The Vacation Spots that None of Your Friends Have on Their Instagram
Vacation photos are some of the best that Instagram has to offer. Showing exotic locations and exciting activities, scrolling through someone’s vacay snaps gives us a chance to dream.
When it comes time to plan your own vacation, maybe you’re looking for something out-of-the-ordinary. Check out these spots that you’ve never seen in your friends’ feeds.
This Windmill House in Amsterdam
Maybe some of your friends have been to a windmill, but have any of them ever stayed in a windmill? Only a few miles from Amsterdam, you can do just that.
This 1874 windmill has been converted into a cozy place to stay. The inside is as charming as the outside, so you’ll have no lack of grams.
This Pyramid Cottage in Iceland
Iceland has a lot of cool spots, from hot springs to mountains to waterfalls to black sand beaches. But everyone in Iceland takes cool photos while they’re there – yawn.
To stand out from the crowd, why not rent this pyramid cottage? With its beautiful mountain backdrop, you’ll be the envy of all your friends.
This Spaceship House in Wales
Almost every kid, at one point, dreams about being an astronaut. Now you can feed that inner child.
Go to Wales and stay in this “intergalactic glamping pod.” Straight out of a 1950s sci-fi set, it even comes with its own lawn robot.
This Earthship House in New Mexico
If space isn’t your thing and you’re looking for something a little more “down to earth”, try an earthship house. Earthships are sustainable homes that are designed to be off-the-grid.
This earthship recycles rainwater and generates its own electricity with solar panels. It’s as environmentally-friendly as it is Instagram-friendly.
This Shipping Container Home in North Carolina
Shipping container homes have been gaining popularity. There are lots of reasons why – efficient use of small space, affordable home building – but you can’t discount that one factor that helps promote them is how photogenic they can be when done well.
Take this beach home in North Carolina. With that cheery blue exterior and cute patio, can you imagine how you’d look in those chairs with a cocktail in hand and the Juno filter?
This Treehouse in Bali
So you want to do a tropical vacation, but you don’t want it to just be the same old photos of your feet and the ocean, or a frozen drink with an umbrella. It can be hard to stand out in the beach crowd.
For something truly different, try this treehouse in Bali. Yeah, you’re steps from the beach, so you can have your relaxing time, but you can also get a great shot of yourself on that four-poster bed and be confident that no one in your feed has seen anything quite like it.
This Dragon House in England
Some places capture an air of the magical, the mystical. A sunset at the right moment. A forest in the fog.
This dragon house in England has that feeling in every corner. The dragon on the chimney, the temple in the yard, the library, the Rajasthani doors – there is no end of places to take a picture that captures an air of magic.
This Apartment Building in Japan
In post-war Japan, a movement emerged known as metabolism. The idea was to combine the megastructures and fuse it together with an inspiration of organic growth.
If you’re an architecture lover and your feed shows it, stay at the Nakagin Capsule Tower. Built in 1972, it’s a prime example of metabolism.
This Architectural Wonder in Spain
Speaking of architecture, if you’re a fan, you might know the work of Ricardo Bofill. This Spanish architect is world-renowned for his striking structures.
You can even stay at one of them, La Muralla Roja. This breathtaking building is the perfect place to catch a cool snap.
This Cube House in Rotterdam
Rotterdam is no stranger to historical architecture that defines its cityscape. Cube houses were designed by Piet Blom as a way to maximize indoor space, and you can find them dotting an entire street.
You can even stay at one of these iconic cube homes. The way the cubes create lines on the inside is just as interesting as the photos you’ll get of the outside.
This Covered Wagon on a Cattle Ranch
The romance of the Wild West appeals just as much today as it ever did. You can head on out to Death Valley and spend your time on a ranch and fulfill your cowboy fantasies.
To complete the experience, stay in a covered wagon. It’s just like pioneer times, only with better food and minus dysentery.
This Dome House in Joshua Tree
If you like the desert but are looking for a different feel, head on over to Joshua Tree in California. It’s named for the distinctive trees that dot its landscape.
Not only will you get a good shot of the trees, but you can include a stunning home if you stay at this dome house. It has plenty of picturesque spots.
This Train Caboose in North Carolina
Another of America’s romantic eras is the early days of train travel. With sleeping cars and glamorous dining cars, mention old trains, and a vivid image immediately comes to mind.
Make it an actual image by staying in this converted 1926 train caboose. It’s even sitting on a tiny track.
This Igloo in Finland
If you have ‘seeing the Northern Lights’ on your bucket list, you’re going to want to make it as memorable as possible. Not just any spot will do.
With that in mind, you might want to check out this igloo. With actual beds inside, it will make a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, with some truly unique photos.
15. This Tent Where You Can See Giraffes
Many countries in Africa offer safari experiences where you can take in the local wildlife. South Africa lets you actually stay near the wildlife.
From this zebra tent, you’ll get a chance to live among the animals. Located on a game reserve, you might see giraffes, zebra, and even wildebeest.
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