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UK travel bloggers rocking Instagram – my favourite influencers to follow

UK travel bloggers rocking Instagram – my favourite influencers to follow

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Oh, how I do love scrolling through beautiful pictures and short travel tales on Instagram. It’s one of my favourite indulgences at the end of a day. However, a peek over Mr Tin Box’s shoulder at the weekend reminded me that not everyone’s feed is sprinkled with milky blue mountains and oceans that stretch out to meet the sunset. His timeline is packed full of shiny car parts, work out tips and Dwayne Johnson. I’ll be honest, I do love The Rock but Instagram is a place where I crave travel inspiration. If you feel the same then I can recommend checking out some of the top UK travel influencers and their travel blogger accounts.

UK travel bloggers rocking Instagram in 2019

Below are my favourite family travel influencers. And don’t forget, you can also follow my family travel Instagram feed here: Tin Box Traveller on Instagram. My grid includes snaps from our recent trips to Crete in Greece, Lake Garda and Venice in Italy, Lisbon in Portugal and a family cruise, plus plenty of UK travel inspiration from self-catering holidays in Cornwall to family fun in Yorkshire.

Wandermust Family

Leona, her husband and daughter love adventure and luxury travel. Her IG grid is full of fantastic family travel inspiration from hiking the Great Wall of China to experiencing luxury in the Middle East with everything in between from their recent Round the World Trip! 

My Travel Monkey

Follow Ting, a top UK travel blogger, and her travel monkeys on their adventures at home and abroad. You’ll find a mix of scenery and family shots which are bright and engaging. If you’re looking for family travel inspiration then there’s plenty here. Ting has recently returned from a luxury break in Greece – bliss!

Like Love Do

Donna loves a brightly coloured photo and has an eye for seeing something different. You’re sure to find snaps from all over the world as well as plenty of London historic sights, bars and restaurants. This summer Donna went on a Norwegian Fjords cruise – I was so jealous! You can read more about it on Cruising With Kids.


Jennifer is a US-born, London-based journalist who celebrates family travel with flair, from camel-riding to cocktails. She’s recently been to Tuscany so I’ve been drooling over her Italian trip highlights.

Mum on the Brink


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How easy is it to go with the crowd and not to step out of your comfort zone? Oh too easy! Last night I had a decision to make: we’d had a full on day doing fabulous things, but we’re made to feel pretty unwelcomed at the marina we were staying at in Naantali. Both Antoine and I wanted to move on to our next exciting destination- Turku. It was going to be a lovely sunset sail, the kind where nature keeps distracting you with amazing displays of colour. The wind was good and initially we were goo to be in Turku by 10pm, which is still light. However, the wind twisted and changed and dropped a little too much, so our ETA was midnight. Before we left I’d looked up some harbours along the route we could pull into. In the end we passed most of them before the wind started its games. Half an hour before sunset it was decision time: go on and arrive in the dark or go to one of the harbours a little way back. Me,being skipper of our little boat, had to make the choice. Neither appealed. Then, studying the map I spotted something that looked good on paper. We dropped sails and went to investigate. A little bay with a headland of steep, smooth rocks. The charts showed no obstacles, good orientation and so on. Experience from the past month whispered to check it out. We did. Then we aced dropping anchor and tying up to the rocks and trees. A lot of it was luck and gut instinct, but it felt good to be in the quiet of nature with not a soul nearby. Despite the heat I slept so much better without noisy motorboats whizzing nearby. By the morning we’d hit no rocks with our keel and were firmly tied up and well protected from the blowing winds. This morning I was super proud of our decision to step out of the norm even further and head into slightly uncharted water. . . . #sailing #outdoorsandhappy #spotme #sailinglife #summerholidays #familytravel #slowtravel #bemorewitwitwoo #bebravebebold

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Monika’s account shares their crazy adventures sailing, campervanning and days out, as well as showing how living with less helps them travel more. There’s plenty of inspiration for outdoor holidays on Monika’s feed – it’s a lifestyle we love too.

