The following list of Instagram families proves that traveling with kids only adds to your adventures. From exotic beaches or wild mountains, these parents are taking their children along for the ride. Discover how these family travel bloggers are redefining what “family-friendly” travel looks look like.
Don't wait until the kids are older to indulge in your wanderlust. Scroll through the accounts of these family travel influencers for family travel inspiration. Here are the top 10 families traveling around the world on Instagram.
10. The Wandering Puhls
The Puhls are a travel-loving family from the Pacific Northwest who love the great outdoors. When Megan, Andrew and their 1.5-year-old daughter Skadi aren't hiking impressive mountain trails, they are suited up in wetsuits surfing giant waves. While much of their feed is dedicated to the picturesque Northern United States, the family has explored the Caribbean and Europe.
More than just a travel gram, Megan is an advocate for body positivity whose goal is "figuring out where 'plus-size' fits in the outdoors." Her thoughtful captions speak to the powerful effect nature can have on ourselves and relationships.
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9. Exploring Legacy
Three mail-in ancestry-DNA kits was all it took for the Anderson family to leave everything behind and travel the globe. Parents Ike and Natalee wanted the family to explore their ancestral lineage, so they charted a course for 16 countries in 14 months.
Their roots took them to West Africa, Egypt, England, Ireland, Scotland, and India. On the road, they homeschooled kids Manni 13, Jasmine 12, Kaylee 10, Layton 7, who got to learn from firsthand experiences.
While their first around-the-world trip might be over, the Andersons are still traveling. They launched a company called Your Healing Experience for clients who want to explore the journey of West African peoples. Ike explained in an interview, “My rite of passage affected me so much, I wanted to share the experience with others.”
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8. Down With Adventure
Down syndrome advocate Melody Forsyth began this account to "inspire special needs families to get out," and ended up inspiring us all. Forsyth had only recently become an avid hiker when she found out her fourth child, Ruby, 4, was going to be born with Down syndrome. Instead of ending her adventure lifestyle, it became a special bonding activity the two could share.
“Carrying Ruby on trails felt like our thing. I could just feel how excited she was to be outside and it bonded us," she said in an REI interview.
Joined by her husband Victor and three other kids Samuel, 10, Logan, 12 and Angelina, 19, this inspiring family has visited 24 national parks and 21 national monuments and historic sites. Their goal is to eventually visit all 61 U.S national parks. “I think people aren’t used to seeing a toddler with Down syndrome on the trail and so I wanted to help show everyone it can be done.”
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7. TraveLynn Family
Young lovebirds Jenny and Jason spent 10 years traveling the globe before they embarked on the biggest adventure of all — parenthood. Since the birth of their two boys Ezra, 3, and Arther, 4, the Lynns have traveled as a family to more than 20 countries. From camel rides in the Sahara to safari tours in Tanzania and mountain hikes in Sri Lanka, this family wants to show that adventure travel with young kids is possible.
A finalist in BritMum’s BiBs2019 Awards for photography, Jenny not only snaps awesome candid shots but writes heartfelt captions that connect with her followers. “Independent, adventure travel with kids is indeed possible and we can honestly say it’s more fulfilling, rewarding and enjoyable with them along for the ride.”
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6. Third Coast Tribe
Photographer/videographer duo Carrie and Josh Willink are no strangers to a good shot. Coast to coast, ocean to ocean, they capture vibrant photos of their travels. Joined by their lively daughters Remy, 4, and Jade, 2, this traveling family refuses to slow down.
"We’ve road-tripped Route 66, the PCH [Pacific Coast Highway], traveled most of the lower 48 and backpacked Western Europe, hiked the Grand Canyon and many national parks all in an effort to satisfy our never-ending wanderlust!" Scroll through their feed to see their family adventures.
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5. Travel The World Family
A couple years back, the Fisher family left their old lives behind for adventure. They quit their jobs, sold their things and bought a one-way ticket. Now based in Iceland, they are still traveling the world.
"We have visited some amazing countries over different continents and don't have any plans to stop! We could be sailing and sunbathing in the Mediterranean one week and exploring the Antarctic the next."
Join Clare Fisher, husband Ian and their two kids — Kallan, 7 and Maddison, 5 — as they explore charming cities, far-flung beaches and exotic jungles. Scroll through their travel-mag worthy feed for some instant family travel inspiration or envy.
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Physics professor by day and talented photographer in her spare time, mom Kasia runs the stunning Vanilla Island Instagram account. Her feed is a vibrant mix of travel photos, her family and portraits of people they meet on their journeys. Based in Poland, Kasia her husband Piotrek and their two sons Krzyś, 5, and Olek, 2 don't only choose travel destinations in Europe.
"Whenever we can, we try to take our little ones to the nearer and further ends of the world. Our favorite places are Iceland, Sri Lanka, Croatia, Mauritius, and Singapore." In addition to bold travel shots, Kasia runs a travel blog to share tips on from their bohemian style trips.
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3. Brooke Froelich
If the thought of backpacking up a mountain sounds tough, try it with a toddler and a baby strapped to you. Brook Murray is a fearless adventure mom who serves inspiration for outdoor enthusiast parents. Murray writes that she went backcountry skiing a few days before her son was born and trail running a few hours before going into labor, a true testament to her passion.
Murry's feed is full of stunning wilderness landscapes that will make you want to head off the beaten path. Along with her husband Patton and kids Huck, 4, and Tatum, 8 months, they’ve gone "skiing in Utah and Alaska, camped in the desert, explored slot canyons, bagged peaks in the Wasatch, biked past herds of buffalo on Antelope Island, backpacked on the Pacific Crest Trail."
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2. My Ephiphany
Millennial mom Nyja has taken Instagram by storm as she jet-sets around the world with son Nolyn, 4, in the trendiest outfits. Whether they are riding camels in Kenya, shopping the markets of Beijing or lounging in a bird's nest swing in Bali, this mother-son duo looks like they stepped out of a fashion magazine.
Sure to inspire travel and fashion envy, Nyja proves that not only can you travel with your kids — you also don't have to sacrifice your style. Follow these beautiful world-travelers around the world and in their home city of NYC to see them rock some truly iconic looks.
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1. The Bucket List Family
This nomadic family made headlines in 2015 even before they set off on their 6-month trip around the world. Father Garrett Gee, a tech entrepreneur, successfully sold his mobile-scanning app (Scan) to Snapchat for $54 million. They chose to invest the money but sell all their belongings for $50,000 to fund their trip. What began as a half-year tour turned into 3-years living on the road.
Self-titled travel journalists Garett, wife Jessica and their three kids Dorothy, 6, Manilla, 5, and Callihan, 2, have visited 65 different countries.
The Bucket List family Instagram feed captures tender family moments in the most beautiful destinations. Travel around the world and back with one scroll through their feed. Recently the Gees chose Hawaii as a home base, but their journeys to bucket-list locals continue. In addition to their Instagram, they have a blog and YouTube channel which gives a behind-the-scenes peek at this photogenic family.
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