8 Hashtags to Satisfy Your #EXPEDITIONIST Spirit
We've all been there. Endless scrolling through our Instagram feeds, liking all those amazing travel photos in between the sponsored content and lifestyle photos of yet another perfectly placed cup of coffee on a rustic weather-stained vintage wood table. But what do you search when you're wanting to find the lesser known hidden gems in the world? The answer: Travel Hashtags. We've put together a list of eight of our top choice picks for finding that next gorgeous destination to add to your bucket list. Take a look below.
#INSTATRAVEL | Posts: 27.6 million
Although this one may seem like an obvious choice when seeking out beautiful places, this one actually has a lot of great little spots that most people wouldn't think of as their first choice when planning a trip. The images and the Instagrammers who took them are top notch and worth a closer look.
Photos: Berlin, Germany (Daniel Mihal), Kaleici, Turkey (@anomalousexperience)
#AMAZINGPLACES | Posts: 317,000+
This hashtag is perfect if you've already planned a trip somewhere but are looking for some good inspiration with regard to layout and composition of your posts. The images with this tag do an amazing job of highlighting and displaying design elements and lines of the places in which they're taken. Take a look and see for yourself.
#POCKET_WORLD | Posts: 199,000+
Scrolling through this tag you'll find a good blend of city-scapes, open stretches of highway artfully photographed, and even the occasional wilderness shot featuring an adorable furry animal or two. Whatever the picture, this one will have you scrolling happily away while discovering new locations to add to your bucket list.
#IG_WORLDCLUB | Posts: 5.2 million
One of the more established tags with over 5 million posts, #ig_worldclub has a huge assortment of beaches, skyscrapers, mountains, landscapes, towns and lifestyle shots for you to feast your eyes on. Posts from even the most remote corners of the world will pop up in this feed, so feel free to fall down the #rabbithole on this tag.
#BUCKETLISTADVENTURES | Posts: 32,000+
This tag says it all right in the name. #bucketlistadventures is gaining traction, not only as a popular tag for those wanderlusts daydreaming about their next escape but also as its own Instagram account. In addition to being a double hitter on both account and tag, it has also garnered some very influential travel bloggers making use of the tag in their posts. Be sure to check this one out on your next trolling session.
#TRAVELAWESOME | Posts: 1.9 million
With almost 2 million posts, this tag is every photographer's dream when it comes to searching for a new destination for photo ops. More recently, the feed has been heavily saturated with wilderness shots, highlighting a growing global trend in wanting to explore the great outdoors and reconnect with nature. A great tag for the diehard backpacker and adventurer.
#WORLDTRAVELER | Posts: 1.4 million
#worldtraveler is chock full of action shots; anything from snorkeling to sailing, to swinging from a vine into an emerald green watering hole like Tarzan. The images are playful and fun and do a good job of capturing the endorphin-fueled euphoria that comes with exploring a new place. Go and find your favorite new entertainment spot in this awesome feed.
#PASSIONPASSPORT | Posts: 5.6 million
Last but not least we have #passionpassport. This tag comes in in the top 3 most popular tags on our list with almost 6 million posts. Feast your eyes on gorgeous images of anything from crazy rock formations in the earth to hiking atop a massive glacier, to mid-wave surfing shots. Tons of city-scapes ranging from brightly colored stand alone structures in tiny European suburbs to the monochromatic modernity of some the world's more affluent cities. Nothing is in short supply on this feed.
Photos: Kathmandu, Nepal (@lielaine), Kawah Sikidang, Indonesia (David Rafka)
Know of any other great hashtags you love to scroll through? Let us know! Post your comments below as we'd love to hear from you.
Featured image: Matthew Sleeper
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