Insta Accounts that Give Us Major FOMO
Don't get us wrong—we love our jobs. But even we can't help but feel jealous scrolling through the feeds of Insta's top travel photographers. After all, these are people whose "job" entails jetting from one exotic locale to the next, and documenting the sheer awesomeness that is their life along the way. Here are 10 guaranteed to take your FOMO to the next level.
Photo: Courtesy of Julie Sarperi and Renaud Bonnet of Carnets de Traverse
Lush rainforests in Panama. Golden temples in Singapore. Roadside motels in Arizona. Our ultimate summer fantasy would be to hide in the suitcase of photo-snapping duo Julie Sarperi and Renaud Bonnet as they jet from one amazing destination to the next.
Nature photographer Dan Tom’s account is a serene array of mountain and seascapes—with a few llamas thrown in the mix. He’s been everywhere from Iceland to Chile and Norway, and we dig the dreamy coastal scenes of his native California.
After a brief stint as a professional travel consultant, San Francisco-based Jessica Wright started her travel blog, Bon Traveler, in 2013. Her slogan? "Travel well and travel often"—something we could have intuited from her gorgeous, all-over-the-map feed.
If there was ever a king of landscape photography, it’s Spanish-born Oliver Vegas. His beautifully-curated feed is a blend of perfectly-composed nature shots and pulse-quickening adventure snaps (see below!).
A childhood spent exploring the rocky coves and snowy peaks of Spain’s Northern Basque Country developed Maïder Oyarzabal‘s eye for travel photography. We’re fans of the surf-inspired snaps from her recent trip to Bondi Beach, Australia.
Photographer Maud Chalard is best known for her portraits of young couples, but a second glance at her feed shows a natural talent for landscape photography. Just check out the shot below.
Ellis O’Connor is a Scottish visual artist who specializes in printmaking, photography and drawing. The rugged beauty of her homeland captured in images like the one below has earned her a loyal Insta following.
Alexandra Lhermite-Schwass‘ Insta account is a one-stop shop for style, design, art and of course, travel. Expect flower-filled English meadows, colorful facades and scenic city skylines.
From the glacial lakes in British Columbia to the beaches of San Francisco, Canadian photographer Emanuel Smedbøl is all about capturing the beauty of the great outdoors. He’s got some great cabin porn in there, too.
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Spotted this little boy in the early morning hours biking, presumably to school or lessons. The streets were silent, tuk-tuk drivers not yet plying the streets. I loved the pop of colors brightening the temple grounds in Southeasts Asia, the tropical flowers adding a happy addition to the gilded reliefs. The city is a UNESCO site for its gorgeous historic architecture. I love Luang Prabang and always schedule in at least a week when I visit Laos; there just something utterly charming about the entire country.
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Shannon O’Donnell set off on a one-year RTW trip in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. She’s now a full-time traveler whose volunteer work helped win her National Geographic’s Traveler of the Year Award in 2013. Check out her feed and you’ll understand why.