See the world through different lenses – featuring stunning landscapes and creative portraits of people, wildlife, food and architecture around the world.
It’s 2017 and Instagram is still taking over our lives day by day. From discovering mouth-watering food to perfectly symmetrical buildings, there’s no surprise that the platform eats up so much of our time.
Travel accounts are some of our favourites to follow – they allow us to see the world through different lenses and inspire us to get out of the four corners of our room and embark on a new adventure. Here are 10 travel accounts to follow on Instagram, featuring stunning landscapes and creative portraits of people, wildlife, food and architecture around the world.
Chris Burkard (@chrisburkard)
Chris is an avid explorer, photographer, speaker and creative director who travels everywhere in the world to capture stories that inspire harmonious interaction between man and nature. Follow him as he visits cascading waterfalls, vast desertlands, and the magical Northern Lights.
Murad Osmann (@muradosmann)
Chances are you’ve probably stumbled on the #followmeto hashtag either on your explore feed or on one of your friend’s travel photos. Well, meet the person who initiated the project way back in 2011 – Murad Osmann and his wife, Natalia Zakharova. Their signature pose started when Natalia got annoyed at Murad for constantly stopping to take photographs while travelling, but he would continue to take a shot as she pulled away, giving birth to a social media phenomenon.
Jay Alvarrez (@jayalvarrez)
Instagram model cum extreme sports traveller Jay Alvarrez is the definition of living on the edge. From jumping off waterfalls to riding dolphins out of hot-air balloons, you’ll never guess where or what he’s doing next. While he may have had a fallout after his dramatic split from model Alexis Ren (@alexisren), his adrenaline and zest for life are what keeps us on his feed.
Jack Morris (@doyoutravel) and Lauren Bullen (@gypsea_lust)
Another hit Instagram travel couple, it’s only natural that Jack and Lauren should be featured together. After all, they are both #travelgoals and #couplegoals at the same time. Both streams visit the beautiful blue lagoons of Philippines and the scenic sunsets of Abu Dhabi, among many other postcard-worthy sights.
Melissa Hie (@girleatworld)
With only 4 more days left in 2016, I took some time to look back on this past year and reviewed my travel highlights. You can read the post on my blog by clicking the link in my profile ⬆️ above! — Thank you to all of you for being a part of this little food journal of mine. At times I still can’t believe what started out as a personal project ended up being shared with 350,000+ people around the world! So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. — As for @girleatworld in 2016… well, you guys have spoken and it’s clear that the #2016bestnine moments were dominated by all the cute eats from my favorite country, Japan! 🇯🇵 The trip really was one of the best memories in my life, especially meeting up with my best friend @op.118 after all these years. — I’m off to Shanghai this week as a final trip to wrap up 2016. See you guys there – and please let me know if you have any recommendations! As usual, the more local – the better. It’s my first time in Shanghai and I expect to eat a lot of dumplings 😋
If you’re a wanderlust and foodie at the same time, you’ll love to follow Melissa’s travel food journal. Her photos capture some of her favourite local delicacies against an alluring background of the town or city she is visiting. You get the best of both worlds!
Sam Horine (@samhorine)
For those who can’t get enough of pretty city lights and the juxtaposition of old and new landmarks and buildings, New York based photographer Sam captures exceptional angles of the second largest city in the world. Scroll down his feed to find views of other cities besides the Big Apple, including Venice and Chile.
Kiersten Rich (@theblondeabroad)
Woke up in #Namibia 🌤 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Spending the next week road-tripping around the Namib Desert with @wildluxe_misha! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Thanks to @roarafrica for organizing our first nights’ sleep under the stars ✨ #sossusvlei #wanderlust #desert #wearetravelgirls
Are you looking to travel to places beyond pretty beaches and city sights? Then check out Kiersten’s feed to see what Africa and Morocco has to offer – she’s currently in Kenya spending a few days with wildlife too!
Max Muench (@muenchmax)
If you’re a fan of winter travels, Max captures some of the most breathtaking snowy landscapes around Europe. You’ll find yourself in a winter wonderland amongst icy lakes and snow-capped mountains while scrolling on his feed.
Kim Leuenberger (@kim.ou)
Time to say goodbye✨ These two weeks with my @HyundaiUK #i10 just went way too fast, and I’m already nostalgic of my time with this wonderful city car. #i10InTheCity. I published a blog post on my website with some other images of my adventures with it, so click on the link in my profile for more! In Partnership with @hyundaiuk
Road trip, anyone? Kim’s brilliant idea of strategically placing a miniature car in her travel photos arouses our yearning for a road trip. Her backdrop choices of rocky hillsides, serene lakes and distant city lights are simply pleas to browse through for travel inspiration.