For those in the Southern Hemisphere, winter brings with it an urge to escape to warmer climes. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the arrival of summer means it’s time to pack your bags and head out on a much-needed holiday. Whichever you are, our weekly dose of the world’s best travel Instagrams is here to help you plan.
Heat-seekers should try the postcard-perfect beaches of Anguilla, a relaxing hammock in Cebu City, or the surfers paradise of San Diego. If adventure is in the cards, climb a waterfall in Laos or scale a cliff in Upstate New York. You could even sleep in a Swiss igloo village (be sure to enjoy the fondue dinner and the whirlpool).
For something more traditional, check into the Aleenta Resort & Spa in Phuket or explore the planet’s famed cosmopolitan cities. Hong Kong, Vienna, Barcelona, and Milan are all looking beautiful this week, some from unexpected perspectives. New York City’s spectacular “Manhattanhenge”, captured here by Bruce Getty, is a phenomenon worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime.
Perhaps you need a respite from city life. If the great outdoors are calling your name, try camping in Massachusetts or a road trip through Yosemite National Park. Just be careful of the odd friends you may make if you choose to commune with nature in Sequim, Washington.