As you might have noticed I love social media and especially Instagram and wrote many blogs about it already which you can find here: Social Media & Travel Tips.
This platform inspires me every day and although it’s difficult to keep up with and follow back all my 55K followers, I love to interact with my IG friends on a daily basis!
But why do I love Instagram more than other social media platforms you might ask?
For me this has many reasons:
- It makes me happy to look at great pics of amazing places every minute of the day
- It’s a positive inspirational platform, opposed to some other social media platforms which can be quite negative
- It keeps me updated about the most beautiful places in the world which should be added to my ever growing bucketlist
- It helps me find great collaborations and brands to work with for my company and website
- It connects me with like-minded spirits and passionate travelers all around the world
- It allowed me to make new friends in my own country but also all around the world, some of whom I already met up with while traveling the past year, how cool is that!?
But most of all because you can follow people who like the same things and are highly social! Did you know that Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform with 600 million monthly active users and generates 58 times more engagement than Facebook?
That’s exactly what I love about Instagram! Why else would it be called a social media platform, right? Something that not all IG-ers seem to understand unfortunately..
I myself am a big advocate of organic growth and hate buying followers, likes, playing the follow-unfollow game, and naturally I despise those automated comments as well! In my opinion Instagram is meant to be an inspirational platform and not a commercial tool to use other people to grow your account as fast as possible with fake connections and without genuine interaction.
Therefore in this blog I want to highlight my favourite travel sista’s who are social, genuine and interactive, despite of their follower amount and account size!
One of the best examples is: @marinacomes
I have known this girl through IG since I started my own account and she has always been kind and social! This guapissima has 133K followers till date, but is growing faster than the speed of light. Her average of more than 500 comments per post doesn’t stop her from replying and interacting with all her followers and shows that being kind and social does pay off!
She has been able to make her day job out of this and is one of the most inspiring IG-ers I know, just click on below pic to go to her account and follow her:
Now it's the right time to start living the life you've only imagined… ⏱by: @haycu_watches . . . _________________________ #beautifuldestinations #beautifulmatters #dametraveler #sheisnotlost #condenast #wonderful_places #bestdiscovery #forbestravelguide #travelgram #cntraveler #worlderlust #ig_today #awesomeearth #theimaged #createcommune #click_vision #newyorktimes #newyorkstyle #travelmagazine #madeinamerica #travelusa #discoverearth #discoverglobe #icapture_nyc #nycdotgram #vacationtime #newyorknewyork #voguemagazine #thatsdarling #getaway
Because I follow so many accounts and there are just too many wonderful travel sista’s I connect with on a daily basis it was hard to choose my favourites, but the girls in my top 15 are all really social and truly inspire me with their pics!
There are many beautiful accounts on Instagram, but these make me want to step up my game, while being kind and interactive at the same time.
I rounded them up for you in order of account size:
(Make sure to click on the pic to go directly to their Instagram account and hit that follow button!)
@globetrotter_gingertravel, the wonderful red-headed Aubrie is the leading account here with 175K followers, which doesn’t keep her from interacting!
Ever lost in life? Always take the path marked Adventure! . . . Seashell purse from @sincerelysweetboutique . . . #thailand #thailandluxe #luxuryworldtraveler #phuket #luxurytravel #vacationwolf #beautifulmatters #femaletravelbloggers #dametraveler #lifeelevated #beautifuldestinations #optoutside #bestdiscovery #exploremore #igmasters #lonelyplanet #igtravel #lifewelltravelled #girlsvsglobe #sidewalkerdaily #wanderlust #theglobewanderer #travelgram #traveladdict #letsgoeverywhere #travelwithaninsider #exploremore #socosmo #amazingthailand #liveoutdoors
@voyage_provocateur never ceases to amaze me with her stunning pics of the most beautiful destinations around the world. She has 134K followers right now, which is only logical with her amazing high quality pics!
@wilderness_addict, Caroline impresses with her amazing US outdoor pics inspiring 111K followers.
@tourdelust, Christine is growing fast with 97,8K followers, which is only understandable with her amazing pics.
It's been a year and a half since leaving New York but it always feels like home to me. Really missing it today 🗽 #iLoveNY – #newyork #ilovenewyork #nyc #empirestatebuilding #topoftherock #thebigapple #manhattan #newyork_ig #newyork_instagram #newyorklife #topnewyorkphoto #travelawesome #livefolk #liveauthentic #welivetoexplore #bbctravel #finditliveit #folktravel #travelandleisure #neverstopexploring #MySanctuary #styleMARC
@candyperfumeworld, Aida is an architect which shows in her inspiring gallery with romantic color palette and stunning aesthetic with over 83,7K followers till date.
@beckyvandijk is one of the nicest IG-ers that I had the pleasure to meet up with in real life while traveling to Bali. Her nearly 85K followers are certainly well deserved!
