See the world at your fingertips.
For those of us lucky enough to travel for a living, Instagram has become a great way to showcase your work and connect with a global audience. But for the rest of us, stalking these adventurers on Insty has become a great way to relieve our itchy feet.
Not only do these Instagrammers inspire us for our next trip, they offer endless tips and tricks to get us prepped. Whether it’s advice on travelling solo, where the best beaches are in Mexico, or how to pack lightly, their accounts are a source of endless holiday daydream fodder. So if you find yourself dreaming of visiting places you can’t pronounce, cure your wanderlust by adding these travel instagrammers to your news feed…
1. Matt Tully – @matttully
This guy is new age, with a Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to accompany his Instagram account. Matt’s a surfer travelling the world with his girlfriend who provides reviews on Facebook, saving his best work for Instagram.
2. Jessica Stein – @tuulavintage
Style and travel blogger, Jess combines two of our fave things. Follow this Aussie girl online for more detailed descriptions of her wardrobe and hundreds more jealousy-inducing photos of her trips.
3. Matthew Karsten – @expertvagabond
From the cliffs of Ireland and tropical beaches of Mexico to the wild plains of South Africa, there is nowhere in the world Matt doesn’t go. Travelling for over four years, his images showcase his expert eye and daredevil spirit.
4. Liz Carlson – @youngadventuress
Currently based in New Zealand, Liz regularly updates her Instagram to show off her amazing life. With over 40 countries under her belt, the American ex-pat has no desire to stop exploring any time soon.
5. Murad Osmann – @muradosmann
This Russian photographer has risen to fame via taking pictures of his fiancée leading him around the world on their travels. Tagging photos with their #followmeto hashtag has seen fans follow the pair around the world, including America, India, Singapore, Jordan and Abu Dhabi just to name a few.
6. Chris Burkard – @chrisburkard
One of the most famous landscape photographers on Instagram, Chris’s photos are absolutely exquisite. His snaps will instantly make you want to pack your bags and join him on his journey of discovery.
7. Kiersten Rich – @theblondeaboard
This California girl left a career in finance and hasn’t looked back! Follow her on her fun journey as she travels abroad and visits some of the hottest festivals and destinations around the world.
8. Caz and Craig Makepeace – @ytravelblog
Think travelling with children is impossible? Think again, if Caz and Craig can, then so can you. The family has just finished 18 months travelling around Australia. Next stop, USA!
9. Julie Falconer – @aladyinlondon
Listed as Skyscanner’s number one Instagram account to follow for 2015, A Lady In London is an award-winning Instagram account, for good reason. Julie has travelled to over 100 countries and writes for National Geographic, Lonely Planet and Time Out, to name a few.
10. Foster Huntington – @fosterhunting
Another full-time adventurer who quit his desk job, Foster lives out of his van as he travels North America, surfing, sailing and exploring.
11. Audrey Bergner Jeffery – @thatbackpacker
Audrey’s posts are always beautifully shot and accompanied with stories and interesting facts about the destinations she visits. Be warned, her feed is highly addictive.
12. Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil – @theplanetd
These two love exploring the world together, and it shows in their photographs. Named top Instagram account by Forbes and Reader’s Digest, their love for life and having fun will make you want to pack your bags immediately.
13. Brooke Saward – @worldwanderlust
Capturing all of her adventures in unusual and breathtaking ways, Brooke’s account will make you want to drop everything and buy the first plane ticket out of here.
14. Brendan van Son – @brendanvanson
Brandon has been travelling for years, his most recent adventure being nine months in South America. His long exposure photos are a fave among his followers and has amazing close-ups of his destination’s most prized fauna.
15. Pete and Dalene Heck – @hecktictravels
Pete and Dalene where named 2014 National Geographic Travellers of the year. Not only does their account feature stunning scenery, this dynamic duo also love sharing travel tips and advice. Handy if you’re on route.
16. Jewels Lynch – @jewelszee
Self-professed visual storyteller and lover of life, Jewels originally started off with just her iPhone, but now showcases her work to her global audience through awe-inspiring professionally shot Instagram snaps.
Images via Instagram.com