Virtual Voyeurism: 6 Travel Instagram Accounts to Ignite Your Wanderlust

Travel January 29 2015

January has almost come and gone, and as we head into the second month of 2015, some of us may already be thinking of our next escape… a beach holiday? Or, something more adventurous on the other side of the globe? Whether you need inspiration for your holiday planning, or just want to escape for five minutes, we’ve rounded up six stunning travel photography Instagram accounts. You may thank us… or not!

The Bali Bible - http://instagram.com/thebalibible

Villas, cliff top pools, sun streaked rice paddies, Potato Head cocktails – we don’t recommend looking at the tropical bliss that is The Bali Bible’s Instagram account unless you have a ticket booked! TBB is a fabulous resource for planning and researching your first, or next, trip to Bali!

The Bali Bible

Alex Strohl - http://instagram.com/alexstrohl/

While it may be summer in Australia, Alex Strohl’s eerily stunning images of still, snow-covered forests and mountains across America have us dreaming of a sabbatical in a winter wonderland. Log cabin, open fire, solitude… bliss.

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Jewelszee – http://instagram.com/jewelszee/

Wanderlust often entails dreaming of long plane rides to far away places, but Jewelszee’s Instagram images remind us of the incredible beauty that’s in our own backyard. This Queensland-based photographer shares breathtaking images from Australia and around the world.

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Ty Schmitt – http://instagram.com/tyschmitt/

When Ty Schmitt retired from NFL, he picked up a camera and the results turned out to be pretty spectacular. This football-pro turned self-taught photographer captures amazing images that highlight the power of Mother Nature, from the surf to the forest.

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Lauren Bath – http://instagram.com/laurenepbath/

Boasting the most followers for an Australian travel photography account, Lauren Bath shares images that seem to capture the essence of Australia – from the coast to the outback. Her more recent shots are from the US and Canada, which we wouldn’t mind visiting either…

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Marianne Hope – http://instagram.com/mariannehope

No virtual travel voyeurism would be complete without a wander through Europe, and Norwegian photographer Marianna Hope delivers in spades. Colourful, tall houses stacked alongside each other make us wish we were on a never-ending tour of European towns. Start in Paris… meet you in Amsterdam?

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