Instagram inspiration | Female Travel Blogger Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

Instagram inspiration | Female Travel Blogger Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

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Looking for some inspirational traveling women to follow on Instagram? I feel constantly inspired by the way other women are out there being all #Kickass #Girlboss #Woke and whatever other # you want to use. But not only that, for once I feel like women are coming together and supporting each other to achieve.

Now I know Instagram can seem like a pretty superficial platform, and sometimes it is. But it is also full of some pretty incredible female travelers who are constantly inspiring other women.

Female Travel Blogger Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow in 2019

So to celebrate all of these badass female adventurers I asked 7 of my favorite Instagram Galpals who inspires them and why.

Lindsey from Seven Day Weekender

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This is probably one of my most favorite photos that I took while in SF! 🌊🌉 Because you couldn't possibly think I would come back without at least one photo with the Golden Gate Bridge in it, right?! 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ And fun fact: Baker Beach also happens to be a nude beach… so I had to walk pretty far down to make sure the two fully unclothed dudes I saw didn't end up in the background 🤦🙈😂 °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Jumpsuit: @forever21 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mytinyatlas ​#passionpassport #travelinspo #followmeto #tlpicks #ilovetravel #AlwaysSF #postcardsfromtheworld #wonderfuldestinations #dametraveler #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #california #cali #westcoast #westcoastbestcoast #californialove #SanFrancisco #TravelUSA #citylife #Sanfran #onlyinsf #ilovesf #visitcalifornia #californialiving #californiadreaming #california_igers #californiadreamin #californiacoast #californialife

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Mel Vandersluis

Someone that has inspired me for years is Montrealer, Mel Vandersluis. Now one may think that I love Mel because of the fact she is from my most favorite city in the world, but it’s her personality, her sweet, honest self and her ability to create amazing content (that isn’t like every other creator who has risen above 100k followers) that makes me excited every time one of her new posts shows up in my feed.

Mel has been able to not let her quick rise to power Instagram influencer jade her. How do I know this? Simply from watching her stories, her live videos and the fact that she always responds to my comments (I have yet to DM her).

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Bonjour Paris! ✨ What are we up to? So Lisa and I are really excited and blessed to be here with @sofitel for 30th anniversary! ✧ We’ve never attended DEB before so here’s what we’ve learned so far! Diner en Blanc is a dinner in white. Everything you wear has to be white (hat, shoes, clothing, bag, etc). You bring your own table, chairs and dinner. The location of the event is the best kept secret in Paris! No one knows where the location is until that night when you meet your volunteer leader and then you walk from that meeting point to the location. The kicker is that 13,000 people are going to be at this event tonight! 🍌’s!! ✧ 📷: @lisahomsy @sofitelparisbalitmore #sofitelenblanc #dinerenblanc

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On top of all of this, and the amazing vision she has behind all of her content, Mel knows that you need to be able to diversify yourself, and even has her own jewelry line on the side. A girl after my own heart because I do these kinds of crafty things in my spare time but have yet to make a business out of them (even though people have told me I should…hmmm).

In this crazy world of influencers it’s pretty common for people to reach a certain level of followers, start selling courses, and then somehow become unavailable, but not Mel…you can tell she cares about her followers. Yes, she has gorgeous photos on her feed but she is also a pretty fabulous photographer who consistently wants to keep learning to up her photo and video game.

Taima from Poor in a Private Plane

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Happy Thursday everyone. So I think I'm suffering from a travel hangover. Is that even a thing?! The last few days I have been dragging my feet. Florida was great but this girl is tired. I also think it's because for the first time in a long time I do not have any big trips planned. I kinda do that on purpose. Summer travel is expensive. I prefer to travel in the off season. Less crowds, cheaper tickets. I mean it's a win win for me. And instead of taking one trip a year I can afford to take several. Tell me your thoughts on this. I find it hard to believe I am the only one suffering from a travel hangover. ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ #puertoricanblogger #latinainfluencer #sheinofficial #stayandwander #doyoutravel #miami #sidewalkerdaily #miamibeach #sheisnotlost #miamilife #dametraveler #darlingescapes #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #southbeach #passionpassport #globelletravels #miamistyle #femmetravel #citizenfemme #travelgram #wanderlust #thetravelwomen #wonderfuldestinations #traveladdict #targetstyle #travelbff #wheretofindme #youbelongnow #inspiredbyinstyle

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One of my favorite bloggers/influencers is Sunita from @sunitav_ I have been following this girl forever. And no matter how big she gets she has remained the same girl I started following years ago.

