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11 Reasons to Follow Us on Instagram

If you’re not already following us on Instagram, maybe it’s time to start. Each day, we bring gorgeous travel inspiration to daydreamers, storytellers, and photographers. Here are 11 reasons to follow us on Instagram and let us help you find your travel bliss.


To see the most incredible sights in the world

New zealand mountains

You’ll see breathtaking photos of everything from National Parks and European cities to secret islands and serene beach destinations.

To discover the best places to eat and drink

Wine glasses new zealand

You’ll get a taste of the local cuisine in other cities by seeing pictures of beautiful, culturally-inspired dishes.

To watch us share our travel experiences 

With IGTV, you get an inside look at our travel experiences with our series, Trip Report.

To follow our journeys around the world

Biking in new zealand

See real-time photos captured by our team of writers as they explore amazing destinations around the world.

To share your travel experiences

Icelandic horses

Tell your best travel stories by sharing your photos with us. We love seeing your tagged photos and travels around the world.

To discover new destinations

Rock formations in malta

Learn about places you never considered visiting, or even knew existed.

To get inspired

Myanmar temples

You’ll get daily inspiration to excite your wanderlust.

To be featured on our Instagram account

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Take the opportunity to have your travel photos featured on our Instagram account. Just tag your posts with #smartertravel so we can see and share them!

To put your photography skills to the test

Boats in boston

Flex your photography skills by entering into our monthly travel-themed photo contests.

For the chance to win giveaways

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You’ll get the chance to win awesome travel swag during our travel-swag giveaways

To find your next dream vacation

Barbados at night

Discover bucket list destinations to inspire your next trip, and the one after that.

Follow us on instagram

Ready for your daily dose of inspiration? Follow us on Instagram!

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

To see more by Olivia Briggs, follow her adventures on Twitter @Olileibri and Instagram @Olileibri.

By Olivia Briggs

Nothing excites Assistant Editor Olivia Briggs quite like traveling to new destinations. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

Briggs joined SmarterTravel in 2012 and became a member of the editorial team in 2015. She has lived in Ireland and has worked in the hospitality, tourism, and online travel industries for more than a decade. She loves scoping out new hotels, promoting unfamiliar destinations, and writing about niche travel topics.

Her stories have also appeared online on USA Today, The Huffington Post, TripAdvisor, Jetsetter, Oyster, Savoteur, and AirfareWatchdog.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "The Baggallini Zipper Cross-Body Travel Bag. This is a great travel bag because it's small, compact, has many compartments, and can be worn across your body for added security."

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: "Snowboarding through the Alps and staying in a chalet overlooking the mountains."

Travel Motto: "Travel more; it awakens your soul."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Window seat."

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