In need of travel inspiration? Ellie Sykes picks 10 of her favourite travel Instagrams
Bored of endless shameless selfies or yet another artsy snap of your friends’ last meal? Follow these accounts to freshen up your feed and for snapshots of incredible places all over the world, with no passport required.
Follow this account for stunning photos from the Vancouver based photographer, Alex Strohl. His crisp landscapes will make you wish you weren’t stuck in the rainy, grey UK.
The official Instagram of Go Pro provides a more adventure orientated take on travel and a virtual adrenaline rush. Live vicariously through their photos and videos of the day.
Describing himself as a ‘visual storyteller’, this account focuses on everyday travel. His beautiful photos of his everyday surroundings make a change from some of the more epic photos of famous destinations.
For something a bit different from your usual beach sunsets or jaw-dropping landscapes, follow this account for the adventures of a man and his best friend, Maddie, the Coonhound.
Using the hashtag #followmeto, Osmann provides a unique perspective of travelling the world, his photos showing the arm of his fiancé leading him to various destinations.
In case you weren’t already consumed by jealousy from your newly travel-filled feed, follow Kirsten, who makes a living out of travelling the world.
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I've made it to the last property on my #spglife tour of @SPG's Ultimate 10 Member Favorites list properties in Italia and this is the view from my room!!!!!!! It's not enough that this hotel is a palace but now my view is fit for a queen. And wait till you see the inside of my room and the rest of the hotel…prepare for Venice overload. 🇮🇹
National Geographic’s official Instagram account is both informative and inspiring. It covers sprawling cities to wild rainforests, and more often than not it features adorable photos like these:
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@drewtrush photo Winter has settled into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, brining with it a combination of snow and sub zero temperatures. This Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) attempts to stay warm as the temps were hovering around -20 degrees Fahrenheit. This beautiful little guy would take breaks from "mousing" or hunting in the snow and curl up into a little ball to warm up and then go right back to the hunt. #redfox #animals #wildlife #nature #winter @natgeocreative
For something a bit closer to home, this London based Instagram may lead you to find some hidden gems in our own city.
If you haven’t visited Brazil, this account will make you want to, showing the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro against the backdrop of the country’s natural beauty.
This photographer takes amazing photos of San Francisco, preferring to show the stunning city from above.
Featured image credit: Holly Philipps