.com
Lonely Planet have been helping travellers explore and enjoy the world for over 40 years. Now their Instagram account is here to help you get through the week. Go on, add a touch of wanderlust to that Wednesday afternoon slump.
@lonelyplanet | lonelyplanet.com
Chelsea is the definition of an outdoor adventure girl. Although from sunny Hawaii, you’ll find her camping in the snow or wild-lake swimming.
Conde Nast Traveller
CNTraveler’s Instagram account maintains the same luxe aesthetic as the print mag. It delivers a variety of beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountains and wide open spaces.
@condenasttraveller | cntraveller.com
Emilie’s work is built upon natural light and nostalgia. It tells stories through each image she creates. She has a distinctive style of imagery which leads her to work with clients across the world. Watch her as she photographs her journey along the way.
@helloemilie | facebook.com/helloemilie
Chris is one of Instagram’s most famous surf and adventure photographers. On his feed you’ll find remote landscapes and wilderness locations that are far off the beaten path. Further to this, he seems to have a penchant for swimming in icy arctic waters.
@chrisburkard | chrisburkard.com
The Blonde Abroad
Kiersten’s stream is full of beautiful places and festivals around the world. With a bit of added fashion thrown in. She seems to have a knack of matching her outfits to the backdrop of her shots.
@theblondeabroad | theblondeabroad.com
My Life’s A Travel Movie
Alyssa is a self-made blogger who put her stuff in storage last year and has been traveling solo ever since. She’s also a water-chaser and is always putting a unique perspective on her travel photos.
@mylifesatravelmovie | mylifesamovie.com
Suitcase Magazine is your point of entry into the cultures of the world. By saying goodbye to the impossibly luxurious they stand as not-your-average travel magazine. You won’t find any underwhelming tourist clichés here.
@suitcasemag | suitcasemag.com
For fantastic recommendations wherever go, look no further than Culture Trip. Their Instagram feed ranges from the Great Wall of China to the lesser trodden corners of Peru. Use this account to discover the world and inspire you to explore.