I love her sense of style, personality and the fact that she engages with her audience (she always responds to DMS). Not only that. But her travels are always so inspiring. And she does it with such an understated girl next door flare. It is refreshing to see this on insta.

Shree from Where is Shree

Bye bye Adrienne

I’m a huge fan of “@byebyeadrienne” because along with her life/travel partner “@heyheyandrew”, she’s been traveling around the world for four years officially. To which I say…it’s more than a singular travel adventure at this point, but rather, it is a lifestyle! Refined touch of raw, is the best way to put it when it comes to Adrienne’s account as she keeps her posts honest and blunt.

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After our 4 hour trek through the Ugandan mountains we were really looking forward to going back to the lodge to sit here in this spot and drink our two bottles of Crazy Cock whiskey (we're the lazy types of alchy's) and not take any poser photos like this one 😳. Soo, we kicked and screamed and threw a shit-fit when our guide insisted we continue exploring. We walked through villages and fields and learned how to make banana beer, coffee the local way, ate some Ugandan yum-yums, learned about plants, birds, the works. I milked me a fatty cow, learned how to basket weave from papyrus and all the ways to kill people from a witch doctor. Randy and Joshua abused each other with whips for awhile, in a totally non-sexual way and we ended the day at a "bar" in which they only sold mystery booze out of a 5 gallon bucket. It was fantastic.

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Her travels are not isolated to any one region nor style, which gives me the confidence to galavant across the spectrum of luxurious travel and backpacking. Her storytelling has inspired me to tell and share my own adventure stories whole-heartedly with more gusto while giving myself the chance to indulge in story-telling projects with the locals I meet along my way.

More so, Adrienne and Andrew designed “@TheRobeLives” which is its own wonderful project, that in and of itself inspires me to develop a product as such that benefits an organization as impactful as!

Karina from By.Karinabravo

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I’m loving this new brown tan color I have. Probably I had never spent so much time at the beach before until this year and I’m loving it so far. I wish I had taken some stories so you could see how beautiful the beach looks lately… I guess I will have to go back during the week 😉 Photo credit: @alma_coria #Cancun #Mexico . . . . #citizenfemme #girlsvoyages #globelletravels #shesnotlost #femmetravel #girlsthatwander #mytinyatlas #travelcommunity #discoverunder10k #thetraveltag #ladiesgoneglobal #mexicanblogger #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #wearettavelgirls #prettylittleinspo #passionpassport #latinaswhotravel #travelgirlsgo #girlsthatwander #traveldreamseekers #theglobewanderer #beautifuldestinations #travelstoke #darlingescapes #traveldiaries #travelcreatives #worldwecapture

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Andrea from It’s a Travel OD

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4 ways to challenge yourself. (all things I’ve done this year) 🧐 1. New Experiences: Go to places like this on group trips. ▪️ [Different from my usual beach destinations & my solo travels] 😮 2. Different Types of Projects: I published my first book, @soyouwanttovlog. ▪️ [Writing & figuring out the distribution was a project that took longer than I thought.] 📖 3. Love Over Work: This week, I put a week-long pause on my tour around South America & got on a plane for love. ▪️ [Before, I would have not altered my plans for someone else.] 😍 4. Faster Travel: I have been out of my comfort zone by visiting one country per month. #overdoseintravel ▪️ [Traveling faster to change it up.] ✈️ Why am I proud of all of this? ‘Cuz I realize I can’t grow if I don’t push myself, so that’s one of my goals… ☺️ To always be like “okay, what can I do next to sprinkle some spice on this thang called life?” 👀 I’m not the only one, I’m sure…

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How not to travel like a basic bitch

Kiona and I have so many things in common, we sometimes joke that we’re the same person. I really admire her social media & how well she connects with her audience!

