Ever wondered where travel experts find their favorite places? Look no further than Instagram. At Fathom HQ, we use the app as a steady source of travel inspiration, but also as a practical resource for planning trips. By pinning pretty vacation photos to precise locations, well-curated accounts have turned into goldmines of recommendations. But the challenge remains: You need to know where to dig.
For this edition of the 24 Best Travelers on Instagram 2016, we filtered through hundreds of feeds to bring you a list of destination ambassadors — in-the-know locals who showcase the best of their hometowns on Instagram. We chose people with exceptional taste (and photography skills) to show you around places that rank high on many bucket lists, including Lisbon, Melbourne, Budapest, Casablanca, and Colorado.
Some accounts are like visual guidebooks brimming with hip restaurants and hidden finds. Others are more poetic and work wonderfully as starting points for exploration. We hope all of them inspire you to pack your bags and experience the world from a fresh perspective.
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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE
And not 10 or 25 or 100? You'll see 24 a lot around Fathom. For a few reasons: We want to deliver a balanced but concise mix of options, and twenty sometimes isn't enough. Also, 24 is our lucky number.