Instagram is still all the rage and now with their introduction of stories its become a platform for more than just pretty pictures. But realistically we all still use it because we want to see those pretty pictures. They inspire us, make us jealous, and save us from those long hours at work. And I’m here to share with you some of the best up and coming travel accounts to follow on Instagram this new year.

So in honour of 2017 I’m sharing 17 up and coming travel accounts to follow on Instagram. This year I wanted to feature some stunning accounts that are under the radar. This means that all of the travel accounts I’m about to show you have under 10,000 followers. Because in all honesty I’m tired of seeing the same big accounts appear in all posts like this over and over. I want to see some new ones!

I certainly hope that these are some of the travel accounts that will inspire you to travel more in 2017 and give you some ideas for your next destination. I asked each of these bloggers to share their favourite Instagram picture and I know you’ll agree that they are gorgeous.

First up of the 17 travel accounts to follow on Instagram are these guys below. I’ve been following them for a while and have not been disappointed. I’m sure you won’t be either with their stunning landscape shots.

Next up is this sweet chick. I like her because her account is absolutely adorable. You’ll get your fix of sweet treats with equally colourful travel shots from this account.

Happy fall, y'all! 🍁❤️🍂

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I featured this girl in my Instagram post from last year, and I’m featuring her account again because I think you’ll fall in love with her account as quickly as I did. And it’s worth another share because she’s still rocking it.

Not all travel accounts to follow on Instagram have to be strictly travel related. I picked this account because I thought it has a perfectly balanced mix of all things travel, food, and coffee packed with lots of colour.

It doesn't matter where you're going, it's who you have beside you 👌 this trip to Japan was short, but the best one yet #japan #travel

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I’ve been following this girls journey for quite a while now and love the personality she shares through all of her social media and blog. I promise her pictures will have you wanting to pack your bags in a heartbeat.

This lady is an inspiration to any female traveler looking to see more of the outdoors. She hikes mountains for fun and shares the incredible pictures she gets to take while up there (I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t make it to most of the spots she gets to visit).

I couldn’t resist sharing this account that features black and white pictures. They are simply magnificent. Enough said. You need to look for yourself.

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And talking about beautiful travel accounts to follow on Instagram…these guys were a must for me to include. They share the little details in travel that not everyone would think to show.

Someone once told me to live for the little things in life. Live for the 5am sunrises and 5pm sunsets where you'll see colours in the sky that don't usually belong. Live for road trips and bike rides with music in your ears and the wind in your hair. Live for days when you're surrounded by your favourite people who make you realise that the world is not a cold, harsh place. Live for the little things because they will make you realise that this is what life is about, that this is what it means to be alive. #wonderfullindonesia #skyscannerindonesia #indonesia #borobudur #borobudurtemple #traveletting #wearetravelgirls #sheisnotlost #neverstopexploring #ladiesgoneglobal #girlslovetravel #travel #travelpic #wanderlust #instatravel #instapassport #sunrise #view #beautiful #happy #travelblogger #traveltheworld #sun #buddhist #buddhism #quote

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I’ve also been following this girl for quite a while, and her vibrant account will take you across the world through each destinations scenery.

So um this is the view from my hotel. Yeah. #🇵🇭 #elnido #itsmorefuninthephilippines #palawan

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If you ever want to be inspired to see the vast beauty of the world, these guys have created the perfect account for you.

I love this account because it reminds you how small we are in this crazy beautiful universe. Which we all need reminding of every so often.

Just when I thought I couldn't love sunsets even more. This happened. ✨🌙

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This travel account makes even the small details stand out.

The Eiffel Tower: A Love Story, Sort Of↠Part III Looking up at more than 18,000 pieces of puddle iron fastened by 2.5 million rivets—or what is now known as the Eiffel Tower—is dizzying. To some Parisians, it was downright insulting. Before the tower was even completed, 300 intellectuals and artists signed a manifesto, which ran on Valentine’s Day 1887 in the Le Temps newspaper. It read: “We, writers, painters, sculptors, architects, passionate lovers of the beauty, until now intact, of Paris, hereby protest with all our might, with all our indignation, in the name of French taste gone unrecognized, in the name of French art and history under threat, against the construction, in the very heart of our capital, of the useless and monstrous Eiffel Tower.” #eiffeltower #paris #france #jetaimeparis #eurotrip #travel #explore #wander #onesmallworld #travelblog #wanderlust #instatravel #justgo #seetheworld #history #iloveparis #ig_paris #europe

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If you’re like me then you’ll fall in love with this account instantly. It shares the beauty in nature and creates simple yet captivating images.

This next travel account shows pictures of places perfectly. She captures exactly what a place looks like. They’re simple yet powerful images.

This beauty of an account is travel goals. They show you what travel is like, not just pretty landscapes, but also the little and unique things you see throughout your adventures.

As beautiful as nature is, I also love seeing the charming towns or breathtaking city’s which this account captures so well.

Last but certainly not least, these two sisters show you a little bit of everything across the world. From landscapes, to art, nature, cities and more, their pictures capture each moment admirably.

And lastly (sorry I lied, this is actually the last one!) is my own account which I hope inspires you to see more of Canada and SE Asia.

// That is the charm of a map. It represents the other side of the horizon where everything is possible. -Rosita Forbes 🌏✈️ //.

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I hope my suggestions of travel accounts to follow on Instagram give you that urge to hit the road again. I hope they inspire you to see more of the world. And I hope that you appreciate the beauty that these bloggers work so hard to share with you. I know I certainly do!

Wishing you safe travels in 2017!

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  • Thank you so much for including us and especially your kind words! I’m glad to inspire adventure- I’ll take you hiking if you visit New England;)

  • Thanks so much for featuring my account, Taylor!! 😀 I love yours as well!

  • Gemma

    How cool, thanks for featuring us Taylor! Lots of inspiration here.