8 Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following For Serious Travel Inspiration

By Maddi Cross
29th Oct 2018

If you’re spending hours stalking strangers on Instagram every night, you might as well make sure they are inspiring you to live your best life. And what’s your best life without a good dose of travel inspo?

Obviously you’re already following The Urban List Travel, but sometimes you just want more—we get it. So we’ve done some serious FBI work to find the 10 best travel accounts that you need to follow immediately if not sooner.

Let’s get unashamedly stalking!

The Common Wanderer

Handle: @thecommonwanderer
Follow for: Adventure and couple goals

Not only is The Common Wanderer absolute travel goals, but these two Aussie travellers are also #couplegoals. Mark and Mim are travelling the world, taking incred photos, and writing about some crazy cool destinations. With everything from hiking in Nepal, sailing in Turkey and exploring the Faroe Islands, if you want some motivation to be adventurous, spontaneous and take cool pics then give these guys a follow.

Emily Yates

Handle: @emelinaah
Follow for: Beachy travel and boho fashion

We officially want to live the life of Emily Yates. This account is full of vintage inspired pics, beachy towns and awesome fashion. As she travels through Tanzania, coastal Italy and Byron Bay (to mention a few) this gal gives us all kinds of inspo to live our most luscious life possible.

Jackson Groves

Handle: @jackson.groves

Follow for: Backpacking, Adventure And Eco Travel

This dude’s Insta account makes him look like a 24/7 Survivor contestant. If you’re after a backpacker-adventurer travel account then these cliff jumping and remote island pics are definitely worth a follow. Jackson also collects one bag of rubbish on each of his outdoor adventures. Bonus points for being eco!


Today something special happened ���� Legends from all over Panama traveled to El Valle de Anton to hike at 4:30 am in the morning for sunrise and to collect an #adventurebag and to clean the trails! SWIPE RIGHT to see some of the terrible trash we encountered on the trail! We marched through the empty streets at 4:30 in the morning in darkness with an army of 70 people and had a great sunrise. After breakfast and a short presentation we then repeated the feat with another hike and #adventurebag clean up on Cerro La Silla. I’m feeling grateful and humbled tonight for the support from you all and your efforts today! GRACIAS POR TODOS ������������ #panama

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The Wandering Lens

Handle: @the_wanderinglens
Follow for: Serious wanderlust and pro photography tips

At first glance, this Insta feed looks like a series of pastel paintings we’d hang in our dream home—so Lisa Michelle Burns obviously has incredible skills with a camera! The pics are taken all over the world but a lot of this beauty is captured in the land down under, which makes us super proud. She even shares some photography tips to help our accounts look as good as hers (we wish).

Two Humans Travel

Handle: twohumanstravel
Follow for: Adventure travel and a look at the locals

Ben and Tayla are a match made in travel blogging heaven. Ben is a filmmaker and Tayla is a writer, so it only makes sense that they have a beautiful Instagram account and blog to match. While this account is littered with stunning landscapes from all over the world, it's their up close and personal pics of the locals in each of their destinations that we really love.

Jack Harding

Handle: @jackharding
Follow for: A good dose of wanderlust

This account has a dark, moody vibe about it, which makes us 100 times more curious about the world! These jaw-dropping locations are mostly mountain ranges and ocean landscapes, and we’ve added them all to our bucket list.

Elise Cook

Handle: @elisecook
Follow for: #Vanlife vibes, Aussie travel and fashion

Follow this account for ultimate #vanlife vibes and off the beaten path Aussie travel. Elise lives in a vintage kombi van with her husband and is travelling to all corners of Australia. This account gives us serious motivation to explore our own backyard (we just need to find the vintage van, awesome clothes, and our life partner).

Ever Changing Horizon

Handle: @everchanginghorizon
Follow for: Adventure and epic landscapes

Now, the pics on Quin’s travel ‘gram are a sight for sore eyes. This guy is visiting the most picturesque locations and obviously has a thing for the wilderness. The pics capture him exploring a tonne of natural caves, abseiling down cliff faces, and sleeping under the stars on mountaintops. Follow this guy, and you’ll most likely forget you’re just sitting on your couch scrollin’ through ya phone. PSA: he sells prints of his photography!


Wish you were living the good life too? Check out our chat with The Common Wanderer on how to quit your job and travel the world.

Image credit: The Wandering Lens

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