Want to know who the best travel Instagrammers are to follow right now? With all the unbelievable destinations in the world and so little time in one year to cover it all, sometimes flicking through a travel book doesn’t really hit the mark. It’s 2019 and we want to know where in the world is really, really worth visiting whether we’re after a beach break, a culture trip or the adventure of a lifetime. Travel bloggers know their stuff - they’ve been around the world and can prove that the places they’ve been are truly breathtaking by posting incredible photos for us all to admire.
We’ve put together a list of the best travel influencers to follow on Instagram and who are guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore the world! Go on their journeys with them, watch their live Instagram stories and get the latest travel updates and tips from all over the world. Check out these 13 up and coming travel 'Instagrammers' of 2019. Just be warned that following these guys comes with a side of travel envy…
Irish couple Nickey and Kim travel the world together, one new city at a time. They have been everywhere from Paris to the Philippines and Venice to Bali, staying in hostels while they gallivant all corners of the planet. For the ultimate travel inspo, give them a follow on Instagram. They’re both awesome photographers too, filling your feed with colour and awesome travel tips! They are currently living their best life; let them take you with them through a scroll of your phone.
THE GERMAN BACKPACKER
Patrick Muntzinger, better known on Instagram as The German Backpacker, is one the friendliest, coolest travel bloggers around! Follow him on his solo journey across the world while he visits huge bustling cities to more off-the-beaten track destinations, making friends every step of the way. He does it all on a budget too! He’s been to over 50 countries and plans to place his stamp on every single country in the world. Patrick also writes an awesome blog, so if you need any backpacking tips or budget city guides, head to his website
GIRL VS GLOBE
We adore the aesthetic of Girl vs Globe’s Instagram feed; amazingly colour coordinated and packed with useful travel tips from all over the world. Sabina Trojanova is the name behind the face and in the past few months she has ticked Beijing, Edinburgh, Prague, Malta, California and way more places off her bucket list. Her captions are also pretty inspirational. Follow her and you’ll soon be in the know of the coolest sights, most magnificent buildings and authentic city restaurants to visit in new cities.
ALONG DUSTY ROADS
Another power couple in the travelsphere, Andrew and Emily of Along Dusty Roads were winners of the 2018 Best UK Travel Blog . And their Instagram page is just as great! Being the fantastic photographers that they are, we wouldn’t expect any less. Follow them around on their epic adventures through some of the world’s most underrated cities that you may not even think about visiting (these guys will make you want to book a flight out to one asap). From Latvia, Peru, the Kareo Islands, Chernobyl and Belize, discover different corners of the earth in a whole new light! They’ve done it all: slept in hammocks on the beach, gone glamping in a converted van and had wild times in party hostels. Their beautiful and unique photography will have you desperate to jet off somewhere new.
THE COMMON WANDERER
Australian globetrotters Mark and Mim are so worth the follow. Their indie Instagram aesthetic is a reflection of just how cool this couple are. These guys are passionate about sustainable travel and often talk about it in their Instagram stories. We love how honest they are in their captions, highlighting both the highs and lows (mostly highs) of life on the road. Travelling to some of the most Instagrammable places on the planet on a budget, whilst also keeping their blog updated and being sustainable on the road all at the same time ain’t easy! But these two make it all look easy peasy - maybe they’ll inspire you to pack up and go...
Check out the piece they wrote for us:
DAN FLYING SOLO
Dan Flying Solo has a knack for taking incredibly Insta-worthy travel photos, the kind that go viral. Be inspired by the adventures of Daniel James where he snaps away while travelling around some of the most beautiful places in the world. He does it all solo! He’s the face behind the camera, never making an appearance in the beautiful shots. He loves getting lost in a new city and meeting incredible people on the way. Follow his blog too for great solo travel advice and useful city tips!
Got a travel itch but don’t have the funds to go wild? Kash Bhattacharya AKA Budget Traveller will provide you with all the tips you need. This guy knows all the ins and outs of going around the world with little money in his pocket, so follow him for those times when you’re craving an escape but aren’t feeling flush. Whether he’s temple hopping in Thailand or wandering the streets of his favourite city, Lisbon, Kash is all about keeping it cheap, and he manages to take awesome photos while doing so!
ADVENTURES OF SOPH
Make Adventures of Soph your new go-to Insta for solo female travel inspiration. Her photos are goals, and her stories are always chatty and honest. Soph has travelled solo to countless different countries and her courage to visit some that are far more offbeat is totally inspiring, just one being her recent trip to Jordan in the Middle East. Follow Soph on Instagram and check out her blog - if she can’t encourage you to step out of your comfort zone we’re not sure who will.
Dave Brett is an English travel blogger passionate about solo travel and fun adventure. He’s one of the loveliest Instagrammers we know - and his blog is also worth a read for truly useful backpacking tips. Dave isn’t afraid to step out of his comfort zone or throw himself into the deep end which you can see from his Insta feed. Whether he’s befriending camels in Jordan, fishing in Finland or winter canoeing in Shikotsuko, go on his adventures with him - you’ll be in awe.
There’s nothing we love more than an addictive Insta account, and Pema’s is without a doubt just that. You’ll end up scrolling her page right to the bottom in total awe of how incredibly she captures each place she visits (and it'll probably give you serious travel envy). Pema’s been everywhere from island hopping in Greece to scooting around Bagan in Myanmar. She is sure to make you realise exactly where you’d rather be!
Victoria Brewood from her Instagram Pommie Travels is a Brit based in New York, so in between posts on her unbelievable travels, you’ll be blessed with stunning photos from her new hometown in Manhattan. From US states to the Middle East, Europe and much more, Victoria captures the places she visits in the most stunning way. Make sure to give her a follow for 2019.
If you’re a sucker for a perfectly coordinated Instagram theme, take a scroll down Lucy Ruthnum’s profile and you’ll be in heaven. Wherever she goes, Lucy manages to find the most incredible photo spots that are all bright, colourful and interesting. Lucy has been travelling solo for quite some time, since a one year around-the-world trip turned into five! Check out her page and her blog for some awesome travel inspo.
AQUA AND INK
Manchester-based Katrina Luder is the girl to follow for the ultimate flashpacker inspo. Every photo she posts is beautifully captured, whether it’s a bird’s-eye view of a bright white beach in Indonesia or the canals of Amsterdam on a dreary day, she manages to make every destination look unreal. Follow Katrina with warning… Because you’ll end up wanting to book your next trip ASAP!
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