Top 10 Travel Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

By Editorial Staff

Looking for a little travel inspiration? We’ve got you covered. From YouTuber Jack Harries to National Geographic photojournalist Michael Christopher Brown, we outline the top ten travel Instagram accounts. Expect scenic mountains, beaches, monuments, oceans, and more, as these travel accounts offer a variety of dreamy destinations. They will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and embark on an adventure. So sit back and relax, as these top ten travel Instagram accounts provide you with a world tour!

1. Chris Burkard

    • @chrisburkard
    • 3.7K posts

Chris Burkard rightfully earns spot #1 on this top ten travel Instagram accounts list for his bio alone: “have camera, will travel”. Chris Burkard is a popular photographer and director who travels the world in search of the best shots. His Instagram features anything from remote landscapes to wilderness far off the beaten path. Chris is among the best photographers of our time, and his status of 3.5 million followers reflects his success and popularity! He recently released his film Under An Arctic Sky, a short film that will leave you on the edge of your seat! The film tells the story behind Chris Burkard’s famous photo of a surfer taken in Iceland.

2. Alex Strohl

    • @alexstrohl
    • 1.8K posts

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After hours in the white room..

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Alex Strohl is a well-known photographer and world traveler. His shots are both creative and adventurous, leaving his 1.7 million followers entertained and inspired to go on an adventure! His photos are colorful, vibrant, and often contain action shots. In a recent post, he shared a photo of a person doing ski tricks in Whitefish Montana. These daring shots are common on Alex’s feed and it’s no surprise he landed on our list of top travel Instagram accounts! Follow him to see more trick shots.

3. Jack Harries

    • @jackharries
    • 961 posts

While on his gap year between high school and college in England, Jack Harries started to document his travels alongside his twin brother. Given that he is the son of a film producer and art director, he was destined for success on both YouTube and Instagram. His creative and skilled photography is unmatched, which explains why he has over 1.5M followers on Instagram. In addition to sharing his travels, he is an activist for climate change. Recent videos on his YouTube channel feature Jack discussing the implications climate change has on our world. Check out his latest videos.

4. Travis Burke

    • @travisburkephotography
    • 972 posts

Travis Burke is an American photographer and videographer. With his girlfriend by his side, he travels the world, capturing the beauty of every national park and mountain he encounters. In a recent post, Travis captures a video of his girlfriend climbing the famous hike Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. Travis’ spot on our list of travel Instagram accounts features often posts, keeping his 825,000 followers entertained and in awe of his work! 

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5. Michael Christopher Brown

    • @michaelchristopherbrown
    • 777 posts 

Michael Christopher Brown is a popular photojournalist for National Geographic. As you may have guessed, he has a large following as one of the top travel Instagram accounts. His account is like no other because he shares international news through his photographs around the world. His low exposure photos highlight political issues and events, such as the revolution in Libya. The majority of Michael Christopher Brown’s photos are edited in black and white, making his work both unique and moving.

6. Kiersten (The Blonde Abroad)

    • @theblondeabroad
    • 2.3K posts

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Water water everywhere… and not a drop to drink 💧 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Sponsored Sustainability is a big focus for me, especially after living in Cape Town over the past few years. Imagine being here, surrounded by water, and the reality of running out of safe drinking water is inevitable. That's exactly what happened here not too long ago. "Day Zero." The first major city in the world to run out of water. Thankfully, the community came together, massive conservation efforts were put in place, and with the help of a few wet winters, Cape Town overcame. Living through that experience inspired me — we can ALL easily reduce our water use. As someone who would normally wash their hair every day (because of how fine and oily it is), I simply wasn't able to do so during the water crisis. I was limiting my showers to 90 seconds and soon realized just how wasteful and completely unnecessary daily washes were. So, I discovered products that combat all of my hair issues without using a drop of water. Now, I only wash my hair every 3-4 days, something I never thought possible, and it hasn't been this healthy (or long) in YEARS! Between washes, I have a daily routine using @WaterlessHaircare's dry shampoo and dry conditioner. I also love that they have travel-sized fragrance mist I can use anytime — just like putting perfume on your body, this fragrance mist makes your hair smell amazing! Plus, almost all of the products are paraben, sulfate, and alcohol-free. Check out my LINK IN BIO for more tips on how you can be a more water-conscious traveler! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #GoWaterless

