FEMALE INSTAGRAMMERS THAT INSPIRE US

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FEMALE INSTAGRAMMERS THAT INSPIRE US

Inspiration is everywhere. We find it in the nature surrounding us, in interesting buildings, and even in the coffee art in our morning cappuccino. Instagram, in particular, is a platform where we continue to find inspiration, and we love finding new kick-ass boss babes to follow and be inspired by! 

We'd love to hear about who inspires you, so if you leave your favourite Instagram accounts in a comment below we'll be so happy! You can also leave your own, we'd love to check it out! 

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5 Female Instagram babes that inspire us

@saltyluxe

Sarah is an Australian boss babe with such a fun and inspiring feed! Think pretty colours, tropical vibes and lots of positivity! Her bio says it all: you have come to "A place to inspire the WANDERLUST in you!"

Her photos are fun and inspiring, and we know you will love them as much as we do. Now who else wants to book a ticket somewhere warm?

@lisahomsy

Lisa is the epitome of positive and approachable, and one quick look at her relatable stories can tell you that. In addition to this, she has some killer photography skills (and the engagement to match). She has so much fun creating her photos, and you can tell when you see the results!

This is definitely another account to follow for some major travel inspiration!

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@tracy_komlos

How can we make this list without including the incredible founder of Pangea Dreams? In addition to being a complete boss babe in running Pangea Dreams and bringing women together to learn and evolve all over the world, Tracy has her own inspiring Instagram account. 

On Tracy's feed you'll find plenty of travel inspiration, but also motivational quotes, tips and advice from the woman who created the Pangea Dreams community.

@samkat

Sam is one of the Pangea Dreams retreat hosts, and her photography classes have taught many of the Pangea Dreams alumni how to finally get their camera out of auto mode! She is passionate about photography, and it shows in her Instagram feed.

If you are looking for inspiration to travel, but also to really up your photography game - this is the account for you!

@mvandersluis

Mel travels to incredible destinations around the world, and we couldn't be happier that she brings her camera with her! Sharing her adventures through the beautiful images in her feed, she inspires her followers on the daily, us included.

Being the total bossbabe that she is, Mel is also the founder of By Melanie Audrey, her very own bracelet collection!

We hope you have found some inspiration in these accounts, and would love to hear if you have any to add to the list! Why not leave a comment with your favourite Instagrammers below?

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OUR FAVOURITE WAYS TO USE INSTAGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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OUR FAVOURITE WAYS TO USE INSTAGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Instagram is constantly throwing curveballs at us, with the ever changing algorithm and new features. Instagram Highlights is one of these features, and we dare say it is one of our favourites!

In this post we wanted to share with you our favourite ways to use Instagram Highlights to make the most of your stories!

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What are Instagram Highlights?

On Instagram, you can post stories throughout your day that will be available for anyone to see for 24 hours. After the 24 hours are passed, only you will be able to see your stories in your insights and analytics. However, Instagram Highlights are a way to ensure that your stories are available for much longer.

Your highlights are found on your Instagram profile, and you can customise them by changing their name and cover photo, and add whatever story you would like to it. The highlights can be anything from a collection of your #Outfitoftheday, dedicated to a specific destination or hotel, or simply a collection of stories from a great dinner out with your friends.

As you can see, there are loads of ways to use Instagram Highlights, and below we share our top 3!

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Our top 3 ways to use Instagram Highlights

1. Sharing our retreats

We LOVE sharing everything that goes on at our retreats, and Instagram Highlights lets us save all the stories from the retreats so you can watch them over and over again! Almost all of our Puerto Vallarta retreat happenings is to be found in the PV highlight (all though we always leave some secrets for only the alumni to know), and we can't wait to continue doing this!

You'll find that all our upcoming retreats will be saved on our profile, so you can get all your questions answered and not miss out on the fun!

2. Making sure people are up to date with our blog posts

We publish blog posts on here once a week, but sometimes it's tricky to remember to check in. Naturally, we share them on our Instagram stories, and then we can save them in the 'Blog' highlight! That way, when a new followers comes along and wants to learn more from us, or get more information about any of the retreats, they can simply go through the blog highlight and swipe up anytime something is of interest! It's so convenient, and it keeps our blog posts evergreen!

