15 Creative and Uplifting Instagram Accounts to Take You Around the World

15 Creative and Uplifting Instagram Accounts to Take You Around the World

Monday, 1 March, 2021

When our creativity and imaginations need fresh energy, we turn to these Instagram accounts for visuals and stories that fire up our brains, make us laugh, and pluck at our heartstrings (in the best way).

Some are produced by artists sharing their own work, others showcase photographs take by adventurers around the world. We hope you find some new favorites here to add to your own feed.


Origami Share - @origami_share

For unexpected, intricate, and charming origami…


Joel Robison - @joelrobison

For delightful images that meld fantasy, real life, and reading…


Design Boom Magazine - @designboom

For images of art, architecture, and technology from the world’s first online magazine…


LibraryGram - @librarygramm

For photos of daydreamy libraries and reading rooms…


Steampunk Tendencies - @steampunktendencies

For images of steampunk awesomeness in costuming, architecture, decor, and more…


Bodega Cats - @bodegacatsofinstagram

For super cute pics of potentially naughty (and very sleepy) cats in NYC bodegas…


NeSpoon - @nes.poon

For delicate, beautiful, bold street art from artist NeSpoon…


Peteski - @itspeteski

For sharply, darkly funny vintage-style comics…


Travelling Through the World - @travellingthroughtheworld

For gorgeous photos and video of everyday scenes from around the globe…


National Geographic Your Shot - @natgeoyourshot

For moving photos of the amazing world around us from the National Geographic online community…


Worlderlust - @worlderlust

For the best in travel photos…


Tatsuya Tanaka - @tanaka_tatsuya

For photos of clever miniatures that will turn your worldview askew…


Dark Interiors - @dark.interiors

For all your Gothic interior decorating needs…


Obsidian Urbex - @obsidianurbex

For lovely and melancholy photos of abandonded places from photographer Janine Pendleton…


Pie Lady Books - @pieladybooks

For cheery images of book commentary made from pie. Yes, pie! …


And we are on Instagram at @strongsenseof, sharing travel photos, mini book reviews, and other things that delight us every day. Follow us there!


Top image courtesy of Arno Smit/Unsplash.

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It's never a bad time to gaze on beautiful historical libraries, unusual bookshops, archival photos, or travel pics that transport you to somewhere else in an instant. These Instagram accounts inspire our imaginations.
The stacks, backrooms, and archives in libraries all over the world are filled with countless treasures — rare books, photos, parchments, maps — that place us in history. Instagram lets us take a peek from where we sit.
Sure, linen tablecloths can be nice. But a just-fried taco from a street cart that requires a pile of napkins is even better. Feast your eyes on these colorful photos and stories of street food from across the globe.
These Instagrammers go beyond the typical postcard shots to share the extraordinary and everyday happenings in Paris. From cafés in the rain to sun shining on the Seine, you'll be transported there in an instant.
Feast your eyes on Peru's colorful, vibrant fusion cuisine and the mind-boggling beauty of its scenery. From Pacific beaches to the tippy-top of the Andean mountains, Peru is a destination to fuel your imagination.
Treat yourself to some travel inspiration and explore Vietnam. From oh-so-green rice paddies to energetic cityscapes, these vibrant images of scenery and people will fire up your imagination and your wanderlust.

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