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
Based in: Paris
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.
Based in: New York
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.
Based in: Manila
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.
Based in: London
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.
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
Based in: London
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.
Based in: Canberra/Sydney
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.
Based in: New York
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.
Based in: Everywhere
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."