Forget the predictable destinations we see filling our feeds, lead the pack, and head to one of these more interesting spots.
Our choice of holiday destination is becoming more influenced by the impact it’ll have on our social media feeds. For the millennial generation in particular, what’s key is standing out from the online crowd and posting snaps that no one else has.
To help holidaymakers find the next destination that will get them the most “likes” and help to establish them as travel trendsetters, we teamed up with CheapOair.co.uk who selected their top choices for the most photogenic destinations you’ve likely never considered traveling to.
Instead of Iceland, try Faroe Islands:
You’ve probably noticed that Iceland has skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade, but the more photos of the Blue Lagoon that appear in your social feed, the more the novelty wears off. Instead, experience one of Europe’s best-kept secrets: the Faroe Islands. Spectacular secluded landscapes, millennia-old history, and a unique North Atlantic cuisine are just a few reasons this off-the-radar spot should be next on your list.
Swap Singapore for Hainan:
China’s Hainan Island is being called the “Hawaii of the East”, and is even starting to garner comparisons to Dubai for its new-found luxury vibe. To promote tourism, the Chinese government recently launched a programme granting 30-day visa-free access to the island for tourists from 59 countries including the UK. While there, check out the 350 ft. Buddhist statue on the shores of the South China Sea.
Why not Wroclaw?:
Poland might not be top of your must-see lists, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be. Wroclaw is a beautiful city with rich history dating back as early as the 6th century. Don’t miss the city’s main square surrounded by colourful tenement buildings. The square was destroyed during World War II but was rebuilt to honour Wroclaw’s medieval past.
Discover the Azores:
Black sand beaches, lush greenery, and volcanic peaks make the Azores the perfect backdrop for your next subtropical getaway. Despite being an easy flight from the UK – under four hours from London Gatwick, Stansted, and Manchester – the Azores are still widely undiscovered. Outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and surfing are popular activities for tourists.
Give Montenegro a go:
Just across the border from Croatia, Kotor is a medieval town with slightly less exposure than Dubrovnik. The charming town is nestled in a fjord-like bay and is perfect for spending a day getting lost.
Instead of Dubai, try Marrakech:
From the delicately painted tiles, to the colourful goods in the souks, to the winding alleys of the old town, Marrakech is a city just waiting to be photographed. Simply wandering around is your best bet for finding a shot that will wow your followers. Marrakech is also a great starting point for visiting the remote, snow-capped Atlas Mountain range, how’s that for an Insta-brag?