As the year gradually draws to a close, most of us will start to think of what 2018 will bring — specifically where our travels might take us.
If you’re in need of some inspiration, Business Insider has teamed up with The Indie Traveller to bring you a comprehensive list of the most inspiring, wanderlust-inducing, and influential travel Instagram accounts on the planet.
In order to pinpoint the biggest travel personalities on the photo sharing app, Marek Bron — who is behind the blog — created an algorithm to analyse hundreds of accounts (filtering out any brands or group accounts.)
It measured the accounts on several metrics including follower count, follower ratio, account activity, and engagement rate.
The “Top 100” list shows the accounts that are not only popular among users, but also highly active, and get a lot of engagement from their followers. It includes some of the biggest names in the travel influencer world, but also some exciting rising stars.
Business Insider has compiled a list of the top 30 most influential accounts according to the algorithm.
From dreamy travel couples to professional photographers, influencers, and ambassadors to some of the world’s biggest brands, scroll down to see the most beautiful and influential travel Instagram accounts on the planet, ranked in ascending order alongside their impressive follower counts.
30. @californiathroughmylens — 19.5K followers.
Josh McNair runs the California Through My Lens travel site with his wife, which is used by over six million people. The shot above is taken from the North Dome at dusk in Yosemite National Park.
29. @lebackpacker — 454K followers.
Belgian-born self-taught travel photographer Johan Lolos just returned home after a five-month summer road trip of across 17 countries, a project he called the “Peaks of Europe.” He is also Toyota’s latest 4×4 ambassador. Check out his blog here.
Above, he’s pictured in Elgol, in the Scottish Highlands.
28. @chloe_t — 251K followers.
Aussie-born Chloe Ting says she is a “Gymshark Athlete.” In addition to her globetrotting on Instagram, you can follow her fat burning and fitness tips viaher YouTube channel.