25 Female Travel Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2017

As a founder of popular female travel account We Are Travel Girls I spend a large percentage of my days trawling Instagram and blogs finding inspiring women around the world to feature on our site and social media. Along the way I have found some favourites that I look to for photography and destination inspiration. Here’s 25 women that you should be following in 2017!


If you are more attune to the mountains than the beach, then Renee Hahnel’s account is for you! She combines hiking, camping, kayaking and any other outdoor adventure with incredible photography and has me reaching for my hiking boots with every new shot. @ReneeRoaming


Sophia recently wrote an inspiring article for We Are Travel Girls Conquering Stigmas: Travelling Solo Through The Silk Road, and with it she introduced me to her to beautiful adventures. Her Instagram is full of stunning travel photography, but what shines through is her ability to set aside the media views of a country and go to see them for herself. @SophiaKimTravels


Together with her equally awesome  husband @HeyHeyAndrew, Adrienne is one my favourite accounts to follow. Fun, colourful, adventurous, these two have effortless cool nailed. This year I have enjoyed following them as they explore India, Abu Dhabi, Africa, Italy, Morocco and Myanmar to name a few and suggest you check her out to see what they get up to in 2017! (Also – this pic is probably my fave IG image of 2016!) @TravelingBetches


Ever stylish and always found in beautiful colourful locations, Lee Litumb gives me some serious travel envy! When trying to find where the dress in this picture was from, I was delighted to see that she is launching a custom clothing store for the modern female traveller. So soon we may be able to look as good as her on our travels! @SpiritedPursuit


Marisa’s account is a dreamy mix of beaches, sand dunes and waterfalls where she manages to capture each of these with such delightful tones and colours its hard not to want to jump right in and join her. Originally from Berlin and currently exploring Thailand, I can’t wait to see where she goes next! @MarisaHampe


A long time favourite of mine, I was fortunate to meet this beautiful soul in Bali when she was visiting from Singapore. Not only will she give you inspiration for your travels with her stunning shots around Asia, she will inspire you to do more in 2017. Juggling a full time job, whilst founding The Asia Collective she is showing us women that we can have it all if we are willing to work for it! @PhineLoves


Travelling the world with another amazing traveller, @SwedishNomad, Christine has been on road full time for over a year and has seen alot of the world in that time! Not only are Christine’s photos beautiful, but she also takes the time to write about responsible travel on her blog, an important topic to be brought to the attention of more travellers. @AlienChrisBlog


Seemingly on an endless adventure, Tanya has recently been sharing her adventures through Europe. Scroll a little farther back and you will find her in Bali, Australia, Cappadocia and much more. Tanya shares so many amazing travel photos she is often featured on We Are Travel Girls! @OneWorldJustGo


Hailing from England, Jess now lives in Bermuda and I am sure is the reason many travellers have now added this island to their bucketlist’s. The mix of pink sunsets and dreamy ocean views will have you losing time scrolling through her feed and day dreaming of a new adventure. @The_Wondering_Dreamer


A dancer and choreographer Nina brings unique movement and colour to her travel photos. Often found in an bright and flowing dress, her photos are truly unique and captivating. Every image seems more incredible than the last and has me waiting for her next adventure. @Ninelly_


Do you plan your outfits to match your surroundings on your travels? We may all attempt this, but Isa has truly mastered this art. Not only are her photos absolutely stunning, the clever way that she finds magnificent dresses to blend in or stand out from her backdrop make for a visually beautiful account. @Isaroomi


A long time favourite account of mine, is Alyssa Ramos. Her fearless attitude towards travel and life inspires me and the thousands that follow her! Alyssa’s personality shines through in her posts and I love how she shakes of criticism or negativity in social media, and always turns it into a positive. A truly inspiring travel girl! @MyLifesATravelMovie

alyssa-ramos-my-lifes-a-movie-interview-we-are-travel-girls-813. THE BELLE ABROAD

You are probably already following, and if not you should be. My darling friend Caroline (no she is not called Belle, even though many think she is!) is from North Carolina, and now living in London. Making the most of her time in Europe, she brings you new inspiration regularly as she jets off every weekend to a new destination! @TheBelleAbroad


Want to be transported into a fairytale? Well, then Anastasia’s account is for you! Every photo is like it was taken right out of a story book, with images of Christmas markets, carousels, snowy nights and colourful houses transporting her followers into a real life daydream! @Miss_Anastasia_U


Sanyu’s account just makes me want to travel. She seems to be travelling all over the world and smiling all the way! Her account simply makes me happy and want to see more, and I am sure it will for you too! @Slj_Gone_Walkabout


I think Marina and I started our Instagram travel journey around the same time last year and since then she has amassed a huge following of over 100K on Instagram all eagerly awaiting her next incredible photo! Plus, Marina has mastered jumping so high in some of her photos they make for truly unique shots! @MarinaComes


Creative and stylish, Wendy brings a unique beauty to her travel pictures that I just adore. With every image, she has me mentally taking note of her creative angles and use of colour. Its hard to pick a favourite photo from her page, because there are just so many to choose from! @NomadicFare


Originally from Switzerland, I met the lovely Nadine here in Bali and have been inspired by her adventures ever since. Her personality and her beautiful photos from Indonesia will likely have you planning a trip to Bali in 2017! @Blonde_Seashell


Two for the price of one! These travelling twins are making me wish I had a sister to travel the world with! The girls are currently sharing pics from the ultimate bucket list destination – Antartica, but have been all over, with countries such as Peru, Uganda, Jordan, Chile, India all featuring this year. @FollowKK


Misha’s adventures combine a love for the outdoors with luxury – hence the name! With every one of her images she has me dreaming of a faraway destination, inspiring us with photos of  luxurious outdoor hot tubs, champagne picnics in the Swiss mountains and safaris in Africa. Plus she’s a pretty great person if you are lucky enough to meet her! @WildLuxe_Misha


