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150+ Very Best Travel Hashtags for Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest
I love sharing my travel photos. Unfortunately, I feel like if I am sharing them without a proper hashtag, they aren’t quite as “cool” or “seen” as the photos other travel bloggers and photographers are posting with a hashtag. Hashtags have become very popular, and gone are the days when we knew that cute little symbol as a “pound sign” on the calculator. In this post, we’ll talk about what a hashtag is, why you want to use one, and then I’ll give you a whole list of travel hashtags. You’ve come to the right place for Facebook and Instagram Travel Hashtags!
Unraveling the mystery of the hashtag has been fun for this old grandma. I may be hip, but I’m still learning! Isn’t that part of the fun in this life? Learning new things and sharing them with others? Good news! I did the work of learning so I can share the info with you. You get to read up on the research I did for you! Let’s get into it!
What is a Hashtag Anyway?
A hashtag is that fun little crosshatch symbol that you see all over social media channels these days. Back in my day (I love saying that), a hashtag was known as a pound sign and we used it primarily to indicate weights in measurements when typing. Now, thanks to modern-day social media, including Instagram and Facebook, we call this little symbol a hashtag and it has a whole new use.
Instagram is the most popular place to use a hashtag. A post shared with a hashtag will look like this: #hashtagpost. The symbol # is followed by the words that relate to whatever it is you’re posting. If you’re posting images of travel photography, you should use hashtags with words connected to your travels and what you’re showing in your photo.
Tips for Why You Want to Use a Hashtag?
There are two simple answers to this. First, you can use hashtags to organize your posts and travel photos for organizational purposes. Hashtags are easily searchable on social media, especially on your Instagram account, so it’s easy to find your images back after posting them if you’ve hashtagged them. For example, if you put a common hashtag on all of your photos of your trip to Chicago with the girls, then, later on, you will easily be able to go back and search for those photos with that hashtag. If your friends all use the same hashtag, you will easily be able to find what they’ve posted as well. Choose a unique and specific hashtag, such as #smithgirlsdoChicago2022, so your images will all match in a unique and fun way.
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The other reason you may want to use a hashtag is to showcase what you’re posting outside of your group of friends and family. If you are considering moving into the realm of social media influencer or blogger, then your goal on social media is likely to gain followers. Hashtags are perfect for this. Why? Because people can search and follow common hashtags. Even if you aren’t looking to make money out of your posts, it can be a whole lot of fun to see one of your posts gain likes and follows. A popular hashtag, like #puremichigan, will have many followers and would be perfect to use while showcasing photos of the beauty you see when traveling through Michigan. Others who have traveled through Michigan have used this same hashtag.
What Hashtags Should I Use?
Now that we have a basic understanding of what a hashtag is and why we want to use them, let’s talk specifically about travel hashtags and get on to the list of hashtags for you to use!
How Many Hashtags Should I Use?
It is entirely up to you how many hashtags you choose to use. Generally speaking, most social media channels allow a max of thirty hashtags per post. Somewhere between nine and eleven seems to be the magic number to gain the most followers if that is your goal. Each person chooses to use their hashtags for different reasons.
Popular Travel Hashtags for 2022
As of January 2022, here are the top popular Instagram hashtags for travel:
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And here are the Instagram travel hashtag runners-up!
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For Amazing Vacations
One of the best parts of a great vacation in this modern world is sharing your photos as you travel and enjoy the sights! Your friends and family can join in with you on your trip and see where you are each day. We’re never really disconnected in today’s world, are we? But even if you don’t communicate while on your trip, you may want to share photos after your trip. As we talked about above, a unique hashtag will point you and others to all of your common posts. Lucky for you, I have this great list of vacation-oriented travel hashtags! Feel free to mix and match your hashtags and even use these as a basis for creating your own.
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Amazing Scenery Photos
If you’re a photographer, and who isn’t these days with the high-quality cameras built right into our phones, you may want to begin using hashtags for your images. Enjoy these popular hashtags used among travelers and photographers in the industry. A great bonus here is that you might get you noticed by someone you admire in the field. It’s a bit of a longshot, but it can’t hurt!
Are you always on the road or do you make it a point to explore your local sights? Then use some of these common travel photography hashtags for you to use when showcasing your active, traveling lifestyle.
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Road Trips and Adventure Hashtags
Everyone loves a good road trip! At least, this roaming grandma does! Here are some fun hashtags travelers love to use for that perfect road trip!
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Funny Travel Hashtags
Some people use hashtags to include a mini message with their posts. A funny travel hashtag is just the thing to put a smile on your reader’s face. Use one of these for your next tongue-in-cheek post.
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For the Professional Traveler
If your profession allows you lots of travel opportunities, or if you are a travel blogger or photographer, check out any of these great choices for your Instagram posts. Travel photographers and bloggers use these hashtags for marketing and to gain followers.
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Wrapping It Up
Whether you travel for fun or work, and whether you post on social media for fun or work, you can benefit from a hashtag on your posts. After all, the sky is the limit when it comes to creating your hashtags. If you need a hashtag for something other than travel, you can use a site like THIS to give you ideas for just about any subject. These 150+ examples are just the beginning of the many, many, many options you can use when labeling your travel photos. Have fun! And if you have a favorite hashtag, please share it with me in my Facebook Group HERE or the comments below!