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Aug 7, 2017 Things We Love

Instagram Vacation Inspiration

Larry Closs

Larry Closs

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Let a few of our favorite globe-trotting Instagrammers inspire your vacation destination.

If you’re still wondering where to go for a summer getaway, look no further than the Instagram feeds of our favorite world travelers and bloggers. From Mexico to Myanmar, Paris to Positano, Canada to the Caribbean, inspiration awaits.

Kate McCulley
Adventurous Kate

I specialize in solo and independent female travel. I’ve been to 70 countries and live in New York. Some of my favorite photogenic destinations to cover on Instagram are Paris for the grandeur, Istanbul for the colors, rural Australia for the ancient landscapes, Lake Ohrid in Macedonia for a lake that melts into the sky and New York for its urban craziness! But any destination in the world has beauty if you look hard enough.

So many trips to #Paris and I had never been to the top of the Sacre Coeur before. Worth it for this one shot alone. #loveisus 👻 Still in NYC – adventurouskate

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Laurence Norah
Finding the Universe

Laurence is a landscape photographer who loves nothing more than finding remote locations in dramatic parts of the world to shoot. He runs two travel blogs: the photography-and-adventure-focused Finding the Universe, and the couples-travel-focused Independent Travel Cats with his wife, Jessica. He’s also the author of the Superstar Blogging Online Photography Course, which will help you improve your photography, no matter your level or experience. In his feed you’ll find landscapes​, cityscapes and anything beautiful he finds to share. He’s a huge fan of New Zealand, Iceland and Scotland, the latter of which is his current home base.

The beautiful Duden waterfalls in Antalya, Turkey. #lovefromturkey #inflowinantalya #inflowatgloria

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Noelle Campbell

As my Instagram bio says, I’m Minnesota born and raised, with an affinity for the islands (especially the Virgin Islands). I love travel. I love concerts. I love travel to concerts. My feed has become pretty (unintentionally) island-centric, because it’s my total happy place and I love sharing the beauty and experiences I’ve found down there. I do sprinkle in some pictures from the concerts I attend, whether they are local or one I’ve traveled to. Basically, my feed is about things that make me happy. The place that has completely stolen my heart is St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. That little rock in the Caribbean makes me swoon every time I step off the ferry. I hope I can make others swoon (and then visit) with my shots. As I work towards location independent work, I hope to spend more and more time in the Caribbean.

Drop your worries at the shoreline.

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Ryan Gargiulo
Pause the Moment

Ryan is a location-independent blogger, digital influencer and world traveler with a serious passion for the sun, the sea and adventure. When he’s not out wandering the world, you can likely find him posting Instagrams from some of his favorite paradisiacal locations such as Mexico and Greece. He calls Playa del Carmen, Mexico, home but enjoys spending time in exploring Greece during the summer months.

P-P-PARADISE! ◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️ Welcome to Isla Holbox, the most beautiful island in all of Mexico! Well, at least in my humble opinion. This hammock among many others await you on the stunning coastline of Holbox. C’mon! Tell me you don’t want to be here right now. I dare you! Isla Holbox is a dream destination. Will you visit in the near future? Double tap and leave a comment below! ◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️ Location: Isla Holbox, MX ◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️ #holbox #islaholbox #holboxisland #mexigers #mexicotravel #mexico #méxico #mexico_great_shots #ig_mexico #igtravel #instatravel #mexicodesconocido #mexicomaravilloso #mextagram #awesome_earthpix #earthfocus #wonderful_places #bestvacations #earthpix

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Kirsten Alana

I’m a photographer based in NYC who has traveled through every U.S. state, lived in half a dozen of them and traveled to 40-plus countries as a nomad. I see travel as one of the most enjoyable means of personal growth. I think if you allow them to, the experiences you have when traveling and the people you meet can make you a better person. I share my travels on Instagram hoping to inspire people to seek out the same, or similar, opportunities for growth and change! My favorite destinations are the ones that push me subtlety to open my mind and step out of my comfort zone but that also offer something familiar which I can wrap myself in during the times that are hard. For instance, I love France and French-speaking Morocco because both are different from where I was raised yet they have elements that make me feel very at home. Scotland though is the place that has no language barrier and which I always feel I will live in one day in the future!

I had the worst time trying to pick which Northern Lights photo to share with you. After my early attempts didn’t turn out well during this trip to @travelyukon organized by @curio_trips, I had much better luck the night we spent at Southern Lakes Resort! It’s a stunner of a location right on a lake, as the name suggests, and ringed by mountains so that by day or by night there is some kind of vista that will leave you speechless. This was captured near dawn when the sunrise was just starting to become visible on the horizon and though the clock was ticking down and I was feeling cold, I had no desire for the night to end. During the darkest time of the year in places like the Yukon, I’ve heard winter called “endless night” and I understand how that would become difficult after a while. I need the sun!! However, as I was shooting these photos on this night, the thought occurred to me that perhaps one season of that sometime in my life would actually be quite nice. I think I could be very happy shooting the aurora borealis every evening for a few months…What about you? 💫 #ExploreYukon #Canada150 #ifollowmycuriosity 🇨🇦

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Laurel Robbins

Laurel Robbins is a Canadian adventure travel blogger/tour operator living in Munich, Germany. She’s passionate about the outdoors as you’ll see immediately from her Instagram feed. She features the natural side of destinations from around the globe and encourages you to seek your own adventures wherever you are. Her favorite destinations are ones where monkeys live, who also make an appearance on her Instagram feed.

