6 of the BEST travel Instagram Accounts
At the moment, it seems Instagram isn’t in many people’s good books. There’s a considerable amount of bad press regarding changes to the platform. New algorithms, potentiality of shadow banning. I’m sure you’ve heard all about it. It sucks. Especially when it kind of feels like a personal attack to bloggers and people whose careers are dependant on the platform.
However, I think what we need to remember is where we came from. Why we started.
I remember Instagram was only available in the App store. It was the first app I downloaded after purchasing my first iPhone. For a creatively influenced 16-year-old like myself, it was such an intriguing space to share. Then once blogging took off, Instagram turned into a really great, fun way to connect with other bloggers.
Instagram managed to connect you to others in an innovative and visual way. And I think, we’ve forgotten about the creativity that brought us to the platform in the first place. We’ve fallen into the trap of posting the same as everyone else. The uniqueness the platform once had, for the most part is gone.
Which I think is why Instagram are taking it into there own hands. Refining feeds and trying to show you the best content. Albeit they might have missed the mark slightly, the right intentions were there.
Despite the negativity, I’ve spent some time really trying to dig into the best ways to unearth the content I love the most. Instagram might not be showing it to me directly but there are ways to find it. The Explore page is there for a reason. So on days when my feed is full of the latest beauty products and I want to be drooling over white sand beaches, well I’ve just got to go searching.
And, if you have perused my social media recently, you’ll know I’ve spent the last few months travelling. Which has resulted in my passion for travel bloggers and Instagrammers. White sand beaches and palm trees, too.
Lauren is the sole reason I changed my mind and decided I needed to head back to Asia at some point on my trip this year. I’ve been many times and it’s just as good as the first every time but I was convinced that I’d had enough. Then I discovered her feed and the itinerary changed to spending the majority of my time away back in South East Asia.
It is scrolling through Lauren’s photographs that give the best sense of what it’s like to travel in Asia. The beaches, palm tree’s and sand, yes. But the locals, the long boats and the dogs that live on the beach too. All of which encapsulated Lauren’s dreamy feed.
It’s all in the landscape. When you think travelling, you typically think of the white sand beaches in the Maldives, the temples in Thailand and rope swings in Bali. But I can assure you, Lauren’s feed is the only one in this post that exhibits the ‘typical’ traveller vibe you think of when you put Instagram and Travel in the same sentence. Johan Lolos, the visionary behind ‘Le Backpacker’ introduces the secondary, less travelled landscapes. We’re talking the emerald lakes of western Canada, rocky peaks in Germany and one hundred foot tree’s in Belgium. It’s a fresh look at travelling and a magical take on landscape photography. The type of travel I want to try more of in the future.
I’m sure if you’re into travel, then you’ve heard of Murad Osman and his Instagram series ‘Follow Me To’. And if you haven’t heard of it, I’m absolutely positive you’ll have seen his work. He practically invented this style of photography. His series features his girlfriend leading him, first person perspective through their travels. His photos have a sense of realism that other #tbloggers miss out on. That ability to make you feel a part of the photo. But it’s just a sense of realism, Murad has the most vibrant editing and some great parodies on his feed too. So it’s not the most realistic grid you’ll lay your eyes on.
I like to follow a variety of different travellers and Ming doesn’t exclude from that. Not a traveller as you’d first have thought. Ming is a fashion photographer who travels for work but her feed is nothing short of a fashion lovers wanderlust dream! Her subject matter not only exudes some of the most beautiful scenery but some of the most beautiful models from all around the world too. Her work is typical Vogue editorial, exhibited in a much less traditional format.
You know how ‘Pinterest’ is a style, well there isn’t a travel blogger out there with a more Pinterest worthy feed than Emilie’s! It’s beautiful, feminine and soft. Makes you wonder how so many truly beautiful landscapes exist. But they do and Emilie has captured them in a way that excites a younger audience to Instagrammers I’ve featured so far! Emilie’s feed is one to make any blogger’s heart flutter.
George introduced Mo’s feed to me whilst we were away, and not because of the landscapes or the photography but because of his gorgeous Australian Shepherd that he travels with. I can tell you with all of my heart that you have never seen a dog this beautiful. And what’s more, this dog has probably seen more of the world than you too. Gutted? I am. And they have a camper van. If you read my latest post about what’s next for me now I’m back from travelling, then you’ll know how much I want a camper van now! (Hint, if you haven’t I linked it up top, but because I care, here’s another ).
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I seriously love these feeds, and it makes Instagram much more worthwhile now that it only shows me the posts with the most engagement. And these feeds have that engagement for a real good reason! Do you follow travel Instagrammers at all? If so, who are your favourites? Are there any travel grams you think I need to know about, (because I do need more travel in my life. Always need more travel).