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The 30 most stunning and influential Instagram travel accounts to follow in 2018

Samuel Taipale, a Norwegian photographer travelling the world with his wife @hilvees (pictured), came in at number 7 with his account @eljackson.
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With the new year comes new travel goals — and it can be hard to know where to start.

In November Business Insider teamed up with The Indie Traveller to create a comprehensive list of the most inspiring, wanderlust-inducing, and influential travel Instagram accounts on the planet — and following them is a great place to start when planning your 2018 trips.

In order to pinpoint the biggest travel personalities on the app, Marek Bron — who is behind the blog — created an algorithm to analyse hundreds of accounts (filtering out any brands or group accounts).

The "Top 100" was formed based on several metrics, such as follower count, follower ratio, account activity, and engagement rate. It includes some of the biggest names in the travel influencer world, but also some exciting rising stars.

Business Insider compiled a list of the top 30 most influential accounts according to the algorithm.

Scroll down to see the 30 most stunning and influential Instagram travel accounts to follow in 2018, ranked in ascending order.

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If you're in need of some inspiration, Business Insider has teamed up with The Indie Traveller to bring you a comprehensive list of the most inspiring, wanderlust-inducing, and influential travel Instagram accounts
2017/11/07 08:30
scroll down to see the most beautiful and influential travel Instagram accounts on the planet, ranked in ascending order
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a project he called the "Peaks of Europe." He is also Toyota’s latest 4×4 ambassador. Check out his blog here.
2017/11/07 08:31
Vlogger Louis Cole is travelling the world on a 90-day adventure.
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David Pomfret has been "saying yes to life" all the way around South Africa on a VW Bus
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Christian LeBlanc "lostleblanc" says he escaped the 9-to-5 and now travels vlogging and filmmaking around the world. He's currently in the Philippines.
2017/11/07 08:33
Chelsea Yamase is a Hawaii-based creative travelling the world as an athlete, model, and writer.
2017/11/07 08:33
17-year-old photographer Jannik Obenhoff from Munich, Germany, is officially the most influential travel Instagram account on this list. He says he's "just a boy with a camera.
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