Parched desert. Towering trees. Frozen lakes. Soaring mountains. Ancient architecture. Modern skyscrapers. Adventure. Relaxation. Nature. Civilsation. There’s something for everyone in this week’s review of the best travel Instagrams making waves right now.
If you’re yearning for the great outdoors, Mother Nature’s bounty awaits in Morocco, Russia, Mexico, California, Norway, and more. The always-photogenic @gypsea_lust wowed social media this week with an impossibly perfect breakfast in the vast Sahara. In cooler climes, @hobopeeba captured Siberia’s frozen Lake Baikal in a magically icy state. Visitors to California’s Sequoia National Park have the rare opportunity to drive through a mammoth redwood tree, and on Norway’s precarious Kjeragbolten rock, one confident Instagrammer decided to bare her birthday suit.
This was a prime week for unforgettable accommodations. Chile’s Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa puts you right in the centre of the desert action. Utah’s Amangiri Resort and Switzerland’s Cambrian Hotel came in strong with two gorgeous panoramic views. Elsewhere in Switzerland, the Belvedere Hotel could easily be confused for a set from a Wes Anderson film.
If a hotel is not your vibe, Instagrammers know how to camp in style. Wilderness explorer @roundtheworldgirl set up shop, complete with a roaring campfire, in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming. It’s impressive work, but the week’s camping crown has to go to Travis Burke, who constructed a Hawaiian tent treehouse that puts any average hammock to shame.