Great Travel Instagram post ideas that have worked for me

Dear Reader,

If you are anything like me, you have been sucked into the dream world of Instagram. I love scrolling through all the pictures of amazing travel influencers and planning all my trips in my mind. Now, we all love looking at pictures of others, but we also like people looking at ours. Now I do not have a huge following, but my engagement is over 15%. Here are some Instagram post ideas that have worked well for me and which might work for you.

Photos with you in it

Pictures on Instagram tend to do better when you are in them. Since I travel alone, this has been hard, but after I got my tripod I tried to put myself in every shot possible. I loved playing around with this cool function on my camera and the pictures turned out great. Here are some of the best-performing ones.

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One of the many small streets in the old town of Helsinki. I really enjoyed the colors and shapes that change a little in each city. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : So we were traveling between Stockholm and Helsinki. It was interesting to see the differences between the cities that so often get grouped in together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #highvibebloggertribe #helsinki #finnland

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Another picture where you can see the beautiful view on the town of Taxco. This is such a beautiful stop to appreciate how much this town is spread out over the mountain.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ : : : : : : : : : : : :⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is actually a gorgeous hotel on top of the mountain, where you can also stay. To get up here there is a horribly curvy road, but there is also the option of taking a beautiful old cable car, which gives you a beautiful view again.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ : : : : : : : : : : : :⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is one of my favorite photos taken during my trip. Thank you @erick.gom⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #highvibebloggertribe #visitmexico #taxco #guerreira #beautifulplace #adorabletown #mexico

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Another beautiful part of the @emiratespalace . These walls are so stunning you will find queues to take pictures in front of them. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : On another note, make sure you wonder through some of the hotel if you already have access. Go into the theater, explore the ground floor. Don’t do anything illegal, but when will you get another chance to see it. . . . . . . . . . . #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #abudhabi #emiratespalace #hightea #teatime #abudhabiadventure #luxurytravel #luxuryexperience #highvibebloggertribe

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Cute Instagramable Streets

You do not have to go to fancy locations for this. Go to the downtown area of your city and look around for Instagram post ideas that would work. If the street is empty great, if not we will still make it work. The smaller and narrower the street the better.

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Stockholm is the first European city I’m visiting after coming back from Dubai. I have missed all these small streets and allies. There is so much history to see and explore, which is lacking in such a modern city as the ones in the UAE. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : I have never had the urge to visit these northern countries before, but now I’m so happy I am here. There is so much to see here and I’m looking forward to exploring it. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Is there a city or a country you never planned on visiting, but once you were there you loved it? . . . . . . . . . . . . . #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #highvibebloggertribe #stockholm #sweden #travelingtheworld #exploresweden

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There is something magical about the streets of small towns. They always look lives in and enjoyed. There are people everywhere and cars going places, but nobody is in a rush like in the cities. : : : : : : : : : : : Taxco was one of my favorite places I’ve visited in Mexico. It has so much character and life while still preserving much of its traditions and heritage. : : : : : : : : : : : What is your favorite town you’ve visited? Tax o is definitely on the top of my list. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #highvibebloggertribe #visitmexico #taxco #guerreira #beautifulplace #adorabletown #mexico

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This is one of the beautiful courtyards hidden deep in the Dubai souq in Deira. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : While the gold souq and most of the other stands around it are tourist traps and I would only suggest you to buy things if you really know how to bargain, the walk through this area can show you some beautiful hidden architecture. It along with the creek are one of my favorite places to spend time in in Dubai. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Do you think your bargaining talents would be up for the challenge? I know mine weren’t. . . . . . #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #shiplife #portofcall #beautiful #dubai #deira #souq

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Important sights people know

If you are traveling make sure to take pictures in front of the main sights or take fancy pictures of them. Yes, it is overdone, but many people still love those pictures and want to be able to dream about those places through your account. These are pictures that for me always do very well.