We Blog Travel

Amanda, the Tall Fella and their two girls (9 and 16) share images of their family adventures both close to home and further afield. 

Dais Like These

Daisy has three kids and her grid is full of pictures of them enjoying anything from a local day out to a trip of a lifetime, and everything else in between! Throw in a pretty destination shot or two, and you have a whole host of family travel inspiration. 

Suitcases & Sandcastles


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We very nearly started singing Dancing Queen when our boat finally arrived at the little harbour of Sifnos in the Cyclades. I’m not surprised they broke into song in Mamma Mia Here We Go Again. Arriving at a Greek island can have that effect on you. And we should know. This was our seventh family holiday in Greece. I’ve written about our wonderful Greek summer in my latest blog post. Do pop on over for a read. It will give you some highlights of our time on Sifnos and Koufonissia (as shown here). Link in my profile. This was also a summer of reading. For all you fellow book lovers, I’ve also written about all the books the boys and I read this summer. Partly because I’m always fascinated to find out what people are reading. I’m that annoying person on the train who is craning her neck while trying to work out what books her fellow passengers are reading 😂 @visitgreecegr @discover.greece #instagreece #igersgreece #greekislands #lovegreece #visitgreece @cyclades_islands #cyclades #ttot

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Clare loves telling stories with photos of beautiful places. Her grid is filled with colour and family travel inspiration from Greek islands to UK beaches, European city breaks to fun cultural finds. It’s the Greek island shots that always make me pause my scrolling for a while!



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Did you know the Mediterranean has no tides? Or at least, they are so limited that it’s hard to tell even when you’re lounging by the waves. I’m not sure how I got to this age, having paddled my way around large chunks of the Med, without realising – but that’s another little discovery I have to thank Corsica for. It does explain why this sea is often so calm, as here along the beach just outside Calvi, making it perfect for families and younger kids – especially with a very gentle slope into the water too. The wonderful turquoise and blues, the astonishingly clear water, are something special to Corsica though. With no real mass tourism on the island, it’s beautifully unspoiled. It was also wonderfully refreshing in those high 20s temperatures as well. Both of which I am missing today! #sponsored #presstrip

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Beaches worldwide are a favourite but Cathy and her daughter love to chase blue skies around the world. From cities to countryside to coast, her feed is full of bright colours and travel inspiration. Prepare yourself for blue, lots and lots of gorgeous blue!

Monkey & Mouse

Jenny loves to show her followers the best of Scotland with her two home educated, curly haired, 7 and 5-year-olds. Aside from Scotland they spend time every year choosing several different countries to visit around the world.

Travelynn Family

Jenny and her family aim to push the boundaires of family travel and dispel the myth that adventure needs to wait until the kids are older (her boys are aged 3 and 4). On her grid you’ll find inspiration from their epic African road trip, adventures through Asia (particularly India), with a bit of Peak District (their new home) for good measure. 



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T I G H T R O P E  One of our favourite performances at the @JustSoFestival was the high wire act from the #BulziniFamily. • This high wire walk took place on the Saturday night in front of the main house on the Rode Hall Estate and was spectacular! They walked forwards, backwards, cycled and more across the high wire, all without a safety net! 😱 • The Bulzini Family also offered tightrope workshops over the course of the three day festival. Fortunately this tightrope was a little closer to the ground 😥😂 . . . . #lovelysquares #ukblogger #gofurther #loveyourtimetogether #snaphappybritmums #fivestarkids #globetottingkids #discovertheworld #kidsunplugged #tmom #ftb100 #tbin #familytravel #travelwithkids #takeyourkidseverywhere #adventurekids #explorekids #lpkids #NGkids #Passportkids #familytrip #familytraveltribe #tbscommunity #havekidswilltravel #familymemories #kidswhotravel #ukftb #JustSoFestival #Festivals

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Katja, her three children (3, 8 and 11) and her Instgram-shy husband have recently returned to the UK after nearly 12 years living abroad (Australia, India and Mexico). She’s just as likely to share trips from far-flung lands as she is days out in London and is a firm believer that you can – and should! – take your kids everywhere. 

