Why dream when you can hop on a plane and soak in the Northern Lights from the cozy comfort of your own private Finnish igloo, right? Well, new international travel restrictions, ever-changing domestic travel guidelines, and COVID-19 variants make realizing all of our travel dreams a bit complicated right now.
But, all of the extra time we spend waiting patiently for our next big trip means that big trip can become a perfect trip. Think you know exactly where you want to go and what you want to do? Use the extra time to checkout these top 20 travel Instagram accounts – you might be inspired to create a dream trip you didn’t know existed.
1She Is Not Lost | @sheisnotlost
Quick Info: Created by Carina Otero, She Is Not Lost inspires female travelers to imagine themselves in bucket-list destinations. By visualizing yourself there, Carina says your travel dreams are more likely to come true.
Why We Love It: The empowering community of female travelers this account unites. Cue: “Who run the world? Girls.”
2Vacations Moments | @vacations_moments
Quick Info: Brought to you by the popular account @momentsofgregory, Vacations Moments highlights hidden treasures of the world.
Why We Love It: This account is sure to introduce you to new jaw-dropping places perfect for your next big adventure. We’re personally loving this twilight dinner setup in Positano.
3Boutique Homes | @boutiquehomes
Quick Info: Boutique Homes features the best holiday destinations for design lovers. You’re sure to land a stunning home for your next big adventure because this account features 1,400+ handpicked stylish vacation rentals.
Why We Love It: Vacation rental options like VRBO and Airbnb have never looked better. We love the privacy and inherent social distancing afforded by renting an entire home and the ones included in this account are top-notch.
4Best Airbnb | @best_airbnb
Quick Info: Created by Escape Cadet (@EscapeCadet), Best Airbnb is like Boutique Homes in that it features vacation rentals. Different from Boutique Homes, Best Airbnb throws hotels into the mix as well.
Why We Love It: Escape Cadet has spent over 1,831 hours and counting scouring the internet for the most photogenic places to stay during your next epic vacation.
5DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. | @duvine
Quick Info: DuVine designs and leads award-winning luxury bike tours in the world’s most amazing places.
Why We Love It: DuVine’s all about the local details and sets you up to have an active, stress-free vacation. After so much couch time due to COVID-19, getting outdoors and taking care of our cardiovascular health sounds like just what the doctor ordered. We’re dreaming of cycling to world-renowned vineyards and enjoying haute cuisine with local wine pairings throughout Bordeaux.
6Europe Vacations | @europe.vacations
Quick Info: If you’re dreaming of a European getaway, this account is for you!
Why We Love It: The most beautiful and unique places in all of Europe centralized in just one account. Hallstatt, Austria looks pretty dreamy, right?
7Travel + Leisure | @travelandleisure
Quick Info: All of the visual inspiration you need to kick your wanderlust into high gear (if it wasn’t there already).
Why We Love It: A longstanding industry expert, Travel + Leisure know luxury travel.
8Airstream | @airstream_inc
Quick Info: Airstream showcases how anyone can hit the road and travel without leaving behind the comforts of home.
Why We Love It: If you’re dreaming about a future filled with life on the open road, this account is for you.
9Femmetravel | @femmetravel
Quick Info: Created by Paola Crevatini Rebsamen, Femmetravel inspires women to go places.
Why We Love It: Paola created an empowerment conference for women and now mentors others to share her marketing expertise. All of the photos are inspiring and make us want to travel even more than we already do. How’s that possible?!
10The World From A Window | @theworldfromawindow
Quick Info: An experienced travel and hospitality team showcases their passion for sustainability, design, and culture with a commitment to supporting local businesses.
Why We Love It: Their feed is truly unique and highlights off the beaten path destinations around the world.
11Selena Taylor | @finduslost
Quick Info: Selena is a travel blogger and photographer based in Amsterdam.
Why We Love It: Her beautiful photos and thoughtfully curated Instagram – everything is just gorgeous! And, how cute are these handmade cookies?
12Beautiful Destinations | @beautifuldestinations
Quick Info: For unique travel finds and breathtaking vistas, head to Beautiful Destinations. Their account advocates connecting with those around you through sustainable travel. Ready to eat your way through your next adventure? Checkout their sister Instagram, @beautifulcuisines.
Why We Love It: Some of their posts are out-of-this-world. We especially love their recent video of the Ruyi Bridge located in China’s Zhejiang Province. Check it out and let us know – would you dare to walk across it?
13Brooke Murray | @brooke.froelich
Quick Info: Founder of Wild Kind (@wildkindinc) for families looking to level up their outdoor adventure, Brooke’s account features traveling with her two sons, Huck and Tatum.
Why We Love it: Brooke’s beautiful wilderness landscapes make us want to explore the great outdoors and we’re super impressed she does this with two children in tow! Talk about an inspirational adventure mom.
14Ana Linares | @ananewyork
Quick Info: Ana is a photographer and contributor for Conde Nast Traveler (@cntraveler – another one of our favorites).
Why We Love It: A quick scroll through Ana’s account transports you to places like Jaipur, Paris, Utah, Italy, and more.
15Easton Events | @eastonevents
Quick Info: Easton Events is a destination wedding planner who produces luxe parties all around the globe.
Why We Love It: If you’re planning a wedding post-COVID, this account showcases tasteful destination celebrations that’s sure to surpass even your grandest wedding dreams.
16Mr. Pokee | @mr.pokee
Quick Info: An adorable hedgehog named Mr. Pokee who travels the world.
Why We Love It: Mr. Pokee might be one of the cutest adventurers in the world and who doesn’t need more levity and smiles?!
17National Geographic Travel | @natgeotravel
Quick Info: The world, brought to you through the lens of National Geographic’s photographers. You’re probably already following this one and, if not, definitely add it to your list!
Why We Love It: Incredible shots from around the globe by industry pros showcasing stunning landscapes and local communities. We always learn something after visiting @natgeotravel.
18Small Luxury Hotels | @smallluxuryhotels
Quick Info: From a luxury log cabin boutique retreat on a fjord-fringed hilltop in Alpine Norway to the world’s best natural pool in the Adriatic Sea, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) features over 520 personally vetted independent hotels around the globe.
Why We Love It: All of the hotels they showcase are anti-same and anti-chain meaning they deliver a truly unique experience deeply rooted in the locality of their community. If you’re a lover of boutique hotels, this account is perfect for you! It’s also one of our all-time favorites.
19Passion Passport | @passionpassport
Quick Info: Passion Passport showcases impactful, human, and diverse stories about travel.
Why We Love It: All of their posts come with a story that adds so much depth to the photo. Talk about an easy way to virtually transport yourself to another places for a few minutes!
20Adventure Curated | @adventuredesigned
Quick Info: Adventure Designed plans unforgettable travel experiences customized completely for you. With so much information available online, sifting through everything to discern what’s relevant to you is time consuming. Turning that information into a well curated trip tailored to your likes and dislikes takes even more time. We help you enjoy the moment while we plan your future adventures.
Why We Love It: Well, we’re biased let’s be honest! But in all seriousness, travel is a passion of ours and designing unforgettable travel experiences that exceed your expectations is our expertise. Though we’re a new kid on the Instagram block, we’ve been curating custom travel experiences for over a decade and cannot wait to support your next adventure!