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A Year in Review: My Top 10 Instagram Pix

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2015 has been a whirlwind year that has literally flown by, faster than any other year in my nearly 30 years! Social networking dominated my life this year and my new most creative and addictive outlet has certainly been Instagram!

This year I took blogging and Instagramming to a whole new level that was originally just a mere form of cheap entertainment in 2014. What started out just as a nice way to share my travels with friends and family turned into a full blown travel blog, always on the hunt for the next adventure. That hunt included being sucked into the world of Instgramming! Originally, my Instagram account was used to post random, life, everyday pictures but has since evolved into a collection of all of my best travel photos.IMG_3643

Now, everything about my travel life is Instagrammable. I have an image in my head of how I want my picture to be taken. My clothes are Instagrammable. My beer is Instagrammable. Even my shoes are Instagrammable.

It’s not about the number of likes or the number of followers I have. I’m certainly not one of the most popular Instagrammers out there, but I don’t worry about that. I do it for me more than any other reason. I feel proud to go back and look at how far my picture taking and editing skills have come and I love to reminiscence about the places I can’t believe I have been! Every time I look at my gallery, I am more and more inspired to keep going, snapping amazing pictures of beautiful places and of course, my dresses!

So this is why I have put together my top 10 best travel Instagram pix!

10. Ulm, Germany

While making a lunch stop in Ulm before continuing on to another destination, we stumbled upon this adorable part of Ulm with it’s classic half-timbered houses and a small flowing river. My boyfriend snapped this picture when I was literally just taking in the beauty of this area, and dying of extreme heat that day. Turned out to be one of my absolute favorite pictures and only one of two pictures of me to win so many likes! But let’s be honest, it’s probably because of the dress, right!?

#Ulm #badenwürttemberg #Germany ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Wishing on this very cold day we could co back to having a beautiful hot summer again! Now I am not one for extreme heat like on the day we went to Ulm and found this adorable part of town, but warmer weather suitable for long dresses is my kinda season! ☀️👗 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #traveltheworld #TravelAddict #travelphotography #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #bestvacations #igersgermany #germanytourism •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #dametraveler #ladiesgoneglobal #globelle #Globelletravels #girlswhotravel #travellushes #travelgirls_ #girlgoneinternational #global_ladies #girlgi #femaletravel #sheisnotlost #shewhowander

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9. Königssee, Bavaria, Germany

Königssee is Bavaria’s most pristine, emerald green fjord-like lakes and I knew I.JUST.HAD.TO.GO! Not only is the lake stunning, but the only way to explore the lake from one end to the other is by taking one of the original wooden electric boats. The guide will even stop in the middle of the lake and play his horn to the surrounding mountains, and if the weather is agreeable, the mountains will play the music back.

NOW ON THE BLOG!!: #Königssee, #Bavaria (#Bayern), #Germany (#Deutschland) ——————————————– Spent a wonderful weekend at Bavaria's most beautiful #lake and took an electric boat across the lake. Electric boats have been used for over 100 years therefore preserving the pristine waters!! ——————————————– #visitbavaria #igersbavaria #igersgermany #deinbayern #meindeutschland #loves_united_germany #discoveringgermany #TheBavarianWayOfLife #travel_2_germany #germanytourism ——————————————–#travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #traveltheworld #TravelAddict #travelphotography #naturephotography #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #bestvacations

A photo posted by Caliglobetrotter (@californiaglobetrotter) on

8. Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is the.most.beautiful.town.I.have.EVER.visited.EVER! That’s right! It was absolutely breathtaking and every single picture I Instagrammed were an immediate hit with people agreeing that it is probably one of the most beautiful towns in Europe! The best way to check out the town is to cross the lake by boat, as the entire town hugs the side of the lake. And what makes this town even more beautiful is the surrounding landscape. Autumn was absolutely magical. I can only imagine what it would look like in the winter!