Flying with a Baby


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Our feathered friends are much noisier than I expected. Early morning alarm call as soon as the sun peeks over the horizon. They are cheeky as can be; never missing an opportunity to pilfer a snack unattended. But it is so lovely to see them in the wild as I’ve only ever seen them as pets. Besides this natural alarm call is so much better than my phone! #cockatoosofinstagram #cockatoo #flyingwithkids #familytravelblog #travelblog #flyingwithababy #travelwithkids #travelmum #travelmom #daysoutwithkids #familyfun #familyvacation #LPkids #familyfuntimes #bringthekids #jetsetkids #travelkids #globetrotter #tmom #familyadventures #familyjaunts #birdlife #traveltot #familydayout #travelblogger #ukftb #ftb100 #whitsundays

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I love Carrie’s pictures from far flung destinations and her tips for traveling with kids. Her summer travels in Australia looked incredible. 

A Modern Mother


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More Paris pics! Guess what is towering over me? #snaphappybritmums #travelblogger #myhappycapture #myhappyplace

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Susanna ‘s Instagram is full of travel inspiration for families with teens. From California to Cornwall and everywhere in between. 

The Pigeon Pair & Me


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Dolphin-spotting with the Al-Lark Association at Cancale, Brittany, France was the most magical experience on our #presstrip with Brittany Tourism. The conservationists run trips out of Cancale beach (shown in this pic) on RHIB boats, to observe a colony of bottle-nosed dolphins who have made Mont St Michel Bay their home. We sailed out with Estelle, who found around thirty dolphins, curving, arcing and leaping in the air. It was a once-in-lifetime moment. I’m finishing off a blog post on our four days exploring this wonderful part of France. Out very soon on the blog! . . . . #brittany #visitbrittany #bretagne #cancale #baiedemontsaintmichel #allark #snaphappybritmums #travel #familytravel #france #tourismebretagne #brittanytourism #traveltheworld #travelmore #montstmichelbay #dolphinspotting #dolphins #conservation #wanderlust #seetheworld #travelwithkids #ukftb #explorerkids #lpkids #lonelyplanet #ngkids #culturetrip #guardiantravelsnaps #bbctravel

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Nell has an eye for the scenic and beautiful. She prefers landscapes to family snaps, but you might just catch the occasional picture of her 8 and 6-year-old sneaking into her feed.

Otis & Us


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How stunning is Holywell Bay beach in Newquay? We spent the afternoon here over the bank holiday weekend and we managed to try out surfing with Holywell Bay School of Surf. The kids also LOVED sledging down the sand dunes. It is a huge beach of clean golden sands, with wonderful grass tufted sand dunes. The beach is owned and looked after by the National Trust, with lifeguard cover over the summer making it an ideal choice for families. A short drive from our Parkdean base – Definitely a lovely beach to visit if you are in the area! What did you get up to over the bank holiday? . (Ad) . . @parkdeanresorts #coastaladventures #newquay #cornwall #cornwallcoast #cornwalllife #surfinglife #ukexplore #coastalliving #coastalescape #beautifuldestinations #bucketlisttravel #travelblogger #travelguide #campervanlife #landscape_lover #travelmadfam #fearlessfamtrav #traveldiary #travelophotography #insta_nature #britishcoast #summerdiaries #beautifulengland #travelwithme #seasidesaturday #outdoorfamily #hiddemgem #camperliving #familyfriendlystays

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Katy loves to travel and share her family adventures. Her Instagram grid is all about life outdoors, camping, glamping, adventures and family travel. Oh and maybe a beach and a pretty door thrown in for good measure.

Have Kids Can Travel

Laura and her photographer husband document their family adventures across the UK and Europe. With their three teens and an almost-teen, you’ll find plenty of outdoor action, big skies and as many mountains as they can walk up. 

Mini Travellers

Karen shares her adventures on the grid which range from days out in the UK and camping, to 5 * luxury villas and African family travel. 

