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Fez. Cape Town. Palawan. Biarritz. Brisbane. These are just a few of the exotic destinations you’ll find in the feeds of our favorite travel writers, editors and bloggers, people who, like TPG, travel for a living. Some pen stories for major magazines, others for their own books and blogs, but what they all share is an exciting passion for travel and a captivating Instagram feed. Here are six you should follow immediately.
Name: David Prior, @davidprior
Lives: New York City
What he’s known for: His work as Contributing International Editor at Conde Nast Traveler. He’s also a regular contributor to the New York Times, Financial Times and various editions of Vogue.
How he got started writing: “As a student purely to pay for my problematic travel dependency. Writing has always been a way for me to satisfy my curiosity about people, tastes and places and it remains so. Having to document my travel and thinking about how to curate the best experience of a place for the reader pushes me to do more, be adventurous and often just say yes to going down the rabbit hole or maybe kissing a frog rather than just laying by the pool. Vogue gave me a chance and it has grown from there. Now I spend much of my life living on the road and out of my suitcase.”
Where you can read about his travels: Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue Living, T, Bon Appetit
Last trip: Morocco
Next trip: “The Kimberly, a remote region of Northwest Australia.”
Name: Matt Kepnes, @nomadicmatt
What he’s known for: Budget travel — Matt literally wrote the book on it. His “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day” is a New York Times Best Seller.
How he got started writing: “I fell into it after an 18-month trip around the world. I started a blog and here I am today.”
Where you read about his travels: www.nomadicmatt.com
Last trip: Scotland
Next trip: Iceland
Name: Megan Jerrard, @mappingmegan
Lives: Canberra, Australia
What she’s known for: Adventure travel with an emphasis on exotic destinations — hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro, diving in Sri Lanka, four-wheeling in Iceland — and staying on a budget.
How she got started writing: “Documenting my travels on my blog.”
Where you can read about her travels: www.mappingmegan.com, National Geographic Traveler and The Huffington Post
Last trip: A round-the-world trip with Star Alliance. “Twelve countries, five continents, over 35 days.”
Next trip: Philippines
We have rented a car, so decided to dedicate our first day in Cape Town to a scenic drive. “Scenic” is a pretty good way to describe Camps Bay!! #StarAllianceRTW #RTWTraveler #liveintrepid #livetravelchannel #gadv #beautifuldestinations #beautifulworld #theoutbound #Destinavo #infinitetravel #natgeotravel #guardiantravelsnaps #worldnomads #wonderful_places #traveldudes #viewbugfeature #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #beachlife
Name: Lee Abbamonte, @leeabbamonte
Lives: New York City
What he’s known for: Being the youngest American to travel to every country in the world. “As I traveled more and more, I eventually had been to over 100 countries and then decided to give it a go as a goal. I was 20 when I started and 32 when I finished.”
How he got started writing: “Documenting my travels to every country, and it never stopped.”
Where you can read about his travels: www.leeabbamonte.com
Last trip: Central Africa
Next trip: Ireland
I’m excited to announce the launch of Jumeirah™ Inside with @jumeirahgroup and @google today at the @burjalarab. @Jumeirahgroup is the first in the hospitality industry to launch this fully immersive digital travel platform that can take you anywhere in the hotel; including the famous helicopter pad with these amazing views of #Dubai! #JumeirahInside #BurjAlArab
Name: Lindsey Tramuta, @lostncheeseland
What she’s known for: Food, culture and lifestyle coverage in the City of Light. Tramuta is also the author of “The New Paris,” debuting in the spring.
How she got started writing: “It began with my site, Lost in Cheeseland, which I created in 2009 [after moving to Paris at the end of 2006]. By 2011, I was pitching stories that deserve a broader audience, and that brought me to the New York Times T Magazine, an outlet I continue to write for today.”
Where you can read about her travels: Afar, Lucky Peach, T, Conde Nast Traveler
Last trip: London
Next trip: Les Baux-de-Provence
Name: Kate Krader, @kkrader
Lives: New York City
What she’s known for: After more than 20 years as restaurant editor at Food & Wine, Krader moved over to Bloomberg Pursuits, where she writes and edits stories about travel — she was in South Korea earlier this year — restaurants and food (pie is a personal favorite).
How she got started writing: “Via a lot of happy accidents, I got to intern at Family Circle magazine in London after college. They were short-staffed, and I got to write a monthly column, including one about Mary Berry and her raised pork pies; now she’s the Great British Bake-off star and I feel proud all over again.”
Where you can read about her travels: www.bloomberg.com/pursuits
Last trip: Copenhagen “for the MAD conference and to eat a lot of extraordinary food.”
Next trip: Palm Springs
Who are some of your favorite travel writers and bloggers to follow on Instagram? Let us know, below.
Featured image courtesy of David Prior.
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