The end of the year means it’s time to reflect on some of my biggest inspirations of 2019. In this post you’ll find my top 15 content creators and with each I will share why I look up to them and how they influenced me.
Also to make things clear from the beginning, I love all 15 accounts for a specific reason so there is no first or last position here :).
Let’s be fair, Instagram is crawling these days with the perfect Instagram couples all replicating each others photos. And 99% of the times these photos are joined by a mushy, lovy dovy caption… Not really my cup of tea :p. But @lostitalianos does things differently. They search for unknown locations and they succeed in showcasing a popular location from a different angle! Plus their captions actually focus on the experience of travel which is why their posts keep on interesting me.
There is simply no limit to this woman’s creativity and originality. From colour coordination, to cinema-graphs and the creative use of Photoshop. I always look forward to see what @ofleatherandlace comes up with next! Not to mention, she is one hard working boss babe who often pushes her own limits.
@helloemilie has one of the most beautiful Instagram accounts I have EVER seen. Every edit is on point and all of her photos seem to magically blend in together. I love that her feed is a mixture of landscape, objects and herself. A very refreshing change from the travel community. Plus she always share information on how we can help our environment in her stories.
Another creative genius and one of my all time favourite accounts to follow. I am so happy I discovered @marisa her account this year. Her photography is absolutely stunning and don’t even get me started on the Photoshop genius that she is. She also talks about her own struggles which makes it an even greater pleasure to follow along on all of her adventures. I absolutely loved the content she created in Morocco. So much that I used some of her photos as an inspiration to get more creative with my own photos in the desert.
If nature and adventure is your thing then you absolutely have to follow @eyeofshe. She goes on the most epic road trips, does insane hikes and shares all of this in the most hilarious stories on her account. Her photos always invoke some serious wanderlust in me and I bet they will for you as well!
I absolutely love @officiallyquicley‘s style, it’s fun, eclectic, chic and sometimes a little all over the place. But that’s what so cool about it! Her photos from Venice gave me creative inspiration for my own and she talks a lot about how important it is to be real on this platform. She shares behind the scenes and is also honest about tougher times. Plus she and her husband just adopted a baby Yoda and it is literally EVERYTHING!
You might know by now that @finduslost is one of my favourites when it comes to blog inspiration. But what I love most is how they created a beautiful and unique travel account. Their photos are beautiful without being too posed and show real travel experiences.
If there is one account that will blow you away with every single photo it has to be the one from @_marcelsiebert. His nature and landscape photography are out of this world and his photos provide the perfect inspiration to plan your next trip!
If there is one couple that keeps on pushing the limits of creativity and of their own bodies it has to be @explorerssaurus_. Every single one of their photos is original and makes you instantly want to visit that destination. They’re one of the few travel couples that keeps on interesting me simply because of their uniqueness.
@followmeaway creates real life fairytales with their account. They will turn any landscape into a true masterpiece. And while this may not be real life I am always curious to see their content! And I truly hope that one day they will start a Youtube channel filled with tutorials :p.
With her name pretty much stating what her account is about, @destinationchaser takes you on an amazing trip around the world. And she does most of this solo. The reason why I love her account is that she doesn’t shy away from less popular destinations. This year for instance she visited Syria and talks openly about her experience.
@lovehardtraveloften is one of my favourite discoveries from this year! Not only are their photos stunning but more important they are super relatable which makes it a pleasure to follow along on their adventures. I especially love that they share the exact location of each photo. It’s thanks to them that I found some epic photo spots on my road trip through Germany, Austria and Italy.
If you need any inspiration for your next hiking adventure, then @jess.wandering is definitely your answer! I truly wish one day I will have the guts to go on some of the hikes that she did!
I have been following @your_passport for a couple of years now, even from before I started my own Instagram account. And until this day it remains one of my favourite accounts for inspiration for my next trip. For instance, I have all of their photos from their road trip through Slovenia saved in a folder :p.
Well, I kinda saved the best for last. @taramilktea is the absolute queen of creating the most beautiful, cohesive and original feed. At one point this year she even coloured her hair, just so it would fit better with her current colour theme. Talking about dedication!
I hope you enjoyed my list of personal favourites and if there are any accounts that you want me to know about feel free to drop them below in the comments!