Instagram inspiration for keeping that New Year’s travel resolution

A flip of the calendar always provides the chance to set some goals and expand your horizons. For many, this means planning a trip that adds both excitement and adventure to their life.

But where to go? And what to do?

Well, look no further than these travel and adventure photographers’ Instagram accounts. Let them do the pre-planning, then book a vacation that could change your year — or even your life.

Touch the Void

Surf and adventure photographer Chris Burkard specializes in stunning imagery from the world’s most northerly climates. His beautiful photography inspires risk-taking and adventure. Iceland, in particular, is one of his favorite places in the world. Reykjavik, anyone?

Born Free

Triple Decker, Quadruple counting Lucy. Two years ago on the Central Coast #fbf

A photo posted by Foster Huntington (@fosterhunting) on

@Fosterhunting (aka Foster Huntington) and his unique eye for adventure and capturing his outdoor fun with friends has netted him more than a million followers on Instagram.

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A quick scan of his account and you’ll be booking a holiday in a tree house — or, even better, taking six months off to build one.

All Action

@Kevinwinzeler offers a mix of commercial and personal photography that captures the action that can be had in the mountains, in the sea and on the roads in between.

Scroll through for the motivation to plan that surf trip to Kauai, rent a motorcycle in Big Sur or ski in Utah’s light, dry Wasatch.

Round the world ticket

@ThePlanetD is a blog where partners Debra Corbeil and Dave Bouskill travel to the most beautiful parts of the planet. The resulting imagery is a global photo album of epic proportions that promotes their motto: “Adventure is for everyone.”

The best brochure

One of the odder things i’ve seen this year: a penguin waddling down a path in South Africa.

A photo posted by Morgan Maassen (@morganmaassen) on

A surf photographer by trade, Morgan Maassen has branched increasingly into fashion and lifestyle work, which sees him in Panama one week, Cape Town the next.

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Including boardwalk-waddling penguins, bikini shoots and black-and-white empty waves, his timeline doubles as one of the Web’s best travel brochures.

European vacation

Tristan Shu uses the French Alps as his main muse, and his images capture some of Europe’s most surprising landscapes. His images are always caught with an eye for the extreme and the adventurous, so simply scroll, buckle up and enjoy the ride.

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