This post is a guest post by Katja Presnal, the author of "Instagram as your Guide to the World". I am thrilled to have her share her insights with my scraps readers.
In the past year, I have traveled in 15 different countries using different methods of Instagram search to discover new places to visit. The past few months, I did more research and wrote a book about the topic. Using Instagram as a travel guide changed the way I plan my travels, and I hope it can do the same for you.
Want to hear my biggest secret? It's not about Instagram, or fancy tools, it's about the people. It's all about finding people who like to travel like you, and connecting with them on a more personal level. It is absolutely impossible to create a "top travel experts on Instagram" list that would satisfy every kind of traveler, that's why I highly recommend doing your own research, and starting with some of my favorites listed below.
Therichlifeonabudget - Adrienne Shubin of The Rich Life (on a budget) lives in Sonoma Valley, the heart of California's wine country. This year, Adrienne will be exploring many of the best California wineries, hotels and restaurants. She can answer any questions you may have about wine travel to Sonoma.
LuxuryTravelMom - Kim-Marie Evans of LuxuryTravelMom.com has traveled the world with her four small children to places as glamorous as the south of France and as challenging as Rwanda. This year, Kim-Marie will be returning to Haiti several times as she adopted a school in the village of St. Marc near the Artibonite river together with her church mission committee. Expect to also see a lot of photos from her new home in South Carolina and exploring the southeastern seaboard.
HinesSightBlog - Leigh Powell Hines, of the Hines Sight Blog lives in Raliegh, North Carolina, and she shares the best on North Carolina in her Instagram feed. This year you will see her traveling throughout North Carolina from the mountains to the coast, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and maybe even Florida.
DisneyFoodBlog - AJ Wolfe has been visiting Disney parks all her life and today she runs a populat blog called the Disney Food Blog. Her Instagram account is a treat for Disney Parks fans, especially for those who like culinary travel.
Chamorro_chica - Katy Peterson is an American expat living in Singapore. Before moving to Singapore, she lived in Sydney, Australia with her Australian husband. You can read about Katy's travels on her travel and lifestyle blog, ChamorroChica.
Bushbirdie - Frankie Thompson, aka Bird, is a freelance writer and blogger currently enjoying a life of travel as a digital nomad. From Montreal to Marrakech, Lapland to London, Sydney to Singapore, Frankie is a self-proclaimed Flashpacker who uses Instagram to share the little things that make our many corners of the globe beautiful while also capturing daily memories.
AndiPerullo - Andi Perullo de Ledesma is a Chinese Medicine Doctor/Travel Photojournalist who is exploring life and the world one adventure at a time. She is the creator of My Beautiful Adventures website. Andi has a decade of travel experience all over the world and provides constant travel inspiration, advice and information. I especially love how Andi shares her souvenirs and travel treasures with #TravelTreasures hashtag and how traveling is part of her everyday life even when home!
This is just a very short start for how to use Instagram as your travel guide, I hope you get my book "Instagram as Your Guide to the World - How, What and Who to Search and Follow on Instagram to Help You Travel the World", which is now available for the introductory price of $4.99 on Amazon.com. And above all - I hope you join me at Instagram and share YOUR travels, I'm Skimbaco at Instagram.
Guest post by Katja Presnal. Katja Presnal is the owner of the SkimbacoLifestyle.com online magazine with a mission to inspire you to live life to the fullest. She has partnered with TV networks in the past, been featured in the New Your Times, Forbes, Glamour, Woman's Day and other national and international media and won Addy Awards for her work as a social media strategist. Her first ebook "Instagram as your Guide to the World - How, What and Who to Search and Follow on Instagram to Help You Travel the World" was published in May 2013. Currently she holds a temporary residence in Sweden with her husband and three children.
A very big thank you to Katja, I can't wait to get her book, check out all these great new blogs and update my Instagram following list. Do you use Instagram for traveling? You can follow me there as well.
catch you soon -