Staring at my computer, I hit a major road block.

As I began preparing for my trip around the world, I realized that I had no idea where I wanted to start.

What country was going to be able to offer me the adventure I was looking for?

Better yet…what adventure was I looking for?

Mindlessly, I opened my Instagram account and suddenly a light switch went off.

I started to search for travelers and solo backpackers that were having the experience that I was hoping to have from my own travels. Unsurprisingly, I was not disappointed by what I found.

Not only did I stumble upon a world of epic landscapes, sunrises and architecture but I found people living a lifestyle that I was interested in having for myself.

Here are the five wanderlust accounts that inspired me to go and travel and showed me the best possible places to do it:



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Each account sees travel through a different lens and allows me to keep my creativity open as I continue searching for the most beautiful places to go.

These are the Instagram accounts that inspired me to throw my backpack on and get on the plane to the adventure that I had been looking for.

So now the question is, where will you go first?