Most beautiful destinations you can't miss in 2017


These 8 incredible Instagram accounts will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and start exploring some of the more undiscovered parts of this beautiful world.

OMAN MIDDLE EAST

Best for: Beaches, Luxury Resorts, Hiking, Waterfalls, Desert

Instagrammer: Kasia Stephen from @kate.stpn has inspired us to visit one of the most beautiful looking desert countries in the world. Where luxury resorts meet unexplored and isolated beaches. Check out her account to find out where these incredible places are.

Quick Fact:

Humans have inhabited what is now known as Oman for the last 106,000 years. It's also rated as one of the safest countries in the middle east with an incredibly low crime rate. Let's go!

Links:

Follow @kate.stpn on Instagram

Show me where Oman is on google maps

SOUTHERN GREENLAND

Best for: Hiking, Scenery, Glaciers, Wildlife, Photography, Exploring

Instagrammer Katarina Wohlfahrt from @antligenvilse is an inspiration for us all. Not only does she write amazing tips and stories of her adventures, featuring mostly Nordic destinations, she takes incredible pictures to go with them.

Oh how we want to go to Greenland now too..

Quick fact:

A land area the size of Mexico, yet Greenland has no main roads! Traveling between towns and villages is done by plane, helicopter, boat, or dogsled.

Links:

Follow @antligenvilse on Instagram

Take me to Katarinas blog

Show me where Greenland is on google maps

Note: Katarinas Blog is written in Swedish but even if you don't speak it - the photography is worth a look!

NEW ZEALAND SOUTH PACIFIC

Best for: Hiking, Caves, Skiing, Scenery, People, Photography, Road trips

Instagrammer Lydia Ward from @lydzward is from New Zealand and her travels around the globe have taken her to some incredible places already. She's only 21 and already a huge inspiration to many people wishing to travel the world.

Quick fact: New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world (we rate it as No.1). Being so close to a country with the most poisonous snakes on earth (Australia) NZ literally has no animals that will kill you (unless you encounter a very hungry shark).

Links:

Follow @lydzward on Instagram

Show me where the safest country on earth is on google maps

SICHUAN PROVINCE CHINA

Best for: Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls, Hiking, Scenery, Panda Bears

Instgrammer Jiejing Zhou behind @jiejingz is from San Francisco and has captured the beauty of this region perfectly. He has travelled through Asia extensively and we're excited to see where he's heading next!

Quick fact:

Sichuan Province translates to 'Four Rivers' and is most famous for it's panda sanctuary and Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park (as pictured above). Spring and autumn are the most popular times to visit due to the 'perfect' weather.

Links:

Follow @jiejingz on Instagram

Show me where the Sichuan Province is on google maps

NAMIBIA AFRICA

Best for: Sand dunes & Desert, Wild life, Adventure, Photography

Instagrammer Linda & Mathias are the inspiring travel couple behind @mytraveltreasure. From Cologne in Germany, they're creating an enviable travel empire by with videos and beautiful photos whereever in the world they happen to go. These pictures make us want to pack up and travel to Namibia immediately!

Quick fact:

The country gets its name from the 'Namib' Desert which is home to the world's largest population of cheetahs and free roaming black rhinos - never mind all the elephants, zebra's, lions and the rest of the Lion King cast!

Links:

Follow @mytraveltreasure on Instagram

Take me to their travel website mytraveltreasure.de for more inspiration

Show me where Namibia is on google maps

BORNEO S.E ASIA

Best for: Wildlife, Rainforest, Beaches, Rivers, Waterfalls, Photography

Instagrammer @oday_j has got one of the best Borneo collections we've seen and his images capture the unexplored beauty of this huge and diverse island perfectly. Nature certainly is the star here.

Quick fact: The third largest Island in the world is also one of the most divided. Borneo is politically separated amongst three countries; Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. It's home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world (140 million years old!!) - with beautiful creatures like the Bornean orangutan, pygmy elephants, the clouded leopard and rhinoceros.

Links:

Follow @oday_j on Instagram

Show me where Borneo is on google maps

Note: Borneo is facing a huge deforestation crisis due to logging and palm oil production.

Devastating for both the wild life, and the environment.

SWITZERLAND EUROPE

Best for: Hiking, Photography, Skiing, Mountain climbing, Cheese

Instagrammer Helena from @helenapichler has got an incredible and growing gallery of the breathtaking Switzerland. We could look through Helenas images for hours.

Quick fact:

Swiss watches, knives and chocolate are something you've no doubt already had, seen, or tasted.. but did you know they're also the inventors of Nescafe - the first instant coffee AND milk chocolate!? We call it the "genius country."

Links:

Follow @helenapichler on Instagram

Show me where Switzerland is on google maps

FAROE ISLANDS EUROPE

Best for: Wilderness, Photography, Adventure, Nature

Instagrammer Saviour from @saviourmifsud is originally from Malta and has moved north to the Faroe Islands, where he captures the true raw beauty of this wild place in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. He's also got his prints available online if you want one of these stunning images to adore every day!

Quick facts:

Part of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands consist of 18 volcanic islands, formed over 30 million years ago. These islands are all connected by tunnels, ferrys, causeways and bridges. Irish hermit monks are thought to have been the first settlers here and there's a place called the 'Irish pub' which is said to serve some of the best beer around.

Links:

Follow @saviourmifsud on Instagram

Take me to Saviour's website

Show me where the Faroe Islands are on google maps

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