This Year's Top Places To Travel, According to Instagram

Photographed by Ashley Armitage.
As chilly evenings spent curled on the couch become more frequent, so does the time spent dreaming of getting away and traveling to distant places. And thanks to social media, living vicariously through others has basically become a national pastime. And no wonder it’s addicting: We’re able to see foreign countries and cultures up close through other people’s eyes, and get to know places that we might have not otherwise known much about.
Recently, it seems like everyone and their mother has been jetting off to places like Portugal and Iceland, because like fashion trends, cities also go in an out of style. Some destinations, however, are timeless — the allure of cities such as Paris and Rome remain no matter the season. But what other stamps have been most frequently added to travelers’ passports? With the help of Instagram marketing platform Dash Hudson, who pulled data based on both geotags and keywords, here are the 40 most popular travel destinations of 2018.

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