They say that we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. For those of us with the journey in our heads and wanderlust in our hearts, this resounding phrase makes a lot of sense. Our carefully curated list includes our favorite top travel Instagram Accounts.
These are down to Earth people, who are pursuing their dream whilst sharing pictures, videos, memories, and #travelgoals with their followers.
20 Top Travel Instagram Accounts: Couple & Duo Accounts
Wife and wife team Whitney and Megan Bacon first began their relationship as a long-distance couple between Hawaii and the UK. It was then when they decided to create a luxury travel, lifestyle, and fashion brand; documenting their fabulous lives together. After their civil partnership in 2012, Wegan are now living and traveling together around the globe. Check them out on Youtube, Tiktok, Facebook, and Instagram.
Whitney and Megan also appear on our list of the top 10 LGBTQ bloggers in the travel niche.
A grand total of 108k people follow Yaya and Lloyd’s adventures as they travel around the world. A project that first began when they were students at Cambridge University, these boys are filling our feeds with stunning architecture, breath-taking coastal shots, and snaps of them both #livingthedream.
Each post contains information about their current destination, and their informative blog is filled with travel tips and tricks. An added bonus? They’re really funny, especially during the pandemic – watch out for short relatable videos.
After meeting in London’s GAY bar in 2009, French/ Greek couple Stefan and Sebastien are the nomadic boys. After an 18 month sabbatical to Asia, they fell in love with the lifestyle, gave up work, and became full-time travel bloggers; beginning their blog in 2013.
As well as capturing stunning pictures from around the planet, the boys also share their passion for LGBTQ+ travel and inspire their 131.8k followers with travel tips.
TravMedia Blogger of the Year 2020, The Common Wanderer is an award-winning blog and Instagram channel. Sharing their adventures with 53.2k travelers Mark and Mim gave up the rat race in 2015, and have since visited over 30 countries together.
Promoting responsible travel, this gorgeous couple capture culture, landscape, and architecture from around the world.
Louis Cole is a travel vlogger who shares his adventures as well as his commitment to social change. An English filmmaker currently based in LA, his Instagram is jam-packed with eye-catching pictures from around the world.
Also check out his YouTube channel for his travel-related Daily Vlog or follow him on Twitter to discover more about his journey. Technically his counts as a solo travel Instagram account, but his partner Raya shares in many adventures.
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The Sweet Wanderlust is the ideal blog and travel Instagram for anyone who loves to explore and has a sweet tooth. Brittany Kulick began her journey in August 2015, and she has currently visited almost 60 countries. Each of her posts has a delicious dessert theme from around the world, which she shares with 15.7k followers.
Voted travel influencer of the year by Blogosphere, 27-year-old Northamptonshire based Hannah has traveled all over the world.
Most at home amongst beautiful English countryside, her Instagram is filled with classic cottage inspiration, rural delights, and international scenery.
She shares her aesthetic with over 132k followers as well as over on her Postcards by Hannah blog.
Aiming to inspire her followers in the knowledge that traveling can be safe and easy, Pelumi is a travel influencer with style. So far she has been to 63 out of 193 countries, on a mission to see it all. Pelumi also has a podcast, in which she highlights her experiences and discusses the issues she has faced as a single Black female traveler.
We partnered with Pelumi to bring attention to the lack of diversity in the travel industry and its representation. Read Pelumi’s insights from her guest post on how anyone can be a good anti-racist ally to black people.
As well as being an Instagram influencer, American Lauren Carey is a digital nomad; working full time, exploring the world, and sharing her travel stories online. She set up her brand after falling in love with traveling at the age of 20. Since she has amassed over 32.9k followers and has had the adventures of a lifetime – already!
Paulo del Valle is a Brazil-based content creator, photographer traveler and designer. An award-winning influencer, he is also the co-founder of @thisiscraft. A commercial photographer by trade, his artistic aesthetic, and visits to top travel destinations ensure that he is one to watch.
London girl, Jess loves to travel whenever she has the chance; aiming to inspire followers to learn about new cultures, appreciate the sights, and enjoy the nomad life. Collecting and sharing her experiences, @road2cultuedom has almost 3k followers, and her blog is filled with interesting articles and travel tips.
You can find Jess’ thoughtful guest article about passport privilege among black travellers here.
To an audience of over 1.5m followers, award-winning photographer Daniel Kordon shares phenomenal images of landscape scenery. Originally from Moscow, Russia, he is inspired by nature and art. Although he originally studied science at university, he currently spends most of the year traveling the world and taking shots of remote locations.
Travel blogging superstar Fisayo Olayinka-Bello promotes African tourism by sharing stunning pictures of the most beautiful places on the continent to almost 7000 followers. Committed to tourism development, she aims to change ‘The African Narrative’ with her Instagram, YouTube channel, and podcast.
Fisayo wrote a piece for our blog about the things everyone should know about Africa and the racist stereotypes which need changing. Point number one – Africa is not a country and shouldn’t be treated as if it’s the same from one end to the other.
Seattle-based photographer, Alexandra Ford Hamilton is a travel, lifestyle, and fashion blogger. She is passionate about sustainability and the beauty of nature and this is clear in her aesthetic. Always on the go, Alex shares beautiful photos of the wilderness with her 83.2k followers.
Nigerian born Jessica Ufuoma is passionate about all things travel. Currently living and working in Canada, she has visited over forty countries and lived on four different continents. Sharing her journey on Instagram, Jessica’s feed is filled with tropical landscapes, famous landmarks, and spectacular scenery.
Jessica’s thought-provoking guest piece on the peculiarities of traveling while black (and how travel media could help) can be found here.
Liz Carlson is responsible for one of the world’s leading solo female travel blogs and shares her journey with her 202.3k followers on Instagram.
Declaring herself an ‘ordinary girl on an extraordinary journey’, Liz began her blog in 2010 when she first moved to Spain to teach English. Her pragmatic no filter approach meant that it was soon one of the top travel Instagram accounts around!
LA-based traveler, Kirsten Alana is a travel photographer and gifted storyteller. An experienced wedding photographer, Kirsten decided to take the plunge when she was in her late twenties. With little experience in the traveling world, she set out on her journey and has never looked back.
Ghana-born 22-year-old Abena is a Gen Z traveler that shares her travel pics from around the world. She has over 3.5k followers and her inspirational Instagram account is filled with stunning landscapes, unspoiled beaches, and rich imagery, Abena is also a content creator on TitTok, where she has over 20,000 followers.
Aiming to spread consciousness and mindfulness, Trey Ratcliff’s Instagram is filled with truly spectacular landscape photography. An American photographer and self-proclaimed old school gentleman, Trey also runs the number one travel photography blog, Stuck in Customs.
And the last (but not least) of our top travel Instagram accounts…
A California girl traveling the world Kristin is a solo female traveler on a worldwide adventure. From hitchhiking across China, trekking in Nepal, and diving with whales in the South Pacific, she always travels off the beaten path. And all whilst sharing her journey with her followers on Instagram as well as the readers of her popular blog.
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