Instagram doesn’t just have to be for posting pretty pictures. Recent research suggests that users are increasingly using the platform to plan their family’s travels, seeking ideas for favourite for destinations or local activities and restaurant recommendations. Travel bloggers will also often post about their favourite travel brands, from swimsuits and suncream to the airlines with the most legroom. So you can expect some really useful insights, as well as dreamy beach photos!
So here is our list of 10 Family Travel Instagram accounts to inspire you for your next family trip – expect beautiful photos, top travel tips and under-the-radar locations.
1. TraveLynne Family
Jenny Lynne believes that adventure shouldn’t wait until the kids are older. She has taken her two young boys on some fantastic trips, such as touring Africa in a Land Rover Defender for instance or hiking in the Himalayas and living in India for a year.
So this is the feed to follow for reassurance that travelling off the beaten track is totally possible with children in tow.
2. Travel Mad Mum
This British mum and her New Zealand national husband could be the poster pin ups for family travel because has a glamorous feed full of awe-inspiring shots of the photogenic family. They have undertaken two “gap years” since their children were born.
Moreover, they have visited a staggering 84 countries between them, including Jordan, Israel and Kenya. Travel Mad Mum‘s 105,000 followers are clearly as impressed as us. Definitely a great Family Travel Instagram account to check out now.
3. Mum Pack Travel
Australian mum Evie has been travelling full time for 2.5 years with her 9 year old daughter Emmie, picking up 104,000 Instagram followers and a book deal along the way. Her blog offers some fantastic insight and tips on travelling with children to far flung destinations such as Cambodia.
Evie’s book ‘Backyard to Backpack’ is due to be published in August 2019, and is sure to contain more useful recommendations and travel inspo.
4. Tin Box Traveller
Award-winning travel blogger Claire has travelled the length and breadth of Britain and into Europe, with her husband, daughters and Labrador Retriever.
5. Mummy Travels
Travel writer Cathy Winston aka ‘Mummy Travels‘ refused to tame her wanderlust when her daughter came along. She still visits as many beaches, cities and continents possible with her 7 year old. She often travels solo with her daughter, so this is a great account for any single parents out there who are eager to undertake such an adventure.
In addition, her honest product reviews, practical tips and unusual destinations have won her a string of blogging awards and nearly 6,000 followers.
Katja and her partner have spent the past 12 years living in Australia, India and Mexico, with a child born in each country . So travel is clearly in this family’s DNA!
Also, Katja’s in depth knowledge of her destinations offers fantastic insight for travellers, from the most family friendly beaches in Miami to money saving tips in Berlin.
Looking for city break inspiration? Then hit follow on Globalmouse, whose Instagram account and blog is full of unique activities to do in diverse locations from Porto to Philadelphia.
The family is based in London, so there are also lots of recommendations for daytrips and activities all over the UK that could be useful for the school holidays.
In summary, Nichola and her family love to seek out the unusual, so expect to be inspired and excited by her artful shots and insider recommendations.
No wonder she has over 24,000 followers and is featured among the Family Travel Instagram accounts to follow.
8. Pigeon Pair and Me
London-based Nell has been writing about family travel and days out in the capital since her two children arrived nine years ago. Her Instagram posts offer inspiring shots from all over London and Europe.
She gives away plenty of tips for families on a budget. Unusual ideas include ‘Three of the Most Visited Graveyards in London’ and ‘Street Art in Brockley’ fo example. A great resource for those who live in, or are visiting the capital with kids.
9. Mini Travellers
Karen Beddow and her three mini-travellers snap their way around the world, hopping from Disneyland to Tanzania in the blink of an eye. This is definitely the account to follow for destination inspiration. There are also lots of accommodation reviews too, to suit a range of budgets.
With three children under 10, Karen proves that family holidays can still be fun, frequent and stress free. So, where will you book next?
10. Wandermust Family
The poster child for fearless family travel, Wandermust Family’s account makes touring the world with a toddler look like a walk in the park!
Expect lots of inspiring shots of iconic landmarks like trekking the Great Wall of China as well as travel tips for Europe.
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