The power of Instagram is immense when it comes to prompting wanderlust and inspiring us to get away and see what the world has to offer.
Vivid, awe-inspiring imagery can show us the best of some of the world’s lesser heralded destinations as well as those near the top of many peoples’ bucket list.
Of course, during recent years it’s been a bit more difficult to see the world that it might have been previously, but there’s no reason to stop planning a future trip.
We’ve picked out 10 inspiring Instagram accounts to get your blood pumping with a desire to travel.
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Not content with just providing stunning imagery, Mikes Bucket List gives us some insight as to why the locations are worth visiting.
From the world’s most impressive monasteries to the top places you might only learn about on Instagram, he picks out plenty of quirky destinations to tick off too.
Capturing the wonders of the world from above, From Where I Drone is a collection of the best travel shots taken from the ever-popular pieces of equipment.
From the sky we’re delivered a different perspective of the wildlife, landscapes, and architecture around us – and this account celebrates that perfectly.
As well as checking out the natural wonder of your next potential trip, Instagram’s a great place for finding out about the cities and towns most people call home.
The Prettiest Cities shows off some of the more aesthetically pleasing architecture and urban scenes just waiting to be explored.
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Mike and Jess have turned the travel trouble Covid has brought upon us for something positive – setting themselves a target of 52 UK adventures in 52 weeks.
They’re over half-way through that challenge at the time of writing and look sure to showcase much more of what home has to offer.
If you’re going to dedicate a ‘travel’ account to one country, Iceland is a pretty good option.
Showing off her home country Asa Steinars shares some of the best sights on offer in this spectacular volcanic island. Expect plenty of waterfalls, wildlife, and dramatic scenery.
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If there’s one thing to compete with travel when it comes to Instagram appeal, it’s food – two things Mark Wiens’ account combines.
Enjoying some of the world’s best culinary experiences, from luxury cuisine to back to basics street food, Mark’s account has us salivating and reaching for our passports at the same time.
Because one food travel account isn’t enough, we’re giving a nod to Melissa Hie’s collection of food selfies from anywhere and everywhere.
There’s a clear style and format to her photos, and we think it works great; whether you’re eyeing up churros, chocolates, or croissants.
Eco-friendly travel is a big consideration for many when it comes to picking their next destination, and The Dharma Trails is a perfect pointer for those who are that way inclined.
From beach clean ups, to volunteering for local charities Vivien and Aaron showcase the world from a greener point of view.
For those that like to see the world on two wheels, World Biking is the account for you.
Amaya Williams has seen 116 countries to date, many in the saddle, and is perfect inspiration for anyone wanting a cycle touring break but with no idea where to go.
People may think that having young children precludes you from travelling around the world.
Did you know that Karen (Travel Mad Mum) kicked off her adventure with 10-week-old Esmé in tow, dispelling that myth completely?
A great account for those with young families, showing that it’s never a bad time to explore the globe.
Of course, you should remember to follow one other person on Instagram – us! We can be found at @sportscoverdirect.
And if we’ve managed to inspire you and you decide to head out to one of these destinations, remember to ensure you have appropriate Sports Travel Insurance in place.