Family Travel Bloggers to follow on Instagram

Over the last couple of years Instagram has become my favourite social media channel by far.  I love the feel of community that has developed, the interesting conversations I have with people, the creative inspiration I draw from those I follow and, of course, the gorgeous images that I get to scroll through on a daily basis.  I follow quite an eclectic selection of people and I really enjoy having such a diverse mix of styles in my feed.

The majority of people I follow consist of photographers (mostly UK, US and Australia based) whose passion for capturing those moments of connection feeds my own photographer soul on a daily basis; family bloggers who make me laugh out loud at the antics their children get up to; and, more recently, family travel bloggers who make me want to grab my suitcase out of the loft and head off on an adventure with my girls immediately.

Instagram can be a great source of information and inspiration for those who love to explore the world, whether you’re an armchair traveller, a serial wanderluster or somewhere in between.

I’ve picked up many tips from family travel bloggers on potential accommodation to stay in, hidden corners of a destination that are off the beaten track and well worth visiting, and recommendations for attractions and landmarks to visit in areas we’ve travelled to.

Travelling with kids, no matter what their ages, can always a little bit of a challenge and I’ve found that the more prepared I am in advance, the better it is for making a trip go smoothly.  If I can get insider information from someone who’s been there and done it before it definitely makes a positive difference, and we’ve now got plenty of wonderful memories thanks to taking on board suggestions from family travel bloggers that we might not have known about if I hadn’t been following them on Instagram.

Family Travel Bloggers To Follow On Instagram

This list of family travel bloggers are just a few I like to follow on Instagram.  I could have listed plenty more and may well end up writing another list in the future as there are so many others I enjoy following.  If you’re on Instagram and enjoy travelling or have a travel wish-list that you’re continuously adding to, I recommend giving these family travel bloggers a follow.  In no particular order…

Daisy: Dais Like These

Daisy blogs at Dais Like These and has three children like me. She covers everything travel-related including hotel and product reviews, ideas for family days out and travel tips.  Her Instagram feed is full of colourful images that are a mix of gorgeous wish-list destinations and UK based family fun.

Laura: Have Kids Can Travel

Laura blogs at Have Kids, Can Travel which is home to a huge wealth of travel inspiration and advice.  She and her husband home educate their four children (three teens and an almost-teen) which I am in awe of as it’s something I’d love to be able to do myself.  She focuses on family travel close to home in the UK and Europe.  Her Instagram feed is full of outdoors adventures, sunsets and family selfies – exactly the kinds of things I love to do with my girls.

https://instagram.com/p/Bm22GJZnFhB/

Katie: Mummy Daddy Me

Katie blogs at Mummy Daddy Me and is one of the first family travel bloggers I ever followed on social media.  I love her travel blogs in particular – as a family with three children and a serious case of wanderlust, following her adventures with her family around the globe gives me continual inspiration and tips for where to go next.  Her Disney blogs in particular came in super handy when we visited Florida last year.  Her Instagram feed is always colourful and is a mix of images from their trips and life at home with honest and heartfelt captions.

https://instagram.com/p/BjWcD8nhvQz/

Maria: One Tiny Leap

Maria blogs at One Tiny Leap and writes about destinations around the world that she’s both lived in and/or visited with her husband and son.  Her Instagram feed is a mix of fun family shots and beautiful views from across the globe.

Cathy: Mummy Travels

Cathy blogs at Mummy Travels, documenting her adventures near and far with her young daughter after refusing to swap a passport for a pushchair when her little girl was born.  Her Instagram feed is full of bright colours and travel inspiration from cities to countryside to coast.

Stuart, Sue and Annabel: Normans Running Wild

Stuart is a good friend of mine.  Almost three years ago he, his wife and his daughter (then aged ten) sold everything they owned – including their house and car – apart from what they could fit into their backpacks and set off on a worldschooling adventure.  They’ve travelled all over the world, including trekking to Everest Base Camp, and document their travels at Normans Running Wild.  Their Instagram is reflection of wherever in the world they happen to be – most recently Mexico although they’ve now moved on to the Pacific North West coast of America.  I can’t wait to see where they end up next.

