Do you have an Instgram crush? I know I do. To be honest, I spend way too many hours a day scrolling through my Instagram feed, and a good portion of that time is devoted to simply drooling over my favorite Instagrammers. I got to chatting with some of my friends about our favorite Instagram accounts: those we envy for their photography skills, their lifestyle, or simply for the personality they express or the stories they tell through their images. I asked some fellow travel bloggers to tell me their current Insta-crushes, and the result was a hodgepodge of all kinds of accounts–each one singularly awesome. Go ahead and read through, and prepare to lust after some swoon-worthy accounts. You might just find your next favorite.
I am in love with @theplaceiwastellingyouabout. They have artistically great composition of each photo and it makes me want to bookmark every place they recommend.
Paige‘s Instagram Crush
I love @ckanani Her photos are always unbelievably bright and beautiful, they’re always crisp, quality images and she always makes me want to pack up and head wherever she’s posting from.
7 years ago last month I spontaneously moved to San Francisco after giving it very little thought & knowing almost no one. I'd be lying if I said I love it everyday (June, omg) but I do love it most & feel lucky to live in one of the best cities in the world. It's been awhile since I asked – where are you all based? 📸: @tekwani
Kallsy‘s Top IGER
Mine would be @hunter_lawrence. I love his unique style, his gorgeous photos of the mountains, his wife and his dog (omg that Golden!). His photography screams road trips, adventure, love and family to me. My favorite things. 😊
Rishabh‘s Instagram Crush is
Follow Me Away @followmeaway The photos are captured in the most spectacular locations around the globe with the optimal mix of lighting, the location, the model (herself) and the clothes which combined give it an out of the world feel..
Have you ever seen a beach quite like this? Check out our very first edit from Iceland! This was one of our top locations to shoot and we wanted the atmosphere to be dark and moody, but Iceland had other plans. After a dangerous windstorm, we were left with this completely epic sunset! The image ended up being unique and different and we couldn't be happier with the outcome! Stay tuned for more shots coming from Iceland later this week! – – – – – – – – #iceland #ig_iceland #igersiceland #everydayiceland #wowair #timeoutsociety #visualscollective #artofvisuals #instagood #theweekoninstagram #visualsoflife #visualsofearth #travelblogger #travelphotography #agameoftones #fineartphotography #adventurevisuals #500px #ftwotw #igbest_shotz #resourcemag #theglobewanderer #passionpassport #ftwotw #blacksandbeach #exploretocreate #special_shots #ourplanetdaily #viewbugfeature #discoverearth
Jarryd‘s Top IG Accounts
@ChrisBurkard: A great example of phenomenal photography that inspires adventure and wanderlust, with absolute minimal post-processing. And @EliaLocardi for the exact opposite reason. Beautiful travel images that pushes advanced photography techniques and processing without turning his captures into fake art.
For years I had been searching for a vehicle worthy of the journeys I would take it on. Last week I went to Utah and picked up a well loved (used) Sprinter Van. I could tell she had already a lot of Action 😅. @russell_holliday and I drove it home through snow, rain and fog during the 14 hour road trip. Somewhere along the way we broke up the sleepiness of the drive with a stop outside Vegas for Fireworks. Felt right to celebrate this new member of the family with a proper celebration. 💥🙏🏼💯 #sidechick . P.S. we always pick up our trash when lighting fireworks😉 Anyone know and good Van builders send me a DM.
Every once and a while, certain events in life can line up so perfectly, that it renders you speechless. Sometimes, it can all boil down to one specific moment in time that once seemed so improbable, that it’s a profound experience to see it materialize into a reality. So while I was perfectly positioned at 4:45am, setup on the 42nd floor of the @shangrila_dubai Hotel with my @fujifilmx_us X-Pro 2, @reallyrightstuff TFA-01 tripod and PG-01 Panoramic Gimbal, I was ready to capture the sunrise. The rest – the fog, rain, and clouds – were all variables that I could only hope for but never control. #MeAndTheViewAt42 #dubai #fog #sunrise #cityscape
@danielkordan. The light in his pictures is absolutely unique creating a lot of drama. Lot of sunset and night photos from really spectacular places.
Japan is so colorful during the autumn time! We've just finished incredible Japan photo tour together with @iuriebelegurschi and @rhonaleesm Special thanks for our friends in Japan, @midokoro who helped to find "secret" spots avoiding crowded iconic places. Looking forward to return to Japan next fall. Danielkordan.com Nikon D500 field tests + 14-24 nikkor vertical panorama 3 horizontal photos #Japan #Kyoto #d500 #NikonD500 #NikonDSLR #momiji #arashiyama
Claudia‘s IG Crushes
I love @lukenurse – he’s not a photographer, he’s actually a nurse. Just a regular kid (he’s very young) who goes out with his camera and takes some fabulous shots. Another one is @marklions – another amateur who shot after shot captures the essence of Sardinia.