A personal favourite account of mine is Anna Park. Recently she has been exploring Morocco and one image after the other makes me want to go back to this beautiful country. Plus as a beauty editor, she shares her beauty must haves to take whilst travelling. @Annanymity


I met Christina earlier this year in Bali and she has such a fun personality that shines through in her photos. Her recent adventures in Bali and Hawaii will have you checking Skyscanner for the next available flight! @JetSetChristina


Originally from Holland, Kasia quit her job to follow her dreams and is sharing her adventures on StylishTravelTips.com. Currently in the Maldives, she is sharing images of turquoise waters and over water bungalows compelling us to add this destination to the 2017 list! @StylishTravel


Born and raised in California, Vanessa is a co-founder of We Are Travel Girls and has been documenting her adventures across the globe on her blog GlitterAndMud.com for several years. A surf and snowboard instructor, swimwear designer and all around babe, Vanessa’s account will transport you from the Norwegian Fjords, to the beaches of Turks and Caicos, around the streets of London and to the mountains of France, so make sure you are part of her journey! @VanessaRivers


And finally, I would love for you to follow our Instagram @WeAreTravelGirls where we share images from women all over the world, providing ideas and inspiration for your 2017 adventures. And if thats not enough, then I would like to give a shoutout to my friend’s at Globelle Travels, The Travel Women, Sidewalker Daily, Girls Love Travel, Ladies Gone Global and Girls Do Love Outdoors, who you can follow for that extra dose of wanderlust!

I hope that you discover some new accounts from this list that you may not have followed before. If you want to follow my adventures in 2017 you can find me @BeckyvanDijk

Share your own Instagram favourites with readers in the comments below!

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  • Reply
    Renee Hahnel (Renee Roaming)
    December 31, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you for the feature! ? I definitely found some new accounts to follow!

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      Becky van Dijk
      December 31, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      You are so welcome Renee, I love your account!

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    December 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature Becky!! Such an honor and a great surprise 🙂 I will definitely follow the other ladies too, everyone is such a big inspiration to me. Big kiss and see you hopefully soon in Bali!!

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      Becky van Dijk
      January 1, 2017 at 1:12 am

      You are welcome Kasia – yes, all these girls are great inspirations! Hope to see you in Bali, just let me know when you are coming!

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    Nadine Rohner
    January 1, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Thank you so much beautiful Becky I am truly touched!

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      Becky van Dijk
      January 1, 2017 at 1:11 am

      You are welcome Nadine, its been lovely getting to meet you here in Bali!

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    January 1, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Thanks so much Becky!
    I always love these Instagram round ups for discovering more women to be inspired by and I’m soooo flattered you though to include me.
    Looking forward to one day returning to Bali and finally getting to catch up.
    Happy New Year and all the best in 2017 for We Are Travel Girls and your own personal blog

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      Becky van Dijk
      January 1, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you so much Tanya, I really appreciate you kind words! Have a wonderful start to the New Year!

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    ISA (isaroomi)
    January 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Thank you so much Becky, I feel very lucky that you have included me in this article. The account we are travel girls, is one of my favorites, and is an honor for me. Happy New Year! Kisses and love for everyone 🙂

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      Becky van Dijk
      January 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      You are so welcome Isa, I just love your page and your style! Your photos from Morocco are amazing! Thanks for your kind words about We Are Travel Girls, so pleased you like the account. Happy New Year!

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    anna park
    January 1, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Such an honor Becky! Thank you soooo much! I can only hope to be as inspiring as these women (and you!). Here’s to an amazing 2017!

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      Becky van Dijk
      January 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      You are welcome Anna, I am just in love with your account and think everyone should be too! Have a wonderful start to 2017!

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    Vanessa Rivers
    January 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Becky! Thanks for including me in this awesome list of inspirational travel babes! I’ll be adding this post to my Gllitt&Mud Press Page today, and I’m excited to follow the travel girls on this list I didn’t know about yet. Happy 2017! ?

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      Becky van Dijk
      January 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you Vanessa! You are one of my favourite travel inspirations so had to be included in this post! Thanks for adding this to your press page xx

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    January 2, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Ooooh! Some new girls to follow. Thanks for sharing, I’m off to Insta to update my ‘following’ list right now 🙂

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    Elisa a.k.a. Flitter Fever
    January 2, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Thanks for sharing! Some wonderful accounts are listed. Wish I would get listed one day 😀 And what about @authenticchica? She’s great!!
    Kind regards, Elisa of @flitterfever

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      Becky van Dijk
      January 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks for reading Elisa! I love Naomi @authenticchica, but there are just so many I love it was hard to narrow it down to just 25. Perhaps I will make this a regular feature!

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    January 2, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Maybe you’ll like mine as well! @worldwanderisa! 🙂

    Best wishes,
    Joelle from http://www.worldwanderista.com

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      Becky van Dijk
      January 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks for reading Joelle, I will take a look at your page!! x

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    January 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Maybe you’ll like mine as well! @worldwanderista 🙂

    Best wishes,
    Joelle from http://www.worldwanderista.com

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    Eva Casey
    January 3, 2017 at 12:09 am

    These are amazing accounts! I hope in 2017 there are more women of all sizes, shapes, and ages featured on the @WeAreTravelGirls account!

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    January 5, 2017 at 9:09 am

    A fab list – already following most and thrilled to add some new ones to my feed! Happy new year everyone!


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    Wendy | Nomadic Fare
    January 8, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    What a lovely list, Becky. Honored to be a part of it. Here’s to inspiring more women to get out there and see this beautiful world without fear or hesitation. Happy 2017! xx

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