No Travel Plans? No Worries! 10 Wanderlust-Worthy Instagrams To Cure The Travel Bug

10 wanderlust worthy Instagrams #explore #travel || a tipsy gypsy life

Ah the summer slump. When I first started traveling as an undergraduate student, I could squeeze out the country for a decent amount of time, to say the least. It started out as five weeks at a time, and as I get older, the trip gets shorter. This August, I’ll be spending hardly three weeks in Ghana. Patiently waiting for my trip has been made much easier by my favorite guilty pleasure, Instagram. Although us millennials are often berated for our choice in constantly recording and reporting to our peers, I fully believe social media can be utilized for positivity.  Other than the classic @natgeo and @blacktigerwhitejaguar, there are plenty of Instagram accounts that I can’t get enough of. And why should I hoard them?

Here are my current Top 10 Wanderlust-Worthy Instagram Accounts.

@rclayton // This cutie pie has a thing for pink, unique houses, and graffiti. Anytime I need a little pick-me-up, her insta is the first one I run to. 

@emitoms // Ugh, yeah. Can’t get enough of this West coast glory! She has a unique way of making you feel like you’re right there with her AND makes your bucket-list a little bit bigger. 

@travelalphas // This was legitimately my first favorite travel blog! Maddy and Mauricio are a travel-obsessed couple that provide excellent tips and stunning photos. 

@thirdeyeguide // So this gal is traveling Australia while living in and out of her car and documenting the whole thing! Massive landscapes and creative shots keep me coming back. 

🌈😍🏡the most colorful #happyhousedreams I ever did see!!🏡😍🌈

A photo posted by 🍦💖Sophie Loghman 🌈🎀 (@sophlog) on

@sophlog // Sophie is a constant source of smiles and colors. This account is perfect when looking for some summer party inspiration. 

@thejessicajourney // Always bouncing between bustling cities and pristine beaches, Jessica really knows how to make the most of life. And she’s absolutely as sweet as can be. How do I know? I met her at the Women in Travel Summit!

Is anyone else as obsessed with succulents as I am? I'm still dreaming of this pretty sight spotted in Mexico City 💚💙💜

A photo posted by Kelly | The Wandering Blonde (@thewanderingblonde_) on

@thewanderingblonde_ // The best part about Kelly’s Instagram is the constant influx of greens, purples, and blues. It’s sort of a mermaid vibe with an urban flair. Can’t forget to mention how AMAZING her nature shots are! Okay, I may really like this one. 

@shona_vertue // Not only is she a fitness queen, she takes the most gorgeous photos in all types of crazy, bendy positions. Doesn’t hurt that Shona is absolutely adorable. 

New Orleans showing off its Caribbean roots. Who's ready for a ride back in time? Photo: @hopandjaunt #followyournola

A photo posted by Visit New Orleans (@visitneworleans) on

@followyournola // A perfect collection of all things New Orleans, Louisiana. You already know I have a little bit of a crush on my old home. Feel free to ask for any advice if you ever get the chance to visit!

@blackgirlstraveltoo // As much as I enjoy lurking on extravagant lifestyles of gals that look like me, because I can imagine my ass there, this account is a wonderful dose of humanity. We’re not all the same, and that’s what makes the world so beautiful. 

Now it’s your turn. Who are your favorite Instagrammers? Are there any other apps that help cure the travel bug?

  • Oh I love this! I follow Travel Alphas and Shona! Such good picks. I don’t follow too many travel grammers because being in constant wanderlust is bad for my bank account haha. But I love Melody Munn. She is in Scotland right now and photographs her coffee too. So chill!


    • Lauren @

      HAHA I feel you on that… I used to drive myself crazy checking out other people’s travels while I withered away in undergrad.

      I can see why you like this Melody character! Y’all have a very similar, unique style.

      P.S. Loved your first video! We want more. (We as in, me, myself & I…)

  • Hahahahaha, and again I don’t know any of these instagrammers!!! :)))) My favourite one’s are: travelthelife, dametraveler, worldwanderlust, globetrotting_gingertravel and arzotravels.

    • Lauren @

      OMG those are amazing! I had only known about the precious ginger and I friggin love her! Now I feel bad for forgetting to add her haha… I think she’ll be fine though 😉

  • Damask Suitcase

    LOVE this list!! Each photo is amazing!

    • Lauren @

      Right?! They’re quite talented! Thanks for stopping by 🙂