https://instagram.com/p/BnB9nk8HgO-/

Jenny: Travelynn Family

Jenny blogs at Travelynn Family promoting ‘fearless family travel’ and showing that adventurous travel with young kids is possible.  I love following their explorations on Instagram which have recently included an epic four month long African road-trip and a year spent living in India and travelling around Asia.  They’ve just put down roots in the Peak District (not that far away from me!).

https://instagram.com/p/Bna6EAOHx5j/

Sarah: Extraordinary Chaos

Sarah blogs at Extraordinary Chaos and travels solo as well as with her husband and teen boys. She loves going on cruises and covers places of interest in the UK as well as further afield. Her Instagram feed is lovely – full of pretty travel spots and family fun.

https://instagram.com/p/BllVWM6BOO-/

Chloe: Sorry About The Mess

Chloe blogs at Sorry About The Mess, which covers all aspects of family life with three kids.  It’s her travel vlogs that I love most – a recent one about Rome brought back so many memories from when I visited there fourteen years ago.  As I’m just getting into travel vlogging myself it’s inspiring seeing how she puts her videos together so beautifully.  Her Instagram feed is full of special moments and memories made with her boys.

 

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Scenes from our first family camping trip ❤️ The full video, (including exciting tent tour! 😉) is now up on YouTube.

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Susanna: A Modern Mother

Susanna, one of the co-founders of Britmums, blogs at A Modern Mother where she focuses on travel inspiration for families with teens, often getting her kids involved with their thoughts on the paces they visit.  Her Instagram feed is full of images of delicious food and beautiful destinations covering California to Cornwall and everywhere in between.

Charly: Pod Travels

Charly blogs at Pod Travels and shares experiences of and ideas for both family travel and places more off-the-beaten track.  Her Instagram feed focuses mostly on the places they travel to as a family with discovery, exploration and adventure at the heart of every colourful image – seeing her photos as I’m scrolling always makes me feel like the sun is shining.

Monika: Mum On The Brink

Monika blogs at Mum On The Brink showcasing how living with less helps them travel more.  As a family of five ourselves, it’s inspiring reading about how downsizing makes a difference.  Her Instagram feed is a mix of their sailing and campervanning adventures as well as life at home.

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Looking for inspiration today the kids and I went to IKEA with the kids and then we've flicked through some of our summer pictures. I think I miss the sunsets the most from our summer jaunt. In the city, living in a ground floor apartment we are so much more cut off from nature, from sunsets. I'm wondering how to bring some of that beauty, freedom and feeling of space into our tiny apartment. Any suggestions? . . . . . #stockholmarchipelago #visitstockholm #stockholm #sweden #swedishmoments #sailing #outdoorsandhappy #sunset_vision #sunset_pics #sunset #huvudskär #liveinthemoment #livethelittlethings #shotononeplus #beautifuldestinations #familytravel #travelgoals #instatravel #ukftb #inspireroo #snappthappybritmums #sailboat

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Vanessa: Wanderlust Crew

Vanessa and her husband blog at Wanderlust Crew about their worldschooling adventures with their four children. In my perfect life I’d be doing the same thing with my family and I love following other families who are living their dreams. Their Instagram feed is bright and colourful and they’re always very honest about the realities of travelling with kids – the chaos and disasters mixed in with the fun and adventures – which I think is really important. In this social media focussed world it can be so easy to get sucked in to thinking that the perfect little squares on Instagram are people’s real lives rather than their highlight reels. I find Wanderlust Crew to be a really refreshing antidote to that.

https://instagram.com/p/BnJXDtkgRTq/

Nell: The Pigeon Pair And Me

Nell blogs at The Pigeon Pair and Me, sharing her family’s adventures across the UK and Europe.  Their recent trip to Loch Ness was a particular favourite of mine to follow – it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit.  Her Instagram feed is mostly made up of lovely landscape shots with a few cheek appearances from her son and daughter enjoying themselves and having new experiences too.

