Have you ever found yourself voluntarily missing a call because you were too busy scrolling down Instagram? Well, I am ashamed to admit I have. More than once, actually. This social network has been one of my hobbies lately. I ended my RoundTheWorld trip a few months ago, and the come-back home has not been easy. I miss living out of a backpack, meeting new people every day, spending time in new places, speaking different languages and eating the yummiest traditional food I can find on the way to my next discovery… Since I need to wait a while before my bank account lets me hit the road again, I had to find some kind of substitute in the meantime. And that’s how I welcomed Instagram into my life. This social network is full of amazing people that will make you travel if you are stuck at home, just scrolling down the screen of your smartphone. Here are my favourite female instagrammers who became my daily wanderlust providers…


  1. Girl Eat World

Melissa Hie loves three things in life: traveling, eating and visual story-telling. Wonder how you can combine these three passions into one? Just visit her Instagram. The girl from “Girl Eat World” shares, on her account, all the delicious dishes she munches on while traveling the world. If you’re a travelette AND a foodie just like me, following Melissa on her food adventures is a necessity!

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  1. Phine Loves

Also based in Singapore is Josephine, a German girl who seems to live the dream life. One day, she’s swimming in a deserted infinity pool in Thailand, and the next, she’s enjoying an amazing sunset in Bali or chilling on a stunning rooftop in Istanbul. She shares her love for the world with stunning photos and breath-taking views with her followers.

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  1. The World Up Closer

Let’s leave Asia for Jamaica and meet Shea Powell. The young woman behind “The World Up Closer” is already an experienced globe-trotter. She travels mostly to South American locations and invites you to follow her on her journey. If you want to see pictures of incredible landscapes in Latin countries, she’s in charge of the account you should be following.

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  1. Polkadot Passport

Australian Nicola Easterby is only 21 year-old, but she’s already been all around the world. She undertook her first big trip in 2012 and it marked the beginning of her passion for travels. Now working as a freelance photographer, she’s constantly on the move. And not only is her traveling background impressive, the pictures she takes in the countries she visits, are simply stunning. Fun fact: Nicola is the latest addition to the Travelettes team of authors! You will soon see her posts here, so keep tuning in.

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  1. Miss Hedwig

Our last Instagrammer comes from Europe and she’s Spanish. Though Carol Pena’s day job is to be an art director, she also is a passionate traveller and photographer. With over 600 000 followers on Instagram, her pictures have inspired people from all around the globe. She just knows how to share her love for the world through a unique content, undeniably original yet very simple.

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Talking about Instagram, do you follow us on it? On the Travelettes page, you can check where we are headed and what we are up to, in real time.

Do you know any other female instagrammer worth following?

Share it with us in the comments, and let the list of inspiring travelettes expending!


This post was written by Elisa Fourt.
Elisa Fourt was part of the Travelettes team from 2015 to 2017.  Elisa usually describes herself as a world citizen. She has lived, studied, worked and traveled in more than 60 countries throughout her life and she loves to share her passion for the world with others. When she is not planning her next trip or writing about the last one, Elisa likes to help people in need and get involved in various not-for-profit projects. She currently works for a NGO in the Middle-East. Follow her on Instagram @lisou.me