Each day seems to bring with it a new travel influencer we’d not come across before – one that is producing content at a calibre which manages to completely captivate. These girls have made their Instagram feed an art form, and the creativity they conjure has us continually wanting to add new destinations to our bucket list.
From the mountains to the sea, the city to the wild – we take a look at some of the inspirational female travel influencers whose talent has seen them firmly find a place on our top 100 watch list for 2018…
1. Jade Seba | @jadeseba | 2.1M
Describing herself as a blogger, globe trotter and actress Jesus girl, when we’re not coveting this Rio de Janeiro-based influencer’s wardrobe – we’re pouring over the latest destinations she’s visited.
2. Gypsea Lust | @gypsea_lust | 1.9M
With Do You Travel’s Jack Morris by her side, Australian-born Bali-based influencer –Gypsea Lust’s Lauren Bullen has amassed an impressive number of followers all wanting to come along for the ride on this couple’s epic adventures.
3. Lovely Pepa | @lovelypepa | 1.6M
Initially on the path to become a lawyer, Spanish born and bred Alexandra Pereira set up style blog Lovely Pepa in 2009 as a way to share her fashion, travel and photography inspo. 1.5 million followers later, and we doubt she’ll be practising law any time soon…
4. Ohh Couture | @ohhcouture | 1.6M
Founded in the beginning of 2014 by German-based strategy consultant and passionate shopper Leonie Hanne, Ohh Couture has gone on to play host a number of top brands including Cartier, Net-a-Porter and Bulgari.
5. Janni D | @jannid | 1.2M
A lifestyle blogger from Sweden living in Monaco, 26-year-old Janni Delér first began her blog to document her travel-laden life so she could go and look back on everything she’d been up to. And now she’s joined by a million other people wanting to do the same.
6. Angelica Blick | @angelicablick | 1.2M
Currently in Paris, Swedish influencer Angelica Blick’s impressive content creations have seen her crowned with a host of blogger awards including ‘International Blog of the Year’ and ‘Best Fashion Blog of the Year’.
7. Hello Emilie | @helloemilie | 1.1M
A University of NSW graduate who now resides in Queensland (when she’s not on the road), Hello Emilie’s Emilie Ristevski is one of Australia’s most successful female travel influencers alongside Gypsea Lust.
8. Collage Vintage | @collagevintage | 1M
Beautiful locations, perfect fashion finds, and immaculate captures – Spanish blogger Collage Vintage’s Sara Escudero has long been on our must-watch list.
9. Paris In Four Months | @parisinfourmonths | 940K
Moving from Sweden to Paris to follow her dreams in 2012, Carin Olsson began her blog ‘Paris in Four Months’ around the same time. Safe to say that four months has long passed with Carin still calling the city her home…
10. Pilot Madeleine | @pilotmadeleine | 952K
From Munich, Germany, Pilot Madeleine’s Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach has taken followers on her journeys with her since she first glided into the digital world in October 2015.
11. Tara Milk Tea | @taramilktea | 935K
Sydney-born, Melbourne-based influencer Tara Milk Tea’s Tara Whiteman is seriously talented when it comes to both the lens and editing techniques. And what makes her extra amazing is that she openly shares lots of useful photography tips and tricks with her followers via Insta Stories.
12. Debi Flue | @debiflue | 846K
After starting blogging as a hobby in 2013, German globetrotter Debi Flue’s Debi Flügge is now mixing it with the best of them as she travels around the world with partner Keeevsch.
13. Victoria Tornegren | @victoriatornegren | 829K
A Swedish fashion and travel influencer, Victoria Tornegren recently caught our attention while travelling around Australia over the Christmas break.
14. Belen Hostalet | @belenhostalet | 657K
A Barcelona chika, Belen Hostalet’s tropical adventures will have you wanting to grab your togs and head for the beach.
15. Allie M Taylor | @alliemtaylor | 644K
With breath-taking photography from around the world, Swiss influencer Alexandra Taylor continues to mesmerise with her inspirational feed that takes you from the dessert to the ocean.