It only took me six months living in Bali to go find a waterfall, I know what I will be doing for the next six… ———————————————- > FB: Becky van Dijk Travel > Twitter: Becky van Dijk > Pinterest: WeRTravelGirls > Follow My Adventures BeckyvanDijk.com > Share Your Travel Article WeAreTravelGirls.com ———————————————- #wearetravelgirls #theoutbound #outside_project #ourplanetdaily #nakedplanet #staywild #getoutstayout #neverstopexploring #exploremore #letsgosomewhere #traveldeeper #triplookers #athomeintheworld #welltravelled #mthrworld #roamtheplanet #openmyworld #lovetheworld #welltravelled #travelandlife #travelawesome #folktravel #liveauthentic #lifewelltraveled #peopleoftravel #nomadicluster #thedailyexplorer #goneoutdoors #exploretocreate #wayfarerwolf
@theglobalite, Sonya has impeccable taste and always knows how to capture the atmosphere of her destinations perfectly, over 69K followers seem to agree with me😊
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. 💥 -#WilmaRudolph _______________________________________________________ The path up to the Monastery is not for the faint hearted. I went by donkey, as the guide promised an easy ride. I would not have ascended if I had known what the path looked like: narrow and slippery. But I was already on the donkey, and clutched on for dear life as his tiny hooves feebly jumped step to step sliding backwards when the congestion disrupted his rhythm. The Monastery is so remote it remained undiscovered many years after the famed Treasury. But it is larger and more spectacular, carved on top of the mountain. It is a powerful statement of human achievement. I am blessed to have experienced it. _______________________________________________________ Tie Dye Maxi Dress: @amitanaithani Bucket bag: @andraoprea.shop Fashion Series: #GlobaliteXAmitaNaithani Travel Series: #GlobaliteXMovenpickJo
@cleliakeepcalm, this Sardinian beauty does not post often, but when she does her pics will certainly amaze you. I have been following her since I started when she still had 25K followers until currently 57,2K.
And then you finally get to one of the most surreal places on earth: #deadvlei in #namibia and you realize how tiny are we compared to mother nature. To know more about Namibia and other top sights you can't miss in "wonderland" (as I like to call it), check out my new article! Link in bio 💙 Huge thanks and hugs to @wilddogsafaris for being the best in showing me this incredible country, I truly love you guys!
@chaptertravel, Lisanne has been traveling through Asia and Australia for over a year already together with her boyfriend. I have been following these Dutchies travel for a long time with pleasure and have seen them grow from 5 until almost 55K followers till date!
@ariannestraveljournal, this bella, who also happens to be a model, is one of the most social girls I met on IG so far, and is living life to the fullest with 25,4K followers enjoying her daily pics! Can’t wait to meet her in person to find out if she’s really as crazy as she seems!
@xkflyaway, Katie is traveling the world together with her very photogenic man, inspiring me and over 25,4K followers along the way with their amazing edits and gorgeous aesthetic!
Nile River Views ~~~🌴 Been soaking up these exotic ☀️rays all day then tomorrow it's off to see the famous Valley of the Kings. Follow along in our IG stories to join the adventure 💋😘 ♡ K (X+K) . . . •••••••••••••••••••• black & white: Xavier's👉@mi5ter_x FB: @xkflyawayphoto •••••••••••••••••••• . . . . #bestdiscovery #awesome_photographers #bestplacestogo #letsgosomewhere #letsgoeverywhere #openmyworld #welivetoexplore #mytinyatlas #ig_exquisite #igrepresent #ig_dynamic #athomeintheworld #tlpicks #ilovepiques #darlingescapes #globelletravels #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #girlsmeetglobe #girlsborntotravel #sheisnotlost #doyoutravel #dametraveler #femmetravel #girlaroundworld #sidewalkerdaily #thetravelwomen #igglobalwomenclub #storyofegypt #egyptgirls
@the_wanderinglens, Lisa Michele is a professional photographer and it shows! Her amazing skills for underwater photography among others, are appreciated by 21,2K followers, which should have been many more…
Camera News 📷 So I've got something pretty exciting to share, it's a little gear geeky but heck, I want you to know…I've switched my entire camera kit to @olympus_au, yippee!! From now on I'll be shooting with the snazzy new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II both above and below the water, it's rugged + lightweight making it ideal for my outdoor adventures. Each week I'll be sharing images with details on how I captured them, settings and tips on improving your own shots. So excited to share the images and video I captured with it in Iceland! 🌏 #OlympusInspired
@estherjulee, has a great eye for composition and an adventurous taste in travels! Next to the fact that she’s really kind and funny, with inspiring pics and captions that keep me and over 21,2K followers amused.
@meetyouatthebridge_nl is a content creative collective of free spirits, currently made up of Iris and Lotte. These Dutchies produce unique high quality lifestyle and travel pics which never cease to amaze me! With over 17,3K followers they are still highly underrated and should be followed by you immediately😊
I hope I was able to inspire you with these great accounts and of course I will share many more, either big or small, in my upcoming blogs.. In the meanwhile do check out the amazing accounts I mentioned earlier in my past blogs as well: The positive power of Instagram & top follows and Instagram tips for organic growth part 2.
Are we Insta friends already? Just click on the pic below and make sure to leave a comment, I am always happy to hear your feedback and connect!
'A real girl isn't perfect and a perfect girl isn't real'😇✌👯🤗 #quote #qotd Double tap if u agree! . . Btw this is such a contrast with my hometown all snowy and white today❄check my ig stories if yr curious✌ . #KeepJumping #singapore #gardensbythebay #supertrees #jump #travelsingapore #fun #hat #collectmoments #visitsingapore #silly #hatlover #lovesingapore #ig_singapore #seesingapore
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What do you think of these accounts and did you follow all of them already? Always love to hear your opinion or any of your favourites that I might have missed. just leave a comment below…