17 Stunning Instagram Accounts to Follow If You Love Travel
Your Instagram feed is a pretty magical thing. That endless scroll of squares is a handheld passport to all corners of the world (and universe—hey, @nasa!), with enthusiastic personal guides sharing the wonder of their discoveries. If you feel your feed is in need of a little more worldliness, read on. We rounded up 17 adventurers and explorers whose stellar snaps will inspire you to get out and see the world. Warning: You may just want to up and quit your day job.
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. #Dreamlife. Explore with @annstreetstudio now.
Photographer Chris Burkand’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. Explore with @chrisburkard now.
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. Explore with @colerise now.
Lead singer of the band Grizzly Bear and an avid traveller, too, Ed Droste takes us around the world as he tours, travels for fun, and explores far-flung locales, all the while gushing over the magnificence of it all. Explore with @edroste now.
The creator of the much-adored blog A Restless Transplant, Foster Huntington left his New York job in 2011 and has pretty much been on the road ever since. His Instagram feed captures sprawling road adventures and his process of setting up a home base in the Columbia River Gorge. Explore with @fosterhunting now.
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. Explore with @ioegreer now.
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 stream provides a look at a lifestyle that feels at once singular and accessible. Explore with @kevinruss now.
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. Explore with @moristeele now.
Photographer and videographer Murad Osmann’s photos follow a tantalising theme: Each snap assumes his perspective of the world as his girlfriend, always dressed to the nines, leads him to just about every corner of the world. Explore with @muradosmann now.
Yes, that Tom from Myspace. Turns out Tom Anderson, the founder of Myspace, is doing quite well for himself (hey, he sold his company for $580 million), travelling the world as a retiree and sharing some truly astonishing photos on his Instagram feed. Explore with @myspacetom now.
Nothing like a little space travel to expand your horizons, now is there? NASA shares images of interstellar activity, nebulae, planets, and more. It’s a must if your idea of travel is a little more on the otherworldly side. Explore with @nasa now.
The official Instagram account of National Geographic, the @natgeo feed 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. Explore with @natgeo now.
“Born to Run, Vancouver to Anywhere,” reads the Instagram bio of travellers 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. Explore with @ourwildabandon now.
Passion Passport assembles a community of travellers, storytellers, and photographers with one single purpose: inspiring you to ravel. The variety of contributors diversifies this feed in scope and perspective. Explore with @passionpassport now.
“Adventure couple” Dave and Deb are passionate about travel, and their photos burst with that excitement. Their stunning captures—which take us from cityscapes to dense bamboo forests and everywhere in between—often include serviceable tips for like-minded travellers. Explore with @theplanetd now.
Top fashion blogger Jessica Stein chronicles her truly incredible travel itinerary and luxurious lifestyle, which takes her from the busy streets of Tokyo to verdant, grassy hilltops in Bali. Bonus: Her outfits are always on point. Explore with @tuulavintage now.
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