We scoured Instagram to find the most talented and exciting travel bloggers and photographers. Here are some of our favourites. Just don't get too jealous!
Julie Falconer is a London-based travel writer who has been featured in the National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Time Out, Metro and many other publications. Originally from California, Julie moved to the UK in 2007 and launched her A Lady in London blog — and the rest, they say, is history.
Having traveled to over 100 countries and every continent (apart from Antarctica), Julia’s Instagram is an amalgamation of beautiful photos from exotic countries and her adopted hometown of London.
If you’re looking for travel inspiration you certainly won’t be short of it here. Julie has been listed as one of Instagram’s 20 Coolest Travel Photographers by Esquire, and Skyscanner named her as the #1 Instagram account to follow last year.
Kirsten Alana began her career as a professional portrait and wedding photographer before the travel bug bit her. With over 135k followers on Instagram, Kirsten is clearly doing something right — so right, in fact, that she’s worked as a correspondent for CNN, Expedia, AMC and AFAR Magazine.
Now living in New York City, Kirsten views travelling as one of the most revolutionising things a person can do due to the personal growth that so often accompanies a global adventure. Considered a key influencer in the world of travel photography, Kirsten is serious about being an #InfluencerForGood and encouraging her followers to make the world a better place.
A quick glance at Matteo Giannini’s Instagram conveys not only his photographic talent but also his love for his beautiful home country of Italy.
Capturing many of his powerful images in black and white, Matteo’s work evokes an old-world charm while still depicting many of the trivialities of modern Italian life. Effortlessly capturing the individual idiosyncrasies of many of his striking muses, Matteo encapsulates people as much as much the places he visits.
With over 60k followers, it’s clear that his fans find the anthropological side of traveling just as inspirational as the geographical.
London content creator and photographer Marissa Cox moved to Paris in 2013, where she began her blog Rue Rodier, named after the first street she lived in the City of Love.
Like Matteo, Marissa likes to capture the everyday essence of Paris, but where Matteo focuses on the people, Marissa’s specialist subject is style. From the imposing majesty of Paris’s landmarks to the quaint little eateries that populate the city, the popularity of Marissa’s images has led to her writing for Cereal, Stylist, Apartment Therapy, Net-A-Porter.com and DistrictMTV.
From fashion to food to interiors, Marissa’s chic images provide a wealth of inspiration – though you may find that your urge to travel is now jostled by new urges to eat, shop and decorate!
American-born Jess Henderson moved to Europe with the intention of staying just a year. Used to moving around (Jess has lived in 13 different US states), wanderlust caught up with her; fast forward 12 years and Jess is still here.
After a decade living and working in Brussels, Jess now calls London home and her gorgeous Instagram images capture the beauty, culture and history of the UK capital, as well as many other geographical jewels in the British crown. Life abroad is what inspires Jess — a passion shared by her thousands of followers.
Allan Edward Hinton
Allan Hinton managed to achieve what most people only dream of, packing up his dreary London desk job to journey to the farthest corners of the globe in search of adventure. Through his blog and his Instagram account, Allan documents his voyages through countless countries in Europe, Asia and South America.
An incredibly talented photographer, Allan’s remarkable images of towering waterfalls, pristine beaches and cobbled old towns certainly inspire his 145k Instagram followers — not least because they prove that you can escape from the dreary humdrum of London living after all!
British-born Lucy combines being a digital content specialist, writer and photographer with travelling to as many countries as she possibly can. Now settled in New York City after leaving the UK some eight years ago, Lucy works in fashion and her eye for style is patently obvious when you glance at her Instagram photographs.
Most of Lucy’s images could easily be taken straight from a film or album cover, and it’s partly this cinematic aspect that so inspires her many followers. Lucy imparts plenty of travel recommendations and advice to her 135k followers and aptly showcases how you can lead a richer life through making dreams of discovery a reality.
Andrea Magrath is a writer, blogger and London correspondent for a digital city guide, and her status as one of the most inspiring travel Instagrammers is definitely not up for dispute.
Already listed as one of the top 20 travel Instagrammers around, Andrea has written travel articles for the Daily Mail Online, Grazia Australia, The Huffington Post, Cleo, Gourmet Traveller, The Hotel Culture and Destination 42 – to name just a few.
Though she lives and works in London, Andrea still manages to travel very frequently, proving to her thousands of followers that there is a way to live in the ‘real world’ while still chasing your dreams of adventuring in the world’s most exotic places.
Originally from the Netherlands, Jacintha Veredegaal has been living in London since 2013 where she has been documenting her experiences as a Dutch expat.
Her passion for photography has already taken her far — her images have been featured in top magazines like Delta SKY — and Harper’s Bazaar have named her as one of their 17 best travel accounts to follow on Instagram.
Jacintha began her blog Urban Pixxels to share photos and stories of both her London life and her travels around the world, and her additional passion for food is beautifully conveyed through a series of mouth-watering food pics.
As a photographer, designer and creative director, Adrienne Pitts clearly needs to find plenty of inspiration. Luckily for her (and her nearly 90k Instagram followers), travel gives her a wealth of material to work with.
Native New Zealander Adrienne moved to London in 2007, originally intending on staying just a year; but, like many, fast forward eight years and she is still here. Adrienne makes the most of her European location by travelling to as many countries as she feasibly can, and her stunning images encapsulate her excitement and enthusiasm at visiting new places and discovering new worlds.