Top ten travel Instagram accounts 2017

Sometimes the first step of booking your next adventure is at your fingertips, and for inspiration if nothing else, Instagram collects the most unique, interesting and immersive stories from travellers across the globe and puts them in your palm. Adventures are often the by-product of an Instagram binge, here are a few of the accounts you need to be following if you’re looking to kick-start your next trip.



Founder of arguably the most wanderlust-inspiring Instagram account we’ve ever come across, @beautifuldestinations may be Jeremy Jauncey’s brainchild, but his personal photography isn’t too bad either…

Check it out for: blue hues, stunning wildlife shots and an insider insight into where the Beautiful Destinations team are travelling to next.



National Geographic photographer, North Face athlete, professional climber, mountaineer and skier….if a formula for the perfect Instagram account exists, Jimmy Chin has it.

Check it out for: action shots, stunning landscapes and technical gear tips.



London blogger, founder of Where’s Mollie Global Travellers and mass inspirer of a nomadic existence, @wheresmollie embraces life as it should be embraced, and following her travels on Instagram will inspire you to do the same.

Check it out for: Fitness, food and tips on how to get the best of London.



Both as a magazine and an Instagram account, Boat is a true game changer. With a belief that true destination expertise only comes when you’ve lived there, the team at Boat Magazine physically relocate to a new city for each new issue. What results is an insight that looks past the veneer of our favourite cities on the planet.

Check it out for: Unturned city stones, beautiful portraits and unbiased reading suggestions.



Nailing the dream that every travel obsessive lusts over, Jonny Ward has ticked off every country on the planet. And with beginnings as a humble backpacker, this account proves that you don’t need money to experience the world.

Check it out for: Great wildlife shots, interesting human angles and useful travel tips (like how to get a visa for Saudi Arabia).



One for the filter obsessives, weawayagain’s pastel tones are something to be admired and imitated. As easy on the eyes as it gets, the human angle of this account will leave you daydreaming of your next adventure (and continuously scrolling).

Check it out for: sheer variety, soothing filters and imagining you’re actually there.



Videographer extraordinaire, christiannerisman’s account always leads to a YouTube tangent. We always find ourselves exploring her ‘best of’ videos, where she breaks down the must-do experiences in an essential list of must-visit countries.

Check it out for: stunning stills from a must-subscribe YouTube account.

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Always exploring ➰🇬🇹

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TED Talker, director and Instagrammer, Chris Burkard should be the first account you check when you wake up.  His feed is a carefully curated list of double-take landscape shots from around the globe, but it’s his Instagram Stories that are truly spectacular, permitting a behind-the-scenes look at his latest filming projects. The best thing? Chris runs private and online photography workshops if you’re looking to follow in his footsteps.

Check it out for: Landscape perfection, insight into environmental issue and gripping stories.

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I am the most fascinated by things that don't last.

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With a strong focus on female solo travel, heartmybackpack is everything a solo instagrammers feed should be – a mural of stunning landscapes and personal experiences.

Check it out for: Nordic landscapes, seasonal shots, and the best tips on solo travel.



Staying true to the publication, Sidetrackedmag’s feed focuses on inspiring stories of the unique and interesting. Whether you’re planning an expedition or simply love storytelling, Sidetracked’s feed is perfect for you.

Check it out for: Adventure inspiration, unique stories, additions to your reading list.

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