12 wonderful instagram accounts for travel inspiration & wanderlust

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What for breakfast (Berlin) // Gary pepper (Europe & Australia) // The Love Assembly (Australia & Asia)

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East London Mornings (UK & Europe) // Wishwishwish (Uk & Europe) // Melissa Findley (Australia)

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Tuula Vintage (Europe, Australia & USA) // Ruben Hughes (USA) // A lady in London (UK & everywhere else)

Organising travel has changed so much over the last decade, heck it’s changed so much in the last 12 months. We have gone from being completely dependent on travel agents to organise and advise us to having a fountain of knowledge at our finger tips. Nearly 80% of the planning I have done for our trip has come straight from blogs, instagram and twitter because I love and respect personal recommendations. It is easy for a cafe or hotel to sell itself online but personal photos and comments from consumers are much more meaningful.

Over the next couple of weeks I thought I would share where I get a lot of my travel inspiration from. I am also going to create bucket lists for different locations (for example cafes I want to try in Melbourne). so that I have a personal record of places  I want to go but also so that if you are off somewhere you can turn to the list for ideas on where to go.

Instagram is my first love when it comes to searching out travel inspiration and often leaves me in a state of complete wanderlust. Above I have shared nine of my favourite instagram accounts for travel inspiration and also the predominate locations they post on. Alot of the travel accounts I like also incorporate style and food.

Often when it comes to these accounts some of the best gems are in the comments. Users (especially locals) see that their favourite bloggers/instagrammers are in their city or somewhere they have been recently and leave all their tips for where to eat, shop and sight see, seriously it is a fountain of knowledge.

If you want to see an instagrammers photos of a certain location go into their instagram photo map which is the little geotag button under their profile. This is an excellent resource because if the person went to Spain two years ago and you don’t want to have to go through their whole profile to get to the specific photos you can go straight to them through the photo map. I am hopeful that we will soon be able to search instagram by geotag. For example if I want to see all photos geo-tagged at the Eiffel Tower I can search Eiffel Tower. As far as I am aware this is not a feature of the app yet.

Of course the other option is to search the hashtags but I find this a lot more difficult as people tag their photo with #paris even if it has nothing to do with Paris as they know it is a popular searched hashtag.

I would love if you share your favourite travel instagram accounts with me – I am always looking for new ways to procrastinate.

5 Comments on 12 wonderful instagram accounts for travel inspiration & wanderlust

  1. Ali
    May 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Loved this blog post! I’m almost at the stage of booking my three month holiday to Europe (Aug-Oct) and would love to pick your brain – the hardest part is knowing what to pack/what the weather will be like!! Coming from Darwin, everything is not going to feel as ‘hot’ i don’t think – and im not sure how im going to go with 6 degree temps in norway in Oct! 🙁

  2. Liss
    May 7, 2014 at 2:33 am (3 years ago)

    Great finds! Instagram pics certainly do provide inspiration for travel! It’s also a great tool for capturing travel memories. We went on a 6 month honeymoon last year and created a separate instagram account for our travel photos. We were able to keep friends and family up to date that way (without spamming them through our regular instagram accounts) and also, i think most importantly, have quick-access travel photos to create into flick books or photo books on our return. It was SUCH a great travel tool. I recently heard about Jauntiful which is lets you create sharable and printable maps – again, it’s all about the personal recommendations.

    A little comment for Ali above, we went to Greenland and Iceland, as well as the Greek Islands on our trip – so there was certainly a lot of variety in travel clothing required. My hot tip (for what it’s worth) is layers. Thick tights and stockings (even fleece lined ones) are great for keeping warm under other layers and light weight to pack. Hands down, my favourite and most handy travel item was a squishable black Down Jacket (Electric brand). It’s meant for post yoga and so is good in warm and cold climates and tucks up into the cutest little ball. It’s also pretty stylish so I didn’t feel like a backpacker. Lastly, scarves are key. They dress up any old outfit. You could wear white tshirts and jeans everyday and just change your scarf.

    Sorry for hijacking your comments. In case you can’t tell, I just get super excited about travel and packing.

  3. Louise
    May 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm (3 years ago)

    OMG all these pics are making me sooo jealous!! I can’t wait to travel again (although it wont be for a while haha!). I love reading blogs for travel inspiration (tips on where to eat, what to see etc), I much prefer doing that and organising my own trip then going through a travel agent (as they tend to just send you to the touristy spots). I’m so excited for you and your upcoming holiday! xx

  4. Emily
    June 11, 2014 at 10:12 pm (3 years ago)

    These are great! I has also forgotten about the geo tag thing. Thanks for sharing!


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