Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

Post last updated: August 2018.

There’s no denying that I love Instagram. There is no other social media channel that fuels my creativity and wanderlust at the same time.

The adventure and travel Instagrammers take you to a place you never knew existed. Or, they leave you wishing you had captured that scene as polished as they have!

So, let’s dive in and explore the top eight travel Instagram accounts to follow.

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts

1. Emily Ristevski – @helloemilie

Emilie is a very talented photographer and storyteller. She’s based along the east coast of Australia.  

Emilie takes you on a journey to waterfalls, beaches, mountains, vineyards and more. Emilie’s images are bathed in natural light and soft tones and they often feature her signature hats in the image.

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

2. Jarrad Seng – @jarradseng

Jarrad is another talented Aussie photographer and creative director. His work is diverse and his enviable hair is also widely featured! Jarrod’s landscape shots are always hair-raising and breathtaking at the same time.

Note: for those in Australia, you may have noticed Jarrad from season two of Survivor!

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

3. Alex Strohl – @alexstrohl

Alex is a photographer and the founder of the feature account @stayandwander.  He will take you on a journey camping in all sorts of beautiful locations. These include Montana, British Columbia, Alaska, the Swiss Alps and more.

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

4. Larissa Dening – @larissadening

Larissa takes the most amazing, vibrant long exposures from all around the world. Hailing from Australia, she has been to over 27 countries and counting.  According to Larissa, her favourite so far has been Switzerland.

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

5. Cole Rise – @colerise

Travel photographer, Cole Rise, has amassed over 800K followers on Instagram.  Cole photographs some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. These include Hawaii, France, Italy, Turkey and Jordan.  
Note: Cole has also created several of Instagram’s preset filters. One of those you may recognise as the “Rise” filter.

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

6. Johan Lolos – @lebackpacker

Johan Lolos is a Belgian-born self-taught travel/adventure photographer. He likes to call himself a world explorer with a passion for the outdoors and the wilderness.

Johan has had shots featured in Mashable, National Geographic Travel, and Huffington Post.


7. Chris Burkard – @chrisburkard

With over 3 million followers it’s easy to see why Chris has accumulated so many followers!  Based in California, Chris cites the ocean as his main muse. However, his gallery is also full of mountains, lakes, canyons and other roads less travelled.

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

8. Christian Schaffer – @christianschaffer

Christian’s passion is travel and the outdoors and this is clearly visible in her shots. She is quite mobile – as she states on her website:

I’ve packed up my life and moved on 29 occasions, and changed my mailing address, officially, 30 times.

Her shots make you want to drag out the old backpack and hit the road travelling again.

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

This is no complete list of travel and adventure Instagrammers. It is a small collection of photographers who continue to inspire and capture wonderful places around the world.

Who’s on your list?  Share your top travel Instagram accounts in the comments field below.

Top Eight Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

All images are sourced from the user’s account on Instagram.  Feature image sourced from @helloemilie.

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