In need of some travel inspiration? Joyce Khoh shares the top travel Instagram accounts we should all follow right now.
Being an avid social media user myself, I rely on Instagram quite a bit (or a lot) to fuel my wanderlust – especially when I’m stuck at university or too broke to travel.
Personally, I feel that there’s so much one can take away from Instagram – by following these Travel Instagram accounts, you get new insights about places you’ve never even heard of and what they look like, which could help you plan your next trip.
Even though there are thousands of travel Instagram accounts out there, what I look for in deciding which accounts to follow is how interesting/beautiful the pictures are, the photography skill/photo quality and how captivating the stories they tell are.
In no particular order, here goes:
National Geographic Travel (@natgeotravel)
This is probably one of the most famous travel Instagram accounts out there, due to National Geographic being such an accomplished magazine. It features posts from various photographers and features cultures all over the world – making it extremely diverse and interesting.
Dylan Furst (@fursty)
An outdoor, adventure and lifestyle photographer who features mostly landscapes and his road trips.
Last night was one to remember. It’s been an incredible few days traveling around Iceland teaching a photography workshop, and we’re only halfway through. We have a great group of people, and we’ve already seen some sights that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Im excited for the adventures to come, and to share more photos soon! #icefall17
Daniel Kordan (@danielkordan)
A landscape photographer who photographs mostly nature, he features places such as Greenland and Antarctica, which are less commonly travelled to.
Magic ice cave of Baikal lake. Not only Iceland has awesome ice caves. Siberian frozen kingdom of Baikal lake has no less impressive caves! They formed during December-January when the ice stood up at Baikal lake. Usually lake is very stormy and waves can reach dozens of meters forming unbelievable ice structures. There are hundreds of these ice caves and the best place to go exploring them is Olkon island in the Narrow Sea. This year ice caves were very special. We found some of them to show their beauty. We spent many hours in caves experimenting with light during my workshop at Baikal lake. Danielkordan.com #Baikal #siberia #lakebaikal #irkutsk #russia
City Best Views (@citybestviews)
As its name suggests, it features stunning city views from all around the world. Great for planning for your next Uni break!
Mason Strehl (@masonstrehl)
A travel and landscape photographer who documents his travels and road trips, mostly in the United States.
Tiffany Nguyen (@tiffpenguin)
A Dentist and LA-based photographer who photographs amazing views from all around the world.
Steve Mccurry (@stevemccurryofficial)
Another of my personal favourites, Steve’s a well-acclaimed photographer who photographs and tell stories about people from all around the world – his works usually span conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary cultures alike – yet they always retain the human element.
The market square of Chandni Chowk has been the hub of activity in Old Delhi for centuries, each year witnessing the monsoon rains and blistering heat. As rivers run through the streets, passers-by maintain their daily routine and a street-food seller continues to hawk his wares undeterred by the downpour.
John Wingfield and his dog, Millie (@johnwingfield, @milliethegolden)
Similar to Dylan and Mason, John’s a landscape photographer who goes on many road trips with his cute dog, Millie (who has an Instagram account too). For all dog-lovers out there, this is for you! His works are stunning and beautifully capture the great outdoors.
Craig Howes (@craighowes)
A South-African photographer who mostly photographs landscape and occasionally, people.
Jack Harries (@jackharries)
A famous Youtuber running JacksGap, Jack’s a filmmaker, photographer and environmentalist who photographs his work and travels all around the world and he tells the stories of the people he meets.
Rough Guides (@roughguides)
A travel publisher, Rough Guides features an extensive number of places and provides great tips and recommendations.
Do you have any suggestions of Instagram accounts to follow? Let us know in the comments below, or send us a tweet at @e2travel.