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Three Travel-Themed Accounts for Holiday Inspiration

Strapped for ideas on where to go or what to wear this summer? Let Instagram guide your way

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Hotel Camiral, PGA CatalunyaVia @somewhereiwouldliketogo

The time of year is upon us again: email inboxes are rife with ‘out of office’ notifications, the skies are predictably grey and seemingly everyone remaining has been blessed with an envy-inducing tan. If heading to sunnier climes right now is a distant dream, fear not, we’ve selected the best Instagram accounts to transport your mind into holiday mode, whether you scroll through them from a sunbed or an office chair.

@pastpostcard

Guaranteed to brighten up even the gloomiest British summertime days, Postcards From the Past is a treasure trove of holiday-themed hilarity. Created by collector and curator Tom Jackson, at first glance it is a Martin Parr-esque homage to the tacky novelty postcards of yesteryear, then upon further inspection its appeal doubles with the realisation that each image is captioned with a small section of what was originally written on the back of the postcard. A particular highlight is a card emblazoned with ‘Beautiful North Wales’, dictating only “Melinda and I stroked a stingray”. Resolutely British humour at its very best.   

@born.on.the.beach

With a tagline that promises “It’s always summer here”, how could we not include the endless sun-drenched scrolls that @born.on.the.beach provides? Founded by fashion photographer Anastasia Gerak, the account is a celebration of the most stylish holiday moments from the worlds of fashion and film. From a sea-frolicking, polka dot-clad Brigitte Bardot, to a sand-dwelling Stephanie Seymour and Claudia Schiffer wearing a knotted 90s shirt like nobody else – there is nowhere better to find the inspiration for this season’s holiday look.

@somewhereiwouldliketogo

When it feels like the hours lost trawling the depths of the internet for innovative new holiday destinations is almost worth abandoning the trip for completely, we highly recommend a trip to @somewhereiwouldliketogo. The sister account of interior appreciation archive Somewhere I Would Like To Live, it is a wonderful exploration of the most desirable – and more importantly, unique – holiday locations across the globe. From Japanese mountain dwellings shrouded in pink mist, to a sunken Arizonian oasis and the interiors of impossibly decadent hotels. Hopeful flight searches are imminent.

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