Follow your heart 🙂 #nikon #worldshotz #igersitalia #igersardegna #nikonitalia #human #sonyalpha #amazing_longexpo #nikonworld_ #travel #adventure #nikontop #landscape #500px #dream_image #awesomeglobe #natgeospace #fantastic_universe #all_shot #Shotzdelight #sardegnageographic #longexposure_shots #night_excl #longexpoelite #look #awesome_earthpix #igers #supreme_nightshots #fantastic_earth #beatifuldestination
Non servono presentazioni 😎 #lanuovasardegna #sardegna_reporter #volgoitalia #italiainunoscatto #visititalia #yallerssardegna #yallersitalia #loves_madeinitaly #top_italia_photo #loves_united_italia #total_italy #visit_italiadascoprire #loves_bestpic #loves_mediterraneo #loves_italia #top_world_photo #vivo_italia #italy_hidden_gems #loves_united_sardegna #italy_photolovers #kings_villages #don_in_italy #awesome_phototrip #ig_europa #world_great #sud_super_pics #italia_super_pics #igs_world #pocket_italy #igersnuoro
David‘s Top Choice
Mine is @doyoutravel …his photos are just next level and have been a fan of his for ages. Perfect lighting in every shot and just amazing photography skills.
@jasonmpeterson inspired us so much that we started a third IG account just for B&W photography (@bwisback).
Stefan crushes on
Mine at the moment is @maxisms Once you get past the abs and speedo shots, he’s a very funny vlogger who uses cheeky humour to keep you engaged throughout whatever he does.
This one is an obvious pick @everythingeverywhere. Not only are his photos amazing but he has traveled to 120 countries and every continent.
Lavi is crushing on…
Love @simonjpierce …his underwater captures are stunning and fun! Also @taramilktea …love the way its a mix of location and self images and those pastel colors!
Melissa‘s Favorite Instagrammers
@hola_lafamily. I love their account as I love their style of travel going to exotic places with their 2 small children. I also love the inspirational messages they are passing on to their kids and whoever follows them. Also their photos are beautiful – showing the everyday of great places rather than the typical tourist attractions.
🦄What are you dreaming about, little girl? ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ "Dream with eyes open soyou never loose your vision" #Angkor #Cambodia 🙆 #littlebackpackers _________________ #visitcambodia #temple #familytravel #nomadfamily #travelwithkids #worldtourfamily #traveltheworld #wanderlust #holalafamily #globewanderers #followingus #tourdumondistes #voyageenfamille #familoasviajeras #photooftheday 📷 #doyoutravel #travelgram #explorerkids #littletravellers #viajeconniños #worldschooling #igtravel #wearetravelmums #kidsonthego #worldtravelIG
Sarah‘s IG crush
@logan_dodds. Nicknamed ‘The Hot Plumber’ Logan comes across as an authentic kiwi bloke who is always having a blast in fabulous locations and picking up friends as he goes. Logan appears in most of his images yet avoids his account looking full of selfies by putting himself in a different position every time. He inspires me to really think about different ways to take my travel photos without distracting from the amazing scenery around me.
@travelingdorks. Absolutely love these guys for creativity and quality. Their shots are so well set up, they are genuine photographers and they capture an underwater world that I’ve never seen before. They take you so deep into paradise that you will absolutely be inspired to get going, or get blogging in our case
Samantha‘s IG Pick
@helloemilie. She might be an obvious choice, but for good reason! When you get down to the nitty gritty of her photography and editing, it really does become an art form in itself. I love that she defines her melancholic, nostalgic style and sticks to it with every country.
Beautiful rainy day feeding deer friends in Japan…✨🍂💛☔️ Nara honestly has to be one of my favourite places in the world – filled with beautiful deer, enchanting forests and hundreds of years old wooden shrines, its such a magical place. Traveling with @TopdeckTravel @AirAsia #FlyAirAsia #Topdecker #eandjflyairasia
I am so jealous of this guy, he lives in the Maldives and every day he is posting epic Maldives photos.
My Instagram crush is @itsabandoned. I am absolutely fascinated by the beautiful places in the world that have been abandoned. They’re so full of mystery and intrigue. My other Instagram crush is @natgeowild because I’m crazy about wildlife and they have the most amazing wildlife pictures.
Amy’s Insta-crush is @kylefinndempsey. His cabin shots are the epitome of cozy and warm, and it inspires me to get out and adventure…as well as to find the adventure in the simple, everyday moments.
I mean, just look at that. Sigh…..
Who is YOUR Instagram crush? Let us know in the comments so we can go check them out! And please come follow along with us at @twodriftersxo