25 travel bloggers to follow on Instagram in 2017

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Screen Shot 2017 01 10 at 13.29.08 Chris Burkard / Instagram "Photography should always be fun first," according to photographer and Instagrammer Chris Burkard.

LONDON - If upping your air miles was on your list of New Year's resolutions, chances are you're in need of some destination inspiration.

Whether you're on a tight budget or ready to splurge, Instagram can act as a great travel guide, giving you ideas for your next trip - and letting you visualise how it might play out.

We've rounded up the best travel bloggers to follow on Instagram in 2017, no matter what sort of trip you have in mind.

From photos and videos captured solely by drones to adventurous cats and dogs, these are the 25 accounts you need to follow to spark your wanderlust in 2017. The list is ranked by number of followers.

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25. @urbanpixxels — 22.6k followers.

 

Dutch Jacintha Verdegaal, who lives in London, claims to be "always dreaming about my next trip and my next meal." Her account, which began as her diary of life in a new city, now follows her around the world in soft, muted colours.

24. @budgettraveller — 27.5k followers

 

Kash Bhattacharya knows how to travel on a shoestring. Named National Geographic Traveller blogger of the year and author of "Luxury Hostels of Europe," his account is a showcase of how to "travel in style on a budget," such as the best and most unique hostels. 

23. @suitcasemag — 46.6k followers

 

Suitcase magazine is a must-read for exploring travel — and fashion — around the world, and the Instagram account is no different. 

22. @drinksintheair — 59.7k followers

 

The creators of @foodintheair realised they'd caught onto something with their concept — photos showing food, like a sandwich or ice cream cone, being held up in front of a scenic backdrop — and brought us @drinksintheair

21. @jamesasquithtravel — 70.1k followers

 

James Asquith is the youngest person to travel to every country, completing the feat at age 24. While he didn't have an Instagram account during his travels, after writing a book, he's now sharing some of his favourite photos on this acount, earning 75.1k followers in just over three months.

 

20. @fromwhereidrone — 93.4k followers

 

From Where I Drone showcases the most incredible photos and videos captured by drone from around the world, offering a truly unique perspective.

19. @adventurecatsorg — 95.3k followers

 

It turns out nine lives are enough to travel the world. Adventure Cats features the most adventurous felines across the globe. 

18. @chaiwalla — 164k followers

 

Allan Edward Hinton, or @chaiwalla, quit his London office job and sold his possessions to travel the world. Now 34 months into his new life, his account offers a gorgeous view of people and places.

17. @theblondeabroad — 311k followers

 

Kiersten Rich has visited over 50 countries since leaving her job in corporate finance to explore the world. If her colourful account doesn't make you want to leave your desk, nothing will. 

16. @girleatworld — 360k followers

 

A similar concept to @drinksintheair, Mel Hie of @girleatworld claims to be "eating my way around the world" capturing her moments with an iPhone 7. The idea began because she didn't like selfies, but didn't like asking strangers to take her photo.

15. @ovunno — 414k followers

 

Barcelona native Oliver Vegas is a freelenace photographer and lover of travel and sport, which is clear through his stunningly-shot Instgram feed.

14. @michaelchristopherbrown — 434k followers

 

 

Photographer Michael Christopher Brown takes on more serious subjects, including political and social issues, in this photo diary of his travels. 

13. @onemileatatime — 704k followers

 

26-year-old Ben Shlappig is a full-time travel blogger who claims to fly over 400,000 miles a year and doesn't like "staying anywhere for more than three days." Visit his feed for a peek into frequent travel in first class. 

12. @passionpassport — 766k followers

 

Passion Passport collects photos from "a community of travelers, storytellers and creatives inspiring you to explore" by sharing the most gorgeous photos tagged with #passionpassport. 

11. @parisinfourmonths — 935k followers

 

Possibly the most dreamy travel account on Instagram, @parisinfourmonths has followed photographer Carin Olsson in her move from Sweden to the city of love.

10. @lonelyplanet — 1 million followers

 

Travel bible Lonely Planet shares photos by its staff and authors on the road on its Instagram account — definitely worth a follow for inspiration from those in the know. 

9. @cntraveler — 1.1 million followers

 

 

Another travel bible, Condé Nast Traveler asks its followers to "show us why you travel and tag #IamATraveler," resulting in some of the most stunning and varied travel photography from real wanderers.

8. @loki_the_wolfdog — 1.3 million followers

 

 

If you've had enough of humans, the travels of Loki the Wolfdog are sure to inspire you to take a journey with your favourite pet. You can even buy him in a 2017 calendar

7. @airbnb — 1.5 million followers

 

From a snowy treehouse to a cube-shaped house in the Netherlands, see the most unique and incredible spaces you can rent around the world by following Airbnb on Instagram. 

6. @chrisburkard — 2.2 million followers

 

Photographer Chris Burkard will inspire you to pick up a camera with his feed of clear and beautiful images from around the world.

"Photography should always be fun first," he says of the photo above. "No great scheme or adventure, just a good friend in a Santa Suit driving around the beach in a VW with a lit tree. For me, the funnest projects are the ones where you sit around and say, 'What if we did this?'"

5. @travelandleisure — 2.3 million followers

 

With 2.3m followers, Travel + Leisure magazine offers "all of the visual inspiration you need to kick your wanderlust into high gear" with its wonderfully photographed perspectives of places around the world. 

4. @tuulavintage –– 2.4 million followers

 

"Wanderer" Jessica Stein not only showcases the most beautiful places — and all climates — but does so in style, with a focus on fashion. "I do not accept any gifts," she says.

3. @muradosmann — 4.5 million followers

 

Russian photographer Murad Osmann has become one of the most famous Instagram travellers for his "Follow me to" photo series, which sees his wife, Natalia Zakharova, leading him around some of the most fantastic places in the world – and she's always dressed for the occasion.

2. @beautifuldestinations – 8 million followers

 

Beautiful Destinations is simply a collection of the most stunning images of the most stunning places around the world, which seems to be working for its 8m followers. 

1. @natgeotravel — 14.5 million followers

 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, some of the best photography on Instagram comes from the official account for National Geographic Travel. With 14.5m followers, the feed gives followers a unique look at incredible wildlife, people, and stories from around the globe.

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