If you have a blog, make sure to use this to your advantage as well. Create a highlight related to your blog, and save all stories there that promote your blog posts! If you have a business account on Instagram, you'll be able to use the Swipe Up feature once you hit 10k, and you can start driving some serious traffic from Instagram!

3. Making sure our followers can easily get the information they need

Last, but not least, we always make sure that we have information about our upcoming retreats and line-up in our Instagram Highlights. We know that many people don't always have the time to visit our website or reach out to ask for information, so we have made sure that this is clearly available in our stories!

Once our 2019 retreats are launched (sign up to our email list to be the first to know!), this will also be a highlight on our Instagram profile, where you can find everything you want to know!

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Shaunie's Experience - Puerto Vallarta 2018

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Shaunie's Experience - Puerto Vallarta 2018

Shaunie from @shaunieandthecity shares her experience of the Puerto Vallarta retreat in May 2018!

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Why did you decide to join us on a retreat? What excited you most about the retreat?

I first learned about the Pangea Dreams retreat because I follow Lisa Homsy on Instagram. I saw her stories when she was hosting the retreat in Tulum and was really intrigued by what was going on. I tuned into a live lightroom workshop she instructed and at the time it seemed like algebra. (Truthfully I love algebra - always trying to solve my ex and find out y - haha jk) I decided to follow Pangea Dreams on Instagram to learn more about the retreats. I then stalked their website and alumni because I wanted to see if their alumni had advanced since attending the retreat. At the time I probably had about 3K followers and was really starting out and it felt really lonely honestly because everything was self taught mostly and I was completely in the dark. With everything from editing to posing to collabing. When I say collabing I actually mean with other girls on instagram. I knew no one else doing this. And, I also kind of felt super worried that my friends thought I was super into myself for even doing this. I really wished there was like an Instagram girl collaboration dating app. Like “hey wanna go out and take photos of each other?” Because I would see Mel & Lisa, Lisa & Aggie and Aggie and Christine, and I would think I want to do that! I actually don’t want to be in pictures by myself all the time. So, I continued watching and following Pangea Dreams on Instagram wondering if this was what I needed. My friend Amy has a huge following on Instagram and recommended Pangea Dreams, so that sealed the deal for me. I was seriously considering it and that referral was what I needed to pull the trigger. The things that most excited me was meeting other girls that were like-minded and trying to achieve the same goals as me.

What top 3 things did you learn while on the retreat?

I would say my biggest takeaways were learning to use my camera in manual, reaching out to brands and different income strategies.

How did your life change after the retreat?

So, I personally believe in the law of attraction. During the Pangea Dreams retreat I kept thinking I DO NOT want to go back to my 9-5. I worked all the time in a corporate job where I felt exhausted. The day I came back to my 9-5 they let me go. And that might sound super scary and some people aren’t ready for it and I had a second where I wasn’t sure if I was ready for it. But since that day I have been working on my instagram, collaborating with other girls in NY and reaching out to brands. I feel happy and free for the first time in years.

Would you recommend the retreat to a friend or someone who is interested in joining us on a retreat?

Yes! I already have and have a friend going to the next Bali retreat a couple others thinking about it.

What was a highlight from your trip?

I’d say my roomie Dom was my highlight. I came there to meet like-minded women and Dom and I just connected. We would shoot all day into the night when everyone else was done. Neither one of us ever got tired of shooting and we just vibed on our goals.

How has your blog or Instagram grown since the retreat?

I haven’t been back from the retreat for a month yet and my following has grown 3.5K!

Did the retreat live up to your expectations? 

Yes, it was exactly what I needed to take me to that next level.

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Katie's Experience - Puerto Vallarta 2018

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Katie's Experience - Puerto Vallarta 2018

Katie from @just_chasingsunsets shares her experience of the Puerto Vallarta retreat in May 2018!

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Why did you decide to join us on a retreat? What excited you most about the retreat?

