Increasing numbers of people are choosing to travel and explore the world, driven by a desire for new experiences. This appears to be especially true with younger generations such as Millennials who are less interested in owning things. Instead it seems that they see greater value in exploring new countries, experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, trying new cuisines and generally making exciting new memories that will often last a lifetime.
There are various different factors driving this new trend and one of which is likely to be social media. People love to share their experiences with their friends, family and followers across the various social networks that now exist.
E is for evergreen England; Inhale the fresh air and admire this countryside retreat. ☀️#beautifuldestination #traveldeeper #travelmore #exploretheworld #traveltheworld #exploremore #england #land #sunset #blueskies #lavendar ##lovetotravel #passionpassport #culture #livingthedream #nature #discoverearth #views #adventuretravel #scenery #scenic #explore #naturesbeauty #globetrotter #fromwhereistand #takemethere
Instagram in particular stands out as being perfectly designed for sharing travel experiences because of its visual nature. While there have been a variety of exciting new features added to this incredible app, at its heart it remains a medium for uploading and sharing photos to create a personal online album.
It is also like the modern day postcard for today’s technologically savvy population, millions of whom have access to the internet wherever they go with their connected smartphone with advanced photographic capabilities. While travelling, people will upload and share photos to their Instagram profile to show their friends, family and followers what they are up to, and also to keep these memories to look back on later.
As well as for sharing photos and storing memories, Instagram is also an amazing source of inspiration for today’s modern traveller. Because of the sheer wealth of incredible photos being uploaded from around the world, users can plan their next holiday including where they want to go, where to eat and what to do, based on Instagram.
It is like a travel brochure for today’s modern traveller with almost endless possibilities. Herein lies one problem though; because of the sheer number of travel accounts and photos (including lots of bad ones), it can take a lot of time sifting through. We wanted to make things easier for you, so here are “5 Awesome Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want to Travel More”:
Beautiful Destinations @beautifuldestinations
National Geographic Travel @natgeotravel:
Photo by @andrea_frazzetta // A panoramic view of Florence. In the middle of the city the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. The dome that covers the Florence cathedral is known as the Brunelleschi’s dome, in honor of his creator the architect Filippo Brunelleschi. When it was designed, it was the largest dome in the world. Imagine the thriving city of Florence in the year 1296. Proud of their city, the Florentines began to build a glorious cathedral, reserving enough space in its design for a huge dome. But there was one problem: no one knew how to erect a dome that would be nearly 150 feet wide and that would begin 180 feet above the ground, atop the existing walls. The dome is a masterpiece of beauty and engineering, a pioneering construction, and in many ways remains unmatched. As a master of illusions, Brunelleschi was known in Florence to have made people believe in things that did not exist. The construction of its dome sparked years of debate on what was the “magic trick” that provided the result that lay in front of everyone. Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #florence #tuscany #italy
Travel + Leisure @travelandleisure:
Lonely Planet @lonelyplanet:
'There are film locations all over #Edinburgh and you’ll find lots of maps online to help you find them. I think Victoria Street might be one of the prettiest, which is probably why it has been featured in so many films, including One Day, Filth and Cloud Atlas. It's lined with colourful boutiques and cafés, and if you climb up to Victoria Terrace you get an even better view, as you can see here.' – @peekingduckco #lpInstaTakeover @edfilmfest #travel
Jack Morris @doyoutravel:
We hope that these accounts give you some great inspiration to get out there and see the world and explore new places. We’d love to hear about any Instagram accounts that you have found with incredible travel photos, so feel free to share them with us in comments section below or via social media.