60 Instagram Hashtags for Travel Bloggers

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Researching Instagram hashtags is boring! There, I said it for you. You probably enjoy taking amazing photos and sharing them with edgy captions to make your friends envious. But I doubt strategising an effective hashtags strategy so you can amplify your reach is on your “fun-to-do list”.

I have already shared “30 Instagram Hashtags to Get Your Travel Photos Featured”. But I wanted to go into a little more detail for those travel bloggers out there like me. This will also give you more of an idea on what’s inside my “Ultimate List of 3,000+ Travel Hashtags for Instagram”, especially for anyone who is still on the fence about investing $19.95 towards your journey as a professional travel blogger!

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A quick guide on how to get ranked as a top post in your favourite hashtag feeds

There’s no point delivering a bunch of hashtags and letting you loose on the social media world without showing you how to use them.

With great hashtags, comes great responsibility. It seems trivial but mastering Instagram hashtags can make or break the growth of an account.

The aim of the game is to rank as a top post in your chosen hashtags. This will amplify your reach and maximise your exposure by remaining in the top 9 posts for a few hours or even a few days. If you successfully rank as one of the “Top Posts”, the more posts in the feed the better. However, this isn’t necessarily good advice because popular hashtag feeds are highly competitive. Using hashtags with ms of posts will get you few quick likes but with an endless series of new posts, yours will disappear from the feed in seconds.

To heighten your chances of ranking as a top post, aim for feeds with less than 300k or less than 1 m posts depending on your engagement ratio. When you rank as a top post in smaller hashtags, your engagement will snowball and you are likely to get featured in larger feeds.

Instagram Hashtags for Travel Bloggers

Start low. Aim high.

  • 10 hashtags with feeds of < 250k posts
  • 10 hashtags with feeds of < 500k posts
  • 8 hashtags with feeds of < 1m posts
  • 2 hashtags with feeds of > 1m posts

Here we go!

TL;DR You can always skip to the end of each section to copy and paste my hashtags into your next Instagram post.

Table of Contents

Instagram Hashtags for Travel Bloggers

Follow me on Instagram @thattravelblog!

Hashtags 1 to 10: General Travel

#wanderlust #adventureseeker #doyoutravel #travelmore #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #lovetotravel #adventurethatislife #roamtheplanet

1. #wanderlust

I’ll start with one everyone should know, #wanderlust!

This is the largest hashtag feed I will share in this blog post. It’s not as effective to use these hashtags unless you are a huge account that can get featured.

> 100m posts

2. #adventureseeker

Instead of popular posts like #adventure and #wanderlust, try smaller hashtags like #adventureseeker to give you more chance in ranking as a top post.

> 1.5m posts

3. #doyoutravel

A hashtag that originates from the legendary Instagram master, Jack Morris @doyoutravel. The funny thing is, I’m not sure if he even uses it himself. #toobigtofail

> 5m posts

Instagram Hashtags for Travel Bloggers

4. #travelmore

Who doesn’t like to #travelmore?

> 5m posts

5. #goexplore

A little less popular but with over 1 million posts, it will decrease your chances of getting ranked in the top 9 in comparison to hashtags with less than 1 million posts in the feed.

> 4m posts

6. #wonderfulplaces

A few more general hashtags that apply to most posts about travel!

> 2m posts

7. #openmyworld

For accounts pushing 1k likes per post, you still have to get pretty lucky to get featured in one of these hashtags. But it’s worth reserving a few out of your maximum of 30 hashtags allowed per post.

> 2m posts

8. #lovetotravel

I really do.

> 3m posts

9. #adventurethatislife

“Life, oh life. Ohhhh life.” – Des’ree 1998

In the next section, you will find hashtags specifically for travel blogging.

> 3m posts

10. #roamtheplanet

The final hashtag for my general travel section.

> 4m posts

Hashtags 11 to 20: Blogging

#travelbloggers #travelblogging #bloggersofinstagram #tblogger #thattravelblog #bloggerlife #bloggerslife #bloglife #travellifestyle #travelpreneur

11. #travelbloggers

Shout out to all of my fellow travel bloggers! You are reading this post because you are one so here are 10 hashtags dedicated to our industry.

Notice how I am ignoring overly competitive hashtags like #travelblog, #blog, and #blogger.

> 2m posts

12. #travelblogging

Another relevant keyword while keeping within reasonable competitive standards.

> 750k posts

13. #bloggersofig

Are you a blogger of Instagram?

> 80k posts

14. #tblogger

I love finding hidden gems like this one.

> 350k posts

15. #thattravelblog

You didn’t think I was going to share a post about Instagram hashtags without sharing my own, did you?! A big thanks to everyone who has tagged my hashtag this year, I will continue to feature my favourites.

> 500k posts

Instagram Hashtags for Travel Bloggers

16. #bloggerlife

A popular industry relevant hashtag to try out.

> 7m posts

17. #bloggerslife

It’s funny how a simple pluralisation can increase your chances of getting ranked as a top post.

> 900k posts

18. #bloglife

I’m definitely all about that #bloglife!

> 1m posts

19. #travellifestyle

What does your lifestyle look like?

> 1m posts

20. #travelpreneur

I wish I had of coined this word myself!

> 400k posts

Instagram allows up to 30 hashtags per post, so use them wisely!

Top tip: You can also post your hashtags in a comment immediately after you share a post to maintain a stylish profile (just make sure you comment quickly to maximise on your exposure in fast-moving hashtags).

#digitalnomads #workandtravel #nomadiclife #locationindependent #workhardanywhere #workfromanywhere #laptoplifestyle #officeoftheday #workabroad #lifestyledesign

Hashtags 21 to 30: Work & Travel

21. #digitalnomads

If you are a professional travel blogger, you probably fall into the category of being a digital nomad too?

