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7 Travellers you should be following

If you’re like us, you must love spending hours daydreaming over the best Instagram Travel pages. As the end of the holidays is approaching, we spoke to the creatives behind these pages, whether photographers, bloggers or writers – and asked them about travelling. In no particular order, here are 7 Instagram Travel accounts you should be following, let’s dive in!

1. Lorraine Yip (@yippietravels)

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a corporate lawyer originally based in Hong Kong but currently working in Tokyo on secondment. During my time away from work, I am also an avid photographer and was fortunate enough to have my work published in National Geographic. I would describe myself as someone who works hard and plays hard. Perhaps due to the intensity and nature of my working hours, I constantly look for adrenaline-pumping and off the grid adventures to try to unwind.

Could you give us the 3 best travel spots you recommend?

Ethiopia, for landscape that is simply out of this world and its unique indigenous culture. Iran, for its warm hospitality, amazing culinary experience and awe-inspiring architecture, and Utah, for its incredible scenery, hiking and there being no shortage of adrenaline fueling activities!

What’s an item you wish you could have taken home from a trip?

This is a hard one. If I could, I would take home an old 1950s Chevrolet from Cuba – these are cars commonly used as taxis there. There is so much history and culture behind these cars and a classic vintage is always hard to find back home.

2. Pia Riverola (@piariverola)

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I was born in Barcelona and I’m now based between Los Angeles and Mexico City. I studied film in Barcelona and New York City and have been working as a freelance photographer covering different genres such as travel, architecture and fashion. 

Could you give us the 3 best travel spots you recommend?

Ion Hotel in Iceland, Naoshima Island in Japan, and Paracas desert and sea landscapes in Peru.

What’s an item you wish you could have taken home from a trip?

This beautiful old silk kimono robe that was to use during my stay in a Ryokan in Kyoto a couple of years ago, I still think of it sometimes. And any of the Japanese ceramics.

3. Mary Quincy (@mary_quincy)

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a full-time photographer based in Paris. I am fascinated by the authenticity of every place I visit & try to capture instant moments. I am passionate about travel and aim to visit a new place every month. Self-taught, I grew a passion for photography all thanks to Instagram on which I share everyday moments & shots from my daily life in Paris or taken during trips around the world.

Could you give us the 3 best travel spots you recommend?

It’s difficult to choose! But I would say Scotland is always a good idea! Driving around the country is just incredibly relaxing and a beautiful experience. I have a soft spot for Tuscany which has been on my bucket list for years and I finally went there earlier this year. The landscapes around the small town of Pienza are worth the trip. And finally, I would say my home region, Normandy. The coast is beautiful & all the lovely villages make it one of the best French regions to see.

What’s an item you wish you could have taken home from a trip?

I am a big fan of big soft blankets and I always want to bring one back one but never have the room in my suitcase. I found some beautiful & cosy ones in Scotland but couldn’t bring them back home sadly.