It’s time to pack and get inspired by the best travelers on Instagram 2016.
Do you know where travel experts find their favourite places?
Look no further than Instagram. Lot of travelers use the app as a steady source of travel inspiration, but also as a practical resource for planning trips. By pinning pretty vacation photos to precise locations, well-curated accounts have turned into goldmines of recommendations. But the challenge remains: You need to know where to dig. We filtered through hundreds of feeds to bring you a list of destination ambassadors, in the know, locals who showcase the best of their hometowns on Instagram. These guys are great, real ambassadors! Through their eyes and their mouth you will be able to discover their city, feel like a real local as them. And you know what? For this feeling there is no price, you just have to leave and let you go! We hope all of them inspire you to pack your bags and experience the world from a fresh perspective.
Here some of the Travelers on Instagram that most inspired us during these months. Enjoy!
Based in: Venice, Italy
What you’ll love: Most people with a cursory knowledge of Venice may have been led to believe that there’s nothing more to the city than canals and piazzas. Matteo highlights the very local side of Venezia — nonnas on their afternoon walks, small towns in the Veneto, and excellent vantage points for watching everyday life unfold.
Based in: Paris, France
What you’ll love: The girl knows her way around the most photogenic spots in the City of Lights. If you have a thing for pretty tiles, fresh fruits and flowers, and French architecture, we’ve found your perfect Parisian tour guide.
Based in: Portugal
What you’ll love: One of the happiest feeds in this year’s list. Micaela splits her time between Lisbon and other cities along the country’s coast. Colorful striped beach houses, rainbow umbrella-covered streets, psychedelic staircases; Portugal’s vibrant spirit shines through on her feed. Add a smattering of mouth-watering food recommendations and we’ve got a solid road trip itinerary.
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Based in: Istanbul, Turkey
What you’ll love: We can’t get enough of the serene and elegant photographs in muted tones of peach, blue, and green. The photographer has a knack for capturing quiet moments in her bustling hometown, along with cities like Paris, Venice, and Marrakech.
Based in: Hong Kong
What you’ll love: A refreshing break from the typical crowded urban shots of the skyscraper city. Vincent’s feed makes for easy bookmarking of all the newest (and prettiest) cafes, restaurants, museums, and neighborhoods around town. We want to follow him on his next weekend jaunt across the island.
Based in: Winchester, England
What you’ll love: The Bornean-Kiwi photographer takes her daughter, and us, traipsing across the bucolic English countryside and down cobblestone streets lined with vine-covered brick walls and thatched-roofed cottages. Just lovely!!
Based in: Alaska, USA
What you’ll love: Reminding us that there is always more nature to explore, Walters shares impressive photos of vast landscapes around the world. His gorgeous nature photography makes us want to grab a pair of hiking boots and head to the nearest forest for a taste of the wild.
Based in: Berlin, Germany
What you’ll love: From shots of delectable brunches to spontaneous mirror selfies, Juto’s Instagram is a happy reality and an insider take on the city. She purposefully geotags places around town as recommendations for fellow travelers.
Based in: Bangkok
What you’ll love: More than just temples and floating markets, Dan captures the side of Bangkok that is modern and minimalist, the urban jungle. His depiction of this contemporary, Thai city is refreshing and real.
Based in: Melbourne, Australia
What you’ll love: Agia’s feed is a design-lover’s guide to Melbourne — the local takes us inside some of the most aesthetically pleasing restaurants, coffeeshops, and boutiques in town. His good taste comes across in his compositions, making a scroll through his meal recommendations an absolute pleasure.
Based in: Colorado, USA
What you’ll love: Garett captures the stunning natural beauty of Colorado with a sense of wonder and reverence, making everything from peaks to basins look mythical. More than just a great place to find hiking and camping spots, his feed is peppered with out of state escapades that inspire further trips off the grid.
Based in: Buenos Aires, Argentina
What you’ll love: Paula’s delicate photos make Buenos Aires and the surrounding countryside look like scenes of movie. Though her feed is more poetic than practical, her dainty and wistfully romantic style inspires us.
Based in: Kyoto
What you’ll love: The former capital of Japan has been gaining popularity on Instagram for the picturesque shrines and bamboo forest. Local photographer Mitsuru captures all that but also snaps quieter moments down lesser-known streets and neighborhoods.