16. World Wanderlust | @worldwanderlust | 627K
On the day she graduated uni, World Wanderlust’s Brooke Saward booked a one-way to London – with her journeying barely stopping since. As well as her blog and Instagram, Brooke has published a book, released an app, featured in numerous magazines, and has a team of 5 working for her.
17. Li-Chi Pan | @lichipan | 559K
Straddling the worlds of food and travel, expect to see more adventure-fueled posts this year as Sydney-based content creator Li-Chi Pan heads to the Maldives, South Africa and Taiwan.
18. Queen of Jetlags | @queenofjetlags | 547K
Starting her digital foray in 2013 after graduating Museum Studies at the Amsterdam University, Noor de Groot’s Queen of Jetlags Instagram and blog is now a go-to destination for all your travel inspo.
19. Bookonin | @bookonin | 541K
After working over a decade in travel, media and finance, in early 2017 Book On In’s Naomi-Jane Adams left her career at Daily Mail and General Trust to focus primarily on Bookonin after demand for the platform required her full attention.
20. Puanindya | @puanindya | 514K
Formerly a journalism student in Padjadjaran University and freelance photographer based in Indonesia, Puanindya’s Putri Anindya has had her work featured in magazines such as Marie Claire and the Huffington Post and worked with brands including Red Bull and Converse.
21. Chelsea Kauai | @chelseakauai | 513K
Hawaii-based creative Chelsea Kauai’s Chelsea Yamase abides by the motto “Live simply, explore often, consume mindfully” – and has a feed that is a true showcase of this ethos.
22. The Blonde Abroad | @theblondeabroad | 486K
A Californian native, The Blonde Abroad’s Kiersten packed in her corporate life in finance to travel the world in 2011. Kiersten has now travelled to over 50 counties and is on the road for nine months of the year.
23. Lauren Epbath | @laurenepbath | 463K
If you want to take your photography to the next level, then Australian influencer Lauren Bath is a great one to follow as she’ll quite often talk through the gear and settings she used on a specific pic. Great for those wanting to learn from one of the best in the biz.
24. Jess Wandering | @jess.wandering | 456K
While she may have attended the University of Washington School of Law from 2008-2011, you’re unlikely to find Jess Wandering’s Jess Dales in the court room any time soon with the Seattle-based travel influencer a full-time content creator since 2015.
25. Travel In Her Shoes | @travel_inhershoes | 408K
With a pretty epic girl gang group that features others found on this list, Travel In Her Shoes blogger Aggie Lal describes herself as an “LA free spirit who can’t get enough of adventure, good energy, avocados & puppies”. Sounds like a pretty dreamy combo to us…
26. Hilvees | @hilvees | 405K
Bringing all sorts of #couplegoals, Nordic couple Hilvees’ Hildegunn Taipale and partner @eljackson’s Samuel Taipale are right at the top when it comes to Instagram travel #couplegoals and inspiration.
27. Andrea Dabene | @andreadabene | 393K
An American-born French photographer, growing up on three continents saw Andrea Dabene’s passion for travel cultivated early thanks to being raised to appreciate cultural diversity and unique landscapes.
28. Meg Legs | @meg_legs | 379K
Based in Salt Lake City, Meg Legs influencer Megan Mitchell first jumped into the digital scene in 2013 with the launch of her blog Style’d Avenue.
29. My Peeptoes | @mypeeptoes | 365K
Spanish influencer Paula Ordovás from My Peeptoes is not only a travel influencer but also the social media strategist for Mercedes-Benz Madrid Fashion week and collaborates with several magazines including Vogue Mexico and Elle UK.
30. Bea Albero | @beaalbero | 357K
One half of Instagram power couple Mr and Mrs Monnet, Spanish influencer Bea Albero left her career in 2013 to share her experience of travelling the world with husband Jéremy Monnet.
31. See Want Shop | @seewantshop | 334K
After discovering the wonderful world of blogging in 2011 when travelling abroad, Australian influencer See Want Shop’s Lisa Hamilton decided to start up her own creative outlet to coincide with her profession as a health physiotherapist. Since then, the blog and Instagram have gone on to become her full-time dedication.
