5 under the radar travel accounts to keep you inspired
Unsurprisingly for a luggage brand, we spend a lot of time immersed in the world of travel on Instagram—it’s a really very pleasant rabbit hole, in case you ever find yourself heading that way. So we’ve brought you five of the best travel influencers to follow, because now more than ever, we’re looking for as much inspiration and escapism as we can find. We want beautiful breakfasts served with a beach view, and secret bars for sundowners… This lockdown won’t last forever, so we’re taking it one day at a time and saving our favourite places for when the restrictions are lifted. And that’s exactly what these five under-the-radar travel influencers are helping us with.
Based between Geneva, Switzerland and Annecy, Chloé has some serious talent in the photography department, somehow managing to capture warmth and light wherever she sets foot. Frequently commissioned by hotels to shoot their interiors, her feed is a fountain of stylish hotel interiors and stunning scenery, taking us from the coast of Kos to New York, Barcelona, Paris and Rome. Given that her favourite meal is breakfast, you can expect some stylish morning platters along the way, too. Chloe travels with our Portobello case in bronze.
Based in Barcelona, Carla is a photographer, creative director and journalist so literally makes stunning imagery her business. Commissioned by fashion brands from Carlo Felice to Boyish Jeans, her work has appeared in Vanity Fair and Vogue. Carla’s projects capture the serenity, space and open skies of stunning beaches and coastal landscapes, leaving you feeling relaxed, free and wanting to kick off your shoes to feel the sand between your toes. As soon as her prints become available on her site again here, we’re buying one. Carla packs our Clifton case in taupe.
Robyn (who also travels with our Clifton cases in taupe) in her own words, ‘loves a good hotel’. Often shooting on film, Robyn’s style has a filmic quality and she has a talent for capturing details that will transport you into the trip with her. With a day job that sees her shooting and curating content for everyone’s favourite hotel group, Ennismore, who own The Hoxton and Gleneagles, she’s clearly honed her craft and finds time to cultivate Instagram stories that will make you want to get off grid and under the skin of wherever she takes you—most recently that was Sri Lanka, but in recent months we’ve followed her trips from Miami to Upstate New York and Cuba, by way of the west coast of Scotland.
Sydney-born Sophia works in TV by day but packs in a serious amount of travel to her spare time. She’s just back from hot-footing it across the globe for her latest adventure—a month-long round trip around New Zealand. Follow Sophia for her beautiful Instagram stories and down to earth Aussie attitude. This is a refreshing and beautiful feed, packed full of adventure. Sophie travels with our Lincoln cases whilst her partner @Clerkenwell_Man uses our Stirling bags.
With just 99k followers, we can’t strictly speaking say that Sabrina is under the radar, but her feed is such a dose of stunning travel shots that we couldn’t leave her out of our list of best travel influencers. Originally from Sardinia, Sabrina (who travels with our Clifton cases and Chelsea overnight bag) started 2020 right by moving to Bali, having previously been based in London and then Singapore, so she’s a citizen of the world, and her free spirit, combined with her radiant positivity, ensure her feed is packed with sunlight, seascapes and soul-enriching shots of island-life. We challenge you to soak up this feed and not want to follow in her footsteps.