Do you feel a deep urge to explore and travel the world? Are you thirsting for the thrill of making a trek to someplace new, exotic, hot, cold, beautiful, old, magical, educational, epic or just plain cool? Do you want to ride a camel, sleep in a tepee, lay on the beach all day or go on a safari?
Some of us, present company included, can fall under the impression (incorrectly) that globetrotting is a pastime reserved for those in the 1 percent, who just graduated from college and/or who don't have kids.
And not just your oyster but your kids' oyster too, one to be shucked and devoured. Even if global travel (or the idea of having your kids actually eat oysters) may seem unmanageable, these 13 Instagram accounts (in no particular order) will make you walk—nay, run—to the travel booking site of your choice to plan your next family vacay.
Globetrotting's goal is to discover "the best in adventurous family travel" and along with their website, they share their discoveries on their Instagram account. They feature family holiday photos from such far-flung locales as India and Peru with images of children riding camels in the desert, the red rocks of Sedona and skiing at an indoor mall in Dubai.
A family vacation in Cusco and the Sacred Valley in Peru.
Part of their "10 Things to do with Kids in Borneo" posts.
The Ciao Bambino team is made up of avid traveling moms and the families who enjoy going along for the ride. Their goal is "inspiring families to explore the world" through their travel planning services and blog. They "don't believe parents need to give up incredible travel experiences just because they have children, not to mention that travel is one of the most powerful ways to meaningful educate children."
A bit of paradise in Banyan Tree, Hangzhou, China.
The youngest Instagrammer on our list is Hawkeye Huey, the 5-year-old globetrotting son of National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey. The young photographer doesn't use his iPhone, rather he is armed with a FujiInstax210.
Hawkeye snapped an image of a young cowboy in Tuba City, Arizona.
Carol Cain travels the world and chronicles her journeys for around the web and on her own site, GirlGoneTravel. The mom of three is a "free-spirited tomboy" who has recently jetted off to Turkey, Hawaii and Rhode Island, and shares photos of the sites, the people she meets and lots and lots of delicious food pics.
Carol sporting a blue scarf in the Blue Mosque in Istabul.
Cam and Nicole Wear, of Vancouver, British Columbia, take to the road (and ship and plane) with their two young sons by their side. The avid explorers, who have been to 65 countries in the last 10 years, still make "travel a priority" even with the addition of their boys.
Caz and Craig Makepeace, who reside in the Central Coast of Australia, are self-diagnosed travel addicts who believe that "life is about accumulating memories, not just possessions and now we're creating those precious memories with our two daughters." They take their young girls along on their adventures, which includes extensive exploration of their beautiful country.
The 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road in Australia provides a stunning backdrop for the family photo.
A family cruise off the coast of Yeppoon in Queensland, Australia.
Andrea Fellman of Savvy Sassy Moms and Wanderlust Living took quite the leap. She, her husband and two kids uprooted their lives in the States and settled down in Costa Rica. But do they stay in their tropical paradise? Hells no! They go skiing in mountains of Colorado, they explore Panama, and they recently got in a visit to Cuba before too many Americans start flocking there.
In Cuba: "This is what I get when I say 'go stand over there and look cute.'"
Wit her five kids, author Tsh Oxenreider travels the world—from England to Italy to Jerusalem and beyond—and takes photos all along the way. She is all about "slowing down and living with more intention," and does so with an international flair.
A " glorious, glorious spring afternoon" in Croatia.
The kids hanging out in the streets of Venice, Italy.
Mom.me contributor Keryn Means' goal for her site, Walking on Travels, is to "give hope to today's active parents who don't want to stop their lives; they simply bring their kids along for the ride." And she practices what she preaches, taking her two young children on the road with her.
Mom Jeana travels to all corners of the globe collecting stories, tales and gorgeous images. From Thailand to Jamaica to the snowy peaks of Canada, Jeana explores it all and sometimes with her husband and son Whistler by her side (or the occasional elephant).
Hanging out with an elephant in the Kuiburi National Park in Thailand.
Taking her son Whistler skiing at, well, Whistler!
Josh and Erin Bender and their two children, Mia and Caius, left their home in Perth, Australia, three years ago and have been living nomadically ever since. They visit the monkeys in Bali, hang out with Santa in Finland and, basically, set out to have the best time ever.
"'Dance like no one is watching ...' unless you're near the edge of a cliff like this scene, then make sure you're watching. At Tanah Lot, Bali."
An adorable baby monkey at the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali.
Stefanie Fauquet of Mommy Musing is always on the move, from checking out new cruise line itineraries, going to Petra in Jordan or exploring the villages of Tanzania. When she can, she also brings along her tween daughter to experience the world.
Hanging out with the kids in Tundwe Songani in Tanzania.
Basking in the glory of a gorgeous building in Jordan.
13. La Jolla Mom Exotic locales, beautifully appointed resorts and first class: As you may have guessed, Katie Dillon of the La Jolla Mom is all about luxury travel and often brings her daughter along to experience the world—and the luxury—by her side.
Enjoying an epic breakfast in first class. "The typical starter includes caviar with Krug Grand Cuvée. My daughter passed on it and went straight for the salad course (someday she'll understand)."