32. Tiff Penguin | @tiffpenguin | 328K
Mixing dentistry with adventure travel photography, Los Angeles-based influencer Tiffany Nguyen of Tiff Penguin might not have your usual mixture of professional pursuits – but it’s one that’s clearly working for her, with Tiffany collaborating with a number of top brands and media publications.
33. Goldie Hawn | @goldiehawn_ | 319K
Hailing from the Canadian Rockies, Goldie Hawn influencer Katie Goldie has managed to combine her love for the outdoors with her passion for photography (and no, we don’t think there’s any ties with Goldie Hawn the actress).
34. Round The World Girl | @roundtheworldgirl | 315K
With a feed delivering a heavy mixture of active living and wanderlust wandering, Round The World Girl’s Elise Sterck not only has two degrees from the University of Wyoming – in Geographic Information Systems and Environment and Natural Resources – but she’s also a helicopter pilot, sailor, and keen outdoor explorer.
35. Lily Rose | @lilyrose | 301K
From Switzerland to Morocco, watch on as travel blogger and influencer Lily Rose takes you with her to all the far corners of the world.
36. Renee Roaming | @reneeroaming | 294K
With a home base in Seattle, we love how Renee Roaming’s Renee Hahnel is not afraid to get out into the countryside to deliver us endless wild enchantment.
37. June Sixty Five | @junesixtyfive | 281K
With her blog and Instagram name inspired by her mother – who was born in June 1965 – Paris influencer June Sixty Five’s Federica takes us with her as she travels from cities to beaches all with an impeccable wardrobe.
38. Fashiion Carpet | @fashiioncarpet | 279K
Launching style blog Fashiion Carpet in 2012 with boyfriend Patrick Kahlo, Nina Schwichtenberg has extended her digital footprint beyond fashion to now include snippets of her various travels.
39. Zoe Laz | @zoelaz | 276K
Hailing from Utah, Zoe Laz’s Zoe Lazerson is another one who seems to seamlessly incorporate fashion and travel posts to give us the best of both worlds…
40. Si Sichen | @si_sichen | 273K
German-based blogger Si Sichen’s Simone is a globe-trotting guru – with the travel influencer off to Marrakech, St. Moritz, and Mexico next.
41. Polkadot Passport | @polkadotpassport | 256K
Polkadot Passport is run by 23-year-old Aussie girl Nicola Easterby, who began her travel blog at aged 20 after discovering a lust for adventure.
42. Olive Cooke | @olivecooke | 257K
Growing up in Western Australia and then moving to Byron Bay, Olive Cooke’s adventures around Australia (and the world) have you adding everywhere she goes to your must-visit bucket list.
43. Madeline Joy Relph | @madelinejoyrelph | 253K
From Sydney’s northern beaches but often found between Bali and Byron Bay, we’re addicted to Madeline Joy Relph’s feed thanks to her free-spirited adventurous nature.
44. Kitkat CH | kitkat_ch | 239K
Based in Switzerland, Kitkat CH’s Martina Bisaz has had an interesting career path. From 2008 – 2016 she worked part-time as a scientific illustrator in Zurich’s archeology department and as part-time as a freelance photographer and illustrator, but last year saw Martina embrace the life of a full-time influencer and photographer.
45. Zeeba Life | @zeebalife | 228K
Mostly found travelling the world with her husband and son, Zeeba Life’s Claudia Padgett leads her followers to some of the most beautiful hotels and and exclusive destinations found across the globe.
46. Girl Born To Travel | @girlborntotravel | 226K
Born in France, Girl Born To Travel influencer Hélène has been travelling the world since she was 18 and has since notched up more than 40 countries to her name. She is now based in France in a small town near Geneva, Switzerland.
