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10 Top Travel Influencers of 2021

Natalie Weber

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From the world’s most stunning coastlines, rejuvenating getaways, steamy colorful springs, to beautiful cityscapes and dreamy starry night skies – discover the world alongside these passionate travel influencers.

What more could your wanderlust need?

These top travel influencers of 2021 are the perfect companions for all your destination planning and exploration around the world. And in addition to that, for brands, these influencers are open to collab!

  1. Stefano Cicchini – @stefano_cicchini
  2. Sofia – @sofiakrarad
  3. The Best Beaches in The World (by Leonid) – @worlds_beaches
  4. Crystal Egan – @castawaywithcrystal
  5. Ava Roxanne – @spatravelgal
  6. Suzanne Jones – @thetravelbunny
  7. Lisa Niver – @wesaidgotravel
  8. Wendy – @wenwensong
  9. Ruth – @tanama_tales
  10. Yariella – @beautybackpckr

So are you ready to take off now?

Stefano Cicchini – @stefano_cicchini

Instagram Followers:  176k

Instagram Engagement Rate:  4.08%

Stefano Cicchini | Popular Italian Travel Influencer

Featured as one of the 250 Best Italian Content Creators by Buzzoole (a top marketing agency in Italy), Stefano Cicchini is a seasoned travel and food blogger with compelling creative storytelling talents.


Stefano’s flattering dusty-toned Instagram profile is enriched with lively sparks of what travel is typically all about.

From connecting with the locals in Thailand, diving into the icy Baltic Sea, dining over the beautiful cityscapes of Bangkok, to strolling along the banks of the Danube in Budapest.

Beyond his appealing images, Stefano documents and shares practical destination tips that travelers would find valuable.  Like where to go for breathtaking views if you’d like to skip the long lines to the London Eye.

Stefano is, without a doubt, a bookmark source for all the practical details of your travel plans.

Stefano’s content is mostly in Italian.  But I must admit that his posts are so fascinating that you’ll be tempted to translate. Especially once you discover the hidden nuggets of info.


If you’re thirsty for more beautiful pics and stories about his travel and food experiences, then visit the Stefano Cicchini blog.  Indulge in captivating posts like “The City That Breathes Music” and “Christmas in London: 10 Things You Absolutely Must Do”.


Stefano has teamed up with multiple European tourism bodies.  One notable sponsorship was a campaign that he took part in for the first Formula E Grand Prix based in Rome.

For more on Stefano Cicchini, go follow him on Instagram here.

Sofia – @sofiakrarad

Instagram Followers:  19.9k

Instagram Engagement Rate:  11.4%

Sofia Krarad | Travel Adventurer Available for Collabs

Traveling the world for a living as a flight attendant, Sofia lives the life that most only dream of.  But “always chase your dreams”, she says.


Travel, beauty, makeup, and lots of FOMO.

Sofia’s Instagram profile is a tasteful spread of experiences around the world.  While she may not mass publish content like other mainstream influencers, Sofia’s posts are full of quality and nothing less.

Skiing through snowy mountains. Scouting Switzerland from the sky in a chopper. Camel rides through a safari. Beach tanning. Bubbling through colorful Morocco. And how about those iconic experiences like a spa soak in the Dead Sea and a mesmerizing dip at Tibumana Waterfall in Bali.

Wherever the skies take her, you’ll certainly have that I-need-to-book-that-trip feeling as she shares the highlights of her amazing adventures.


Sofia has had success with her collabs as a travel influencer with a number of tourism companies and restaurants in Saudia Arabia.

If you want to know more about Sofia, then follow her on Instagram here.

The Best Beaches in The World (by Leonid) – @worlds_beaches

Instagram Followers:  279k

Instagram Engagement Rate:  1.21%

Leonid - The Beaches in the World - Instagram profile

For the ultimate experience of the world’s most stunning coastlines, Best Beaches in The World is love at first sight.


Warning:  you may suffer from a serious case of wanderlust.  But that’s ok, ‘cause it’s nothing that a holiday to any one of these amazing beach destinations can’t fix.

Sandy beaches, blue oceans, colorful beach umbrellas, and all the sunshine your soul could ever need.

From sunbeds on white sandy beaches in Mexico, thatched cabins in the Philippines, beautiful Barbados, resort perfect Fiji, crystal blue waters in Puerto Rico, vibrant coastal lines of Kenya, calming rocky beaches of Seychelles to the ultimate beach life in the Maldives.

Hawaii, Anguilla, Cook Islands, Thailand, Cayman Islands, US Virgin Islands, and any other perfect paradise – Best Beaches in The World will take you there.

Picture perfect beach landscapes and drone footage that will wow you away.

Take me there” is all you’ll be feeling, post after post.


The Best Beaches in The World is an ideal match for brands looking for top travel influencers to help reach the global audience of beach lovers.

