My Favourite Instagram Influencers: The Wanderlust Edition

In Australia right now it’s winter so naturally I’m dreaming of summer and mood boarding all of the incredible destinations I hope to visit in the warmer months (check out my travel Pinterest board here.) Despite actually really enjoying this winter and the cooler season I can’t help but notice everyone across social media has been sharing their happy snaps and insta-worthy moments from their European holidays. I actually follow a lot of accounts who travel for work (best job ever, am I right?!) and I’m often double tapping and re-gramming their images because they are just so darn beautiful.

If you’ve been in ‘hibernation mode’ of late and need a bit of summer time inspiration, here’s a round up of my favourite accounts sharing nothing but good times in the sunshine and all the #wanderlust vibes you could dream of…

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When an instagram account bio reads ‘A place to inspire wanderlust in you’ you know you’re going to want to pack your bags and trip across the globe! I am forever in awe of Sarah’s account @saltyluxe. Sarah is a Byron Bay gal here in Australia although she is currently in Bali and sharing only the dreamiest of destinations in her grid.

Everything about @saltyluxe makes me SO excited to visit Byron Bay later this year and to explore more tropical locations. Look at the colour of the water in Bali! Oh. Em. Gee!

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If you’ve been on instagram or Pinterest lately searching for travel inspo I’m almost positive you’ve seen a photo by this gorgeous globetrotter already. Leonie Hanne is a travel and lifestyle blogger based in Germany and works with Alexander Galievsky who (according to is a former finance nerd and takes the incredible editorial photos for @ohhcouture. Alexander’s account is also equally as inspiring as Leonie’s and is worth a look – even if just to admire this duo for their #CoupleGoals [@alex.galievsky]

The images on @ohchcouture are beyond amazing, perfectly styled and captured with all the wanderlust magic you could ask for. From dreamy pink mountain-view shots overlooking Santorini (my favourites!) to lavish cheeseboard platters and rose’ in Italy – this account is one of my absolute favourites!

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I can across this awesome travel account while I was searching for accommodation inspiration for our trip to Byron. Michelle had featured her visit to Byron on her blog and insta feed and I knew I had to follow her journey. Michelle is originally from Los Angeles, USA and decided to ditch her corporate job to take on long-term travel and hasn’t looked back since (ohhh the envy!)

She is currently tripping across USA on a west coast road trip and it’s looking incredible. I am adding an American road trip to my bucket list for sure!

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This couple have seriously done everything I wish we could do! They started out with a trip to Europe together, returned home to USA and then packed it all in and decided to move to Europe and continue to travel permanently. Oh the dream!

This account shows just how much traveling as a couple can be. They seem super adventurous and have explored a lot of the world already! They specialise in creating travel guides for their blog, which is well worth a look if you’re planning your own trip abroad!

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There you have it friends – are you ready to grab your passport and head for warmer weather? I am! Let’s take some annual leave and get traveling pronto!

Keen for some more instagram inspo from the influencers of the world? Check out my favourite girl boss accounts right here.

Ellie xx

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Ellie is a freelance graphic designer, business and lifestyle blogger, health and wellness enthusiast and the founder of The Darling Design Co.

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