46 stunning Instagram photos that will inspire you to travel the world

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Santorini, Greece.

Not everyone is lucky enough to have the time to travel regularly.

Thanks to Instagram, though, you can at least feel like you’re somewhere far, far away.

Numerous avid travelers and travel photographers use the app to document the trips they take to exotic destinations all over the world.

So next time you’re feeling gloomy on a Monday morning at the office, take a look through one of these Instagramers’ feeds for some travel inspiration.

 

Gary Arndt (@everythingeverywhere) says he’s been “perpetually traveling since 2007.” He’s been to over 100 countries and all 7 continents. He took this one from a float plane flying over the Northern Rocky Mountains in British Columbia.

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It’s no surprise that Arndt’s bio says he’s the “2014 Travel Photographer of the Year;” his Instagrams — this one was taken at a yacht club in the British Virgin Islands — are mesmerizing.

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Foster Huntington (@fosterhunting) is both an author and stellar Instagramer. He documents everything from tree houses, to vans, to extreme snowboarders.

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And extreme surfers.

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Liz Carlson (@youngadventuress) refers to herself as an “American in New Zealand” who is both curious and a storyteller. Most of her photos are of places in New Zealand; this is Lake Wanakanz.

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She also captures animals she runs into, like this cheeky kea she spotted in New Zealand’s Mt. Aspiring National Park.

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You’ll want to jump into Alexandra Baackes’ suitcase (@alexinwanderland) for all of her trips, whether she’s lounging in an infinity pool in Koh Tao, Thailand.

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Or enjoying the view in the Greek town of Oia.

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Kristen Alana’s (@kristenalana) photos have been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post and Harpers Bazaar. She travels far away to places like Venice, where this was taken.

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But she also stays more local sometimes. This one was taken in Miami.

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Matt Gee (@mattbg) has an incredible talent for shooting landscapes, as evidenced by this shot of Antelope Canyon in Arizona.

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You would never guess that so many of his Instagrams are taken in the US. This one is of Mono Lake in California.

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Zach Glassman’s (@zachspassport) bio says he’s “the son of a wanderlust mother and a travel-writing father who met on a bus in Guatemala;” so it’s no wonder he’s an avid traveler. This was taken in Munnar Hills in Kerala, India.

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Glassman is also the founder of Passion Passport, an online community for travel bloggers and photographers. This is a view from his trip to Tallinn in Estonia.

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Oliver Vegas (@ovunno) is based in Barcelona, but he’s usually traveling to some place exciting, such as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia where he captured this stunning Instagram.

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He’s also documented the majestic Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland.

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Cole Rise (@colerise) doubles as a pilot and a photographer. Pretty much every single one of his Instagrams will make you want to hop on a plane and travel to that place, like this one he took at Chamarel Waterfalls in Mauritius.

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Rise captured this view in Skåla, Norway, when he was on site photographing the fjords.

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Jordan Herschel’s (@jordanherschel) photos are so ethereal, you wonder if they’re real. He says this picture he took in Petra, Jordan made the 14-hour flight there worth it.

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Here’s Herschel’s view of the northern lights from his room in Finland.

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Chris Burkard’s (@chrisburkard) Instagrams capture Earth and all of its natural beauty in a way that makes you want to abandon luxury hotels for camping tents. This photo is of Moraine Lake in Alberta, Canada.

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This masterpiece is a photo of the Grand Prasmatic Spring in Yellowstone National PArk, something Burkard says he’s wanted to shoot since he first picked up a camera.

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Unlike many other travel photographers, Dutch photographer Eelco Roos (@croyable) captures not only landscapes and places, but also people — either locals or his travel companions. This one was taken in Altea, Spain.

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Here he documents a street in Paris’S Montmartre.

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Sam Horine (@samhorine) is based in New York City, and many of his Instagrams show the city’s beauty.

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But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t get around. He captured this incredible shot in South Africa.

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The lighting in every one of Swedish photographer Christoffer Collin’s (@wisslaren) Instagrams is stunning, like this one taken in Chile.

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Here’s yet another magnificent sky captured in his homeland (Sweden).

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You’ll want to be Murad Osmann’s (@muradosmann) girlfriend, who is featured in all of his Instagrams, leading him to all kinds of exotic places around the world. Here she takes him to Copacabana in Brazil.

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And here she leads him to Moscow.

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Sylvia Matzkowiak (@goldie_berlin) refers to her Instagram as her travel diary. She explores many tropical destinations, like Fiji where this photo was taken.

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Here’s a view she shot in Mallorca.

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Dave and Deb (@theplanetd) run their Instagram as a team. The couple documents their world travels through photos with amazingly rich colors. This one is of a Buddhist monastery in Hong Kong.

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Here they caught a breathtaking sunset in Maui.

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Sean Ensch (@sean_ensch_images) is originally from California but currently living in Norway, which is his jumping off point for travels to places such as Iceland, where this Instagram was taken.

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This one is from a visit to Dominica in the Caribbean.

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Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Paulo del Valle (@paulodelvalle) takes gorgeous photos of both his home and numerous other destinations. This Instagram shows an interesting perspective of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

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Here’s his view from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world.

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Trey Ratcliff (@treyratcliff) shares his travels on his Instagram and his website stuckincustoms.com. His photos are both mind-boggling, like this one from Antarctica.

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And awe-inspiring, like this one taken in Guangxi in China.

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Jewels Zee (@jewelszee) is a photographer based in Australia. Although she travels outside of the country, many of her instagrams are of places in Australia, like this eye-catching one of Sydney.

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Here’s one from Kata Tjuta in central Australia.

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Turkish born Mehmet Sert (@mehmet_sert) captures beautiful scenes all over Europe. This was taken along the Mediterranean Coast in the town of Marmaris in Turkey.

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Here’s a picturesque he shot of Amsterdam in the fall.

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Alex Strohl’s (@alexstrohl) Instagram has the perfect mix of extraordinary shots from American landmarks — this is of Arizona’s famous Horseshoe Bend.

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And extraordinary shots from abroad. This is of the Monteverde cloud forest in Costa Rica.

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