In an era where social media reigns supreme, I can’t deny that I am absolutely obsessed with Instagram. For me, it’s a platform where I follow people to inspire me and where creativity can be shared. I follow a heap of different travel accounts that have educated me on different parts of the world, as well as inspired me to go see places I may never have known about before.
There are so many amazing personalities and photographers out there who use Instagram as their tool for sharing their content. Coming from a marketing background for a Catering Supplies company I do spend quite a bit of time posting on social media for work and creating advertisements. I like seeing the business and analytical side of things, as well as the posts that I see from people. The platform itself just interests me as a whole!
So, while I was off sick from work I did what I always do and went searching through the app for inspiration. With this I got the bright idea to share the love with a few accounts that I really, really love on my Instagram stories. Without further adieu, here are some of my favourite accounts on Instagram and why:
Lauren Bath @laurenepbath
Lauren is an Australian photographer who takes photographs from around the world. I find her captions to be really great – as she often explains how she got a photograph, where it was taken, etc. Even in her stories she always keeps my interest and the quality of her pictures really speak for themselves!
Mollie Bylett @wheresmollie
Mollie from WhereIsMollie has a group called the Wheres Mollie Global Travellers on Facebook where she brings together people from all over to go on adventures. Honestly, I’m hoping that 2018 is the year that I get to join on one of the adventures to meet like minded travellers & getting out of my comfort zone. She exudes complete and utter positivity and I just love it!
Frans Lanting @franslanting
Frans Lanting is a dutch photographer who shoots for National Geographic. His work is absolutely captivating and his captions always tell a story of his expeditions. I have to admit, a reason why I enjoy his photography so much possibly comes down to the high number of animals that he shoots – but his work is amazing none the less! He would inspire you to go to places you never even dreamed of.
Alyssa Ramos @mylifesatravelmovie
Alyssa is a solo female traveller taking Instagram by storm with her GoPro and selfie stick! I love the way she makes no secret of the length she goes to, to get that perfect Instagram picture with no one else around. She is my Instagram photography goals & I love seeing where she is going and where she has been.
Jack Morris @doyoutravel
With over two million followers I don’t think it’s too hard to see what I love about this account. What I think I love most is the fact that they take all their own pictures. There is something about creating your own content (and not paying a photographer) that I really love. I just get so much travel envy and inspiration from this page as he goes to all the note worthy areas around the world.
Ciara McNally @mysuitcasediaries
Ciara is a primary school teacher and Irish Travel Blogger who I absolutely love following in Instagram. Her account which goes between city breaks and fabulous towns in Ireland is right up my street as it is exactly what I aim for myself, so I constantly get inspiration off her account!
This one is kind of cheating because she technically doesn’t live in Ireland anymore – but she did when I started following! Danielle shares amazing pictures of her travel that are bound to give you wanderlust. Honestly, when she was in Ireland she made me fall in love with this country all over again with her amazing images.
Johnny Ward @onestep4ward
I first came across Johnny at the Irish Blogger Conference and his story just blew me away. Since then I have actively followed both his blog and his social media channels. He is the first Irish person to visit every country in the world (197/197!) and reading about his final few hurdles was so interesting. He is an inspiration in every single way!
Anouska Proetta Brandon @anouskapb
I feel like I keep cheating in this category! Technically Anouskas’ account isn’t solely a travel account but she travels quite a bit and her content is just on point (especially when she goes away with @iamgalla!). Her content is fresh, different and a lot more ‘artistic’ than the other travel focused accounts I follow which I like. She also has a cute as f*ck cat so that’s me pretty much won over right there.
And last but not least! (because I can’t help be a little cheeky 😉)
Emily Culhane @emziiepop
I think I love my Instagram more than I love this blog. It’s a place for me to be creative on a whim and give love to those who I enjoy as well. As time goes on, I get more and more interactive on the platform and try and let people know when I love their content because I love when people tell me they love mine! My posts are a mix of Ireland and my travels and I find it really pushes me to get out there at the weekend and push the boundaries on the pictures I can get. I used to not take pictures at all really but now with my Instagram I have an amazing gallery full of pictures from amazing places I have visited!
So, these are some of my all time favourite Instagram accounts. I love them for a number of different reasons but mostly because of their amazing content and their constant positivity. Now, I don’t fully trust everything I see on Instagram, but as a platform to showcase content and creativity I think it’s amazing. What Instagram accounts do you enjoy the most? Is it a social media platform you use regularly?