47. Cara Jourdan | @carajourdan | 218K
Canada’s Cara Jourdan began her digital journey with her blog A Fashion Love Affair in 2011. She’s gone on to be featured in more than 100 media outlets (and with this article – make that 101…)
48. Alice Detogni | @alicedetogni | 209K
An interior and graphic designer, Alice Detogni’s Instagram takes us on a super cute adventure around her home city of Milan to further afield.
49. Elise Cook | @elisecook | 202K
Living in a van with husband Domenic Palumbo, Elise Cook’s adventure-filled IG began taking off after being discovered by Tourism Tasmania a couple of years ago.
50. The Tia Fox | @thetiafox | 201K
Beginning her digital journey in 2014, Melbourne-based The Tia Fox’s Melanie Liu travels the world creating and curating beautiful lifestyle content across the categories of travel, fashion, beauty and food.
51. Tour de Lust | @tourdelust | 197K
Born in Los Angeles but now based in San Francisco, Tour de Lust founder Christine Tran has taken us from Nova Scotia to the Napa Valley to Koh Samui – and that’s just this year (and yes, we are only 6 weeks into it!)
52. Rustic Bones | @rusticbones | 192K
With impressive wanderlust photography that highlights her free spirit, Rustic Bones content creator Jessica Bubb is based in Colorado and originally began the Rustic Bone blog in 2015 as a personal fashion and photography platform.
53. A Dash of Fash | @adashoffash | 189K
A Dash Of Fash’s Iris Dijkers calls her home base Amsterdam, but will soon be jetting off to Paris and Bali.
54. Laurie Ferraro | @laurie_ferraro | 187K
You may have known her by her previous handle @TheRueCollective, but this year saw Canadian influencer Laurie Ferraro change the handle over to her real name (while still delivering on the travel and outfit goals she’s renowned for).
55. Lisa Danielle | @lisadanielle__ | 186K
With an affinity for twirling skirts and two-sets, Byron Bay’s Lisa Smith of @lisadanielle__ is often spotted with travel companion Emelinaah – with the two taking us around the world with them via the Gram from Italy to Morocco.
56. Irina HP | @irinahp | 185K
A travel and fashion blogger from Vienna, Irina HP’s adds some magic to her Europe travels with pretty pops of red and orange.
57. Elizabeth Gadd | @elizabethgadd | 179K
With flowing red locks adding some interesting movement to Lizzy Gad’s IG feed, we love the almost ethereal feel delivered by this Vancouver-based influencer.
58. Frauke Hagen | @frauke_hagen | 168K
Made in Germany, Frauke Hagen’s moody travel shots are wanderlust central.
59. Lisa Homsy | @lisahomsy | 167K
Canadian travel and lifestyle creative, Lisa Homsy has recently been travelling around Los Angeles and the Bahamas and is now in Hawaii.
60. Julia Mateian | @juliamateian | 166K
Montreal’s Julia Mateian decided to launch her blog The 26th Look while completing her Master in Marketing at HEC Montreal at aged 26. Since then, her adventures across Instagram and her blog have gone on to gain a fast following (as well as a number of awards).
61. Joelle Friend | @joellefriend | 165K
Based in Seattle, Washington, Joelle Friend’s Instagram feed inspires to take the beaten track and get into the wilderness.
62. Charlotte Little Wolf | @charlottelittlewolf | 157K
Portland photographer Charlotte Little Wolf’s Charlotte Gane studied illustration, graphic design, and photographer at University of California – and is now using all three skills to deliver content for brands such as Iceland Air, Pepsi, and SanDisk.
63. Voyage Provocateur | @voyage_provocateur | 157K
Hailing from Poland but now living in Germany, Voyage Provocateur spends much of the year exploring the world – with next on her list including Amsterdam, Kitzbühl, Copenhagen, and Jordan.
64. Emelinaah | @emelinaah | 150K
Besties with Olive Cooke, Emelinaah’s Emily Hutchinson can be found residing in Byron Bay when she’s not visiting destinations like Japan, the Maldives, and the Sahara Desert.
65. MVanderluis | @mvanderluis | 148K
A Canadian-based creative from Montreal, we’ve been a little obsessed with Mel Vanderluis’ Instagram Stories of late as she lets followers into some of the behind-the-scenes action behind her enthralling feed.