If you want to see more travel pics, then go follow The Best Beaches in The World on Instagram here.

Crystal Egan – @castawaywithcrystal

Instagram Followers:  12.3k

Instagram Engagement Rate:  1.35%

Crystal Egan | Top Travel Influencer from Australia

From Australia, Crystal Egan is a travel blogger that loves to inspire the extraordinary power of travel.

Crystal also calls herself an animal whisperer and tree hugger among many other charming titles – all invoking curiosity to know more.


Crystal’s Instagram profile is a calming and reviving source of slow travel.  Soaking in outdoor and cultural experiences wherever she goes.

Incredible hiking trails, beautiful highway passes, steamy vivid colorful springs, remote road trips, tiny uninhabited islands, and not to mention those unusual destinations.

Crystal will certainly inspire you to experience places beyond mainstream tourism.  Soak in the awe-inspiring handcrafted floral motifs on the interior walls of the Taj Mahal.  Wander through enchanting lantern markets in Turkey.  And then set yourself free under a hidden waterfall in Mexico.

Soulful travel couldn’t feel anymore rewarding than this.


For more about her meaningful travel adventures, visit Crystal’s blog.  Here you’ll get advice on deals, guides, adventures, cheap travel, eco-tourism, culture, and more.

Explore many places and learn about interesting things like “How to See Turtles Nest And Hatch in Mexico” and so much more.


Crystal quite rightly deserves a feature spot amongst the other top travel influencers, having partnered with great brands that include Red Lodge and Sudio.

For more, follow Crystal Egan on Instagram here.

Ava Roxanne – @spatravelgal

Instagram Followers:  69.3k

Instagram Engagement Rate:  1.57%

Ava Roxanne | Top Instagram Travel Influencers

From the USA, Ava Roxanne is a seasoned luxury travel explorer inspired by the finest spa experiences across the world.

Ava is also a USA Today Spa Expert and a travel writer.


Top destinations, luxury spas, fluffy robes, fine dining, and also not forgetting those spectacular views.  Ava’s Instagram profile is a rich showcase of her luxury travel experiences.

Eating a Quiche Lorraine on a French canal cruise. Pampering spa days in VIP lounges. A perfect soak in an infinity pool. A high-class afternoon tea in a grand hall overlooking the breathtaking mountains of Switzerland. Serene sunsets in paradise. And the ultimate private island experience.

Travel with Ava is nothing short of extraordinary.


On Ava’s blog, followers can explore more of her experiences and knowledge on spa travel, luxury travel, and wellness travel.


Some of Ava’s brand collabs as an influencer include the likes of Travel Birds, Babbel, as well as a number of hotel brands.

Want to know more? Then go follow Ava Roxanne on Instagram here.

Suzanne Jones – @thetravelbunny

Instagram Followers:  14.4k

Instagram Engagement Rate:  2.72%

Suzzanne Jones | The Travel Bunny

From the UK, Suzanne Jones is an inspiring influencer in all things travel, food, and adventure.


Amazing destinations, culinary experiences, and thrilling adventures.  Suzanne’s love for travel captures your heart as you indulge in her Instagram pictures and stories.

Crooked houses, cobbled roads, a 12th Century old haunted inn, an enchanting lighthouse, a walk into mystical woods, dreamy sunsets in Santorini, European historical architecture, cultural heritage sites, and a retreat on a yacht in Spain.

Travel through Suzanne’s eyes will stir up a unique sense of mysterious adventure.

Suzanne does more than satisfy her followers with just a standalone destination post.  Instead, she shares the depth of her experiences in each location with multiple posts at a time.  Allowing her followers to absorb inspiration from many views of travel.


Let your wanderlust carry you away into Suzanne’s blog with irresistible posts like “An Epic 2-Week Vietnam Adventure”, “The Art of Armchair Travel”, and more.


Suzanne is a great fit for brands looking for travel influencers to promote destinations, tourist sites, and unique places and activities.

For more, follow Suzanne Jones on Instagram here.

Lisa Niver – @wesaidgotravel

Instagram Followers:  25.2k

Instagram Engagement Rate:  0.34%

Lisa Niver | Instagram Travel Influencer Account

From the USA, Lisa Niver is an impressive award-winning travel expert and writer that has explored 101 countries and 6 continents.

One of her recent accomplishments was her nomination as a finalist for the 62nd Southern California Journalism Awards including the 2020 Online Journalist of the Year.

She is also an on-camera host at KTLA TV where she talks about travel.

Lisa has sailed the seas to exotic locations for 7 years, and she has also embarked on a self-reinvention journey of herself as she backpacked through Asia for 3 years.

With such an outstanding profile, Lisa is a notable influential travel professional.


On Instagram, Lisa’s content is organically presented – sharing her life travel experiences with thoughtful and inspiring captions.

From cultural experiences with local children in Indonesia, a visit to the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, temples in Cambodia, skiing in Utah, to brave snorkeling with jellyfish in Palau.

