Are you ready for a hot girl summer? Last summer was a rough one. We didn’t get tan, go out, or do anything besides watch Netflix. This year it’s our time to shine. Restrictions are lifting across the U.S., so we are free to do pretty much whatever we want! Whether it’s camping in Oregon, visiting the hot springs in Colorado, hiking in North Carolina, or hitting up music festivals in California, there’s a travel influencer for everyone on this list. Get ready to get inspired to take your next vacation pic that will make all your friends and followers insanely jealous.
AKA Johannes Hulsch takes incredible travel photos around Europe. Each shot has a surreal aspect to it, and they’re all strikingly beautiful. He travels off the beaten path, so you can get some great ideas for places to visit that aren’t packed with tourists but are still worth the trip. Give him a follow on Instagram, you won’t regret it!
Arizona native Emma explores all of the beautiful aspects of the American southwest. She never fails to deliver quality photos that made me wish I got out of New York once in a while. Her photos have this dusty vibe to them, like she took each one after a dust storm. I’m obsessed with that aesthetic! She makes me ask myself when I can quit my job and travel the world. There’s tons to see that’s only a plane ride away…
Fuck, I want to go to Bali so badly! Lauren Bullen AKA Gypsea_lust is a travel influencer who makes posing in tropical climates look like a real job. I’m here for it! Not to be weird, but I imagine her entire life smells like coconuts and sunscreen. Bliss. With over 2 million followers on Instagram, it seems we’re all hooked on the island lifestyle. She combines fashion and beauty with her travel pics. Get you a girl who can do it all!
Sammy-jo is a lifestyle, tech and travel creator, according to her bio. I often get stuck in this mindset that I have to travel to far-flung corners of the earth to see something worth taking a photo of, but gosammyjo reminds me there’s so much to see in America. I want to take a one way ticket to wherever she is, but by the time I’d get there she’d be somewhere new! Go forth and travel, babes.
Okay, so hear me out. She’s not technically a travel influencer, but she is a traveling nurse and she goes to raves across the country. I think she belongs on this list! The word of the summer is PLUR and Kenicki is an embodiment of that phrase. Now that venues are lifting capacity limits, you can expect to see Kenicki dancing it out all summer long. Any festival I want to go to I usually hear about it from her first. Who else wants to use music festivals as an excuse to travel? Me, please!
Wilderness Culture managed to build a community of people who love the outdoors all on Instagram. Imagine living someplace where you can walk outside and see something besides pigeons and buildings. Wild! Get inspired for your next camping trip by scrolling through their feed. You won’t be disappointed, I promise!
Want to learn how to travel the world without spending real money? Look no further than the points guy. He gives practical, real-life tips like which credit card is best for traveling, which airline offers the best upgrade packages, and how to spend your miles wisely. With his recommendations, you could get a credit card that lets you book airline tickets with points you get from purchases. What could be better than that?!
An influencer is someone who inspires someone else to act. Whether it’s clicking a link, buying a plane ticket to a certain destination, or, in the case of passengershaming, not acting like a fool on an airplane. This comedy account makes fun of passengers behaving badly. From walking around with bare feet, not wearing your mask properly, or being unnecessarily rude to the flight attendants, passengershaming documents it all and makes us all laugh doing it. When you travel this summer, you better come correct or this Instagram account will get you!
This travel influencer, Courtney Daley, goes all over the states as well as around the world. She’s visited more than 20 countries which is pretty impressive. She takes glamorous shots on beaches, in cities, and as the sun is setting. If you’re in the mood to scroll through Instagram and hate like vacation photos, this is the account to follow! Plus, you might get inspiration of your own on where to go next this summer.
Want to see cool street art from around the world without leaving your house? Check out streetartcities for all the best murals and graffiti from around the world. Viewing street art is a great way to get to know a city. You can see what’s important to people depending on how they choose to decorate a building. This account is great for gathering information to use for your travel plans if you want to see something off the beaten path!
I know I can’t be the only one who’s dying to take a trip this summer! There’s a lot to see, and plenty of time to ask for vacation time off work so you can go out and explore. With tips and places to see from these travel influencers, your travel plans are basically set in stone. What are you waiting for?