66. Haylsa | @haylsa | 148K
Having explored over 35 countries including Europe, Jordan, Oman, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, America, and Myanmar, Haylsa’s Hayley Anderson is currently at home in Australia where she is spending the summer.
67. Melissa Findley | @melissafindley | 139K
An Australian photographer currently residing on the Gold Coast, Melissa Findley’s work has taken her across the globe from Australia to Nepal, Africa, Samoa and everywhere in between.
68. Sarah Pour | @sarahpour | 138K
Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Sarah Pour’s work as a visual artist, freelance photographer and social media advisor has seen her work with top brands and tourism boards such as Canon and Visit Finland.
69. And A Thousand Words | @andathousandwords | 135K
After graduating from Amsterdam’s Fashion Institute five years ago, Merel van Poorten started up blog And A Thousand Words to share her photography and words on jewellery, travel, beauty, fashion and a healthy lifestyle.
70. Chloe BH | @chloe_bh | 136K
23-year-old Sydneysider Chloe Barry-Hang’s colourful adventures around the world have us desperately wanting to pack our bags and join her for the ride.
72. Ellie Bullen | @elliebullen | 134K
The second account for foodie influencer Elsa’s Wholesome Life, Australian-bred and Bali-based Ellie Bullen brings with us snapshots of her various travels via @elliebullen including trips to Joshua Tree National Park, Cambodia, and Hollywood.
73. Kimi Juan | @kimijuan | 131K
Born and raised in the Philippines, Kimi Juan travels the world with her partner Thomas Caja – with the two having their photography featured in a number of reputable print and digital media outlets.
74. Marisa Hampe | @marisahampe | 123K
Studying visual communication at the University of Arts in Berlin – German influencer Marisa Hampe began her Instagram account two years ago and quickly saw her landscape photography taking off.
75. Emi Toms | @emitoms | 112K
Marketing manager at Amazon by day and travel influencer by night, Emily Thomas can currently be found roaming around Seattle, Washington.
76. Word Uuup | @worduuup | 108K
With crazy hair and an epic feed, Word Uuup content creator Polina K has spent the last 5 years in Africa after escaping Russia to explore the world.
77. Ananaya Ray | @ananya.ray | 103K
From Alberta, Canada, Ananaya Ray really began getting into the world of IG four years ago when she travelled to Greece and wanted to showcase the beauty of the country.
78. Mddyelrck | @mddyelrck | 103K
With a cute bio that reads “Climb mountains but take pictures of lakes”, Mddyelrck’s Madison Elrick is an active outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking, backpacking, climbing and mountaineering… and of course – photography. Originally from BC, Madison recently moved to Alberta and is quite fond of travelling the Canadian Rockies.
79. Ju.Hu.Lia | @ju.hu.lia | 89K
Made in Ukraine, based in Germany and soon headed to Bali and Australia, Ju.Hu.Lia’s Julia Rosenbusch has got the travel bug and we’re enjoying watching on as she puts more destination notches under the belt.
80. Em Peachy | @em.peachy | 88K
22-year-old psychology-graduate-turned-travel-enthusiast, Em Peachy’s Emily Smith is based in South Australia but can be found documenting her adventures across the country from Byron Bay to the Hunter Valley.
81. Kirsty Cane | @kirstycane | 86K
Hailing from South Australia, Kirsty Cane’s adventures have long had us wanting to jump in our kombi and head cross country.
82. Your Passport | @your_passport | 85K
Permanently travelling the world with partner Your Passage’s Uroz Polajzer, Your Passport’s Lara Kamnik is based in Koper Slovenia (but can’t often be found there!)
83. Tracy Komlos | @tracy_komlos | 81K
Toronto-based Tracy Komlos has taken her travel influencing to the next level – launching Pangea Dreams – a range of blogger retreats that offer workshops in digital marketing, business strategy, and photography.