I am not listing the much more popular hashtag, #digitalnomad. I keep on banging on about it but you are much more likely to get ranked as a top post in smaller hashtag feeds!

> 500k posts

22. #workandtravel

You will find mostly niche hashtags in this category, I like to use up to 10 of these per post to start building my engagement with entry level ranking.

> 1m posts

23. #nomadiclife

Do you live a nomadic life?

> 400k posts

24. #locationindependent

A dream shared by many, including myself, to become 100% location independent.

> 400k posts

25. #workhardanywhere

The foundations of professional travel blogging.

> 250k posts

26. #workfromanywhere

An alternative to #workhardanywhere with more posts (and potentially more eyes on your posts).

> 1.5m posts

27. #laptoplifestyle

Blogging isn’t as glamorous as you might expect. Yes, I travel but I also stare at my Macbook for hours on end writing blog posts this this one!

> 1.8m posts

28. #officeoftheday

This is an unusual hashtag that can be used when you are blogging from a beautiful location worthy of an Instagram post.

> 150k posts

29. #workabroad

This is my goal! Working online in order to discover endless horizons.

> 200k posts

30. #lifestyledesign

I love this phrase, “lifestyle design”. I am designing a lifestyle I love by investing in my blog and online entrepreneurship, so I can travel.

> 350k posts

Hashtags 31 to 40: Hotels & Luxury

#roomwithaview #hotellife #hotelroom #luxuryhotels #hoteldesign #besthotels #hotelliving #luxuryholiday #hotelstay #hotelfun

31. #roomwithaview

This is by far my favourite hashtag for hotels. It’s understated and unique while pushing towards almost 1 million posts.

> 1.5m posts

32. #hotellife

I know you are about that #bloglife, how about that #hotellife?

> 1.5m posts

33. #hotelroom

Shots from inside, useful for when you are sharing reviews.

> 1m posts

34. #luxuryhotels

It doesn’t necessarily have to be luxury, you might just really like the place!

> 1m posts

35. #hoteldesign

It’s always worth saving a few general hotel hashtags for when you are promoting a worthy establishment.

> 800k posts

36. #besthotels

Maybe you are doing a series, “That Travel Blog’s #besthotels” of 2017?

> 300k posts

37. #hotelliving

Give me WiFi, good food, better views and a bar, I could live in a hotel.

> 200k posts

38. #luxuryholiday

For all of you luxury bloggers out there.

> 250k posts

39. #hotelstay

Another generic hashtag that is less competitive than others.

> 150k posts

40. #hotelfun

My final hashtag for this category, something a little more niche.

> 50k posts

Hashtags 41 to 60: Miscellaneous

#responsibletravel #seekmoments #momentsofmine #postcardsfromtheworld #photographyislifee #getoutstayout #optoutside #rei1440project #choosemountains #travelgirl #traveldudes #solotravel #travelcouple #travelquotes #viewfromabove #beachbum #tropicalisland #lovetheocean #foreversummer #ipulledoverforthis

41. #responsibletravel

We should all remember to travel responsibly. It’s important to understand the impact of our transactions when visiting countries around the world.

> 150k posts

42. #seekmoments

The reason I travel, seeking moments to remember.

> 500k posts

43. #momentsofmine

The essence of blogging, to share your moments with the world!

> 2.5m posts

44. #postcardsfromtheworld

I really enjoy seeing creative hashtags become popular.

> 2m posts

45. #photographyislifee

I am sharing this one because it’s a fun example of how a misspelling can become just as popular than the original, #photographyislife.

> 7m posts

46. #getoutstayout

For all of you adventurous folk.

> 3m posts

47. #optoutside

This is something I should be doing more of. #optinside, on my laptop.

> 6m posts

48. #rei1440project

A stylish feed that hasn’t been ruined by spam accounts. It’s always a pleasure to scroll through this one.

> 4m posts

49. #choosemountains

I love mountains, I featured lots of outdoors photography on my account @thattravelblog back when my account was just a feature account. Now, I post mostly in the cities I live!

> 1m posts

50. #travelgirl

I don’t agree with categorising women as ‘girls’, but it seems to be used on Instagram mostly by women in good nature.

> 2m posts

51. #traveldudes

It’s always nice to find smaller hashtags that aren’t affected by spam accounts.

< 350k posts

52. #solotravel

I used to travel mostly by myself, I would recommend doing so especially when you are young. It’s a cliche, but you really do learn a lot about yourself.

> 5m posts

53. #travelcouple

If you are lucky enough to have found someone you love to travel the world with.

> 2m posts

54. #travelquotes

Fun fact: I started my blogging journey on social media, simply sharing quotes I liked on Twitter!

> 500k posts

55. #viewfromabove

For all of those window seat shots!

> 600k posts

56. #beachbum

Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on what type of human you are, this hashtag has become more about women in bikinis than anything else.

> 4m posts

57. #tropicalisland

If you have reason to use this hashtag, I am #jel. Take me with you, please.

> 400k posts

58. #lovetheocean

Cruises, sailing trips, just pure love for the ocean breeze.

> 300k posts

59. #foreversummer

A perfectly good cause to become a travel blogger.

> 300k posts

60. #ipulledoverforthis

Did someone say ROAD TRIP?

> 1m posts

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Dave Weatherall

Dave Weatherall

On the road since 2014. Living and working from 40+ countries, mostly in Asia. Blogging, building websites, and marketing management. My mission is to show other people, like me, the possibilities of an alternative lifestyle outside of the typical 9-5.

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