10 travel influencers to follow

We all know January can drag on. The festivities are over, new year’s resolutions are at breaking point and summer feels like a million miles away. Let’s face it, January is the Monday of the year. However, some destination inspiration always seems to cure our Monday blues so we’ve tracked down 10 of our favourite travel bloggers to brighten up your month. Let these airport aficionados entice your wanderlust and who knows where you’ll end up! By tomorrow you could be counting down the days to a trip abroad, or you could be exploring a place nearby you never thought to visit. The world is wide and our appetite for Instagram is insatiable so let’s combine the two and get inspired. Impressive (and expertly edited) Instagram this way…

Alyssa Ramos (@mylifesatravelmovie)

With over 200k followers, LA based Alyssa from My Life’s a Travel Movie has explored 91 countries across all continents and is a full-time solo traveller and blogger. A self-confessed bucket list slayer, expect plenty of selfie stick shots of blue seas and sprawling beaches on her Instagram.

Jannick Obenhoff (@jannickobenhoff)

This Munich-based photographer specialises in capturing landscape and adventure photography and is one of 14 members of the German Roamers, one of the largest outdoor photography communities in Germany. At just 18 years old, Jannick’s portfolio of experience is incredible, having worked with Nikon, Mercedes Benz and Microsoft. With over 760k followers on Instagram, the teenager’s talent for photography is adored by many. Check out his website here.

Johan Lolos (@lebackpacker)

This Belgian-born travel photographer runs an account you won’t want to miss. His photography has been published in Buzzfeed, National Geographic, Daily Mail and Huffington Post to name a few. Lolos has a degree in PR but is now a full-time outdoor photographer and travels the world capturing its beauty for assignments and personal projects. Boasting over 460k followers, expect expertly edited photos from this globe-trotter. More of his work here.


Notes Of A Northerner (@sophiepiearcey)

New Zealand based content creator Sophie Piearcey from Notes Of A Northerner is an adventure seeker we can’t help but love to follow. Born in Sheffield, Piearcey now lives in Queenstown and documents her picturesque travels on Instagram for over 11k followers. Follow her for stunning lakes, snow-capped mountains and wanderlust aplenty.

Louis Cole (@funforlouis)

Mega-vlogger Louis Cole is famous for documenting his world travels on YouTube but he runs a pretty inspirational Instagram too. From Egypt to Venice to Cape Town to Alberta, there aren’t many places he hasn’t been. Join the other 1.4 million people following him for some serious destination inspiration. YouTube channel here.

Callum Thompson (@adventure_cal)

Newcastle-based, drone lover Callum specialises in aerial shots and scenic landscapes. Expect picturesque shots of the UK’s most beautiful destinations that’ll make you want to go explore the wonders of our little British island as well as stunning landscapes further afield.


Quin (@everchanginghorizon)

If professionally edited photos of the world’s most Instagrammable places is your thing then keep reading. Quin from Ever Changing Horizon captures images that are so beautiful you’re going to want to make all of them your desktop background. Prepare to be inspired to book a one-way flight to far, far away after a quick scroll through his Instagram – he has over 882k followers for a reason.

Kiki (@theblondeabroad)

Sun-seeker and adventurer Kiki is an award-winning solo travel blogger who you’re going to want to check out. She has over 540k followers on Instagram and if you’re looking to up your social media game in 2019 then she’s the ultimate inspiration. With the ability to somehow find the most picture-perfect spot anywhere she goes, The Blonde Abroad is definitely one of the prettiest travel accounts around.

Matt Wild (@mattwildmedia)

Videographer and photographer Matt takes you all the way from Liverpool to Indonesia to San Francisco to Rome on his Instagram. Follow him for ultra-cool city images, moody landscapes and the occasional jumping shot.

Michelle Rene (@livelikeitsthewknd)

Michelle from Live Like It’s the Weekend is a full-time travel blogger who quit her corporate job to explore the world and document her travels. She runs a successful travel blog dedicated to helping people “dream a little bigger and live a little more fully”. With over 70k followers on Instagram, she’s helping a huge amount of dreamers live a little more fully one post at a time.

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