Has it been a long day so far? And you are actually tired of your 9 to 6 corporate job! Don’t really know what you are doing with your life and need some serious ‘daily dose of motivation! Then Instagram is the perfect place to turn to and going through the profiles of these best travel bloggers on Instagram would give you some serious travel goals. As you scroll through their pics you would know that they lead a life out of a backpack, explore the world like a local and are more than happy doing it.
While these travel bloggers share their experiences through their catchy writeups, they also weave a wonderful kaleidoscope with the lively picture describing the best of places and experiences they came across. Take a sneak peek at these mighty Instagram handles and treat yourself to some daily dose of awesomeness.
1. Murad Osmann, @muradosmann – 4.6m followers
One of the most popular travel blogs on Instagram belongs to the wonderful duo of Murad and Nataly Osmann. The Russia based traveler cum photographer travels with his wife around the world and the couple is an inspiration for every aspiring travel couple across the globe.
A post shared by Murad Osmann (@muradosmann) on Nov 1, 2016 at 4:42pm PDT
Murad and Nataly’s famous series “Follow Me To” made the headlines after the pictures from their series went viral in 2012. Yes, this couple make travel goals for you!
Read more about Murad & Nataly’s travel exploits here!
2. Jack Morris, @doyoutravel – 2.7m followers
The story of Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen is nothing less than a fairy tale. The adorable couple is in their mid-20s and already have millions of followers on Instagram. The two travel bloggers met only last year in Fiji and ever since then they have been traveling together. 20 countries so far!
Only to give you more reasons to envy, the couple charges a six-figure salary for every Instagram posts they publish on their handle. Already thinking about quitting your desk job? Wait, finish this article first! Read more about Jack Morris’s travel exploits here!
3. Lauren Bullen, @gypsea_lust – 1.9m followers
A post shared by LAUREN BULLEN (@gypsea_lust) on Nov 12, 2017 at 2:38am PST
Gypsea_lust, popular as Lauren Bullen, with close to 2 million followers on Instagram, is one of the powerful celebrities in the world of travel influencers. Today, Laura along with her hubby has become the face of travel blogging.
A post shared by LAUREN BULLEN (@gypsea_lust) on Sep 1, 2017 at 3:12am PDT
The Australian traveler blogger loves to share her experiences eloquently and I am keeping a close eye on her! ;)
Read more about Lauren Bullen’s travel exploits here!
4. Loki, @loki_the_wolfdog – 1.6m followers
The Instagram handle is (co)-owned by Kelly Lund from Colorado and his 2-year-old wolfdog. Charming as the wolfdog appears, equally intriguing are his exploits. A hybrid of Siberian husky, Malamute, and Arctic Wolf, Loki has a wonderful mentor in Kelly and together they epitomise friendship!
As the adorable buddies roam around in the outdoors, Kelly captures the best moments of Loki. They certainly are a force in the sphere of travel blogging today. Read more about Loki and Kelly’s travel exploits here!
5. Tara Milk Tea, @taramilktea – 840k followers
A post shared by Tara Milk Tea (@taramilktea) on Nov 2, 2017 at 12:47am PDT
Fashion, food, and travel! That’s all this Asian-Australian blogger. She has already won hearts with her remarkable presence on Instagram and keeps raising the bar for the competing bloggers with her stunning pics taken in some of the most striking places on earth.
A post shared by Tara Milk Tea (@taramilktea) on Oct 26, 2017 at 4:39am PDT
When it comes to perfectly timed pictures there’s hardly anyone on the internet that can compete with Tara. Her love for varieties of food delicacies makes her travel and it’s the other way around as well!
Read more about Tara’s travel exploits here!
6. Brooke Saward, @worldwanderlust – 635k followers
Brooke Saward is a restless solo traveler with some serious itchy feet. The 24-year-old wanderer rightly leverages her Instagram handle to inspire people to travel across the globe. Her blog, World of Wanderlust, is an inspiration for travelers with over 630k plus followers worldwide.