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Kiersten’s feed is full of bright and vibrant travel inspiration. Featuring beautiful people and places, her photos are full of fun and adventurous content! She photographs a variety of destinations, some recent ones include Dubai, Bali, and Morocco. In addition to travel inspo, Kiersten’s posts contain fashion inspiration like no other. If you are looking for a certain one of our travel Instagram accounts that has it all, look no further.

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7. Johan Lolos

    • @lebackpacker
    • 2.4K posts

His Instagram handle says it all! Johan is a world traveler, photographer, and nature enthusiast. Photographing places like New Zealand, Africa, and France, his posts are always new and exciting. He has always described himself as someone who “notices beauty in the world” and his stunning photographs on this travel Instagram account prove him right! In his latest post, he shares a shot from Africa, where he got up close and personal with a lion.

8. Renee Hahne

    • @reneeroaming
    • 955 posts

Renee is a travel photographer and blogger who posts stunning photos as she travels the world. Her travel tips, tricks, and phenomenal shots of the many places she visits are what makes her so popular on Instagram. Her new book “Roaming America ” tells the tale of her 7-month expedition to ALL of the national parks in America! On her blog, she ranks for favorites and gives good suggestions for visiting each park. If you are interested in hiking, mountains, and national parks, @reneeroaming is a must-follow on the list of top travel Instagram accounts. 

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9. Mel (girl eat world)

    • @girleatworld
    • 313 posts

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🇫🇷 Day 4 of #TastyTravels with @hotelsdotcom in Paris features my FAVORITE find of the trip. PS: Paris stories highlight are now up on my profile! This one is Pistachio Chocolate L'Escargot from famous Parisian bakery Du Pain et Des Idees (meaning "bread and ideas"). I almost gave this a miss since it seemed out of the way (closest station was Republique) but do not make that mistake! Lots of you recommended this to me and I gotta say, it's worth every minute spent on the hot paris metro. Also, this neighborhood itself is super cool – I'll write a blog post on Paris soon with recs. Back to the pastry: as we all know, Escargot means "snail" and that's exactly how the pastry got its name – the whirled shape reminds us of a snail's house. There are other escargot flavors in the bakery but I personally think this combination of Pistachio and Chocolate is genious. I don't know what kind of magic they do and I definitely do not want to know how much butter was used, but their pastry is always so warm and buttery and oh so flakey. I loved the bakery so much that when @thenaughtyfork landed in Paris later that day, we went back to this bakery. I tried the apricot pastry on my second visit and it was also delicious, though the pistachio escargot holds a special place in my heart ❤️ If you arrive in the morning, expect a long but fast-moving queues out the door. arrived at 11am and there were already queue forming up to the street, but I waited no more than 5 minutes. Be warned that they don't operate on weekends. #shotoniphone8plus #shotoniphone #escargot #pistachio #paris #GirlEatParis

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I think we can all agree that apart from scenic views, the best part about traveling is food. @girleatworld combines her love her travel and food in her Instagram account dedicated to travels and good eats. Her entire feed pictures her holding fun foods in front of scenic backgrounds all over the world. She creates incredible photos that give you an idea of what foods are available at each destination. For instance, she recently posted this tasty pastry in Paris.

10. Tiffany Nguyen

    • @tiffpenguin
    • 1.3K posts

Tiffany Nguyen is a dentist and travel photographer based in LA! From the northern lights to death valley, Tiffany captures it all. Her photos are bright, colorful, and full of adventure. It is obvious by her photos that she enjoys time spent in the mountains, national parks, and desserts. Using small subjects, she successfully shows her many followers how large each destination truly is! Tiffany’s account is growing, as she now has 363k followers. Check out the other fastest-growing Instagram accounts in 2019.

This article was written by Kyleigh Eaton

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