A million years after everyone else, I’ve jumped on the Instagram bandwagon like the curmudgeonly, late-adopter I am. (You can follow me here).
But now that I’m there? I’m there, satisfying my never-ending wanderlust by following photographers from all over the world, gorging myself on back alley peeks into other countries and photos of food I don’t recognize.
Here are 10 of my favorite fascinating, colorful, I-want-to-go-there-now international Instagram accounts.
Let’s all live vicariously through this California expat who’s relocated to London (via Brussels, Providence, Paris, Prague, San Diego, and Nice) and visited 95 countries. Equally impressive to me: she left a career as a hedge fund manager to become a travel writer and consultant. I raise my tea cup to you, miss.
Priyanka was born in Mumbai, grew up in Hong Kong, and earned her degrees in England (impressive, no?) She loves writing about “India, Hong Kong, humanitarian issues, my travels, my photography, literature and cricket.” Her instagram feed makes me homesick for Asia.
I will race you – right now – to be Adrienne Pitts’ new BFF. The Kiwi photographer loves “travel, people, dogs, coffee.” (I’ll talk to her about considering cats instead of dogs). Her photos are color-filled, joyful, sweet.
What? There’s an Instagram feed of the most culturally isolated country in the world? FASCINATING. David Guttenfelder is the Associated Press chief Asia photographer, so he rather knows what he’s doing.
“Berlin’s got a pretty affordable cost of living, right? And I studied German in high school and I’m half German so moving there would be an good and obvious life choice.” These are the thoughts I have every time I look through Sandra’s Instagram feed. Can you blame me? Picnics in the park! Apartment buildings that look like this!
Do you know anything about Finland? I know nothing. I’ve always assumed it was a variation on the Scandinavian theme (full of painfully attractive, industrious blonds, beautiful architecture, rugged coastlines). Apparently, there’s more to it than that – but it does have a lot of those, too.
"Zero waste travel? That sounds ... joyless," my friend teases as we pick at a pile of nachos. "It really does, doesn't it?" I laugh. When I first started thinking about my carbon footprint and how much waste I produce while traveling I pictured myself eating lentils...
I'm struggling to figure out the minimalist hipster microwave in my Airbnb when I hear my phone ping. I fuss with the buttons and knobs on the microwave (maybe it's not a microwave?) as my phone pings again and again and again. I've just posted a video tour of the...
Is it possible to travel cheaply in Portland - what with all those world-class restaurants, great live music, and some of the best hiking in the country? It sure is! I brought in a Portland native to give us the low-down on the best food carts, $3 cocktails, and how...