The Best Instagram Accounts for #Wanderlust

Leading what looks like the coolest life ever, Australian Nicole Warne is the beauty and the brains behind the amazing Gary Pepper Girl blog. Showcasing the coolest travel spots from around the globe, every day, 35,000 people dive into the Gary Pepper Girl Instagram smorgasbord and let the steady stream of dreamy destinations and ensembles, transport them all over the world.

Merging her love of fashion and travel, the crazy itinerary of Miss Noor de Groot (as her passpart apparently says) is laid out for all to swoon over on her blog, Queen of Jet Lags. Taking its lead from the blog, Queen of Jet Lags’ Instagram sparkles with evidence of some pretty glamourous jet setting.

When you see an Instagrammer with the sought-after title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2014, you know you’re probably in for a treat. That honour belongs to renowned travel photographer Gary Arndt and his website, Everything Everywhere.  One could lose days admiring this Instagram account of his life on the road. If you’re dreaming of faraway lands you’ll definitely find food for your soul on this one.

Effortlessly chic at all times, Jessica Stein is the style blogger extraordinaire behind Tuula Vintage. Like the blog, her Instagram is a wonderful collage of wanderlust with a wardrobe to die for. Bellissima.

Touching down in six continents in 2014 alone, successful travel blogger Brooke Saward sure knows a thing or two about taking beautiful travel shots. Her Instagram, like the award-winning blog, World of Wanderlust, is packed with stunning pictures from her life on the road. It doesn’t surprise me that the inspiring photography Brooke shares has everyone picking up their passports and packing their suitcases.

A blog community of photographers, storytellers and creative folk, Passion Passport runs an ecclectic Instagram account to inspire every wanderluster.  With a focus firmly on meaningful experiences, you can find your shots of glamourous hotels and hip new hot spots elsewhere. The Insta-sphere loves a refreshing perspective on travel.

Taking centre stage in Theron Humphrey’s Instagram feed is his adorable pooch Maddie; I must admit she makes this Instagram account nearly impossible to stop oohing and aahing over and that’s saying something, because Humphrey is no amateur – he has won National Geographic’s Traveler of the Year Award. Whether you’re an animal lover or not, his ability to capture those special moments is truly inspiring.

Drenched with kindness and glowing with optimism, travel blogger Katie Cook explored the world with her husband living la vie en rose and blogging about it on her website, Hope Engaged. Capturing their adventures with some seriously stunning photography, her Instagram feed is a showcase of heart warming shots that range from breathtaking travel snaps to loving scenes with her friends and husband. Can anyone say, warm and fuzzy?

Ashley Chalmers and Carolyn Godfrey are the bubbly duo behind the popular blog, The Lazy Travelers. These two best friends have turned their love of travel into a lifestyle and spent their nearly life-long friendship indulging in their insatiable appetite for wanderlust. They may be conquering the globe one glass of red at a time but while they’re at it The Lazy Travelers really do welcome readers into their world of stunning landscapes and exciting travel shots. It’s a tough life…

No possessions, no plans, just travel.  That sums up the couple behind Hecktic Travels perfectly. Hailing from Canada, Pete and Dalene sold up and set off to see the world; Hecktic Travels not only documents their life on the move but won the couple the title of 2014 National Geographic Travelers of the Year. This dedicated travel blogging couple love to share all of their trips and travel tips with followers and their fans just can’t get enough of them.

In 2008, Jodi Ettenberg quit her job as a lawyer and set off to travel the world. Swapping business suits for a backpack and a blog, she began documenting her travels on the travel site, Legal Nomads. Fast forward seven years and Jodi continues to globe trot around the world, sharing her journey with the ever increasing fans and followers of her blog. Snapshots of her many travels and culinary adventures fill this Instagram account.

Nicole Smith of the blog, Bitten By The Travel Bug, admits Instagram is by far her favourite social media platform and you can tell. A fan of the way photos allow us to explore the world through someone else’s eyes, that’s exactly what Nicole offers her insta-followers; A window into her world and all her glorious wandering. Candid travel snapshots are shared alongside cool behind-the-scenes pictures of her life in a way that will inspire wanderlust in even the most unexcitable home body.

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What are your favourite places to visit on Instagram? Do these Instagram accounts inspire you to grab your camera next time you take off? Let me know, leave a comment or share a photos below…