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.
I have had the most amazing time in Canada this weekend. It reminded me how lucky I am to be able to see such amazing places with incredible people. I have decided that I want to be in some of my own photos to share me adventuring, so I wanted to share this photo @photojbartlett took of me at Moraine Lake. This place is definitely in my top 10 most beautiful places I've ever been.
@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.
@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!
@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.
💙 Blue skies on my Birthday 💙 Today is my birthday and in typical cancerian style I'm feeling incredibly emotional. Happy, but emotional. UK I love you so much. Thank you for putting up with my terrible Aussie banter and thank you for inspiring me to work harder than I ever have. I'm so grateful for all the people I have met here, you literally feel like my second family. Australia, I miss you and love so much too. I can't even express how much I miss vegemite and finding sand in the bottom of every bag and shoe. Right, time to end this post before it gets too soppy and I lose all my tough street cred (because nothing says gangsta like a handstand on Oxford St 😐) #vertueliving #vertuemethod
@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.
@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!
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@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.