Setting off on your first solo travel journey isn’t easy. Luckily there are some brave, trailblazing women who have paved the way. These 16 female travelers have Instagram accounts that will make you feel simultaneously sick with envy and inspired to start your own adventure. Here are women travelers on Instagram that you need to follow right now:
Gloria, otherwise known as Glo, has been traveling the world since she graduated from college in 2013. So far, she has visited 48 countries across 5 continents and shows no sign of slowing down. It’s safe to say she knows a thing or two about solo travel. Her Instagram takes you through a whirlwind journey, drawing you in with enticing images and holding your interest with her hilarious stories of cultural interactions, dating mishaps, and provocative — yet educational — travel rants.
Christina left her comfy life in California to pursue one of travel. She uses her Instagram to inspire other women to make their own lives an adventure worth living. Christina complements images of historical landmarks and natural world wonders with inspirational stories and introspective posts about her travel experiences: her account is the intersection of personal growth and exploration. While a majority of her posts are curated from her travels, Christina balances her account with Insta-stories of her day-to-day mishaps and shenanigans.
Jewels resides in from Durham, North Carolina. Her mantra is to live a full life–a goal she accomplishes through travel. Her full-time job as a Public Health professional in no way keeps her from taking trips to places like Jamaica, Amsterdam, Cambodia and all around the U.S. Jewels’ Instagram is full of impressive photos and savvy travel tips. Most inspirational, though, is the way Jewels shows us that world travel as a complement to a busy life is both worthwhile and possible.
Jackie discovered her wanderlust at 18 years old and hasn’t stopped exploring since. She focuses on making the most of every adventure on a minimal budget, which is perfect for the novice world traveler. If her tips on budget travel don’t impress you, then her pictures of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes will.
Geena is a recent college graduate from California with big travel aspirations. With only about a year of travel under her belt, she’s already visited Italy, France, Spain, Colombia, and Jamaica. Geena shows her followers that travel is not only possible but necessary. She aims to help other young travelers navigate the exciting and overwhelming world of wanderlust through budget travel tips and inspirational advice.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Yawilka’s backyard is a paradise in itself. Although that doesn’t keep her from venturing to picturesque destinations like Morocco, Munich, Greece, and India. Her well-captured images and beautifully curated timeline will make you want to pack your bags and hop on a plane right away.
Renee is an artist in every sense of the word. Her gorgeous landscape photographs transport you from wherever you’re scrolling into the alluring world of wanderlust. Renee is a photographer by trade who uses her talent to show us the world’s most captivating places–from Utah to the Faroe Islands of Denmark–in the way that Mother Nature intended us to see them.
If Anitra had a superpower it would be multitasking. If you’ve ever wondered about fitting world travel into a busy life, then @donttriptravel is the account you need to follow. Somehow Anitra finds the time to pursue a Master’s degree, entertain a social life, present about her travel experiences on panel forums and satisfy her curiosity for exploring far off places as a solo traveler. Anitra shows us how to live a balanced life, and she does so with an uncanny amount of finesse.
With incredible pictures taken “for women by women”, @thetravelwomen is a gorgeous Instagram account that is both interesting and inspiring. Additionally, the Travel Women blog is filled with wonderful travel stories written by passionate ladies just like you, along with tips and tricks to help you throughout your travels.
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Founded by @girlvsglobe (notice that this one is girl, not girls), @girlsvsglobe is run by a fun-loving, adventurous community of ladies who aspire to inspire travel-loving women to go out and see the world. With an accompanying blog, this community is the perfect package for all of the globe-trotting women out there.
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Miss Nastasia Wong is a pretty incredible woman. Not only has she seen a large portion of our beautiful planet, but she has also found the time and energy to record her travels in both photo and word form in order to share them with the world. Her lovely pictures can be found on Instagram (@dametraveler), and her blog (dametraveler.com) boasts all of her written work.
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If you are interested in joining a community of like-minded women, Wanderful is probably the place for you! While the Instagram account is pretty to look at, the real fun is found on the website (sheswanderful.com). This site includes a blog as well as an amazing community of passionate female travelers which you are invited to join. Want to meet some of these travelers in person? Consider attending the upcoming “Women in Travel” Summit hosted by Wanderful.
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If you are looking for some gorgeous inspirational photography, this Instagram account has got you covered. It’s the perfect place for “female travelers who are finding their way”, as it offers breathtaking views that are certain to have you packing up for your dream trip right away.
Looking to read some incredible travel stories written by female travelers? Or have one you’d like to contribute? Darling Escapes has just the blog for you at darlingescapes.com. The travel stories on this site are well-written, and the photography on the accompanying Instagram account is to die for. Follow their Instagram for inspiring images in your feed on a regular basis.
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Want some fun travel images to fill your Instagram feed? Be sure to follow @wearetravelgirls. While you’re at it, head on over to their blog at wearetravelgirls.com. The site features five new stories every week, so you are sure to find something new and interesting to read every time you visit.
IT’S HAPPENING LADIES! So, for the travelling/working ladies who don’t want to drop everything to travel, now there is a space for you! Follow the link in the bio to join the LGG Facebook group! ? This group is for the women who want both. Here we can post about job opportunites, how to get into certain fields, how to find remote work, flexible career options etc etc etc! LGG has always been about empowering you to choose the life you want and with this group you will now be able to chat to the other amazing women that are part of this platform. ? INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! LET’S DO THIS LADIES! ? See the last post for even more about this! Thank you to ALL of you for the crazy response today! ? And thank you to the beautiful @ninelly_ for sharing this incredible shot with #ladiesgoneglobal ? I will always be such a huge fan and your photos just get better! ?
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Are you a career-driven travel enthusiast? If so, Ladies Gone Global is the community for you. Their Facebook page is filled with photos of women—not unlike you—who have managed to balance travel with a career and are living the dream. Want to join in their conversations and fun? Be sure to visit them on Facebook.
If you are a female traveler, we are certain you will enjoy following these Instagram accounts and feeling inspired on a daily basis. However, it is important that you don’t sit idly by and let the ladies featured on these accounts have all the fun. Make sure to get out into the world, hit the road, buy a plane ticket, and see and do everything you possibly can!