Do you follow me on Instagram? Nope? Well get on over to @beccajtalbot and click “Follow”. Instagram is my favourite way to share pics of my travels, so I update my feed a lot more regularly than I do the blog.
Instagram also helps me discover beautiful new places to visit (whether that’s overseas or here in the UK), which I’ll often add to my bucket list. I like to follow travel Instagram accounts that tell a story, rather than just photography accounts. Of course I follow the likes of National Geographic, Lonely Planet and BBC Travel, but I find travel bloggers share snaps, stories and snippets that are a lot more human. They’re not polished or sugar-coated, they’re real, relatable.
So without further ado, these are my favourite female Instagram travellers to follow. Start following them too, for immediate travel inspo and wanderlust.
Meet Carly, she’s beautiful. She blogs over at touringandexploring.com about, well, touring and exploring the world with her husband (and David Guetta). She’s been to so many countries and seen so many cities, her Instagram feed is awash with envy-inducing snaps from around the globe. Oh, and she has gorgeous legs.
If you’re looking for action, adventure and some amazing pictures, then hop on over to thetravelbunny.com. One of my favourite things about the @thetravelbunny Instagram account is that, like myself, author Suzanne works full-time, so she fits her travels in around her day job. This means that her feed has a healthy mix of vacation and staycation snaps.
This colourful shot from Porto is gorgeous. I’ve never been to the city myself, but there’s plenty of time…
Porto's alleyways getting dressed up ready for St John's Day. Porto’s largest saint’s festival (São João) takes place on the evening of the 23rd June. It's a popular street celebration, probably one of the most important social events on the calendar in Portugal and one of Europe’s largest street festivals. #oporto #SãoJoão #festival
Breanna is a girl after my own heart; she blogs over at www.breannajwilson.com about the food (and drink) she enjoys while gallivanting around the globe. She talks tech too, which is refreshing to see from a female traveller (no “I wore this swimsuit from Prada” beach shoots from Breanna). She is a self-confessed travel badass, and I love her.
Her Instagram feed will definitely get your mouth watering and your mind wandering. And each of her snaps are perfectly captioned, such as this pic of a juicy paella pan:
Vicki from maketimetoseetheworld.com is living up to her website’s name, having visited over 30 countries around the globe already. Her Instagram feed is a thing of beauty and is sure to give you an extreme case of wanderlust. Just looking at the picture below – snapped in Australia – makes me want to pack my bags and jump on a plane.
Anja is author of travel blog www.travelontoast.de. Though the site is German, you don’t have to “sprechen sie Deutsch” to admire the beauty in her Instagram feed. All her snaps are like picture postcards of her trips away, many of which include palm trees, turquoise seas and cloudless skies. Bliss.
Though she’s not travelled as far as some of the other bloggers in this list, Maggie’s Instagram feed and blog, magsonthemove.com, offers a mix of snaps taken in-and-around her hometown of Orlando, and pictures taken on her travels. I started following her account while she was visiting Colombia, as it’s one of my favourite destinations (especially Cartagena).
If you’re even feeling remotely peckish, do not look at Amber’s Instagram feed – her colourful snaps of food and drink around the world will have you salivating all over your screen.
With her husband Eric in tow, Amber shares her culinary escapades over on the aptly-named blog www.withhusbandintow.com. There’s everything from cooking classes to restaurant reviews, so if you fancy your own foodie adventure, definitely pay the site a visit. Oh, and here are some colourful macarons, just to whet your appetite.
The gorgeous Marta is a digital nomad with a serious case of wanderlust. In 2010 she quit her 9-5 office job to travel solo across South and South-east Asia, and lived a life of travel ever since. She’s taken bucket showers in Laos, swum in the Arabian sea at midnight, was an extra in a Bollywood film, was nearly kidnapped in Istanbul, lived out her childhood dream in Tokyo and fell in love with Italy. And all this without a single line on her beautiful face. Jealous? Me?
Her site, www.a-girlwhotravels.com, is perfect for female travellers looking for advice on travelling solo (while doing it on a budget).
My #Bosnia and #Herzegovia post has been getting a lot of love recently, be sure to pay my blog a quick visit if you're planning a trip this year ☺️ . Ah #BiS, I miss your emerald rivers, the wonderfully welcoming people and their incredibly strong spirit and, of course, THE FOOD. BiS cuisine bridges the gap between the Turkish and European food and your taste buds are guaranteed to thank you for the result!😋
Last year I was lucky enough to meet and work with the lovely Kasha from linesofescape.com, and have stalked her blog and Instagram feed since. She balances weekends overseas (mostly in Europe) with weekends away here in the UK, travelling with her partner in crime Chris (of www.makenewtracks.com fame). Her feed’s eclectic and colourful, her face’s photogenic, and she is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.
And if all that wasn’t reason enough to love her, Kasha recently blogged about why Hull is such a great city. I couldn’t agree more, though as I’m moving there soon (more of that in another post…), I am a little biased.
Can you guess what this is? I couldn't believe my eyes when we visited, but this is the interior of St Joseph's Church in Le Havre. Made up of 50,000 tonnes of concrete, this church is easily one of the most unique buildings I've ever visited – especially with the contrast between concrete and the large amount of stained glass windows. Designed by Auguste Perret and completed in 1958, the church was constructed to replace its predecessor, which was destroyed during World War Two.
Swedish-born Iranian Em’s Instagram feed is full of photos of her favourite things: travel and food. Luckily these are two of my favourite things too (the third being cats, obviously), so we’re the perfect Insta-match.
She currently lives in London, so posts plenty of reviews of City eateries on her blog www.catch52.me. Her site is my go-to place if I’m looking for somewhere to eat that’s a little different than the high street chains I usually frequent.
Know of any other cool female travel bloggers that you think I should follow? Drop me a comment below and I’ll check them out. And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram too.