We all follow THAT person on Instagram — the one who is ALWAYS traveling and posting fabulous photos, leaving the rest of feeling like we lead such boring lives. Well, some of these folks travel for fun and some for work (sign me up for that job please!), but at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how they are getting there. What matterS is how these 16 Instagrammers leave us with serious case of wanderlust when we see their captivating photos.
1. Andrew Evans @wheresander
Imagine being paid by National Geographic to travel around the world, live tweeting and posting images on Instagram. Well, that’s what Andrew Evans does! We want his life and his job! He takes some real cool macro shots that capture amazing landscapes.
2. Brendon von Son @brendonvanson
Ok, this guy is a travel photographer, which means his Instagram account always looks super awesome — his photographs are amazing! His account features a mix of personal photos, awesome waterfalls and cool animal photography.
3. Adrian Sky @adriansky
This guy will leave you wondering “how the heck did he take that?” Adrian captures the most insane images of cities, forests and oceans from unbelievable vantage points.
4. Jodi Ettenberg @legalnomads
An Instagrammer with great photos and brains, Jodi Ettenberg is a former lawyer who went all ‘Eat.Pray.Love’ and is eating her way around the world. Her account will leave you drooling with all the yummy food she posts.
5. Alexandra Baackes @alexinwanderland
New Yorker Alexandra Baackes is living it up in Koh Tao in Thailand. Her account documents her life on the small island with a population of 750 people. Her sharp, revealing photos bring you right into the heart of the island and almost make you feel like you are there yourself.
6. Sean Ensch @sean_ensch_images
This guy’s beautiful landscape images can make anyone want to hop on a plane and head to Norway. If you like the outdoors, secluded locations and starry skies, you’ll love Sean Ensch’s account!
7. Deb and Dave @theplanetd
Yes, this is a couple’s account, but not to worry, this isn’t all lovey dovey/PDA/lets-make-our-followers-sick-with-kissing-photographs type of account–this is all about the travelling. Run by married couple Deb and Dave, you’ll find beautiful sunsets and deeply coloured landscapes from around the world. It helps that they’re award-winning photogs and bloggers.
8. Nicole Isaacs @miss__jetsetter
The striking Nicole Isaacs can make any guy look twice, no matter what country she’s in. (Unlucky for them, she’s dating actor Terrance J from “Think Like A Man 2”.) Her account is filled with her adventures from places around the world, including the Serengeti, the Bahamas and Hawaii (yes that means bikini photos).
9. Trey Ratcliff @treyratcliff
The cutest thing about this account is the bio where Trey states “I’m a warm-hearted, old-school gentleman.” Ladies, doesn’t that just make your heart melt? Anyway, we love all his amazing images from Burning Man, Italy, New Zealand, wherever. Trey is ALWAYS on the move.
10. Gary Arndt @everythingeverywhere
As his account handle suggests, Gary Arndt has been traveling everything, everywhere for a long time. He started in 2007 and hasn’t stopped yet. His account is insane, with so much to look at from every corner of the world.
11. JD Andrews @earthexplorer
Here’s another one whose job we all want! JD Andrews has travelled the world (90 countries on seven continents) making videos and taking photographs. His account is filled with loads of beautiful old buildings and snowy landscapes.
12. Cole Rise @colerise
Not only is he a pretty good Instagrammer, but he’s a pilot too. And being a pilot, he obviously travels all over the world seeing amazing places and do amazing things.
13. Matthew Karsten @expertvagabond
Anyone who takes a selfie with a shark or in a tiny microlight aircraft gets to be on this list. Matthew Karsten is an adventure photographer and traveller who takes the most daring photographs.
14. Jethro Mullen @jethromullen
If you like cityscapes then you’ve got to follow Jethro Mullen. Based in Hong Kong, this CNN journalist takes the most amazing photos of the city from the weirdest angles.
15. Zach Glassman @zachspassport
Filled with stunning photographs of Zach Glassman’s travels (he is also the founder of @passionpassport), this account has something for everyone – foodies, architect lovers, writers, illustrators and those wanting to travel.<
16. Dave Guttenfelder
Saving the best for last. Dave is a National Geographic Society photographer and Chief Asia photog for the Associated Press. In addition, he He was named 2014 Instagram photographer of the year by TIME magazine. His photos of locations worldwide, particularly North Korea, where he has been more than 40 times, have earned him seven nominations for the Pulitzer Prize in photojournalism.