Dream Now, Travel Later: Instagram Inspiration

Wed, 22 Apr 2020

Planning your travels for post-COVID19? We’ve rounded up the best instagram accounts to follow to keep you inspired while we’re all grounded. Travel the world from your loungeroom until you can take to the skies and see the sights for yourself #dreamnowtravellater.

North America

Los Angeles

Make yourself a cocktail and pretend you’re in Los Angeles, @discoverla are live streaming the iconic Californian 'Magic Hour’ sunsets each night. You can watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean live at 6:45pm LA time (around midday in Australia) every day on Instagram.

San Francisco

@visitsanfran collates the best shots of San Francisco, showcasing local businesses, cute pups and a weekly best shot of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

New York

Follow @newyorkcity for scenic street photos, restaurant recommendations, and shots of iconic New York City landmarks through the eyes of New York photographer Liz Eswein.


Dallas = American BBQ, follow @dallasfoodnerd for all the best places to eat and drink in the Texas city. Expect BBQ ribs, food trucks, frozen custard, burgers, and food festivals (and remember holiday calories don’t count).


Get a local’s insight with @torontolife “the entertaining guide to life in Toronto” the account feature’s profiles of local Toronto residents, restaurant tips and upcoming events (scroll down to see recommendations from a pre-COVID19 time).

South America

Buenos Aires

Argentinian Photographer Vicky Martinez @m.vicky.m captures her daily life in Buenos Aires, featuring the best architecture, icecream, coffee, and wine the city has to offer.

Rio de Janeiro 

@napraiario is a collaborative guide to the natural parks and beaches surrounding Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy the crystal blue waters and lush greens this region has to offer.



@prettylittlelondon takes a look at London that will make you swoon. Inspiring locals and tourists alike, the account is full of restaurants, markets, events, and sights to explore, all while finding the prettiest angles in all things London.


@romecityworld collates the best photos of Rome each day. One look at this account and you’ll be imagining yourself sipping Chianti in a wine bar on a side street of Rome within minutes.


@parisjetamie is the official tourism account for Paris and a love letter to the city of lights. Visit the different quadrants of Paris, watch the sun set over the Parisian rooftops, sit in the city’s beautiful public gardens, and find the best croissants.


@myhelsinki, is the local’s guide to Finland’s capital city. Explore Helsinki through the different seasons, find restaurants to try, local parks to visits and upcoming events and festivals.



@comomolobarcelona showcases everyday life on the streets of Barcelona. Find tips on markets to visit, where to find live music, and laneways to dine in.


Explore the colours of Croatia, with this bright and cheerful account. @dubrovnik.croatia takes you from sailing in the Adriatic sea to sipping fresh juice on your balcony, you’ll be ready to dive right in.



Singapore Tourism Board's Official account @visit_singapore will take you through the streets of Singapore, past street murals, through well manicured gardens and to the top of astounding buildings.


@bangkok.explore shows you the best of Bangkok including the city’s iconic street food stalls. The account even has a podcast for regular tips and updates.

Hong Kong

Explore the bright lights of Hong Kong, the colourful buildings and the bustling market places at @dicverhongkong.


@tokyooldmeetsnew will take you through the eclectic streets of Tokyo where tradition meets cutting edge technology.

For more #dreamnowtravellater insipration follow us on Instagram at @qflyerau

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