#Hallstatt, #Austria #Österreich ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Yesterday we had a last minute change of plans due to intense fog so we ended up going to Hallstatt! By far the best last minute change of plans ever!!! This town is the most adorable town ever!!!! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #InstaAustria #igersaustria #igerseurope •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #traveltheworld #TravelAddict #travelphotography #naturephotography #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #bestvacations #fall #autumn ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #travelstoke #travelandlife #europe_vacations #iLoveWanderlust #TheTravelTribe #bestintravel #BBCTravel #darlingescapes

A photo posted by Caliglobetrotter (@californiaglobetrotter) on

7. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

This picture should be closer to number one as it earned itself a lot of likes as Rothenburg is one of the most iconic towns in Bavaria and people flock here to see the town that has survived a destructive World War and the resistance to change. This little corner of the town is my absolute favorite part of Rothenburg because it doesn’t matter from which angle you snap this picture, it is always magnificent! So get snapping!

#RothenburgobderTauber #Bavaria #Bayern #Germany •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Finally returned to one of Germany's most beautiful #Medieval towns! #Rothenburg! ♥️♥️ This is one of the most #picturesque towns in Germany and this is my favorite part of town! I just love the colorful half-timbered houses!!. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #traveltheworld #TravelAddict #travelphotography #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #bestvacations ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #visitbavaria #igersbavaria #ig_germany #ig_deutchland #historicgermany #WeAreGermany #travel_2_germany #germanytourism ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #travelandlife #europe_vacations #bestintravel

A photo posted by Caliglobetrotter (@californiaglobetrotter) on

6. Strasbourg Cathedral, France

Strasbourg is an absolute beauty! It is one of many of France’s iconic half-timbered towns in the Alsace region. Every picture I posted was well liked and loved by those that have been there and many more wishing to go. Besides the half-timbered houses that draws people here is the massive one-towered cathedral that dominates the town.

❤️❤️ON THE BLOG: #Strasbourg #France!❤️❤️ ——————————————– This is one of the prettiest towns in the #Alsace region that is covered in #halftimbered houses as well as the massive #Cathedral that dominates the town! We were surprised to see that the #StrasbourgCathedral was putting on a light show to celebrate 1000 years of the cathedral from 1015-2015!! ——————————————– #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #traveladdict #travelphotography #postcardsfromtheworld #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #travelingtheworld #worldtravelbook #lifewelltravelled #neverstopexploring #instaeurope ——————————————– #travelandlife #europe_vacations #iLoveWanderlust #TheTravelTribe #dreameurotrip #bestintravel #ig_europe #igersfrance

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5. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam has some of the most beautiful architectural buildings still standing in perfect condition and I absolutely could not get enough of the 17th century designs. I hesitated for a long time about posting this picture because, after all, it’s just a bunch of buildings. Turns out, there are a lot of people out there who appreciate beautiful classic architecture! Therefore, I was surprised that this one climbed and is still climbing as high as it has!

#Amsterdam #TheNetherlands #Holland #Amsterdamcanals ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I absolutely loved the architecture in the Netherlands! They're just so beautiful!! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #traveltheworld #TravelAddict #travelphotography #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #bestvacations ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #travelstoke #travelandlife #europe_vacations #iLoveWanderlust #TheTravelTribe #bestintravel #BBCTravel #darlingescapes #GlobeJetSetter #travelabout #goexplorewander #igersamsterdam

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4. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, me walking the Medieval wall

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of Germany’s most beautiful towns, giving Monschau a run for its money. While way more touristy than Monschau, this small town has hidden beauties around every bend. Most of my Rothenburg pictures did much better than this one, but this picture was the first time a picture of me broke a hundred, which I was excited about. I just felt it completely captured the essence of being a travel girl.

🍂🍁NEWLY UPDATED ON THE BLOG: #RothenburgobderTauber #Bavaria #Germany 🍂🍁•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Finally returned to one of Germany's most beautiful #Medieval towns! #Rothenburg! ♥️♥️ This is one of the most picturesque towns in Germany! The best way to see the town is to walk the walls that still surround the town!. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #traveltheworld #TravelAddict #travelphotography #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #bestvacations ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #dametraveler #ladiesgoneglobal #globelle #Globelletravels #girlswhotravel #travellushes #travelgirls_ #girlgoneinternational #global_ladies #girlgi #femaletravel #sheisnotlost #shewhowander

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3. Monschau, Germany

Monschau is among Germany’s most beautiful contenders for “the most picturesque town in Germany”, up against places like Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Heidelberg. Therefore, it was no surprise that the photos I shared to Instragram from Monschau were so popular as every single corner was absolutely breathtaking and photogenic! Grab your cameras because this place is seriously amazing!

