We have almost two and a half million #dametraveler hashtags stored on the internet! WOAH. We’re always baffled and grateful for the wonderful gals contributing to the Dame Traveler community. When creating hashtags like #dametraveler, #dametravelerhotels, #dametravelerfoodies and hundreds of #dametravelerin(city/country)… we knew we wanted to make a beautifully curated travel resource for you ladies to sift through. Today we’re excited to share our guide to finding Instagram-worthy hidden gems!
If you’re gathering inspiration for your next big trip, using Instagram as a travel resource is a smart idea. We all know that although Instagram can be an overly-saturated, filtered, edited and sparkly image hub. But when it comes to travel planning, there is a ton of information to be gathered. Past travelers share their experiences and off-the-radar gems every second of the day. It just takes a keen eye and an understanding of using Instagram’s features to find the good stuff!
Before we get started, if you’re interested in learning more about how to create killer travel photographs, make sure to check out this post! We also have a ton of photography insight on our “photography” category. Have fun learning the in’s and out’s of getting the absolute best travel photographs. We’re so passionate about travel photography. Now, back to our guide to finding Instagram-worthy hidden gems!
Using Instagram as a travel resource begins by understanding how its features work. After many years utilizing Instagram’s features, we consider it to be our secret weapon to finding hidden gems. Here are some basics before we begin.
Familiarize yourself with Instagram’s tools. Hashtags, location tags, tourism based accounts, business accounts, personal accounts, collections, saved images. The list goes on and on. Get yourself familiar with how these features organize images, if you haven’t already! These are going to be your absolute best friend!