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Feeling the need to explore after the world opens back up? We’re not surprised. Being cooped up for the greater good of the population is necessary but we think wanderlust is on the minds of many people these days. And how could it not be? With the increased time we spend on our social media accounts, we are constantly day dreaming about escaping this reality. And who can blame you?

The question is, if you could go anywhere in the world after all of this, where would it be? Are you looking for that picturesque landscape on a secluded beach or the hustle and bustle of a busy European city? While that might be left for you to decide, there are so many resources out there to help with your travel inspiration. In fact, Instagram is a great place to look when you are trying to decide where you want to go. Not only are there accounts specifically dedicated to highlighting some of the best and unique places in this world to travel, but the use of travel hashtags and location pins has also opened up the world of social media to new and exciting locations. 


Here are some of our favourite Instagram accounts and hashtags for travel inspiration:

@travelandleisure https://www.instagram.com/travelandleisure/

This profile is “all of the visual inspiration you need to kick your wanderlust into high gear.” With over 5.1 million followers, @travelandleisure will provide travel inspiration from every continent on this planet. Their profile showcases story highlights from each continent for you to peruse, giving tips and hints for some of the best places to stay, what to look for in a travel location, and the wonders of each highlighted location. 

@bestvacations https://www.instagram.com/bestvacations/

A verified account with over 4.9 million followers, @bestvacations Instagram profile will have you saying “yes please” to every single location they post about. From Bali to Greece this account will upload breathtaking photos pinpointing the location, and nonchalantly asking its’ followers to tag the person you want to travel here with. For inspiration on exotic and beachy vacations give them a look.

#theglobewanderer https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/theglobewanderer/ and @theglobewanderer https://www.instagram.com/theglobewanderer/

Now this is both a hashtag and an account you should definitely follow on Instagram! Photos from this hashtag come from millions of people and places all over the world and vary from beach getaways to once in a lifetime captures. Browse through the 7.2 million pictures from small towns in Europe, beautiful experiences in Africa, or quiet streets of Greece. It will definitely fuel your wanderlust needs and expose you to new places you never knew existed. 

#travelphotography https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/travelphotography/

This hashtag is pure travel goals. Millions of people all over the world use this hashtag to showcase unique places, shops, cafes, experiences, and vacation spots. Whether you want to visit hidden gems or explore the world’s most travelled spots, this hashtag will give you the inspiration you need to create the perfect post-lockdown trip. With over 115 million photos to look at you will find somewhere you can picture yourself standing. 

Other noteworthy accounts:

@travel https://www.instagram.com/travel/

While it is a smaller account, the photos and videos of unique places around the world will not disappoint. Imagine yourself soaking up the sun in the Maldives or motorcycling around Bali, while scrolling through their feed. 

@travellingthroughtheworld https://www.instagram.com/travellingthroughtheworld/

Peruse through these breathtaking photos from bustling cities, secluded wine countries, awe inspiring lookouts, and unique architecture. 

@bestplaces_togo https://www.instagram.com/bestplaces_togo/

Some of the most vibrant and brightly coloured places in the world are featured here. Join the 2.5 million followers and day dream over some of the most jaw dropping views around. 


Quick tip: If you already know where you want to go or have been inspired by one of the millions of photos from these accounts look up that location on Instagram! There you will find even more inspiration that can help you narrow down specific cities or locations within those cities to discover.

Happy Wanderlusting!


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