The 20 best Instagram accounts to inspire your summer holiday

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Friday 12 June 2015 10:00

Are you getting decision fatigue over where to head this summer?

We've put together 20 of our favourite off-the-beaten-track Instagram accounts to inspire your holiday this year. Whether it's snaps from the depths of the Colombian rainforest, winding medieval streets in Eastern Europe or even a glimpse inside North Korea, wanderlust is guaranteed.

1. Expert Vagabond

Otherwise known as Matthew Karsten, who wanders the world by motorbike and sailboat.

2. Hirozzzz

Tokyo-based photographer Hiroaki Fukuda's shots of Japan are breathtaking but he's never in one place for long.

3. Where's Andrew?

Andrew Evans is the National Geographic's "digital nomad" and he lives up to the name. Evans also really like taking lots of puppy pictures, which is a bonus.

4. Passion Passport

Passion Passport is a community of likeminded travellers and photographers whose only goal is to inspire you with their pictures.

5. Uncornered Market

Couple Dan and Audrey bought a one-way ticket from San Francisco to Prague in 2001 and have never looked back.

6. Drew Kelly

Drew Kelly brings a rare glipse of life inside North Korea for those who really want to travel the road less taken.


7. Adventure Addiction

If you're an adrenaline junkie then this is the account for you: death-defying pictures from around the world await.


8. Le Postcard

For some more upmarket ideas check out Le Postcard, featuring the best in fancy holiday snaps.

9. Wild Junket

Nellie Huang has an eye for wildlife photography, traipsing through rainforests and tundra alike for the best shots. Her favourite destination is the Galapagos Islands.

10. Lonely Planet

It might sound like an obvious one but Lonely Planet also feature the best Instagram snaps from their followers, giving you a yardstick for your own photo skills.

11. Mister Sullivan

If you're planning a staycation this year Welshman Michael Sullivan, based in Gloucester, captures charming shots from every corner of the UK.


12. Bjorn Kindler

German photographer and pilot Bjorn Kindler's aerial photography will make you want to get your own pilot's licence.

13. Everything Everywhere

Gary Arndt has been to more than 100 countries. His pictures are the ultimate in travel porn.


14. The Planet D

The Planet D is run by Dave and Deb who are on a mission to prove adventure is for everyone. If their beautiful shots don't convince you to ditch the 9-5, nothing will.


15. Murad Osmann

Murad Osmann is the Russian photographer whose adorable shots of his girlfriend leading him by the hand around the world deservedly became very famous.


16. Earth Xplorer

JD Andrews has been to every continent and his ability to take the perfect shot each time never ceases to amaze.


17. Flashpacker Family

Bethaney Davies and her family of four show that not only is travel with kids possible - it looks like more fun than the regular kind.


18. Cole Younger

Cole Younger's moody noir shots of LA will make you want to step back in time as well as on to the next plane to California.


19. Brad Tully

Brad Tully's safari pictures from across Africa are the closest you'll get to the savannah without booking a ticket.


20. Adventurous Kate

Not only is Kate McCulley's Instagram full of glorious shots, she's also full of advice for solo female travellers on her accompanying blog.


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