Vernazza is one of the five dramatic cliffside villages that make up Cinque Terra. I took this shot while hiking the Coastal Path. It’s one of the most beautiful hikes in Europe that combines culture with nature.

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Leyla Giray
Women on the Road

I came to Instagram late in life—I’m 64—and I love its immediacy and vibrancy. To me, an IG photograph is special: I only shoot with my iPhone 6S, and I edit like mad, mostly because I’m in awe of the wonderful apps that make my photographs pop. I don’t do selfies, jumping shots or hair flying in the wind—I focus on what I see, especially colors, shapes, culture and moments that tell a story. Recently I discovered Central Asia: the combination of new independence, Silk Road tradition and post-Soviet vibe make it difficult to keep away.

Night came quickly in eastern France tonight – and that made me think of winter which made me think of snow which reminded me of Chamonix… And this cafe stop a few years ago.

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Brian Cox
The Travel Vlogger

Brian is always in search of extraordinary experiences. Experiences you can watch on his YouTube Channel. His passion for exploring has taken him to 50-plus countries and he has lived in Costa Rica, Colombia, Australia, Spain as well as several places within the United States. Most recently he rode a bicycle across the Czech Republic. His favorite destination is Spain.

🚴🏻🇨🇿 Now that the ride is over, I can look back and reflect and all the amazing moments I had biking across an entire country. Many people only visit Prague when coming to the Czech Republic, but the real gems are in the small towns and passing by some truly breathtaking scenery. Oh ya…and they have over 5,000km of cycling paths. #BikeCZ #BikeCzech #visitcz ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #czechrepublic #cheb #Loket #karlovyvary #frantiskovylazne #picoftheday #photooftheday #travel #travelgram #mytravelgram #fernweh #itravel #memories #ontheroad #shutupandtravel #cheb #travelingram #traveltheworld #traveling #traveler #traveldiaries #wanderlust #worldcaptures #worldtraveler #travels #dronephotography

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Dave and Deb
The Planet D

Dave Bouskill founded the acclaimed Travel Blog ThePlanetD with his wife Debra in 2008 winning several awards including back-to-back gold at the Society of American Travel Writers. His photography has been featured by the likes Mashable, National Geographic, Forbes and Redbull. ThePlanetD Instagram feed is filled with a colourful pallet of photographs capturing scenery, wildlife and beauty from 106 countries on all seven continents. Dave loves visiting unconventional destinations like Antarctica, Greenland and Mongolia. His fabourite endless summer destinations include Greece, South Africa, Maldives and Brazil.

I saved you a seat at the beach in Positano, Italy. ——- Definitely one of my favourite places in Italy is Positano. The scenes definitely live up to the hype. A beautiful village situated right on the sea. I can’t wait to return. ——- #italy #amalficoast

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Dustin Main

Finding adventure had always been a part of my life growing up in Canada, so it’s not surprising that I get to do for a living as a photographer as well. That said, while you might think my upbringing in the Great White North would have me prepared for all that winter brings, I now find myself comfortably chasing perpetual summer around the globe. One of the things I find most fascinating is change, be it political, cultural or economical. So, along with my images, you’ll often find stories of how people are dealing with these shifts in their everyday lives. In particular, it’s through places that are evolving quickly, such as Myanmar and Iran (two of my favorites).  I want to bring people with me, to see and maybe even understand what it is that I see.

The Dry Zone The plains of Bagan weren’t always this dry It’s February now, and the summer season is about to begin. It hasn’t really rained anything substantial here since November, so you can understand why it has gotten so dry and hazy in the past few months But what I mean is that Bagan used to have more trees. Trees to keep the unbearable summer heat that reaches 48°c at bay. Trees to hold water in the soil and prevent erosion. And like a lot of successful societies, they cut the trees for firewood and to build… Until there were almost none Something similar happened in Petra (Jordan). If you visit now, you’ll be hard pressed to find more than the odd tree, but at one time, there was quite the forest there. The success of the society killed the trees, which in turn helped lead to the society falling apart In Bagan now, there is a greenification program taking place, reintroducing trees that have been lost over the years. It’s a slow process, but an important one. Trees are certainly more than just shade, but if you have ever been in the heat of Bagan, it’s a good enough reason to start #bagan #Myanmar #Burma #ThisMyanmarLife

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