Travel has evidently evolved over the years and with so many jet-setters posting spectacular travel photos onto Instagram, we decided to scour the social media platform for some of the most Instagrammable places on earth to hopefully induce some wanderlust within you. Enjoy!

1. Tulum, Mexico

Now one of Mexico’s hottest spots that is gradually surpassing Cancun, Tulum is nothing but a hidden beach paradise. The quiet, coastal town is home to secluded sun-kissed white sand beaches, beautiful azure waters, as well as a ton of activities, ranging from exploring the well-preserved Mayan ruins to swimming in cenotes.

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When in Morocco…

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2. Marrakesh, Morocco

Be prepared to have all your senses wowed in Marrakech, the creative hub of art and design in Morocco. Aside from the colourful streets of Medina, Marrakech is an explosion of culture, heritage and colours in the form of stunning architecture, exotic spices, beguiling art, souqs (markets) and the most ornate decor.

3. Jaipur, India

Jaipur, or Pink City, is easily the prettiest destination in India and a lot of it can be attributed to the grand legacy left behind by royalty. This flamboyant destination is brimming with vibrancy intertwined with tradition – think opulent, centuries-old palaces, rugged landscapes, dreamy façades, bejewelled walls and heavenly food.

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Nothing to lose and a world to see.. ☾🌟

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4. Santorini, Greece

There is no wondering why Santorini has consistently remained a favourite wedding and honeymoon destination. Its striking landscape involves multi-coloured buildings speckled across the cliffs, unbelievable sunsets, cave hotels, blue domed churches and crystal clear waters with gasp-inducing views.

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Hood watch from the balcony | NYC 👀

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5. New York, United States

If concrete jungles are the way you roll, New York City should be at the top of your bucket list. With a thriving, arts, fashion, food and nightlife scene, there is loads to do in this city that has such a dynamic energy. Don’t miss these classic locations for photos: Brooklyn Bridge, Flatiron building, Grand Central Terminal and The Oculus.

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We are the dreamers 🌙 #turkey #elsastravels

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6. Cappadocia, Turkey

All those magical shots boasting whimsical skylines dotted with hot air balloons you’d think only exist in fairy tales? That’s Cappadocia. Full of historical richness, you’ll find underground cities, open air museums, heartwarming food, gorgeous valleys, cave churches and dramatic rocky formations.

7. Bali, Indonesia

Whether it is holistic healing, an adrenaline-fuelled expedition or a tropical getaway you seek, this sought after island really has it all. Lose yourself in a yoga retreat in cultural Ubud, take a stroll at the Tegalalang rice terraces, dominate the treacherous waves surfing, or take up a traditional Balinese cooking class.

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8. Positano, Italy

This charming little town on the Amalfi Coast isn’t just known for its famed colourful buildings that cascade down towards the ocean. Indulge in fantastic Italian food, wander about amidst the little alleyways and winding roads, paddle board whilst enjoying the intoxicating views, shop, tour castles or visit the art galleries.

9. Arizona, United States

Some of mother nature’s best kept masterpieces belong to Arizona. Marvel at the wondrous Grand Canyon, trek up to the amber hued Horseshoe Bend or explore the Sonoran Desert to spot towering saguaro cacti. All of its national parks are also an avid hiker’s dream.

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10. Negril, Jamaica

Located on the western tip of Jamaica, Negril is a modest beach town that is never short of things to do. If the sparkling sea water isn’t enough to entice you, head for the waterfalls, catch the breathtaking sunsets, participate in a beach bar crawl, go cliff jumping, horseback riding or relish in its kaleidoscope of culinary flavours.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen