10 Hotels That Inspire Wanderlust

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It’s been a snowy and cold winter in DC. and I find myself browsing through Instagram in order to get travel inspiration.  Here are my favorite accounts that virtually transport me to the big city lights, secluded beaches, or delicious food.  Where would you like to go?


1. Four Seasons Maldives:1 - fsmaldviesThe Four Seasons Malvides transports you to a gorgeous beach and makes you want to book your ticket ASAP. With private villas sitting on the water, who wants to go back home?  Looks like the ultimate dream trip.



2. Mama Shelter:

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When in Paris, my go to hotel is Mama Shelter.  Located near Pere Lachaise, it’s tucked into a residential neighborhood which gives you a true Parisian feel.  On weekends locals and tourists come together at their cocktail bar. The feed is filled with the funky little details which make the hotel so special.



3. The London NYC:

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Want to escape to NYC?  The London NYC account shows you a glimpse of life in NYC.  From shots of their cocktails at The London Bar, views of central park, and celebrity parties, it makes you want to book a city trip ASAP.



4. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a dream destination to many, especially due to its amazing food and modern architecture. How wonderful are these views of the Hong Kong Harbor?  It’s easy to visualize having a cocktail while taking in the energy of the city.



5. Viceroy Anguilla

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Dreaming of sunsets of the Caribbean?  The Viceroy Anguilla is all about showing its best asset: the ocean.  This feed makes you want to get on a bikini and head to the beach right away!



6. Burj Al Arab

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Burj Al Arab is considered one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. When you dive into their feed, you know why.  The gorgeous suites and stunning views of the ocean make you daydream of a lavish holiday.



7. Ka’ana Belize

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Small boutique hotels can offer an intimate feel and that’s what you see on Ka’ana Belize feed.  Loving the little details of the hotel on their feed.  Who would not want to be lounging by the pool on a warm summer night?



8. Sofitel Cairo

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The ultimate spa with a view!  The Sofitel Cairo has a gorgeous view of the Nile River from their spa.  It’s easy to fantasize to be in Egypt swimming on this pool after a long day of sightseeing.



9. Curtain Bluff

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The Caribbean is the perfect place to dream of the perfect holiday with its turquoise waters and white sand beaches.  The Curtain Bluff Hotel, an all-inclusive hotel in Antigua feed will make you think of tropical drinks and gorgeous sunrises.



10. Selman Marrakech10 - selmanmarrakechWho would not want to stay in an intimate palace? The Selman Marrakech gallery is filled with photos of gorgeous architecture, delicious food, and picturesque views.


There are so many amazing properties on Instagram that inspire me to travel and explore new cities. What are your favorite spots?


Jessica van Dop DeJesus is a travel and food blogger based in Washington, DC.  She has lived in Puerto Rico, Korea, Japan, Germany, Belgium, and now is repatriated to the United States.  She loves to experience travel through food and capture her experiences on her blog The Dining Traveler and on Instagram @diningtraveler






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