Caution! These Instagram accounts will give you intense wanderlust and an overwhelming desire to book a one-way plane ticket out of your office cubicle. Follow these accounts and get your daily dose of the most amazing places, people and events captured with bewildering imagination and skill by these eclectic bunch of Instagram superstars.
Tom Anderson (@MySpaceTom)
With millions in the bank, the retired former Myspace founder travels the world taking insanely ridiculous pictures. From Manila to Oregon and Thailand to New Zealand, this 30-something globetrotter is living the dream – and taking breath-taking pictures of it all.
For some of the most impressive black and white photos of India, head over to Rufus aka Ramu.ka.ka’s Instagram page. Traveller and founder of @streets.of.India (which, incidentally, is another great account to follow), Rufus has discovered the essence of movement that is India –where everything is constantly in flux, changing, developing. From bikes and boats to camels and trains, this young photographer’s account is, as clichéd as it might sound, a tribute to the spirit of India.
Murad Osmann (@muradosmann)
Murad Osmann has attracted 3.8 million followers on Instagram with his stunning pictures of being lead to the corners of the earth by his partner Natalie Zakharova. Their adventures see them travel to Hollywood, Bali, Jong Kong and Singapore – all captured in his signature style, with his hand stretching out after his beautiful girlfriend who is leading the way.
Kash Bhattacharya (@Budgettraveller)
Wonderful evening yesterday in Lisbon exploring some of city's lesser known culinary backstreets with the good lady and the lovely @celiapedroso from @culinarybackstreets 3.5 hours of drinking wine and eating some fabulous food. As someone who not only knows all the best places to eat but also has so many great stories to share of the city- was a wonderful few hours spent.Definitely recommend doing a tour with Célia if you are visiting Lisbon.
A lesson on traveling within your budget, without compromising on style or luxury. This award-winning Budget Traveller has revolutionised travel for the stylish, design-led and budget-conscious travellers with his internationally successful projects Luxury Hostels and Cool Budget Hotels that have been featured in the New York Times.
George Koruth (@Fotobaba)
George Koruth is a documentary and travel photographer based in India. His collection captures India’s rich culture and traditions. Looking to build a descriptive narrative of India, Koruth has captured some unbelievably vivid scenes across the country that will make you want to drop everything and go on an exploring binge.
Chris Burkard (@chrisburkard)
A self-taught photographer, Chris’ work is full of stunning landscapes that’ll help spur on any adventures you had planned. His adventurous snaps that range from kayaking to skiing and surfing as well as plenty of picturesque mountains. Chris has accomplished a style and composition that is completely his own, managing to catapult the viewer into the moment.
Caz & Craig (@ytravelblog)
Got kids, will travel. Aussie couple Caz and Craig caught the travel bug 16 years ago, and they refuse to let anything get in their way of seeing the world. This jet-set family shows just what it’s like to travel around with world with small humans in tow.
Ravi Vora (@ravivora)
Based in Los Angeles as a director and photographer, Ravi Vora captures spectacular scenes from unusual angles. His Instagram shows him snapping everything from hot air balloon rides in Jordan to wild horses running through the snow in Canada. With unusual colours and presented with a soft glow, his pictures look beautiful and otherworldly.
Abhinav Chandel (@Abhiandnow)
I do cry sometimes, when my heart breaks, or when I lose something or someone I really loved. I feel everytime it happens, I'll get more habitual to pain, but pain is a funny thing. It knows how to break you down, no matter how tough you try becoming. But it's ok, I let it arrive, and cry a little. . I sit on top of a mountain sometimes, looking at a river flowing down below, at another mountain far away, at cities resting in the shadow of these mountains I traverse. I learn more about myself, about happiness, about how happiness arrives after pain, how I endure those tough moments on rocky trails before I reach another vantage point somewhere up top. . But I cry sometimes, I smile at the other times. I don't hide, I learned that hiding doesn't solve anything, but increases the amount of burden and we already have enough baggage to carry, so I let it all out, sadness or happiness. And when I smile, I find friends who smile with me, and when I cry, I find these mountains to cheer me up once again. . I don't run away from pain anymore, I can't, you can't, no one can. It stays no matter where you go, Ladakh, Kodaikanal, Udaipur, Pokhra, Meghalaya, Kashmir, Pondicherry, Goa, even Bhutan doesn't erase pain from your heart for it stays. Pain stays to help us learn more about ourselves, our lives, about how intricate the reality is, and how important it is to smile again. . And so I cry sometimes, but then I make sure to laugh once again, while standing atop a mountain, staring at the river flowing down below.
Abhinav Chandel lives in McLeodganj in Himachal Pradesh and his Instagram feed is an ode to mountain life in India. What’s unique about Chandel is that his narrative includes through not just pictures, but also poems and stories on the road. The music of mountains flows through his captions and every photograph that he posts is a song in itself.
National Geographic (@natgeo)
Photo by @BrianSkerry. A giant iceberg with a meltwater pool in the center is frozen into pack ice near the floe edge off Navy Board Inlet, Canada. Coverage from an upcoming story in National Geographic Magazine (@natgeo) and documentary film about climate change in the Arctic, focusing on the decline of sea ice and the effect on wildlife and cultures. To see more photos of ocean environments, Arctic scenes, and wildlife, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram. @thephotosociety #arctic #pool #landscape #photography #national #geographic #magazine #climate #change #protect #conserve #preserve #photooftheday
The only aggregator account on this list, we make an exception for Natgeo because of the sheer volume of pictures Natgeo has, having been around since 1888. Whether you’re a world traveller with an appetite for adventure, an animal lover on a never-ending search for cute pictures, or simply a curious human with a desire to know more about the world you live in, there is something to be learned with every picture.
Ofcourse, whenever this inspires you to take your next trip, do think of Bragpacker to equip you for wherever your are going. We have a nifty instagram account too, BTW (@bragpackergear)