The world is made smaller by our smartphone screens. It’s our new window to the great outdoors, feeding the wanderlust in all of us on a daily basis. The great thing about Instagram (and the internet in general) is that it shows us places we could only dream of visiting, often shattering the limits of the impossible.
Because we want you to get off your ass and leave your house for once (and, of course, level up your IG travel game), we found guys with amazing travel photos—Instagram accounts that inspire people to step out and actually experience the world's magnificence.
Right now, these dudes might not have a six-digit number of followers like most travel influencers. But if you ask us, we think the images they share with the public deserve more double-taps. Pack your bags and prepare your cameras, gentlemen!
Bry Liu (@bryliu)
What Bry offers is a unique perspective. Based on his feed, some of his favorite subjects are the beauty of nature and the complexities of the urban jungle. His account is a nice mix of forest greens and geometric architecture. He also uses drone shots from time to time, giving his followers a sense of scale that can be overwhelming and exciting all at once.
Jilson Tiu (@jilson.tiu)
It’s never too late to play tourist in your own city. From street basketball to daily commutes, Jilson focuses on the familiar corners of Manila, but paints them with shadows, reflections, and eerie lighting. The effect: You'll see the city with a fresh pair of eyes.
Paul Pastoral (@paulpastoral)
Paul communicates a blissful calm through his photographs. Like most Instagrammers, he manipulates contrast and color to evoke a mood that’s light on the eyes. The recent posts on his visual diary take us to the picturesque neighborhoods of Europe.
Norman Talla (@thetravellingtongue)
Curious about what grub you should grab when you’re out of town (or maybe just during a chill weekend in Manila)? Norman is the person to follow. Not only does he take the most appetizing food shots, but you can also get some restaurant ideas for your next trip!