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Uh hi new people. 👋🏼 Thanks for the mention @nowhitesaviors but y’all sent over a boatload of reckless ass people talking out their neck. Some of y’all aren’t really that cool. 🙄 If you’re cool, welcome to this space! Everyone here is learning something new. And I look forward to sharing all of our journeys with you. 🤗 If you’re not cool, I don’t have time for: 🤫 -your unsolicited opinions -your unsolicited emotional issues -your unsolicited words of advice -your unsolicited corrections -your unsolicited triggers -your unsolicited book recommendations 🤫 I ain’t your therapist. Take that shit somewhere else. Also please recognize this is MY space and if you don’t respect it ima block you. We’ve built a community here and I genuinely don’t give a fuck about your follow. 😁 So please unfollow if this offends you. And if you choose to leave a comment in the future, introduce yourself before interacting with me. 😃 Remember I don’t know you, you don’t me, we are strangers and I only have so much emotional energy and it ain’t for you. 👍🏽 Otherwise, I swear I’m nice! The above is for NEW FOLLOWERS ONLY. Everyone else has been vetted and welcome to share.

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We share things like our love for Mexico, our passion for being as real as possible in our captions & of course… traveling! What started as a few Instagram likes and comments has now turned into a real-life friendship, because her offline persona is just as fun as her online self.

Cher from Wandering Redhead

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You know I climbed that tower (minaret) in the back because that's the only way I stay in shape while traveling… by climbing things. It wasn't easy in a dress to negotiate the narrow steep winding old ass steps but luckily I had pants under my dress (because it's cold!) so I just pulled the skirt up, tied it and went for it. How do you stay in shape while traveling? Share some tips that don't involve giving up bread. Or wine. Thanks! . . . . . #khiva #uzbekistan #centralasia #greatsilkroad #visituzbekistan #femaletravelbloggers #herwanderfullife #femmetravel #dametraveler #darlingescapes #wearetravelgirls #gltlove #teamkaptainkenny #girlaroundworld #girltribe #thetravelwomen #passionpassport #lifewelltravelled

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Kaptain Kenny

I love following @kaptain.kenny because she’s one of the most real and kind people on Instagram chere.

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Who knew climbing to the top of this crater would be so easy? I think Iceland must’ve done a lot in the last few years to make travelling through its country super easy. The entire way up was paved with a perfect wooden staircase. There’s never been a better reason to stay on the designated path! . I’m kind of missing that girl in the picture – she was active and fit and now that winter has well and truly settled in, I have zero motivation to put on my running gear and get out to the park, noooo! I feared this would happen. How do those winter runners do it? Do you find it difficult to move a lot in winter vs summer? I was so thrilled to finally find a sport which “does it for me” like running did, back in the warmer months. So how can I get back on board? And please, the answer can’t be “go out and spend 500 euros on new winter running gear. (Because I have enough running gear! 😛) . Funny thing is, even if I move back home to Australia in the near future, I’ll probably be making excuses not to run because of the “heat”. I gotta get real with myself – there shouldn’t be any excuses. Precisely THAT is the answer I think. Oh wow – because of my “running” monologue, I’ve managed to solve my own problem and answer my own question – no need to comment now 🤣 . Like my gear? Backpack: @sandqvistbags Beanie: @vaikoclothing Boots @hellyhansen (Werbung) . #teamkaptainkenny #tkkeurope #tkkiceland #kaptainkennycollabcamp #westiceland #visitwesticeland #visiticeland • #visualsofearth #guardiantravelsnaps #timeoutsociety #ourlonelyplanet #naturegood #earthfever #earthlandscape #tourtheplanet #icelandtravel #inspiredbyiceland #everydayiceland #earthlandscape #icelandair #igersiceland #absoluteiceland #topicelandphoto #wonderlusticeland #guidetoiceland #roamnation #visiticeland🇮🇸 #iceland🇮🇸 #icelandtravel

