I admit it, I’m addicted to Instagram. Whether to escape into a daydream of far flung destinations, to help me plan trips and find the best coffee shops or scenic views in new cities, or to meet creative friends around the world, it’s a beautiful and fun community that I can’t get enough of. Here are some of my favorite travel Instagrammers (among many, many others, and not including travel magazines) that I think you should follow too!
@helium_tea – Disclosure, Livia Hengel, the photographer behind this account, is also one of my best friends. She posts mostly about Rome, where she lives la dolce vita, but also makes me jealous with stunning photos of her travels around Europe and beyond. (Even when I’m traveling with her they make me jealous). Plus, she knows all of the best things going on in Rome, and can tell you where to find the best food and wine.
@LazyTravelers – When I saw the tagline ‘Conquering the globe one glass of red at a time,’ I knew I was going to love the Lazy Travelers blog, and also their Instagram. One half of the duo lives in Philly, the other in London, and their views of different halves of the world, love of wine, and joyful friendship shines through in their posts.
@ChrisBurkard – Just…wow. If you like nature shots, you have to follow Chris Burkard. He’s amazing. I don’t know what else to say but the photos speak for themselves!
@rebeccaplotnik – A few reasons I love following Rebecca. 1. Her photos of years living in Paris are gorgeous and will make you want to book a trip. 2. Her name is Rebecca 🙂 3. She now lives in Chicago and highlights both the obvious and hidden beauty of the city, making me appreciate it when I’m home and miss it when I’m not there.
@ourcamplife – These photos make me want to drop everything and get outside. Even if you don’t like camping (really though, who doesn’t like at least something about camping?), this account will make you reconsider. If only for the amazing pancake and s’mores shots – where are these gourmet camp cooks and can they travel with me?
@LiveLikeYoureTraveling – I love the photos and the mindset of this account and the accompanying blog. Why not live ordinary days and moments with a travel mindset? Join founders Alla and Muhsien on their journey to live each day like they’re traveling, and inspire others to do the same.
@waqonthewildside – I don’t know how I first came across Waqar Ahmad, but I was instantly hooked by his photos of both the Midwest and the Middle East, my two favorite regions of the world as anyone who knows me is tired of hearing. His captions are usually pretty great too.
@lucylaucht – Wherever Lucy Laucht goes, I want to go too. The photographer and writer posts dreamy scenes from her travels around the world and daily life working in fashion in NYC.
@laurenswells – Lauren Wells is the owner of a creative company, beautiful, funny (at least from her captions), has amazing style, the perfect husband, travels often, and maintains what seems like the perfect, full, put together life. You want to hate her, or at least be a little envious, but then she just seems so nice. She’s like the Taylor Swift of travel Instagrammers. You’ll want to check out her website too.
@curiosityandacarryon – Is this cheating? Kind of. But please follow me too! I travel A LOT and love showing off photos old and new of my wanderings from Afghanistan to Z—well, I haven’t gotten to any ‘Z’ countries yet, but soon! And of course the greatest city in the world, Chicago!