With so many jet-setters taking to various social media channels to document their epic travels, from the concrete jungle where dreams are made of a.ka. New York to the lush islands of Thailand, here’s just a few of the most Instagram-able places on earth.
Gone are the days when you bored your relatives and mates to tears with your 20-minute holiday slideshow – Hallelujah. Instagram has changed all this for the better, allowing your nearest and dearest to follow and feel a part of your journey in real-time. Thank you, Internet. With that in mind, here are eight of the most shareable places we think you should visit a quick snap. Just don’t forget your camera whatever you do.
1. Tulum, Mexico
Even though it’s only about an hour’s drive from the main resort of Cancun, Mexico’s Tulum feels like a world away from the usual tourist haunts. With its pristine, secluded beaches, eco-friendly resorts like Azulik Eco Resort and Maya Spa, wildlife in abundance, and Mayan ruins to discover, no wonder people Instagram so many pictures of this divine place.
2. Melbourne, Australia
We’re not surprised that Melbourne is often referred to as one of the world’s most ‘liveable’ cities. From the glittering skyline to its iconic Brighton beach huts, this unique place Down Under is a colorful stunner. Stay close to Brighton beach at The Blackman Art Series Hotel to get the best of both worlds. You’re guaranteed to have plenty of Instagram-worthy snaps to make your followers green with envy.
3. New York City, USA
Bustling, eclectic, buzzing, and visually stunning, New York City’s main island of Manhattan is a feast for all the senses. There really is no place like the City that Never Sleeps and that’s why it tops our list of must-see destinations. Walkthrough lit up Times Square, take in a show on Broadway and go off-piste in Soho; trust us, you will not want to leave and your Instagram following won’t want you to either.
4. Krabi, Thailand
You better not forget your camera because you don’t want to miss what Krabi Province has in store. With turquoise water, a hot springs waterfall, a wildlife sanctuary, jutting karst rock formations, and 150 plus islands to play castaway (ahem James Bond island), you don’t want to miss out on visiting this little piece of heaven. Explore all of this with a tailored tour at Explore.co.uk. The only issue is finding a good wifi spot to get all those pics up on Instagram, stat.
5. Tuscany, Italy
A camera is your must-have accessory in Tuscany. From a wine tour with Viator rolling Tuscan hills of the lush countryside to sipping on a moreish glass of chianti amidst Florence’s stunning architecture, you’ll fall in love with this region of Italy. Prepare to get snap-happy on Instagram, people.
6. Portland, Oregon
Portland’s motto ‘Keep Portland Weird’, sums up the hip and unique arts and music scene and the retro, off-hinged vibe downtown. To really take in the city’s trendy scene, stay at the old Clyde Hotel, now the slick (and reasonable) Ace Hotel downtown. It’s also a corner of the U.S which is brimming with natural beauty, from leafy parks to Mt. Hood in the horizon, so there’s plenty of eye candy to focus your camera on. Instagram will thank you.
7. Santorini, Greece
As one of the most picture-perfect places on earth, Santorini’s iconic whitewashed architecture and cobalt blue rooftops look striking against the glittering Aegean sea. To get the best views, stay at the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice rated, Anastasis Apartments. This snap from our Instagram makes it pretty clear that when it comes to Greek islands, Santorini reigns supreme.
8. Machu Picchu, Peru
As one of the most globally recognized archaeological sites on the continent, you and your Instagram gang won’t be disappointed by the epic scenery of one of the wonders of the world and UNESCO world heritage site of Machu Picchu. Trek the Inca Trail with Explore and have your camera poised and ready to snap the ancient city towering above the Sacred Valley of the Inca, with the Andes sitting pretty in the backdrop. You might even catch a few local Llamas photobombing while taking in the view.