The proud author of the book, World of Wanderlust, has a lot to share from her adventures. Call her the owner of a boutique, bakery, or a book, she fits the best into all the roles that she takes. Read more about Brooke Saward’s travel exploits here!
7. Kiki The Blonde Abroad, @theblondeabroad – 459k followers
A post shared by Kiki • The Blonde Abroad (@theblondeabroad) on Aug 27, 2017 at 6:58pm PDT
Traveling to the places unknown and knocking off adventures off her bucket list, that’s what Kiersten – a native of California, does for a living. Having traveled to 50 plus countries, Kiersten is a serious inspiration for all the solo female travelers out there.
A post shared by Kiki • The Blonde Abroad (@theblondeabroad) on Aug 6, 2017 at 8:22am PDT
Through her travel stories, she has rightly addressed some genuine concerns raised by female travelers who look forward to traveling solo.
Read more about Kiki’s travel exploits here!
8. Jess, @jess.wandering – 381k followers
Jess calls herself as an outdoor enthusiast while I call her a tough traveler. The girl, on a perpetual journey, describes herself as someone who loves to go to the top of a mountain more often, swim in an alpine lake, or wander down a gusty path!
She has been on a traveling spree for the past couple of years and today she is a renowned figure in the world of travel on Instagram. Read more about Jess’s travel exploits here!
9. Holly Johnson, @missholldoll – 307k followers
A post shared by Holly Johnson (@missholldoll) on Nov 9, 2017 at 10:33am PST
For an avid traveler that she is, Holly Johnson loves to live life out of a backpack. Over the years Holly has realized that she shares a bond with nature like none other and she embraces the pious camaraderie gracefully.
A post shared by Holly Johnson (@missholldoll) on Sep 21, 2017 at 9:30am PDT
As you scroll through her Instagram feed you would know one thing for sure, she’s not the luxury traveler kind. She’s made for backpacking and hiking.
Read more about Holly Johnson’s travel exploits here!
10. Matt Expert Vagabond, @expertvagabond – 145k followers
Featured by the travel giants like NatGeo, Lonely Planet, and GoPro, Matt is an adventure travel photographer & a professional blogger who is constantly on the move. Be it camping in one of the most remote locations in the forests of Panama, camping by the live volcano in Guatemala, or capturing the best of Iceland, Matt has done it all.
And his pictures and words say it all. If you are traveling to these places specifically, you need to visit his website at least once. Read more about Matt’s travel exploits here!
11. Savi and Vid, @bruisedpassport – 144k followers
A post shared by Savi and Vid (@bruisedpassports) on Oct 13, 2017 at 8:32pm PDT
Dream! And dream more often, coz dreams do come true. The stylish Indian duo of Vidit Taneja and Savi Munjal (aka. Vid and Savi) are the living testimony to the aforesaid. The school time friends turned couple have traveled to 80 plus countries in a span of 9 years. After they decided to become full-time travelers, the couple has come a long way.
A post shared by Savi and Vid (@bruisedpassports) on Sep 10, 2017 at 8:40pm PDT
Today, they are a powerhouse of information for travelers around the globe. And they make a living out of their travel blog Bruised Passports! Fancy them, eh? Get on with the basis in the first place. Start traveling!
Read more about Savi and Vid’s travel exploits here!
12. Selena Jacob, @finduslost – 122k followers
It started with a road trip across Europe and is turning out to be around the globe trip for these wandering couples. Selena and Jacob are the couple in their 20s who came in a relationship after the college and today travel keeps them going.
They share an undying hunger for travel and go exploring places together. The Expats aren’t here to stay and keep sharing their travel quests on Instagram. Read more about Selena Jacob’s travel exploits here!
13. Laura, @Vagablonde_laura – 106k followers
A post shared by Laura (@vagablonde_laura) on Jul 14, 2017 at 7:47am PDT
Adventures, globetrotting and the incredible nature has kept Laura going. The woman epitomizes true grit with the fact that she walked into the office one fine day, handed over the 2-week notice to him and never really went back to the same place.
