Anyone else finding it impossible to find new people to follow on Instagram?
I feel like the discover page is dominated by those already with big followings. It’s no doubt an over-saturated platform, but I feel like the algorithm has made it more difficult to discover and be discovered. With that being said, I’ve decided to do a series where I show you guys some of my favourite Instagram accounts to follow. These will be broken down into different categories, and we’re going to start with travel.
I go through each account in detail in the video above (p.s. – if you’re not subscribed to my YouTube channel, you can do that here. I post a new video every Friday!), but I’m also going to go through the accounts here too.
I’ve followed Nadia for a long time now. Nadia writes for Stellar magazine, it’s an Irish magazine for those not in the know, and she has a great way of informing you about a place. I’m a big foodie, and so is Nadia, so I love when she recommends spots to go to eat, as you can guarantee that it’s going to be good! Nadia’s pictures are stunning and have me regularly looking up flights on Skyscanner! Do yourself a favour and give Nadia a follow.
Greg is a brilliant photographer. His way of capturing his surroundings is so inspiring to me. He makes me think more critically about colour and composition. His travel photos are amazing! Look at his pictures of Iceland and tell me that you don’t want to be transported there this second! Greg has recently left his job to travel more and to be creative. I’m so excited to see what he does next!
Undoubtedly one of the biggest and best Irish travel bloggers out there, Janet has a website and Instagram that is chock full of incredible destinations, tips, tricks, travel stories and travel fails. It is so entertaining to read through her captions and discover new places to go and explore. One of Janet’s recent trips to India was one of my favourites. The colours, the Holi festival, the excitement, I wanted to be there so bad! Check out Janet and be sure to give her website a read too.
You won’t realise it from this picture, but Glo is Serena Williams’ twin! They are so alike I did a double take the first few times I saw her photo! If I had to think of one word to describe Glo, it would be infectious. Her joy is infectious. Just reading through her captions and seeing her images, I can feel the joy and light bouncing off the screen. She is so inspiring and I often find myself nodding along in agreement to her captions. If you’re looking for someone to inspire you, then you need to follow Glo!
Hey Ciara, or as I call her, the Travel Tip Queen! Seriously, Ciara has all the tips for making your trip as hassle free, cheap, and enjoyable as possible. The girl can pack for a month’s travel in a carry on?! That alone is reason enough to follow her! Ciara quit her job to go travelling and since then has visited countless countries. She’s also great on Twitter and inspires lots of discussion around travel, different tips and tricks, and just general interesting stories.
Nicola is the sweetest soul. Since posting my video and mentioning her in the video above, we’ve had some great chats on Instagram. I knew by looking at her feed and reading the captions that she was beyond lovely, but my chats with her have confirmed it! Nicola takes stunning photos of her travels, I mean just look at her feed! Her captions are inspiring, interesting, and often emotional as she talks about living with Lyme disease. Nicola is one of my favourite people to follow, and I know she’ll be one of yours too.
When I need inspiration, Tobias’ is the feed I go to. The use of drone photography is so interesting to me, and in my mind, Tobias is one of the best at capturing incredible landscapes. I have nearly dropped a fortune so many times on a drone from looking at his feed! I think it works so well with the theme and style that he has developed. He also travels to some countries that I’ve never thought of visiting before, mostly because I didn’t know much about them, but now I’m converted! If you’re interested in drone photography, then you’ll love this feed.
Another drone photographer that I love following, Gab Scanu has such an amazing feed. I mean, that photo of the little island in the Philippines? I need to be there now thank you. I loved the series that Gab did in Saudi Arabia, you need to check out those photos. A combination of drone and regular photography captured these ancient structures so well. It’s stunning to see. Definitely worth a follow.
Lauren is definitely one of the bigger accounts, followers in the millions, and many of you probably follow her. I wanted to include her as her account is a source of inspiration to me, and I love looking at her feed. I think her whole feed radiates happiness (I’d be happy too if I was on an island all the time!), but the brightness and colour can really be refreshing to see on my feed that can sometimes look a bit dark and moody. A breath of fresh air is good!
Again, Rocky is doing just fine for followers, thank you very much. But, her feed is incredible. The places that she visits, for holidays, work as a model, and the Revolve trips, are worth the follow. One thing I love about Rocky is her Instastories. She is an Instastory pro. I feel like she really captures the mood of the place that she is, and she always finds interesting little details to hone in on. Plus, she’s currently on her bachelorette party in Miami, so you know there’s plenty of fab photos to check out!
This list obviously isn’t exhaustive, but it’s a good insight into some of the accounts that I’m loving. I’d love your recommendations on other travel accounts to follow, and let me know in the comments below if you follow any of these people. I’m excited to grow this series over the next while, and hopefully discover some new people.