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Flo from Yoga Wine Travel

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Isn’t it incredible what our bodies do for us every second of every day? To be absolutely honest, before our trip to the Maldives I was feeling exhausted – mentally, physically, emotionally. I REALLY needed our little getaway to @kanuhuramaldives to unwind, eat well, get pampered and forget about “the real world” for just a little bit. When is the last time you treated your body and mind to a little downtime? ♥️ * #yogawinetravel #sp #beautifuldestinations #doyouyoga #urdhvadhanurasana #Maldives #MaldivesIslands #maldiveslovers #maldivesbeach #visitmaldives #ilovemaldives #unfetteredparadise #asiatravel #asiatravels @visitmaldives •••••••••••• 💻 More photos, destination guides, yoga acontent and travel tips available on 🙋🏻 Facebook: @yogawinetravel 🐤 Twitter: @yogawinetravel 📌 Pinterest: @yogawinetravel

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The Katie Show Blog 

I’ve followed Katie (@katieshowblog) for years and have never been let down by her authenticity and integrity. Her travel photos from Egypt (or anywhere, for that matter) are stunning and have me wanting to jump on a flight ASAP to head to the pyramids.

I was lucky enough to meet Katie in person and she is just as witty and hilarious as she is on Instagram and Facebook. Make sure you tune into her videos about solo female travel because it’s bound to stoke the wanderlust in you!

Claire from Claire’s Itchy Feet

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Being here in Playa del Carmen I decided I needed to start taking myself seriously. A big name blogger wanted to put a testimonial of me on his website… With a headshot! . . Ah sh## I thought. The next few hours were spent searching for a half decent photo of me that you can actually see my face. And I'm not pulling a weird face haha. . . I didn't have one single picture I liked. Not one! . . I realised working online and as I'm also writing my first book this was a bit of an issue. . . So I asked around and realised what I needed was a branding shoot with a photographer who knew what they were doing (because I'm no model haha). . . That's when I found the incredible talented @lunavandoorne based here in Playa. I knew I needed to invest in myself and my business and loved the work Luna had done with others. I'm so glad I did! . . This is my favorite picture from our shoot. I feel like she has perfectly captured my essence in this shot. . . How about you, have you invested in yourself lately? . . Photo by @lunavandoorne contact her to book a shoot in Playa del Carmen! Photo taken at @lazebratulum . . #tulum #lazebratulum #brandingphotography #dancer

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My Lifes a Travel Movie

In all honesty, all of the women I asked to contribute to this post are my inspiration. Some have become friends in ‘real life’ and others I have yet to meet. But if I had to choose just one person as my Instagram Inspo it would be @mylifesatravelmovie.

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If only the real Venice Canals were this clear and blue! 😂💎 . I went on a gondola on the real canals in Italy, but since it was in college, way before IG or travel blogging was a thing, I don’t have a pic to compare it to, but let’s just say the only similarity to these Venice Canals in Vegas is the gondola. They do have wall-sized photos of the actual canals and dressed up gondoliers though! . Fun(ny) story: When I was on a gondola on the real Venice Canals, the boat in front of us was full of Chinese tourists who kept making the boat stop for pics and they all kept standing up which is a terrible idea in a narrow boat…eventually, they stopped again, stood up, our boat kept going, bumped theirs, and someone fell in. 🙀 . Soooo anyone been to any of the Venice Canals of the world or know of any others besides the Italy, Vegas, and California ones? . 📸 shot with the new #GoProHero7 . #venicecanals #venice #veniceinvegas #lasvegas #gondolaride #gondola #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #selfietography #goprogirl #goprotravel

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Now I know that Alyssa can be a bit of a marmite person, some people love her and some hate her. But one thing you can’t take away from her is that she has been killing it on Instagram for some time now!

One of the things I love about her Instagram is her honesty. She tells it how it is and has lived out some of the most difficult situations in her life on Insta. Like the time she was in a car crash in Cambodia and then not long after was in Bali during the earthquake. I also love how she always replies to anyone who comments on her pictures. She is for sure someone who has inspired me to do better on Instagram and she is one of the first solo female travelers who really inspired me to travel solo.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it! now you have 16 new kick-ass women to follow on Instagram. If you like this post make sure you give it a share on social media and don’t forget to comment below and share your Instagram inspirational traveler.


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