A post shared by Laura (@vagablonde_laura) on Oct 30, 2017 at 7:50am PDT
Gradually after moving north and moving to Portland and having traveled, hiked, backpacked, and explored secret waterfalls, she has gracefully embraced traveling as a way of life. Today Laura is a popular travel blogger on Instagram and loves to make it easy for travelers across the globe by furnishing all the details that she garners from her trips.
Read more about Laura’s travel exploits here!
14. Meg Jerrard, @mappingmegan – 46.1k followers
Presenting the wonderful couple Megan and Mike Jerrard for you! The couple has been traveling and educating people from their informative blogs since 2007 and have quite a bit of adventure under their belt! Talk of Skydiving over Swiss Alps, bungee jumping in Costa Rica, treading the world’s largest sand dunes, or climbing atop Mt. Kilimanjaro, the couple has got everything covered.
Apart from blogging they share a lot of information on their video blogs as well. Another informative Instagram handle that you must follow! Read more about Meg Jerrard’s travel exploits here!
15. Shivya Nath, @shivya – 39.6k followers
A post shared by Shivya Nath (@shivya) on Oct 5, 2017 at 10:59pm PDT
Meet India’s very own Wonder Woman who looks like a traveler on a mission. Ever since quitting her corporate job in 2011, Sivya Nath hasn’t looked back and has traveled solo around the world to some of the remotest places. As I write this, she would be exploring some other part of the globe walking the unknown trail, munching on some vegan cuisine (Shivya is a vegan traveler!).
A post shared by Shivya Nath (@shivya) on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:38pm PDT
The best part is, Shivya makes a living out of it and she does that comprehensively. From hitch-hiking across the Romania’s countryside to having lived with Mayan community in Guatemala, and from boarding Canada’s mountain railways to have accomplished some daredevil activities by stepping out of the comfort zone, Shivya has pulled off it all.
Read more about Shivya’s travel exploits here!
The social media is full of life, fun, and beauty. And when you start looking for travel pics of these travel bloggers, you already know that you must consider traveling as a full-time profession sooner!
Frequently Asked Questions About Travel Bloggers On Instagram
A. Being a blogger is not as easy as people have made it seem. Here are a few tips that one should keep in mind when planning to become a full-time travel blogger on Instagram, one of the famous social media platforms.
1. Decide on a phenomenal username that would appeal to users. Add a quirky yet simple bio and an appealing profile picture.
2. Select what your content will be about. It could be anything related to landscapes, forts, or travel food.
3. Use relevant, proper, and right amount of hashtags.
4. Engage and connect with fellow bloggers and users.
5. Keep adding stories and posts. Do not leave the account as-is for long.
A. Some of the best travel accounts that one should definitely follow during this year are Salt in our Hair, Christina Tan, Jack Morris, Gigi Hopkins, Meg Jerrard, Vagablonde_laura, and Selena Jacob.
A. There are many ways through which travel bloggers can get paid such as selling their own products, paid marketing of brands, sponsored posts, freelance content creation, public speaking, and mentoring or coaching.
A. In order to achieve fame on Instagram, there are certain set of rules that one should follow. Some of these rules are- avoid using an awkward or difficult username, do not set a profile on private, do not overstuff the caption with hashtags, do not steal someone else’s work, and do not ignore the comments from followers.
A. Some of the most famous Indian travel bloggers that one should immediately follow on Instagram are Shivya Nath, Lavina, Lakshmi Sharath, Jyotsana Ramani, and Neelima Vallangi.
A. Once a travel blogger has settled and established himself or herself on Instagram or any other social media, they can earn around $3000 to $5000 per month. But if someone wants to earn double or triple the amount, they usually start working on side income sources such as freelance writing, social media management, content creation, and many other sources.
A. A travel blogger plans to generate income by collaborating with a brand and promoting it to the audience. One can do this either by posting on sites and talking about the brand, sharing content to social media, and other ways.
A. One can promote their travel on Instagram through researching for hashtags, finding similar accounts and connecting with them, use blogger outreach, make use of google alerts, and influencer marketing platforms.
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