#Monschau #Germany 💜📷 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Absolutely one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in Germany is definitely the small, hidden town of Monschau just outside of Aachen! Every corner of this town is stunning!! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #traveltheworld #TravelAddict #travelphotography #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #bestvacations ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #travel_2_germany #germanytourism #germany_greatshots #loves_germany #bestgermanypics #weroamgermany ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #TravelingisHappiness #ig_europe #igerseurope #passionpassport #igtravel #travelstoke #travelandlife #picturesque #BBCTravel

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2. Innsbruck, Austria

Nestled against the Tyrolean Alps, Innsbruck is an absolutely colorful town full of vibrant colors and a backdrop of snowcapped mountain peaks and turquoise blue calm waters. After feeling like my original post didn’t do the beauty of Innsbruck justice, I edited it enough to make it a tad more colorful and it was an instant hit. THAT was how I remembered the stunning colors of the buildings lining the river.

#Innsbruck #Austria #Österreich ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I just absolutely love these colorful houses set between crystal blue water and the majestic Austrian #Alps! Can't believe it's been almost a year since my birthday trip here! That means Im almost 30!! Eck! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #traveltheworld #TravelAddict #travelphotography #naturephotography #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #bestvacations ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #igersaustria #ig_europe #passionpassport #ig_travel #travelstoke #travelandlife #europe_vacations #iLoveWanderlust #bestintravel #darlingescapes #travelabout #goexplorewander #enchantingwanderlust

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1. Ramsau, Bavaria – Parish church St. Sebastian

#Ramsau #Bavaria #Berchtesgaden #Germany ——————————————– Also during our weekend in Berchtesgaden, we drove over to a smaller village called Ramsau to check out the small Parish church of St. Sebastian. It turned out to be just as beautiful as any picture I had ever seen of it! Now I'd love to see it covered in snow! ——————————————–#travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelawesome #traveltheworld #TravelAddict #travelphotography #naturephotography #travelawesome #worldtravel #worldtourists #globetrotter #bestplacestogo #bestvacations ——————————————– #visitbavaria #igersbavaria #igersgermany #deinbayern #meindeutschland #loves_united_germany #discoveringgermany #TheBavarianWayOfLife #welcometogermany #bildreise #ig_germany #ig_deutchland

A photo posted by Caliglobetrotter (@californiaglobetrotter) on

This picture was taken while we visited the Berchtesgaden region of Bavaria in the small town of Ramsau. It is one of the most iconic images of Southern Bavaria and I knew I had to see it. I was surprised that this small church quickly became my most popular picture! But, I think the beauty of the picture speaks for itself!

So, whactha think of my top 10 Instagram pictures from 2015? Be sure to also check out my favorite Top 8 Fellow Travel Instagrammers who are worth following! Have you got a favorite Travel Instagrammer you’d like to share? Share them below!

Author: California Globetrotter

At 14 I started traveling the world with my parents and was hooked! By 21 I was studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. By 26 I sold all of my belongings and bought a one way ticket to Germany to teach English. Little did I know, I'd meet the love of my life and end up traveling to the most romantic and idyllic towns in Europe and becoming a long-term expat in Bavaria! My name is Lorelei and I'm just your typical CaliGirl, Sunset Chaser, Fairytale Dreamer, Dress Lover, Traveloholic, Beer Drinker!

3 thoughts on “A Year in Review: My Top 10 Instagram Pix

  1. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

  2. Ooh, I think that photo of Monschau is my favorite! So beautiful! I’m excited to see where the new year takes you🙂
    -Claire
    tallgirlbigworld.com

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