We believe in the therapeutic benefits of travel. Everything from satisfying your own wanderlust and curiosity about the world, experiencing a different culture, getting out of your comfort zone, seeing incredible places and eating foods you’ve never heard of. Yes, travel certainly enriches the mind and the soul. That plus a healthy dose of rays are usually what prompts most of us to ‘get away from it all.’
However, in recent years Instagram has taken the world by storm, and with it created another desire to travel, if only for the ‘gram. Yes, in a recent survey a whopping 40 percent of people under age 33 admit that they prioritize “Instagramability” when choosing their next vacation spot, and 40 percent of millennial international travelers saying they wish they could be more like the person they portray on social media, compared to only 22 percent of Gen Xer’s and 14 percent of Baby Boomers.
So here is our rundown of the most Instagram-worthy places on the planet, for any Instagrammer or avid photographer amongst you….
12. Vinicunca Mountain, Peru
Instagrammers the world over are going somewhere over the rainbow……Rainbow Mountain to be precise. This 16,000-foot multicolored majestic marvel may be a long hard climb but you’ll be rewarded at the top.
The colors are formed by the striations of mineral deposits within the sandstone rock, previously hidden under a thick layer of ice. It’s recommended to hike with a guide and spend a few days in Cusco (4 hours drive away and known as the ‘gateway to Machu Picchu’ – another ideal place for the ‘gram) first to acclimatize to the altitude.