Top Instagram Posts 2017

Although I’m not an Instagram mega-star, my top Instagram posts 2017 demonstrate that the Up&AtEm Travel Instagram account has come a long way since joining in 2016! My #2017bestnine reveals that my travel photos (and insightful or piquant captions, of course) have received 28,000+ likes. I never post all my photos in order, though, so this blog will share stories, behind the scenes info and reveal when I actually snapped the pics! Thanks for following along on my top Instagram posts 2017.

10. Coastline in Sardinia, Italy

2015. I snagged an unexpected spot on this trip with my sister-in-law when her mother could no longer travel. After landing at the Algero airport, our first stop brought us to La Maddalena, an archipelago between the Italian island of Sardinia and the French island of Corsica. We spent one day aboard the ship you can spot in the background, touring a handful of these islands and their beaches.

9. The London Eye in London, England

2015.ย I snapped this photo of the London Eye ferris wheel as I took my mom around the city. I must admit I was a pretty poor tour guide, as I hadn’t quite settled intoย expat life, yet. But we managed! The grey sky is overall representative of London’s weather, but luckily, most of her stay was sunny. The London Eye is a fun way to view the city from above.

8. Spring Blooms in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

2013.ย Hello!ย Photos featuring myself were incredibly rare on my Instagram feed. When I write, I like to showcase the destination; so my Instagram photos tend to highlight the places I travel, instead of myself. But the springtime cherry blossoms in London inspired me to share a shot from a time I was still dancing and modeling for creative photo shoots. And while the London cherry blossoms are magnificent in some areas, a trip to Japan during sakura is really unrivaled.

This shot was taken by Kathryn Pearcy Photography.

7. Chinatown in London, England

2016.ย This is one of the first photos I shot with my new (now not so new, but still awesome) camera! While wandering around London’s Chinatown, the bright red lanterns in front of the intricate gate caught my eye. Although a world city, I honestly think that London can be so drab at times. Eg: Citizens tend to dress in funeral colors and light neutrals. But, to look on the bright side, in this environment a bit of vibrancy is much more noticeable and appreciated!

6. Ships Sailing La Maddalena in Sardinia, Italy

2015.ย Ahhh, back to the sparkling sea surrounding the Sardinian islands in La Maddalena… We were on the ship when I snapped this travel pic, just about to eat a dish of spicy seafood pasta. My sister-in-law asked for Parmesan cheese to put on the dish, and she was accommodated… But we were told that this is a “no no” for Italians, who do not like to mix cheese and seafood.

5. 1000 Pandas in Taipei, Taiwan

2014. Although I spent a significant amount of time in Taiwan, it took me a while to understand the “cute” culture in all of Asia. I was a little weirded out by grown-ups buying stationery with cartoon animals and unashamedly toting umbrellas with Hello Kitty. (Not to mention, for the longest time, I just didn’t “get” the whole peace sign gesture in photos…) But the display of 1600 pandas was way too cute to pass up!

4. Cherry Blossoms in Surrey, England

2017.ย Fast forward a few years, and I still love spring blooms – especially cherry blossoms. I diligently returned to this park, day after day, sitting beneath the trees as their tiny pink buds sprouted, flowered and blew off the branches, wistfully dropping onto the earth. This photo is not only one of my top Instagram posts 2017; it is one of my personal favorite photos from 2017. The lighting was perfect that afternoon.

3. Beach Huts in Whitstable, England

2015.ย When I visit my in-laws for the weekend, my father-in-law is usually itching to go somewhere, to see something. He asks if there is anywhere that I want to go to “have a look around,” and while I’m content to putter around the house to get some blogging done, I normally follow through with his suggestions. My father-in-law is the consummate host! We spent the springtime day walking from Whitstable to Herne Bay, and I thought these beach huts were just delightful.

2. Sunset in Sanibel, Florida

2011.ย Sunsets in Sanibel, Florida are incredible. Of course, they vary daily, and depend on numerous factors like cloud coverage, etc. But now that I’ve lived in big cities, I truly appreciate the open expanse of sky that is visible on islands or along the coast. After another ordinar[il]y [great] day of island life, the sunset illuminated the textured with an incredible intensity.

1. Cityscape of Santorini, Greece

2016.ย In this caption, I mention that we loved wandering around the immensely popular Greek island of Santorini. I didn’t mention that Santorini really had to win me over! When I landed in the airport, I was awestruck that it had maintained a reputation for being incredibly picturesque. My opinion quickly turned around when we arrived in Oia. (Although, Imerovigli is just as beautiful!) Like normal, J and I set off at dark to arrive at the city center for sunrise photo and golden hour photos.

If you’re planning a holiday, read the review of Ecoxenia – an affordable hotel in Oia.ย 

We headed to Santorini for a friend's wedding, and loved wandering around the island, snapping a million photos of the cityscape, beaches and traditional foods… But one of the best parts of the trip was smashing the ceramic plates on the floor at the wedding reception! ๐Ÿ˜† Have you been to a destination wedding? Or would you consider one for yourself? . . . . . . . #upandatemtravel #oia #ia #santorini #greece #greekislands #greekisles #worldtraveler #cityscape #prettycity #darlingescapes #passionpassport #destinationearth #destinationwedding #mybigfatgreekwedding #jetsetter #jetsetlife #jetsetlifestyle #euroadventure #europeanadventure #iamtb #paradise #olmpusomd #olympusomdem10 #travelogue #travelpics #travelnow #santorinidreaming #santorinigreece #santoriniisland

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And finally, here is the Up&AtEm Travel top Instagram posts 2017, as determined by likes. I threw in a bonus one in this because I like even numbers. You can also read my Top 10 Travel Highlights 2017ย for travel experiences solely from this past year.

Up&AtEm Travel Top Instagram Posts 2017

Keep this Instagram travel inspiration on file to plan your next holiday…
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