I stumbled upon Pange Dreams’ Instagram account about a year ago, and loved the content they were creating, so I started to follow them. As I did, I noticed they had retreats, yet as I was still working full-time, none of the retreat times fit in with my work schedule, so I just continued following along, wishing I could be a fly on the wall at one of the retreats. Then, I quit my job, decided to become a travel blogger, and decided it was time to attend a retreat. The timing worked out perfectly as I was already going to be in Mexico on that part of my travels! I was excited to finally see the behind the scenes of these women in action and learn how they monetized social media platforms to make traveling a sustainable lifestyle.

What top 3 things did you learn while on the retreat?

I learned how to build a media kit, how to reach out to hotels and brands, and most importantly that I already had all the tools - I just needed to use them.

How did your life change after the retreat?

When I returned from the retreat two weeks ago, I felt a focus and drive in my business that I never had before. Since then, I’ve developed and have started marketing an eBook and traveled to Cuba with a girl I met on retreat. The biggest thing for me, is that I feel connected to my purpose and I believe that I can accomplish my goals. It may not happen overnight, but I know that if I keep showing up daily, producing valuable content for my readers, and stretching myself creatively, I will get there!

What was a highlight from your trip?

The women on this retreat are amazing. I loved connecting with business women and seeing how their minds worked. I developed friendships with them that are lasting long after this retreat.

How has your blog or Instagram grown since the retreat?

I feel much more confident with Instagram now and I have noticed a steady increase in my engagement since I’ve returned from the retreat. My feed looks much more cohesive, and I have a clear message for my followers.

How did it feel to be surrounded by other likeminded women? How did that motivate you?

Since I quit my job to solo travel, I have felt a bit like I’m on an island. Many of my friends are starting families as I take my life in an unconventional direction, on top of that I am building my own business. While my friends and family are incredibly supportive, at times I feel like it would be nice to talk strategy with someone who is in the same field. I’m so glad that I have found that community in the ladies who attended Pangea!

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Jamie's Experience - Puerto Vallarta 2018

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Jamie's Experience - Puerto Vallarta 2018

Jamie from @theblondetravelsx0 shares her experience of the Puerto Vallarta retreat in May 2018!

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Why did you decide to join us on a retreat? What excited you most about the retreat?

I was interested in learning how to elevate my level of photography to have the ability to take my instagram account to the next level so I could turn it into a business.

What top 3 things did you learn while on the retreat?

1.    How to pose in photos more naturally

2.    How to build a media kit

3.    Passive income strategies

How did your life change after the retreat?

I felt more inspired after the retreat. I had hit a stagnant point in both my career and my instagram prior to attending the retreat. The retreat helped me lay out my goals and bring my motivation back to push myself even further.

Would you recommend the retreat to a friend or someone who is interested in joining us on a retreat?

Absolutely!

What was a highlight from your trip?

Being surrounded by like-minded women who are supportive and encouraging was the best part of the retreat. We all want each other to succeed and it is so empowering to have people cheering you on constantly and motivating you to turn your dreams into reality.

How has your blog or Instagram grown since the retreat?

My instagram has grown since the retreat. I am looking forward to achieving consistent growth by applying everything I learned on the retreat.

Did Pangea dreams set you up for success? What skills did you take away from the retreat?

I am still new to instagram as I have had my account for less than a year. I learned everything from how to pose in photos, how to drive engagement and most importantly, how to turn your instagram into a business. I am so excited to put everything I learned into action over the next few months!

Tell us about the photoshoots and content that was created while on the retreat!

The photo shoots were so much fun throughout the retreat. I learned how to pose in photos and how to convey my personality more in my photos. There was so much content creation throughout the week which is what I love!

How did it feel to be surrounded by other likeminded women? How did that motivate you?

The entire group of girls on my retreat were absolutely amazing. Everyone was so supportive and encouraging. We all wanted to help each other which is something you do not always come across. I learned so much from each of them and they inspired me to hit the ground running when I returned from the retreat.

Did the retreat live up to your expectations? 

Pangea Dreams exceeded my expectations. It was a great mix of learning, wellness and content creation in a beautiful destination with incredible people. I find myself missing being on the retreat often!

Is there anything you want to say to girls considering joining a retreat?

Don’t contemplate going….just GO! The learning and overall experience will benefit you in all areas of your life, not just instagram. It was one of the best decisions I made for myself.

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