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Even on a wet day, like the one we spent exploring Deauville in May, the beach parasols looks jolly. This part of Normandy in France is a great place to visit with kids, especially if you're based in the UK , which is so close. Deauville is the archetypal chic seaside town, where you can see and be seen, and pick up some designer gear in one of the many boutiques. And with wide, historic beaches, delicious, fresh food and beautiful places like Mont St Michel to visit, the rest of the area has a lot to offer. I've written about Normandy with kids in a new blog post. Details in bio. . . . . . . #travel #familytravel #deauville #deauvillebeach #parasols #beachumbrellas #normandy #visitnormandy #france #visitfrance #beach #seaside #guardiantravelsnaps #bbctravel #lonelyplanet #culturetrip #wanderlust #traveltheworld #travelmore #travelblogger #travelwriter #snaphappybritmums #parentbloggersuk #lovetravel #ukftb #cyohappy #colourfulmonday #ftb100 #eurocamp

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Me: Picture Taker Memory Maker

You can find me on Instagram too 🙂  I share images from our family travels: local fun on our doorstep in Staffordshire; adventures around the UK; as well as travels across Europe and further afield.  We’ve got lots of exciting plans already mapped out for next year so I’ll be adding plenty of photos, tips and inspiration as the months go by.

Do you have favourite family travel bloggers (or other accounts) that you love to follow on Instagram?  If so, please feel free to leave their Instagram handles in the comments below.  I love finding inspiring new people to follow!

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19 Comments

  • Reply September 23, 2018

    Jenny - TraveLynn Family

    What a fab list of inspiring instagrammers. Honoured to be included. Thank you!

    • Reply September 29, 2018

      Chloe Ridgway

      You are more than welcome Jenny – I love following your adventures! I really wish I’d travelled with my girls when they were younger – I think that what you’re doing with your kiddos is fantastic.

  • Reply September 24, 2018

    Donna Vallance

    Great Instagrammers with great photos!

    • Reply September 29, 2018

      Chloe Ridgway

      Thanks Donna – there are so many more I could have included too – I love Instagram for being a source of so much inspiration.

  • Reply September 24, 2018

    Katja

    Like you, I love using Instagram as a source of inspiration. I’ve found great tips, recommendations and beautiful places to visit thanks to Instagram and I love following other travelling families.

    • Reply September 29, 2018

      Chloe Ridgway

      Yes that’s exactly it Katja! I could quite easily be an armchair traveller, enjoying looking at all the pretty photos, but I’m much happier when I actually put things into action and following these accounts genuinely spurs me on to discover new places and explore places that perhaps wouldn’t have occurred to me had I not heard about them through Instagram.

  • Reply September 25, 2018

    Leona

    What a brilliant list!
    Leona recently posted…Top 10 things to do in York with kidsMy Profile

    • Reply September 29, 2018

      Chloe Ridgway

      Thanks Leona! There are some brilliant people on there who are an endless source of travel inspiration.

  • Reply October 2, 2018

    Amanda

    What a fantastic list !

    • Reply October 5, 2018

      Chloe Ridgway

      Thanks – I love discovering new accounts to follow on Instagram so figured maybe others would like to as well.

  • Lovely tips. Really great place too. Cool resorts and hotels perfect for weddings and honeymoons.

  • Reply October 4, 2018

    Suzanne

    I always feel like I’m falling short on Instagram, not being the best photographer but I’ve discovered so many great new accounts too, especially ones providing travel inspiration. A great list of people here, Chloe. I need to find a few more travel bloggers with older kids (teenagers), I love Mapandfamily for this. You’ve inspired me to seek out a few more! xx

    • Reply October 5, 2018

      Chloe Ridgway

      Glad you’re feeling inspired Suzanne – there are so many great family travel accounts out there. Travel with teens is a definite niche (I’ll be finding myself firmly in it within the next couple of years). And I don’t think you need to be an amazing photographer for Instagram – people like real and honest and authentic and you have that in spades.

  • Reply October 7, 2018

    Jenny Taylor

    Oh so many of my favorite instagrammers right here and fab to follow for travel. What a lovely roundup and you too! xo

    • Reply October 14, 2018

      Chloe Ridgway

      They’re lovely travel accounts aren’t they? I like having a mix of big and small ones to follow.

  • Aaah what a lovely line-up! I’ve found some fab accounts recently — some of my faves on here too 🙂

    • Reply October 14, 2018

      Chloe Ridgway

      There are so many lovely family travel blogging accounts out there aren’t there? I love following them for inspiration on places to go and how to introduce the girls to new things.

  • Reply December 5, 2018

    Mike

    Amazing list!
    I really like the collection of images.

    Thanks

  • Reply December 7, 2018

    Jon

    Hey Chloe, I love the pictures, this are one of my favorite instagrammers, Thanks for Sharing this.

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