What comes to mind when you think of luxury travel? Exotic locations, decadent meals morning, noon, and night, and comfortable, exquisite hotels, right? While the world of luxury travel might be out of reach for the average person, it’s still possible to experience it vicariously. Get to know some of the top luxury travel influencers, and you’ll soon feel as if you’re spending your days on a beach or at some other beautiful destination, rather than stuck in the office.
25 Top Luxury Travel Influencers
“Travel + Leisure” named Christina Vidal as one of its top luxury travel influencers. Known online as Jet Set Christina, she’s traveled to more than 50 countries so far, and aims to share her experiences with people who are hoping to live the lux travel life.
One of “Forbes'” top luxury travel influencers, Kate McCulley focuses on sharing the joys of solo female travel with her more than 100,000 followers. She’s been to nearly 75 countries on all seven continents.
Can you enjoy luxury travel with kids in stow? Eric Stoen and a few of the other top luxury travel influencers on this list say “yes.” Stoen’s one of “Forbes'” top travel influencers, and an ambassador for the travel magazine “AFAR.”
Murad and Nataly Osmann
Murad and Nataly Osmann are the couple behind the often-imitated “Follow Me To” meme, which features a beautiful woman pulling the photographer towards an equally beautiful destination. The top luxury travel influencers have over four million followers, and has worked with numerous brands.
Kiersten Rich, aka The Blonde Abroad, left her corporate finance job to travel the world. It might seem like a dream, but she’s making it her reality. In addition to inspiring her half million Instagram followers with beautiful images, she’s launched her own female-only travel company.
Johnny Jet is another luxury travel influencer who’s dedicated to showing people how to get around without breaking the bank. He has a particularly inspiring story, as he got over a fear of flying, and now spends more time in a plane and on the road than not.
The Planet D
Dave and Deb, the blogger couple behind The Planet D, have been to more than 100 countries. They’ve been named top luxury travel influencers by AdWeek and “Forbes,” and have been able to turn what began as a hobby into full-time careers.
Rachel Jones, aka the Hippie in Heels, quit her job and moved to India to live on the beach several years ago. Today, she also writes for BravoTV, while showing the world how to balance being a free-spirited barefoot hippie with being a party girl.
Naomi Jane Adams
Naomi Jane Adams has an Instagram account that’s full of vibrant colors, such as beautiful blue waters and pink cocktails. Originally based in London, she’s gone glamping in the Maldives, stayed at the Hilton in the Seychelles, and explored Mykonos.
Salt In Our Hair / Hannah and Nick
Luxury travel couple Hannah and Nick document their trips on their blog, and share photos of their experiences on Instagram. The pair also offers plenty of tips for aspiring content creators/influencers, and for people who just want to enjoy a luxurious, relaxing vacation.
Loïc Lagarde is a travel photographer whose pictures will make you wish you were anywhere else. His photos include images of some of the most elegant places on the planet, including Paris and the Greek islands.
It’s hard not to feel a bit of jealousy looking at Lauren Bullen’s photos. Her feed is full of shots of her relaxing on a beach (often in Bali, her home base for the moment), or otherwise living it up around the world.
Tara Milk Tea
Tara Milk Tea is a luxury travel influencer who’s mastered the entire lifestyle category. Her Instagram account includes plenty of photos of her relaxing in luxurious hotels, as well as partnerships with brands such as Chloe. Her captions are also pretty funny, and occasionally full of puns (such as “looking for a good thyme”).