With images and videos, Lisa’s travel content will certainly captivate you enough to inspire interest to explore these places and live these experiences for yourself.


For more depth into Lisa’s global adventures, visit her We Said Go Travel blog.  Here is where the strength of her travel influence can be found.  Home to her blog are stories, adventures, and travel info. Like her “Tell Me More About” series, and posts like “I Remember When:  We Went Cruising”, and “My Sonoma Adventure:  Redwoods, Hiking & Wine”.


On her YouTube channel, Lisa shares a series of videos on each place she visits – providing aspiring travelers with more than enough inspo on where to go, what to do, and where to stay.  You bet videos like “Dive with Volcano Island Divers” will influence your own adventure to Tanna, Vanuatu.


Among many features, Lisa has been published in top travel publications.  Such as American Airways, National Geographic, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, and Ski Utah – just to name a few. It’s no wonder she made it to our list of top travel influencers!

If you want more exciting stories, then follow Lisa Niver on Instagram here.

Wendy Song – @wenwensong

Instagram Followers:  36.4k

Instagram Engagement Rate:  3.97%

Wendy Song | Travel Photographer and Instagram Influencer

Based in Los Angeles, Wendy is a travel photographer with a passion for outdoors and sustainability.


Travel in the eyes of a photographer always feels like an adventure.  And that’s exactly what you get when you’re on Wendy’s Instagram.

Her love for the outdoors couldn’t get any more inspiring.  From hiking up the Canyon Falls Trail, catching fading bioluminescence, toasting up at Sunset Beach in Malibu, view gazing from the Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon South Ruin, touring the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, to the classical dreamy starry night sky in California.

Exploring the world through Wendy’s camera lens is certainly a wonder.  But her profile feels delightfully organic and not all full of “picture-perfect” shots.  She posts some personal snaps of herself with blog-like captions – storytelling and also sharing travel info along the way.


Wendy’s travel explorations are detailed in her blog with destinations including America, Maldives, and Iceland.  “Exploring Grand Canyon” and “Hunting for the Northern Lights” are just some of the adventurous posts you can expect from her.

For more on Wendy and for brands looking to partner with top travel influencers, follow her on Instagram here.

Ruth – @tanama_tales

Instagram Followers:  3,503

Instagram Engagement Rate:  5.24%

Ruth Rieckehoff - Explorer and Blogger - Instagram Post Highlights

Based in Southern California, Ruth is an explorer and blogger that loves inspiring meaningful experiences.

She also has a love for wild beaches, piers, and ethnic neighborhoods.


Ruth is a relaxed traveler, that’s for sure.  Sightseeing and easy-going is how she rolls – a pleasure indeed for those that enjoy seeing the world this way.

On Instagram, Ruth shares travel experiences and activities in and around Southern California.  If you’re in this area, then she’s a must-follow for inspo on things to do and places to see.

But she’ll also venture beyond the seas and oceans to Euro destinations like Germany and the Czech Republic.

Museums, architectural sites, “lunch over the canal”, tower views, bridges, and also charming “riverside houses in Frankfurt”.

Her posts will certainly stir new travel interests and get you googling up on these stunning places.


Curious followers can indulge in more of her content on her Tanama Tales blog.  With intriguing posts such as “Easy Day Trips from Palm Springs, California”, “Things to Do in the Salton Sea, California”, and “Things to Do in the Little Tokyo, Los Angeles”.


Ruth’s recent collabs have been with top brands known for working with travel influencers such as USA State Parks and Everyday Wanderer.

For more on Ruth, go follow her on Instagram here.

Yariella – @beautybackpckr

Instagram Followers:  1,025

Instagram Engagement Rate:  8.24%

Yariella - The Beauty Backpacker - Top Instagram Travel Influencer

From London, Yariella is an uplifting solo traveler who loves sharing destination guides and beauty tips from around the world.

Trips and lipsticks is what Yariella’s itinerary is all about.


Global destinations, chilling spa breaks, and also everyday beauty and makeup are the highlights of her Instagram profile.

From unforgettable sunsets in Costa Del Clapton, picturesque landscapes in Norway, artistic streetwalls of Brooklyn to the mystic Taj Mahal in India.

And if there are colorful crumbling walls and doors insight, Yariella certainly won’t miss snapping one of her signature shots.

Could you be any more inspired to travel solo?


On Yariella’s The Beauty Backpackers blog, entertain your wanderlust with hot blog posts such as “The Ultimate Packing List for Backpacking Your Way Around the World”.


Yariella’s adventures get more exciting on her YouTube channel, especially when she creates video content like “A Backpackers Paradise” and “Amazon Rainforest”.


Travel and tourism brands looking to collab with top nano travel influencers, Yariella is indeed the perfect match for you.

For more about Yariella, go follow her on Instagram here.




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