The Top 25 Instagram Overland Accounts

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#Instagram for days! Our 25 Favorite Overland Adventurers

Instagram is ripe with inspiration for both the traveler and the photographer, and there are some accounts that just do it better. Our best 25 overlanding list focuses on the real travelers and world-class photographers that post (mostly) original content. Not all accounts are overland heavy or filled with perfectly composed images, but all are worth a follow. I am grateful to Sunny Eaton, author of I Can. I Will. for the help with curating this list. Enjoy, and if you have a favorite that we missed, please include it in the comments below. 

@10.and.2
Automotive illustrators with a penchant for bespoke vehicles
@10.and.2 Instagram


@airpixels
Tobias Hägg specializes in aerial imagery and artwork. The true definition of overland?
@airpixels instagram


@aroundgaia
A Spanish couple traveling around the world on their Tenere, and more recently in a VW van.
@aroundgaia instagram


@candidalouis
An amazing traveler and Tedx speaker from India, riding her motorcycle from Bangalore to Sydney.
@candidalouis instagram


@chrisburkard
Chris Burkard is one of the most accomplished and admired outdoor photographers of the 21st century. He is an Overland Journal contributor, and his imagery has inspired our team for over a decade.
@chrisburkard instagram


@desktoglory
Ashley and Richard drove from Canada to Ushuaia in their much-loved 1990 Toyota Pickup. They now work with XOverland on their highly successful video series.
@desktoglory instagram

@facelessflyfishing
For those that love fly fishing, Darcy and Timbre are combining their passion for overlanding and angling.
@facelessflyfishing instagram
@fotornr
AJ Van de Water is a professional photographer and adventurer, with a mindful aesthetic for his most recent vehicle project, an AEV Ram.
@fotornr instagram

@graeme.r.bell
Graeme and his family are as real as it gets, living and traveling out of their Land Rover Defender for a decade of exploring around the world.
@graeme_r_bell instagram

@im_nicolemarie
Nicole is an outdoor adventurer that is an advocate for public lands and uses various 4WDs and her two feet to explore the world.
@im_nicolemarie instagram

@jakebphotography
Jake is one of the most prolific adventurers we know, packing every weekend and several sabbaticals a year with everything from mountaineering to overlanding. His images and adventures are an inspiration.
@jakebphotography instagram

@jillianrebekah
Jillian is an avid overlander and adventurer, and can be seen driving her manual transmission Tacoma throughout the Southwest.
@jillianrebekah instagram

@nicolehandel
Who doesn’t love dogs and adventure? Follow Nicole and Bear around the country as they trek, hike, bike, and climb.
@nicolehandel instagram

@ouropenroad
The ultimate family road trip in a van with two kids to South America. They are currently taking a break from travel in Bali—perfect.
@ouropenroad instagram

@overlandtheamericas
Taisa and Ernesto have been on the road for four years and have explored 23 countries with their Toyota 4Runner. Bravo!
@overlandtheamericas instagram

@roaminglost
The travelers at Roaming Lost have been exploring on a budget and capturing beautiful images from their Mitsubishi Montero.
@roaminglost

@sinuhexavier
Sinuhe is a well-traveled overlander and successful commercial photographer and filmmaker, documenting vehicles for stalwart brands like Land Rover and Toyota. His account is a stunning compilation of vehicle and travel magic.
@sinuhexavier instagram

@stefanomelgrati
Stefano has an infectious optimism and passion for travel reflected in all of his images. He has a way of documenting the children of the world that will make you grab your passport and camera and head off into the unknown. I met him at a taco stand in Baja while he was riding north from Ushuaia.
@stefanomelgrati instagram

@yveassad

Yve is a talented freelance photographer and adventurer with a penchant for style. Her account runs a broad spectrum of motorcycles, vintage vehicles, and travel.
@yveassad instagram

@thevagabroads
A
n inspiring account that showcases their travels through the Americas in an 80-Series Land Cruiser 

@thevagabroads instagram

@landcruising.adventure 
Karin-Marijke and Coen have explored the world in their iconic yellow Land Cruiser, and there are few travelers as real and inspiring as these two luminaries.
@landcruisingadventure instagram

@thewanderingwasp
Huang is traveling around the world on her 20-year-old Vespa—nothing cooler (or legit) in our book.
@thewanderingwasp instagram


@markus.wollenberger
Land Rovers and VW Syncros for days, and a consistent feed of high-quality overlanding imagery.
@markuswollenberger

@womenoverlandingtheworld
This account is filled with well-curated photography and adventures from women overlanders around the world. Image @dream_catchers_journey
@womenoverlandingtheworld instagram

@womenontheroad
Part of the Women on the Road podcast, a curated account that features travelers from around the globe traveling the world. Image @alexandra_abroad

@womenontheroad instagram

 

Staff Accounts:

Bryon Bass= @bryonbass
Scott Brady= @globaloverland
Chris Cordes= @4x4_touring
Bruce Dorn= @dorn.bruce
Brian McVickers= @mcvickers
Sinuhe Xavier= @sinuhexavier

Interested in following our content accounts?
Expedition Portal @expeditionportal
Overland Journal @overlandjournal

Editor’s Note: We intentionally left out industry and manufacturer’s accounts. There are many commercial Instagram accounts worth following, but they are not part of this list. 

 

Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and include three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar travels include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. He lives in Prescott, Arizona