Social media play a vital role on the different issues of politics, disaster response, showbiz and also being used in advertising and digital marketing. For some, it’s just a way to share life moments to others and be closer with their friends and families. Years ago, Facebook was established as a way to connect with friends and relatives around the globe. A couple of years after, there was Twitter where everyone can “tweet” a message limited to 140 characters using hashtags to monitor the trending topic worldwide or in a certain city.
One of the social media platforms introduced on the later part is Instagram. It is an online photo-sharing service where users are given the chance to take pictures/videos of anything and share it on their network. I started using this social media last May 2013 and utilizing the service to share the places I’ve been to, food I eat, funny and weird signage, and everything I want to share to the public.
As I browse people that I follow on Instagram, I scanned some interesting accounts of fellow Pinoy Travel Bloggers containing set of great and remarkable photos worth browsing. I selected ten of them to be featured below:
Melo Villareal (@melovillareal)
Melo is the owner of outoftownblog.com which aims to “immortalize the undeniable impeded disappearance of rituals, festivals, indigenous cultures, local heritage sites and breathtaking landscapes that are frequently taken for granted.” Aside from beautiful sceneries, he also shares photos of his room during his stay on hotels and luxury resorts, documents his adventure experiences and food escapades.
Rogelio Gabiano (@pinoytravelfreak)
He considers himself as “a freak for adventure, challenges and exploration.” Gabz features his travel adventures on his blog pinoytravelfreak.com. Most photos on his account are seascapes of long stretch of beaches, sandbars and islands. I also found his pictures of sunsets really amazing with the way he captures the dimming rays of the sun.
Pinas Muna (@pinasmuna)
Pinas Muna is a tandem blog of Ram and Ed who put up pinasmuna.com to encourage every Filipino to explore Philippines first and knowing our people and culture before any other countries. Their account contains wonderful photos of food and stays on different hotels within the country. They also promote local products on their account to “help the growth of home-based enterprises and small-scale businesses involved in the tourism sector.”
Kara Santos (@karasantos)
If you love beer, then this is the Instagram account best for you. Kara of traveling-up.com, aside from featuring the places she has been to, has also a lot of photos of her beer collection. As of writing, she already has 127 photos of different local and international brand of beers from Royal Dutch, Longboard Island Lager to Konig Ludwig Weissbier, name it all! Kara also loves biking and documents it on her account.
Flip Nomad (@flipnomad)
Flip is a long term backpacker who started blogging on flipnomad.com in 2009. He believes that “Traveling starts when we close our eyes and open our minds to all the possibilities in this journey called life.” You can travel with him by following his account that highlights some of his travel moments such as drinking a cup of coffee, hanging out on a nearby river, having his laundry, and thoughts about traveling.
Christian Sangoyo (@lakadpilipinas)
His blog lakadpilipinas.com is a documentary of his journeys, stops on trips, expensive and cheap food he tried and interesting people along the way. You can join Christian’s trips as you browse photos on his account. Aside from landscape photos, you can also notice some Starbucks mugs and some of his photography gears on the photo sharing platform. Be keen so you can spot a photo of his collection of ref magnets he got from the destinations he visited.
Paula Peralejo-Fernandez (@paulatheexplorer)
Yes, you heard it right! Paula Peralejo or “Anne” of famous Tabing Ilog series also loves to explore different destinations with her husband and uses her blog paulatheexplorer.com to share what they’ve learned on the road. Be mesmerized on her photos of famous landmarks and beaches. You can also check out her gardening tips as well as her crafts using Washi tapes.
Estan Cabigas (@estancabigas)
Estan is a freelance photographer and traveler who makes his online presence via his blog langyaw.com and other several blogs featuring his portfolio. Some photos on his account are churches and buildings with great structural designs. Months ago, he went to Europe and used the platform to record his trip. His account also offers a compilation of great food photography.
Ivan Henares (@ivanhenares)
Ivan of ivanhenares.com is an advocate for the preservation of Philippine heritage. He is currently the President of the Heritage Conservation Society and Expert Member of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC). He utilizes his account to show photos of heritage sites and landmarks such as temples and cathedrals around the globe. Other photos on his account are traditions and festivals on his destinations.
Angel Juarez (@thelakwatsero)
The person behind lakwatsero.com is an “aspiring marine conservation biologist and a son of a beach.” You can observe his skills in photography on how he turns simple scenes into great shots. Expect a lot of photos of beaches, islands and seascapes on Angel’s account. Other photos include sunsets, lakes, waterfalls and land forms.
The Pinoy Travel Bloggers on this list are only some of the people out there having interesting pictures on their Instagram accounts and I chose them based on my own criteria. If you’re following someone with amazing photos, drop their Instagram username on the comment box below so we can follow them and be amazed with their photo collection. Happy Instagramming!