Celebrity/Media, Inspiration

Instagram Travel Inspiration

We love visual storytellers. Especially when it comes to inspiring travel. And the truth is there are so many of you out there with a keen eye, strong aesthetic, unique point of view, and a good camera. We salute you, we seek you out, we want to find more of you to share on our own instagram account. Here are some of our favorites…

Certainly there are travel professionals & editors/media/celebrities with access to amazing places, and are great for information, but don’t always have that artistic eye (like, we are obsessed with Anthony Bourdain. But his instagram account? Not so much ;). Also there are endless professional photographers that blow our minds regularly – kudos and thank you! But these travel instagrams are largely not travel pros at all. Some just love to travel and shoot, some are fashion people who turned to travel, some are bloggers, some are great at sharing a story about where they are, and picked this medium where they excel at capturing the (travel) moment. (And it should be noted, that some people are stronger on other social pages like twitter or snapchat which we will share those lists on other posts), so here we share a few favorite instagram accounts from fellow female travelers.


*Nastasia Wong @dametraveler Nastasia has a personal account @nastasiapassport too but founded this page to encourage women to travel more too.

*Lee Litumbe @spiritedpursuit Our new favorite from this Cameroonian-American. These photos are part style, part location, and all WOW

*Brooke Saward @worldwanderlust Brooke has been living out of a suitcase for the last couple of years, embarking on an incredible journey of solo travel around the world from her native Tasmania, Australia

*Elise Sterck @roundtheworldgirl She says it best: Active living, wilderness wandering. We say epic imagery

*Rachel Jones @hippieinheelsblog Bright, colorful & fun, Rachel is an American (Ohio) currently based in Goa, India and her photos leap off the phone

*Lucy Rose Laucht @lucylaucht Brit in New York by way of Australia and self-proclaimed serial wanderluster, Lucy went from digital maven at J Crew to creating her own blog & dreamy images

*Rachel Rudwall @rachelroams L.A. based travel host, Rachel regularly seeks adventure which includes climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

*Julie Falconer @aladyinlondon A California expat living in London, her blog has helped visitors to the United Kingdom for years (& beyond, 102 countries visited!), and she regularly contributes to the BBC

*Christy Woodrow @ordinarytraveler Christy & her partner Scott Calafiore travel as often as they can and rooted in San Diego, CA

*Kirsten Alana @KirstenAlana NY based photographer who is forever on the road,collaborates a lot with hotels


*Rachel Brathen @yoga_girl A Swede living in Aruba, and a daily positive inspiration of island life

*Jessie Hallstrom @owlfaceowlface + Kate Matheson @kateloveshorses of Colorado’s Zapata Ranch (both British) will having you running to the countryside to ride horses all day

*Elise Wein @newyorkcity This Lady hit the jackpot with this instagram handle name (but also has a personal @lizeswein) Glorious photos of New York City

*Carin Olsson @parisinfourmonths Swedish photographer residing in Paris, what could be better?

*Victoria Smith @sfgirlbybay Get your California fix right here!








Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)