5 Adventurous People to Follow on Instagram While You’re Staying Indoors

As I find myself with more and more couch time this week, I have also been spending a lot of time scrolling through social media and living vicariously through other peoples adventures. Instead of being disappointed that I can’t get out and travel right now, I’m trying to build a collection of ideas for the future and appreciate all of the amazing content that others are posting.

Here are a few of the awesome people that I follow on Instagram.

Homemade Wanderlust (Dixie) – Thru Hiker

Jessica or “Dixie” is a triple crown thru-hiker who has completed the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail. She shares funny and informative posts about the realities of hiking as well as gear reviews. Her YouTube channel is a must see for anyone who is planning for a multi-day or thru hike.

Rachel Pohl – Artist

A talented artist and avid adventurer, Rachel posts her beautiful artwork and Pinterest-worthy snapshots of her life. She often shares short journal entries and inspirational messages in her photo descriptions.

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Recently I was invited on a ski trip of a lifetime and I gleefully accepted. ⋒ For a multitude of reasons I’ve since had to back out, but it got me thinking about my motivation for saying yes. ⋒ I told myself it would be a fun time, a good career move- but it was also chance to remind myself and others that I am still a ski mountaineer, someone who’s not afraid of a proper adventure. ⋒ You see, most of us are trying to prove something- even when we don’t realize it. Prove a point, prove that we’re competent or interesting or pretty or successful. Prove that we’re worthy of love and attention and admiration. Prove that we’re good enough. ⋒ But the truth is you don’t have to prove anything. You are worthy just as you are. Everyone has a story and it doesn’t have to be epic or adventurous or glamorous to be a good one. You don’t have to do what sounds cool. Make up your own definition of what *cool* is and go with that- because what’s cool is rocking your own look and believing in what you’re doing, even if nobody else gets it just yet. And honor the chapter you’re in now, even if it differs from who you once were. ⋒ “Rainier Wanderlove” prints are up on my site, link is in bio. Enjoy free shipping (USA only) with the code LOVE2020 on RACHELPOHLART.com through Sunday! Orders placed by the 9th should make it to you by Valentines Day (contiguous USA)! ⋒ I’ll be sharing details images of this painting tomorrow!! #valentinesday2020 #rachepohlart #rainier #wanderlove #mountainart

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Icelandic Explorer – Photographer

Gunnar Freyr quit his corporate job, and now takes breathtaking photos of Icelandic wildlife and landscapes. His photos seem almost surreal with dramatic lighting and and unique perspectives.

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Winter attitude. #iceland

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Alex Txikon – Mountaineer

Alex is a badass mountaineer who shares climbing and travel photos. He has documented his most recent attempt to summit Everest in the winter and shares his experiences in multiple languages in the comments.

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Animo ta lasaitasuna egoera honen aurrean,monotemaz aldatuteko, atzokoa Diego Martinezen aargazkia ikusi ta gero, ez nauen galdu nahi aukerea Alvaro Sanzen argazki hau berriz be erakusteko, neuri asko gustetan jata.Eskerrik asko Alvaro ta Diegori ta baita ere Olympuseri. Mucho animo, calma y cautela en estos duros momentos.Si ayer publicamos la foto de Diego Martinez, no queria perder la oportunidad de volver a mostrar esta hermosa fotografia de Alvaro Sanz, ¿Que os parece? Gracias Alvaro y Diego que sois unos kraks y como no a Olympus por darnos la oportunidad de inmortalizar esos momentos unicos. Animo! And keep calm and be careful in these difficult moments. As yesterday we published a photo by Diego Martinez, I didn't want to miss the opportunity to show this beautiful photograph by Alvaro Sanz, do you like it? Thanks to the amazing Alvaro and Diego and obviously thanks to Olympus for giving us the opportunity to capture those unique moments Animo! E calma ed attenzione in questi momenti difficili. Se ieri abbiamo pubblicato la foto di Diego Martinez, oggi non voglio perdere l'opportunità di mostrarvi questa bellissima foto di Alvaro Sanz, che ve ne pare? Grazie ai fenomenali Alvaro e Diego e ovviamente grazie a Olympus per darci l'opportunità di immortalare questi momenti unici. 📸@dealvarosanz Partners: @trangoworldofficial @garmin_iberia @ferrino_official @seatosummitiberia @esolympus @borealoutdoor @deporteseurosport @scott_espana @bmsupermecados @palaciosalimentacion @amiab.es @evileye.eyewear @drone_by_drone @guaramascun @padeltoki @petzl_official @energizer @aware_project @ami_bloque @esteller_comparte @joluvisport www.outwareexpedition.com

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Pat Hoffman – Photographer

Incredible photographer and all around great guy. Pat shares the best of Banff and Jasper National Parks while living life to the fullest.

There is a quote I’ve seen a few times that says to not use social media less, but instead to use it more intentionally. Follow the people who inspire you to be creative and get out and do the things that you want to do.

Thanks for reading. Leave a comment to let me know who I else should check out while I’m camped out on my couch for the next few weeks!