The TOP Female Travel Photographers you need to follow on Instagram

August 15, 2017
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Travel photography has always been popular on Instagram, yet never so much as in 2017, when tens of millions of new signups led to staggering growth figures for both the most followed people on Instagram and smaller accounts alike. Travel photographers rejoiced as their work was displayed on a grander scale than ever before, and Instagrammers of all kinds thrived.

As we’re celebrating Women’s Month here on Hello Smart Blog, we thought it only appropriate to shine the spotlight on six of the top female travel Instagrammers to follow this year and beyond. Expect plenty of sun-drenched infinity pools, world-renowned landmarks and tropical beach landscapes from these six.

6 Female Travel Photographers to follow on Instagram in 2017:


The Blonde Abroad

Also known as Kiersten Rich, The Blonde Abroad has been one of the more “famous” female travel photographers for some time now, and with good reason: her travel pics are stunning. It’s always tough to guess where she’ll be next, but you can bet there will be plenty of white sand beaches, soft sunny rays and the odd music festival to boot.

Follow @theblondeabroad


Miss Everywhere

It’s fair to say that Mareen truly lives up to her name: she seems to be just about everywhere, all the time. Educated at one of the top hospitality institutes in the world, Miss Everywhere knows a good hotel when she sees one, and she’s constantly sharing her sumptuous stays with her desirous followers. She’s not afraid to get out into the cold too, though; you’re nearly as likely to find her in the Austrian Alps as you are in a Balinese rainforest.

Follow @miss.everywhere


World of Wanderlust

Brooke Saward is only just reaching her “mid-twenties”, yet she’s already visited more places than most people reach in a lifetime. With some of her favorite off-the-beaten path destinations including Morocco, Russia and South Africa, she’s an expert at distilling the essence of a locale down into a couple of carefully-chosen photos. Whether she’s adventuring through bamboo forests in Kyoto or lounging on a rooftop in the Amalfi Coast, Brooke always leaves you wanting more.

Follow @worldwanderlust

Showing my gal around town like it's my city 👯🥐☕️💋 it's Chloe's first time in Paris, what shall I show her!?!?

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Karen Ng

| 🏙. Out of focus . #makeportraitsnotwar

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Though Karen doesn’t have a travel blog or a cool Instagram name like the rest of these female travel photographers, the sheer quality of her photos wins her a place on this list. From her home base of Hong Kong, she spent time in Iceland, China, Japan, Australia and all over Europe in 2016. She’s one of the best when it comes to capturing emotion and action monochromatically, so it’s no wonder her essential travel items are just as white and black as her photos.   *A definite Hello Smart Blog Favourite!

Follow @k_a_r_e_n_g

| ☁️ . Finally have time to edit the wind, the waves and the sand . #thegetawaydays

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| 🌈. Let's meet up at the rainbow's end ! #WHP🌈

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Anna Everywhere

Anna travels a bit differently from the others on this list. Not only does she study at local universities as she roams around the world but, in her words, her trips, “Combine inspiration for adventure travels with elements of cultural, historical and political narrative.” She speaks a whopping seven languages – English, Spanish, Dutch, French, Polish, German and Italian – and is known as an excellent guide for navigating unique neighborhoods and creative meccas.

Follow @anna.everywhere


Alex in Wanderland

I'm flipping for all the amazing #WomensDiveDay posts filling up my feed! ⚓️ Check my stories and my Facebook for some fun ones of my own. Sadly I was unable to be in the ocean celebrating this weekend but I did put aside some time to plan the logistics of my next diving adventure in Florida as well as research some dream trips I'm trying to make happen in the next few years: (1) A liveaboard in the Similans in Thailand. (2) A post Trinidad Carnival diving trip in Tobago (3) A diving crawl along the Caribbean coast of Mexico! Tell me about the dive adventures you all are planning! Thanks @paditv for this amazing celebration of #PADIwomen 💛 #ad . . . . #marthasvineyard #yoga #lighthouse #ocean #oakbluffs #travel

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A mix of travel and leisure content, sprinkled with more than a few striking landscapes, fills Alex in Wanderland’s feed. Originally from New York, she never seems to be too far from sunny Thailand and steamy Malaysia, and though she’s been a recognized travel Instagrammer for years, Alex keeps her photos fresh and lively. If there’s one thing she does extremely well – aside from taking photos – it’s always keeping a world-class beach within arm’s reach.

Follow @alexinwanderland

Happy Monday from the harbor! ⚓️ Can I confess something? I actually LOVE Mondays. I've been doing pretty great lately about taking the weekend to actually get away from my computer and relax with my family and my friends. The best part is that on Monday morning I cannot wait to pull out my laptop and write and get back to work! I've always thought that old saying, "find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life" was bullshit — almost every job is going to require incredible sacrifice at some point and bouts of doing things you don't want to do. But I do believe that if you love your work, Mondays can be something you look forward to! . . . . . . . #mondaymotivation #monday #harbor #oakbluffs #blogging #travelblogging #marthasvineyard #travel #boats #sunset

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*Credits: Article written by Jordan Bishop for Jordan Bishop  is the founder of Yore Oyster, a corporate flights concierge that saves companies 20-40% on their business class flights. Under the Yore Oyster brand, Jordan launched How I Travel, a wanderlust publication showcasing the stories of some of the world’s most interesting travelers.

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