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First photo from Helsinki. I really love this picture in front of the Cathedral. Normally this square is filled with tourists and locals. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : I got up around 6:30 on a Sunday to get this picture so empty. Definitely worth it in my book. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done to get a picture? I’d love to read your crazy stories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @hostelword #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #highvibebloggertribe #helsinki #finnland

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Its crazy to imagine how fast time flies. Around this time two years ago I was getting ready to pack up my things and move to China for six months. It feel like a lifetime ago. I have so many amazing memories from that time and stories that I look back to often. I had an amazing time there, despite some difficulties we faced. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Many of you are probably curious about what it was like and what kind of things I experienced. I might write about that at one point. However, if you are considering moving there in the future or are just wondering what it might be like, check out my most recent post if you haven’t done so yet. It will give you 10 things I wish I would have know before moving to China. Like is in the Bio! : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Did you spend any time living abroad? Do you have any interesting stories to share? I’d love to hear about then! Also photo credit to my lovely sister @emily_szabo , who took this amazing picture of me in the Great Wall of China. . . . . . . . . . . . . #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #highvibebloggertribe #movingtochina #china #greatwallofchina #livingabroad #studyaway #studentexchange #blogpost

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One of my favorite sights of Colombo was the Red Mosque. It is not standing alone like most mosques. It is built into the neighborhood with all the other building. It fits in perfectly. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : I’ve seen quite a few mosques recently and this is my favorite. It’s colors remind me of the mosque/church in Cordoba. Walk by here during twilight to see the beauty of the inside. Picture of that coming soon. . . . . . . . . @hostelworld #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #colombo #srilanka #backpacking #southeastasia #discoveringtheworld #redmosque

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Pictures involving water

Every time we see pictures with open water, we start to dream. I loved looking out at the open sea while working on board and that fascination never goes away. People love to think about why they would be there and how they would enjoy that.

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This picture looks like it was taken out of a Children’s book. Such a beautiful landscape. That was what impressed me the most in especially Sweden. We took the ferry to Helsinki and while going through all the small islands, all we could do is stare out the window. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This was the first time I was back on any big ship without working or visiting friends who worked there. It was so strange to not be allowed to enter all the crew only areas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What country or region impressed you the most with their nature and beauty? Let me know, and get me inspired for my next travel destination. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #highvibebloggertribe #stockholm #sweden #nature #landscape #picturebook

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The sea has captured my heart during my last contract and it will probably never give it free. There is just something so calming about standing at a railing and watching over and endless ocean. Sometimes I would stand there for hours and not even notice. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Do you guys have a feeling you love? Something that can calm you down regardless of what is going on in your life? . . . . . . . . #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #portofcall #beautiful #palmademalloca #catamaran #msccruises #shiplife #MSCSeaview #myseaview

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Sunsets

People love beautiful sunsets. My sunset pictures are some of the most popular ones, especially when they involve water. So head out to a nearby lake, to a mountain, or just your balcony and snap some pictures for Instagram. This is one of the overdone Instagram post ideas, but it totally works.

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Watching this sunset felt almost surreal. The colors looked like right out of a painting. The whole deck was crowded with people enjoying the beautiful view. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #highvibebloggertribe #sea #sunset #shiplife #enjoybeauty

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Sometimes you just have to take a step back and enjoy the beauty. There is so much to see that we tend to ignore in our everyday lives that if we would just once take the time to really look would amaze us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelingtheworld #traveling #globalexperience #traveler #somuchtosee #neverstoptraveling #lettersfromatravelinggirl #travelforlife #doyoutravel #travelisawesome #wanderlust #photography #memories #travelbloger #travelawesome #memories #adventures #travel #bloggershare #highvibebloggertribe #sunset #oceanview #shiplife #thingstosee #everydaybeauty

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If you are still not convinced that this really works, here is one of my best-performing pictures so far, which combines so many of these all together.

As a final note let me add that just great pictures will not get you anywhere. You need good captions, geotags, consistent posting, and most importantly engage with your followers. You will not keep your audience if they do not feel like they know you.

These are tips that have worked for me and I hope they will work for you two.

Kisses,

Juli

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