Travel Loving Family


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Lisa’s grid is full of travel inspiration for families with young children from camping and music festivals to self drive boating holidays and luxury family cruises.

One Tiny Leap


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Tomorrow is the first day of our Summer holiday and were off to Lisbon! Right now I’m trying to get organised but am getting giddy just thinking of the pastries, seafood and super cold beer I’ll be tucking into in 24 hours☀️ It won’t come too soon either after a super busy year for both of us this boy is so ready for a break! It’ll also be a special holiday as we haven’t seen my family for a year and just cannot wait to splash a big kiss on my little nephews faces 💛 What are you summer plans? Anyone in or around Lisbon? . . . . . . #sagres #martinhal #portugal #mytinyatlas #traveldeeper #suitcasemagazine #lonelyplanet #abmlifeisbeautiful #abmtravelbug #passionpassport #instatravel #bbctravel #guardiantravelsnaps #travelstoke #passportready #beautifuldestinations #travelmore #travelnow #beautifulplacesonearth #livetravelchannel #travelphotography #tbin #ukftb #ftb100 #travelblogger #familytravelblogger #lpkids #bringthekids #getoutdoors

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Maria is an award-winning travel photographer based in Brighton. I love her pictures from home and from her travels In Portugal where she heads each year to visit family. It’s given me a real desire to visit for longer than the one day I had in Lisbon earlier this year.

Sorry About the Mess


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I wrote on Stories last week that I was feeling a distinct lack of motivation and just a general cant-be-arsed attitude this August. I wasn’t sure if it was the post-wedding comedown, the gloomy turn in the weather, our lack of plans for this summer, or a mix of all of the above. For a second there I was wondering if a distinct preference for my bed meant I was slipping into a low level depression. But you know what? I think I might just be hunkering down in preparation for September, which, since kids, I’ve always viewed as my start of a new year. So, perhaps there’s nothing wrong with a bit of downtime in August – space to reflect, slow down, make lists and plans. Ready to get going again once the children are back at school / childminder. Does anyone else feel the same way about the August / September transition?

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Chloe documents family travel with her three boys aged 7 and under. Her forte is her visually engaging travel videos that capture the essence of why we treasure family holidays so much – the special moments and the memory making. 

POD Travels

Charly shares her overseas travels and UK adventures with her 7-year-old daughter and husband. Always with a camera in hand, her feed focuses on places and people with discovery, exploration and adventure at the heart. 

Picture Taker Memory Maker

Chloe is passionate about showing her three girls (11, 10 and 8) the world and loves documenting their adventures on camera as they travel as a family – the chaos, the calm and all the moments in between.

Tin Box Traveller – that’s me!

If you’ve got this far then thank you! So what can you expect from me on Instagram? There’s always a good helping of adventures in the UK plus a few jaunts into Europe. I try to inspire and keep things real with little stories from our trips which range from camping to cruises. I’d love it if you’d follow my travels on Instagram.

Who else is rocking Instagram?

I’m always on the look out for new accounts to follow to get my travel fix. Which other UK travel bloggers would you recommend following on Instagram?

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If you're looking for travel inspiration on Instagram follow these accounts by UK travel bloggers sharing adventures in the UK, Europe and beyond #Instagram #travelblogs #travelinspiration #travel #familytravel #familyholidays #travelwithkids

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Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

Thank you so much for including me! Can't wait to go on more travels ;)

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

You're very welcome! Bring on the adventures :)

Chloe: Picture Taker Memory Maker

Saturday 29th of September 2018

Thank you so much for including me in your list Claire! Honoured to be amongst those I already follow for travel inspiration - I never thought I'd be counted as one of them!

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

You pictures are amazing Chloe - it's a well deserved place!

Katja Gaskell

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

That's so funny, like you I presumed that everyone's Insta feeds were populated by pretty pictures from exotic places! Thanks so much for including me in this round-up :)

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Wednesday 26th of September 2018

Apparently there's a whole other world out there! Your very welcome - love your feed :)

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