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Instagram, where even the simplest of photos can be transformed just by adding that beautiful Kelvin or Valencia filter. The photo-sharing app has become quite the phenomenon, and it’s where many people turn when they need a little inspiration or escapism. So whether you’re researching for your next trip, or you just really need to see a photo of a dog, we’ve got you covered.
For Travel Enthusiasts
Imagine being able to travel the world. Sounds pretty cool, right? Now, imagine being paid to travel the world. For Jessica Stein, better known as Tuula Vintage, this is her reality. The Australian fashion blogger has created a strong online presence with over 2.5 million Instagram followers. Through her high-quality photos, you’ll be magically transported to sites in New Zealand, Greece, Italy, Spain and many more.
National Geographic’s Instagram is an example of how a universal brand can build a closer connection with their audience. Not only are the images stunning, their page also increases awareness of environmental protection. Each photo includes an informative caption that reads like a story; follow along as they take you on adventures around the globe.
We Are The Rhoads—husband and wife, Chris and Sarah Rhoads—is a photography duo from Los Angeles. Instagram allows them to share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of some incredible photo shoots. Scrolling through the captivating images is like flipping through a high-quality magazine.
Julie Sariñana is a fashion blogger from California. She is also the creative director for the clothing line, Shop Sincerely Jules. Her feed is simple, minimalistic and pleasing to look at. Not only does she share her elegant style, she also features stunning photos of her many travels, including: food, nature, interior design and more.
Artist Kate Gavino shares her imaginative drawings of authors and memorable book quotes. Avid reader or not, you’re sure to draw inspiration from each of her posts. Gavino’s work was such a hit that she even published a book filled with her illustrations.
You can tell a lot about a person by the kinds of books he or she reads. Similar to “Humans of New York,” “Subway Book Review” features strangers and their thoughts on what they’re currently reading. The book recommendations are diverse, and you also catch a glimpse of the lives of some incredible people.
For Dog Lovers
Created by photographer Elias Weiss Friedman, The Dogist shows just how diverse and beautiful dogs are. The high-quality portraits of New York City’s most endearing canines are sure to make your day. Friedman also published a bookdocumenting 1,000 of his adorable encounters.
Proof that wild ideas are the best kind. This account chronicles the journeys of photographer Theron Humphrey and his adorable companion, Maddie the Coonhound, who is seriously skilled at posing. If you’re not already following their adventures, you’re missing out.
Reyna Hurand is a junior studying professional writing. You can usually find her curled up with a good book, her two adorable dogs and a hot cup of coffee. To learn more, you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @reynasblogxo.