There’s no freedom sweeter than adventure. Traveling is a passion second to none — exhilarating and liberating all at once. While some of us do it for the soul-searching and some of us for the ‘gram. But there’s no rule that you can’t do both at the same time! For those of you bitten by the travel bug, shutterbug, and the internet bug, here are some must-visit places that are definitely the world’s most Instagrammable destinations and favorites in our luxury travel auctions.
Remember: Pics, or it didn’t happen!
New York City
NYC is an incessant buzz of energy, a hub of culture and passion. It’s the city that never sleeps. Have your Serena van der Woodsen moment at the Grand Central Terminal, spend the day lazing at Central Park, and visit the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Make your way to the top of the Empire State Building to gaze at the skyline as the sun sets, and complete your trip with a selfie in Times Square at midnight.
Think modern, think Tokyo.
Located on the largest of Japan’s islands, Tokyo is an incredibly expensive place to live in. But the views are killer, making it so worth dropping by! The city is bustling with festivals, sports, museums, theatre, and music — you can expect to have all your passions indulged. Not to mention, the cuisine is immaculate.
Pay a visit to the Imperial Palace, splurge at Ginza, and pay your respects to Goddess Kannon at the Senso-ji temple. This is a city for people who love colors, and Ueno Park is proof of it!
Nothing short of paradise, Dubai is definitely a favorite holiday spot in the Middle East. Located in the United Arab Emirates, this city underwent the most stunning transformation to cater to glitz and glamor.
Do you think you can fit Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, into your frame? Or you might just want to visit Dubai Mall, where you can shop and eat to your heart’s content. Or haggle your way through Deira’s souks (markets)!
Maybe stroll through the Al Fahidi Quarter, a breezy, sophisticated block of homes that’ll have you feeling like Persian royalty. Pay your respects at the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, and capture the stunning Dubai sunset in Dubai Frame.
The city of love. And the city of fashion. Known for their cuisines, their architecture, and their art, the French certainly know how to live life.
The entirety of Paris is Insta-gold! Visit the likes of the Pantheon, the Place de la Concorde public square, and the Palais Garnier to find yourself mesmerized. Take a stroll through the Jardin du Luxembourg, and appreciate the street art at Butte-aux-Cailles. Rue Cremieux is the it-place for pastel backdrops.
Enjoy an early dinner at Hotel Plaza Athenee, and finish your night in style with a picture of the Eiffel Tower.
Paris is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after destinations in our luxury travel auctions.
With a history dating back to over a thousand years, Turkey’s Istanbul is an architectural wonder.
The city is gorgeous, with incredible tile work all over its dramatic buildings. Make a beeline to the Hagia Sofia — one of the Wonders of the World. It makes for a stunning backdrop.
Shop at the Grand Bazaar where sparkling lamps lead you across its maze of hallways. The Basilica Cistern, the Chora Church (Kariye Mosque), and the Süleymaniye Mosque are a few of the many buildings that will steal your breath away.
Hands down one of the most aesthetic places you could ever visit, Santorini is a Greek paradise for honeymooners and couples.
The white buildings, the cuisine, and the incredible sunsets will have you floating on a cloud of romance. Not to mention, Santorini’s panoramic views are absolutely stunning at any given point.
Make sure to drop by the streets in Fira and capture Oia’s sunsets. If you prefer a quieter vibe, visit Pyrgos and their chic restaurants and boutiques. Cliff-dive or sail at the Ammoudi Bay if you’re looking for some adventure; this place is picture-perfect!
With an eclectic mix of ancient history and the latest technology, Seoul in South Korea is a vibrant city that caters to tourists of all kinds.
If you’re an explorer, you’ve got adventures waiting at Nam Mountain. Or, quiet evenings can be spent visiting Seoul’s museums and palaces. Make sure to try out the street food in this city, we cannot recommend it enough!
The N Seoul Tower and the Lotte World Tower have observation decks for stunning views that are Insta-worthy. The Seoul Museum of Art houses an incredible collection of Koren and international artists.
If you’re in the mood for traditional culture, visit the Bukchon Hanok village. Make sure you drop by the Bongeunsa temple in Gangnam if you’re curious about monk life.
One of South Africa’s best tourist attractions, Cape Town is located in the middle of mountains and the sea.
Go for a walk amongst incredibly beautiful blooms in the botanical gardens or raise your heartbeat with hiking, surfing, and cage-diving with sharks, Cape Town is the perfect mix of serenity and adventure.
The Table Mountain has the best panoramic views for your Instagram stories. Or you could capture the colors of the tens of thousands of flowers in the sprawling Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, and watch the sunset at Signal Hill — famous for its noon gun cannon.
Visit the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton if you’re in the mood for some volleyball and a late snack at Victoria Street. Entertainment seekers, head straight to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for some killer images of the quarters.
The H in Havana stands for History. Think Spanish conquerors, revolutionaries, and Hollywood vacationers flocking to Cuba.
The best of Havana isn’t about the place itself; it’s the people; they’re warm and proud of their culture. Visit the Old Havana — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — if you’re looking to capture the past. Their public squares are excellent for sightseeing, too.
To breathe in true Havana, walk along the Calle Obispo and feel the culture seep into your veins. Visit El Morro, a true historical landmark and the perfect place to look over the ocean.
Click some pictures at the El Capitolio as well, which is quite similar to the DC Capitol building. After a walk along the Paseo del Prado, soak up the sunset at the El Malecon to end your day with a spellbinding note.
Travelling can feel elegant, thrilling, and relaxing in the right places. This list offers some of the perfect places where you can fill up your Instagram feeds; pictures from these beautiful wonders are worth treasuring forever! If you’re in the mood to revel in some much-needed vacay-time, our luxury travel auctions are here to offer the best of experiences.