My Favourite Instagram Posts of the Week 12/2/17
I hope you’ve had a fantastic week. I certainly have. I’ve managed to nab myself a wee trial shift for a job in The Piper’s Tryst at The National Piping Centre Scotland, and here’s hoping that wee trial turns into an official gig! I’ve got all my fingers, toes and all sorts crossed, and I’m hoping you do too!
I apologize that I having been keeping my Instagram round ups regular recently. The honest answer as to why this is that I am a terrible blogger who seems completely inept at keeping to a blogging schedule, and I sincerely apologize for this nonsense. I have, however, decided to take Wandering Scotland far more seriously than I have been, and I’ve already got myself a nice wee Editorial Calendar set up and written out, and I’m getting better at my social media scheduling. Huzza!
Anyway, onto the real reason for this post; my favourite Instagrams of this week are…
Photo by @max.lowe of friend @yusofine diving into the crystal clear water of the coast of Komodo National Park, as our floating home the Al Isra sits at anchor beyond. Some memories seem more like dreams than others. Sailing through the pristine wild that was the northeast Indonesian archipelago on the double masted wooden Pinace, Al Isra was one of those.
I love this post on the National Geographic Adventure page. It seems so magical, almost like a dream. As if the girl is a mermaid or sea-nymph swimming around a pirate ship floating in the distance. It inspires quite a romantic notion, does it not?
I have some truly talented friends, do I not? This snap was taken by my friend Steph on a walk through the English countryside, and is just fabulous. To be honest, most of Steph’s Instagram posts are pretty fabulous, she has skill with the camera.
Wanderlust strikes again! I’m off too Portofino, bye guys.
Then maybe Verona. Yeah, I’m off, see ya!
Then again, Switzerland’s looking pretty good right now too. I love the way the Instagram features a lighting trick I love that’s especially common in Scotland; bright sunshine but a background of dark, ominous rain-clouds. I think it just makes the colours so much brighter, doesn’t it?
This week’s favourite Instagrams have a bit of a theme. They’re all of marvellous far away places, inspiring the Wanderlust and sparking ideas for travels and journeys. Without further ado, here they are.
“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness”
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I felt this quote just fit this photo perfectly. Grand Teton National Park is a wonder I have seen for myself, and would truly recommend you go visit. It was my first visit to America, and my first visit to an American National Park, but I truly hope it won’t be my last.
Liz over at Young Adventuress was one of the first bloggers I ever came across, and it was her blog that sparked the Wanderlust bug in me, especially my desire to travel and see New Zealand. I highly recommend that you go check her out!
Something on my bucket list is to stay in a log cabin surrounded by snow with a large, roaring fire in at least one room. I just think this would be one of the most magical things ever (especially with the right person, should he ever come along). So Liz’s snap of this cabin in Northern Norway provoked something a little in the way of envy, as well as bringing about a whole bunch of cabin fever.
If I’m honest, I don’t think I really need to explain to you why this snap would inspire a desire to pack it all up and head for Greece. Do I?
The colours in this photo are just stunning, and perfectly fit this time of year. not sure if this picture actually inspires Wanderlust as such, but it certainly is inspiring in one way or another.
Hallstatt in Austria is definitely right up there at the top of my travel bucket list right now. I featured another Insta of Hallstatt in last week’s post, but I saw this one and just had to add it to this week’s post. Why not, no one ever said there were any rules to this stuff!
So there you have it, my Instagram round-up of this week. Which was your favourite? Want me to add yours to next week? Then leave me a link in the comments and I’ll take a look!
Instagram is one of my favourite social media apps, and for one simple reason. As someone who likes, no, needs some good visuals in their life, I love scrolling through an app just chock full of pictures. Pictures of food, pictures of animals, pictures of places, pictures of anything! I love Instagram!
I love to use Instagram for inspiration. One picture posted might spark an intense desire to plan a trip to Switzerland or Austria, or cook up some spectacular dinner plans. The only thing I don’t like is your innability to save Instas. You have to go looking for them again once you’ve scrolled past them, and if you follow as many people as I do, it can sometimes mean you lose the photo.
So I’m gonna cheat. Sort of.
I’m gonna start up a wee Sunday round up of my favourite Instas of the week, as a way to share their fabulousness with you, and to keep hold of their links.
How utterly stunning are the colours in this Photograph!?!?! That sky is just something else!! I just couldn’t not add this to a round up of my favourites. It would have been sacrilege.
The atmosphere in this Insta is incredible. And such a great inspiration boost. What is this person’s story? Why are they here? Oh, the stories that could be written. If you’re a writer, you are welcome. Enjoy. If you are a traveller, I believe this snap was taken at The Dark Hedges in Ireland.
I’ll just leave this here. Gave me a good giggle.
I sat staring at this Photo for a good long while when I came across it yesterday. It’s stunning. I then proceeded to show all my friends at the table I was sitting at, and one particular reaction inspired me to add Hallstatt to my Wanderlust list. My friend Helen lived in Austria for a while, and the light and excitement that showed in her face when she recognised Halstatt in the image was so infectious that I intend to journey to Austria as soon as possible.
Shout out to my fabulous friend Suzie Murphy for this fabulous snap of the curtain at Glasgow Theatre Royal! Is there any better view in the world than that of the velvet red curtain hanging heavy, just ready to unveil the wonders that await behind it? I’m not sure there is.
So there you have it, my Instagram round up of this week. Which was your favourite? Want me to add yours to next week? Then leave me a link in the comments and I’ll take a look!