6 travel instagram accounts to follow
It’s midafternoon, the weather is perfect and you’re thinking, “I just want to be anywhere but here.” This urgent sense of wanderlust is common, especially if you’re in the middle of a heat wave and the only trip you have planned is a run to the grocery store (sorry, am I projecting?). When that summertime, summertime sadness is getting you down, Instagram has the answer. With an archive of fabulous travel photographs at your fingertips, you can easily imagine that you’re in any other part of the world—even when you’re sitting at your desk late in the day on a Friday.
Do we expect anything less than perfection from the National Geographic Travel account? Whether it’s a canoe trip in Montana, a zip line in the Republic of Palau, or giraffes in Uganda, you never know what you’re going to get with this account, and that’s what makes it so great.
Feeling stressed? Cory Staudacher’s simple, foggy landscape shots will instantly make you feel calmer and more at ease. Based in Seattle, WithHearts will leave you feeling like you just went on a road trip around the Pacific Northwest (without all the rest stops).
Follow Murad around the world as his beautiful girlfriend Nataly Zakharova leads him to what seems like every city and country imaginable. The romantic element of these pictures adds a refreshing twist to the standard travel images, and you’ll always be guessing where they’ll end up next.
Ah, Kiel James Patrick, the clothing designer turned king of the preppy northeast—at least that’s what it looks like from his Instagram account. If your idea of a perfect summer is slipping on your Jack Rodgers before a sunset sail in Maine, this account is for you. Sneak away into the fantasy world of KJP and his good-looking cohorts for the perfect virtual getaway.
Peonies, macaroons, and tree-lined streets of Paris are the perfect ingredients that make up this sweet treat of an Instagram account. Photographer Carin Olsson moved to Paris for four months in January 2012, but then moved back again in January 2013 after missing the city so much. Now she’s documenting her life for all of us to gaze at admiringly. Oh la la.
The “world’s most versatile camera” is responsible for these unique photos of extreme activities, all photographed by GoPro users and compiled to create one eye-catching Instagram account. A mix of various sports, destinations, and seasons, this account takes on a different adventure in every picture.
By: Madison Feller