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The most wanderlust-worthy women to follow on Instagram

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If you can't join them on their travels, you can at least enjoy their photographs on Instagram.

Seeing the world in all its filtered glory through a smartphone screen may not be quite as breathtaking as experiencing it firsthand, but until you get there, we've chosen 10 women whose travel photography inspires us to dig out our passports and book the first Wizz Air outta here.

Whether it's super-chic views of life in Paris, perfectly imperfect nature shots from south east Asia or inspiring architecture, here are 10 passionate photographers who make the world look beautiful.

Words: Anna Pollitt and Victoria Gray

  • Carin Olsson

    @parisinfourmonths

    Based in: Paris
    Followers: 656,000
    Follow for: So-beautiful-it-hurts snapshots of the city

    Fashion photographer Carin Olsson moved from Stockholm to Paris for four months - hence the Instagram handle - but has ended up staying permanently to capture the city at its chicest, with food, fashion and jewellery thrown in.

  • Kirsten Alana

    @kirstenalana

    Based in: New York
    Followers: 129,000
    Follow for: The travelling lifestyle


    Kirsten is a photographer on the move - officially based in New York, she is always travelling for work and manages to capture incredible moments through a series of beautiful lifestyle shots. It really is a window to another world.

  • Kimi Juan

    @kimijuan

    Based in: Manila
    Followers: 61,000
    Follow for: Rugged, imperefect scenery shots

    Artist and photographer Kimi Juan finds beauty in unexpected places and the result is a rounded, beautiful depiction of her extensive travels across southeast Asia.

  • Lucy Dodsworth

    @lucydodsworth

    Based in: Gloucestershire
    Followers: 1,592
    Follow for: Arresting architecture

    British travel blogger Lucy Dodsworth is travelling on a budget as she holds on to a a job and home in the UK. Her flair for capturing creative architectural shots is worth a follow.

  • Anna Hart

    @annadothart

    Based in: London
    Followers: 2,203
    Follow for: A Stylist eye

    In her capacity as travel Editor for Stylist, Anna has the enviable job of travelling the globe to find the most outstanding destinations to recommend to our readers.

    In the last year alone alone she has travelled to Massachusetts, the Himalayas and Namibia and she shares plenty of envy inducing snaps on her Instagram. Follow along for a glimpse at what really goes into Anna's dedicated pursuit of the most exciting travel destinations in the world.

  • Jodi Ettenberg

    @legalnomads 

    Based: Worldwide
    Followers: 31,300
    Follow for: Life after the 9 to 5


    Former lawyer Jodi Ettenberg dropped everything and became a full-time traveller in 2008; she hasn’t looked back since. Follow Jodi for a fascinating insight into solo female travelling and plenty of food shots.

  • A Lady in London

    @aladyinlondon

    Based in: London
    Followers: 72,000
    Follow for: The London you don't already know


    Back in 2007, US-born Julie Falconer ditched a high-flying career in asset management to move to London. Since then she has turned her Lady in London blog into a full-time job, posting eye-catching pictures from city life and and enticing jetset snapshots from her frequent trips around the work.

  • Holy Smithereens

    @jeanholysmithereens 

    Based in: Canberra/Sydney
    Followers: 4,127
    Follow for: Envy-inducing luxury destinations

    Oh for the life of a luxury travel writer. But it's not about lazing by the pool for Jean Carmela, who flits between boutique hotels and death-defying adventures on her extensive travels across the globe.

     

  • Lucy Laucht

    @lucylaucht 

    Based in: New York
    Followers: 133,000
    Follow for: Rose-tinted spectacles


    Lucy Laucht works for J Crew, so you can already imagine that her lifestyle is going to be pretty picture perfect, and her Instagram feed proves it - she posts up pictures from her travels up and down the East Coast and further afield focusing on pretty details and gorgeous colour palettes.

  • Christine Kaaloa

    @grrrltraveler

    Based in: Everywhere
    Followers: 1,922
    Follow for: 'Imperfect adventures'

    A nine-year veteran on the solo travel circuit, Christine Kaaloa offers sound advice and wise words along with her stunning pictures - "Secrets are whispers of time and history unheard and undiscovered. Darkness can hold real beauty."

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