84. Amy Seder | @amyseder | 81K
Leaving her life in NYC to travel the world, Amy Seder can currently be found producing her content in Cali – with Nashville next on the list.
85. Life With Three | @life.with.three | 73K
From South Australia, Life With Three influencer Rachel Barwick’s feed continues to get better and better as she seeks out the different beaches and fields the country has to offer.
86. Salty Luxe | @saltyluxe | 73K
If beach days and trips to the tropics are for you – then you’re going to like Sarah from Salty Luxe’s IG feed. Sarah hails from Byron Bay, Australia.
87. K is for Kani | @kisforkani | 70K
Travelling creative & photographer from Melbourne, K is for Kani lifestyle influencer Connie Cao’s feed is inspired by a mix of nature and colour.
88. Carmen Huter | @carmenhuter | 67K
Take a look at New Zealand influencer Carmen Huter’s feed and then tell me you’re not inspired to climb a mountain… #adventuregoals
89. Live Like Its The Wknd | @livelikeitsthewknd | 58K
During the day she’s a social media and branding consultant for small businesses – but in the evening you’ll findLive Like Its The Wknd’s Michelle Halpern relentlessly researching new travel destinations. She’s currently residing in Maine – with NYC next on the agenda.
90. Take Off With Love | @takeoffwithlove | 57K
With a law degree and MBA under her sleeve, Take Off With Love’s Vanesa will soon be leaving her home of Slovenia to travel around Marrakech, Positano, and Venice.
91. Lucy in the Sky | @lucyinthesskyy | 57K
With a super supportive Insti tribe supporting her every move, Lucy In the Sky influencer Lucia inspires us as she travels to all the hot spots in the IG travel world.
92. Outside Boxx | @outsideboxx | 56K
Currently living in London, Outside Boxx’s Karolina Valeikaite and partner @gypseetravel’s Marco Coppola are originally from Lithuania and Italy but spend a lot of the year abroad (like many on this list!)
93. Icing and Glitter | @icingandglitter | 54K
A part-time Torontonian and part-time wanderer, we’ve been obsessing over Icing and Glitter’s Siffat Haider ever since we featured her in one of our Fast 50 interviews.
94. KJ Pinc | @kjpinc | 50K
Washington-based photographer and lifestyle influencer KJ Pinc has taken us everywhere from camel riding in Egypt, to hot springs in Alaska, to mountain picnics in Mount Rainier National Park… and we’ve loved every second of it.
95. My Detox Travel | @mydetoxtravel | 48K
Currently in Patagonia, My Detox Travel’s Cath Simard is a Canadian-born self-taught travel / adventure photographer and art director who left her fashion stylist / model job to travel the world full-time – sharing her passion for the outdoors and the wilderness via both her Instagram and blog.
96. Teru Menclova | @terumenclova | 45K
Based in Prague, Czechoslovakia, we’re looking forward to following Teru Menclova’s adventures this year as she heads to Kaprun and Iceland.
97. My Colourful World | @mycolourfulworld_ | 41K
Definitely one we’re picking to watch out for in 2018, My Colourful World founder Katie Purling is an Australian-based travel influencer that picked up her first camera in 2015… and hasn’t been able to put it down since.
98. The Wondering Dreamer | @thewonderingdreamer | 41K
Hailing from England, The Wondering Dreamer’s Jess Meyrick is currently residing in Bermuda – where she brings daily snippets of life on the island.
99. Alex SVD | @alex.svd | 39K
A graphic designer in the making, Alex SVD hails from Québec, Canada and is an avid traveller (and accomplished photographer!)
100. The Braided Lena | @thebraidedlena | 11K
Confession – this is actually my account, and while I cringe a little at the self promotion, if you want to follow my travels around beaches from Tropical North Queensland to Tasmania (with a little bit of Europe, Bali and soon South Africa and Iceland thrown in for good measure), then The Braided Lena is where you can find me having a little fun lugging around my trusty camera.
Do you have a travel influencer who’s content inspires you? Or are you a travel influencer yourself? Comment the account handle below – we’d love to check it out!
Main image: Pilot Madeleine