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The Best Travel Bloggers To Follow On Instagram

You've got vacation days -- we've got an idea for how to use 'em.
03/07/2017 05:53am ET | Updated June 8, 2017

These days, you don’t need to call a travel agent for interesting vacation ideas. You can just scroll Instagram.

The social media platform is ripe with photos that inspire the jet-setter in all of us, from those who seek an action-packed adventure to others who need an all-inclusive deal and a mojito in each hand, thank you very much.

Why flood your feed with travel inspo? Americans desperately need to take vacation, and research shows that the anticipation phase of a getaway can make you very, very happy.

So look at the roundup below to inspire your next trip. And then book it!

Sam Horine, @samhorine

POPPIN' OFF 🎉

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More than half a million people follow Sam Horine, a photographer from New York City. His account is a mix of photos taken in New York and more exotic locations such as Hawaii and Chile.
Brooke Saward, @worldwanderlust

Plans for 2017: Never. Stop. Exploring. ✌🏼️

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Brooke Saward is a travel blogger and author of the book . Her Instagram account will make you want to book a flight immediately, and her website will tell you exactly how to do so. In a popular blog post titled "How I Saved (A Lot) Of Money To Travel The World," Saward is refreshingly honest."I stopped paying $5 for coffee...I stopped meeting friends for dinner...I sold my car and hitched a ride to work each day," she wrote. "I was brutally economical. I wouldn’t use the lights during the day, would have shorter showers, and even charged my devices at work instead of at home. I was on a mission to save everywhere, all the time, on everything."
Oliver Vegas, @ovunno
Oliver Vegas is a freelance photographer from Barcelona whose work takes him all over the world. Over 400,000 people join him on Instagram for this virtual trek, and we're one of them. His account features top-notch photography in places as far as the Great Barrier Reef, the beaches of Singapore and a desert sky in Jordan.
National Geographic Travel, @natgeotravel
With 15.5 million followers, National Geographic is one of the leading Instagram accounts devoted to travel. The feed features award-winning photography that will stop you mid-scroll with images like fisherman at sea in Myanmar, the vibrant lakes of Switzerland and wandering wild bison in South Dakota.
Gabriela Mateus, @gmateus
Gabriela Mateus travels continuously because "too long in the same place is boring." Follow her for photos from places such as Lisbon, France, Italy and Marrakesh, Morocco.
Matthew Karsten, @expertvagabond

Beautiful urban decay & vintage American cars in Old Havana. #Cuba

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Adventure travel blogger and photographer Matthew Karsten is for those who are wild at heart. Karsten's account is raw and authentic, an intrepid backpacker's dream. Forget the Four Seasons -- he's sleeping in a lightweight tent in rural Afganistan or trekking next to an Icelandic pony.
Megan Jerrard, @mappingmegan
Megan Jerrard's Instagram is an offshoot of her travel blog, Mapping Megan. Her social media is stocked with photos from locations as far-flung as the Australian utback and Antartica.