Taking you from Paris to New York to Tokyo, these Instagram travel accounts are totally wanderlust-worthy!
At the moment, the future of travel seems uncertain. But that doesn’t mean we can’t plan for when the Covid sh*tstorm finally passes over. Let us send your wanderlust into overdrive with these Instagram travel accounts that give you a peek into the best parts of the globe. From Paris to London, Cape Town to New York, and everywhere else in between, these give you a little travel inspiration when you need it the most.
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HAPPY SUNDAY ADVENTURERS! 🤗 The one & only @PaulFuentes_Photo is one of the amazing photographers featured in our new book 📚(Which you can preorder now 🥰) and check our Story for just another reason why Paul deserves a round of applause 👏👏👏 • New Windsor Hotel • Phoenix, Arizona • c. 1893 • The New Windsor Hotel is really only new in name. Located on the corner of 6th Avenue and Adams Street, it is the oldest lodging in the city. Originally opened in 1893, the building has evolved from a two-story brick Victorian into a retro, neon-clad Moderne structure • After the Civil War, the U.S. government expanded railroads and the West erupted into a land grab — at the expense of Native American tribal lands — as pioneers, outlaws, immigrants, and freed African Americans strived to find a new life in the lands beyond the Mississippi • The city of Phoenix emerged as a center for commerce, and businessman A.D. Walsh built the 6th Avenue Hotel. It was the largest in the Arizona territory and quickly established itself as the preeminent destination for those looking to settle in Phoenix. Influenced by Gothic architecture, the original building resembled a dollhouse with opulent trim and a bright color palette • Thirty years later, the hotel was renamed the Windsor Hotel. In 1935, the building was remodeled to add a third story with a stucco facade and an overall modern look to update the Victorian aesthetic. In the 1950s after more additions, the structure was renamed once again as the New Windsor Hotel • In the 1930s, the Hotel attracted heat-weary guests with an innovative new technology: Air Conditioning. On the Hotel’s exterior, the words “air cooled” can still be seen. In 1985, the New Windsor was added to the National Register of Historic Places. As the only operating 19th century hotel in Phoenix, the Hotel now serves as single room occupancy housing for mostly elderly male residents • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @paulfuentes_photo ✍️: @kelly.murray 📰: @wikipedia + @downtownphoenix • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #Symmetrical #Archigram #AccidentalWesAnderson #WesAnderson #Pursuewhatislovely #dtphx #PhoenixAz #ArizonaCollective #Myphx #VisitArizona
Why follow: For great cinematic shots. Well, the name of the Instagram travel account is a dead giveaway, innit? Taking a cue from director Wes Anderson, these pictures look right out of said director’s iconic films. Traipsing across countries from India to Poland to the US, each shot is symmetrical, stunning and dreamy.
Why follow: ‘Cos South Korea is a hot travel spot (thanks to K-dramas). James uprooted his life in the US and made the Land of the Morning Calm his home by way of teaching in a kindergarten. Travel vicariously through his photo journals as he takes you around Seoul from trendy Gangnam to hip Eulji-Ro.
The Great Outdoors
Why follow: For a quick outdoor getaway behind the screen. While we spend the rest of the year in the city, scratch your travel itch with Alex Strohl’s glorious pictures. Chasing sunsets and sunrises across the globe, Alex will whisk you away to snow-capped mountains, gorge ravines and rolling hills.
The Parisian life
Why follow: Because who doesn’t love Paris? Candice Perrin has a knack for capturing a whole different side to the city. Forget about the Eiffel Tower and fall in love with the moody, grey-toned photographs of Paris that are equally melancholic and beautiful. On top of her day-to-day life in the city, you can also look forward to snapshots from her short trips to neighbouring areas such as London and Normandy.
Why follow: To experience Narnia on Earth: In the vast, snowy wilderness of the Arctic. Feast your eyes on beautiful imageries of wolves, seals, polar bears and the indigenous people of the land. The images all come with in-depth descriptions, so you will learn a thing or two when you follow this award-winning photographer as he trudges through the northern polar region.
NYC, here we come!
Why follow: To confirm that New York is truly the city of dreams. From Manhattan skyscrapers to sleepy enclaves in Brooklyn, the photos by Liz Eswein make us yearn for a slice of the Big Apple.
Why follow: To see the many facets of this modern yet traditional city. If you’ve not visited Japan, especially Tokyo, street photographer Yuma Yamashita’s pictures will implore you to do so. Scrolling through the feed, you will venture into the bustling streets and orange lantern-filled alleyways of the city, and bask in the beauty of Mount Fuji from various viewpoints and timings (we’re in love with the daybreak shots!).
Why follow: For an endless feed of crystal-clear waters and skies. Living and working in Bali, Josh Morris and his partner, Lauren Bullen (@gypsea_lust), are #couplegoals. While we live for the glorious sunset shots on the island, the feed is essentially a scenic trail around the world, including places like Egypt, Greece, Turkey and Finland. They sure have mastered the art of sweet livin’!
Singapore painted in pastel-hued perfection
Why follow: To fall in love with Singapore all over again. Who would’ve thought our very own country could be a pastel wonderland? Local photographer Nguan explores the nooks and crannies of the Lion City through rose-tinted glasses with images of HDB blocks, train stations and open fields.
Why follow: To get your daily fix of London’s beautiful architecture. Veering away from the heavily filtered snaps, Siobhan Ferguson (founder of popular Instagram account @prettycitylondon, which birthed a coffee table book of the same name) shows us London can be a light-filled paradise, contrary to its stereotypical image of gloominess. She also loves to spotlight local businesses, so the next time you make your way there, you know which ones to hit up.
Safari through Cape Town
Why follow: Marvel at the untouched lands of the Mother City through the lens of Craig Howes. His account is swept with majestic landscapes (think surreal shots of mountains overlooking the city) and close animal encounters. Not to mention, he has a keen eye for snapping the perfect golden hour shots.
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