Lost in the sea of popular social media travel accounts and blogs there are some truly inspirational people who don’t get the credit they deserve. These are fellow travelers who live a life worth following & bring a level of inspiration often lost among the media savvy travelers who dominate our media feeds. Prepare to be inspired….
Harry is no longer with us yet his spirit and presence truly live on, inspiring many of us to this very day, every day.
Harry’s thirst for a life well lived was truly infectious. I have fond memories of sitting at my work desk reading his stories and being inspired not only to travel, but also to simply go out into the world and interact with others in a way that brought mutual pleasure and happiness. To live a life whereby one could look back at any given time, under any circumstance and smile.
While we have lost Harry (read story here), we continue to carry his inspiration. His mother still runs and updates his Facebook page with inspiring thoughts and reflections as well as comments from people around the world who still feel inspired to share their stories with Harry.
Facebook: Harry Devert
A creative, adventurous & passionately curious well traveled soul. Oh, and she lives part of the year in a tiny remote cabin in Alaska. Alana lives a life that could yield the production of a dozen novels. Yet she does so in a quiet, self-reflective never narcissistic manner. Never one to intentionally seek out fame or social stature, Alana shares her journeys with a relatively intimate group of engaging friends. Give her a follow, sit back by the fire with a warm cup of tea and let your mind slip away as you read her writings and view her amazing photography.
Blog: Art of Leaving
Ok, David is pretty well known being that he is a blue checkmark verified award winning National Geographic photographer but his work is far and above anything out there these days and while his photos are well known, he still slips under the radar. David helped launch the Associated Press’ North Korea bureau and brought his followers into this isolated country by way of his camera lens. What is compelling though about his work is his ability to make you question your beliefs based on common observations often overlooked. An avid traveler for both work and pleasure, David will transport you into the lives of the locals. Truly great stuff.
Instagram: @dguttenfelder also his N. Korea photo account @everydayDPRK
A feel good family travel account. This family is far off the radar of the popular Instagram accounts but they deserve a follow. Caravanning around in their beloved white van, this family exudes happiness and takes their followers along with them on their journeys (including overcoming adversity) across America. Give them a follow and you will soon see what I am talking about.
A relative newbie to the social media travel world, Rebecca brings not only enriching photos and stories to your life but also an incredible back story. After being involved in an accident that left her with a brain injury, Rebecca made the decision to cast away her corporate anchor to set sail on a journey of enriching travels. Further more, she is doing it solo and sharing her candid experiences along the way. She is also an incredibly nice person (I met Rebecca after she volunteered to edit a book I wrote and went to great lengths to provide me with a tremendous amount of suggestions even though there was nothing personal for her to gain in doing so).
Of course there are many, many more inspiring accounts out there to follow and to be honest, most of you reading this probably fall into this category. So I say thank you for keeping me inspired.
Please feel free to comment and leave a link to your blog, IG, Twitter, etc. as I am always looking for a great story & inspiration!