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The 10 Best Travel Instagrams of Last Week

By Maggie Fuller


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The Dolomites, Italy

Photo by @sam.strickler

The Dolomites, Italy

From the mountains of Italy to the deserts of Chile

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Last week #traveldeeper and @afarmedia took an Instagram tour of Chile with some of the AFAR Media team from powder days on Volcán Villarrica to the beautiful pastel colors of the Atacama desert to getting up-close and personal with the iconic Moai statues on Easter Island. #traveldeeper also indulged it's inner design-nerd with the Pantone colors of Burano, learned that lettuce fields in Turkey are just as stunning as any Napa vineyard and dreamed of the Italian Dolomites with heads in the clouds (photo above by @sam-strickler). Check out the rest of the best below and don't forget to use #traveldeeper for a chance to be featured on @afarmedia next week! 

2. Burano Island, Venice, Italy

Fun game: stroll through the streets of Burano and match the houses to their Pantone colors.
Photo by @miss_disk #traveldeeper

3. Sintra, Portugal

We wish we were walking through the corridors of Monserrate Palace with @cc_cravinho#traveldeeper 

4. Rapa Nui, Chile

On Rapa Nui (Easter Island), editor @jenrunsworld explored the cave system that was forged thousands of years ago during the eruption of the Munga Hiva volcano, and was, at one point, even used as housing by the Rapa Nui people. #teamafar 

5. Hasköy, Izmir, Turkey

Nope, these gorgeous green fields aren't vineyards, they are rows of lettuce! 
Photo by @mdcilengir #traveldeeper

6. Rapa Nui, Chile

There are almost 900 of these iconic giant stone figures, or Moai, on Rapa Nui. Editor @jenrunsworld got up close and personal to the Moai, made by ancient cultures’ master craftsmen. #teamafar

7. Rapa Nui, Chile

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How many Moai can you spot in the background? Editor @jenrunsworldwent off-the-beaten path in Rapa Nui to find this otherworldly view. #teamafar

8. San Pedro de AtacamaChile

This shot is from Chile’s northern desert of San Pedro de Atacama, where brand manager @michaelatrimble visited the High Plateau of Salar de Tara, where flamingos, foxes and an abundance of native wildlife roam free. #teamafar

9. San Pedro de AtacamaChile

In Chile’s northern desert of San Pedro de Atacama, brand manager @michaelatrimble hiked through the Quebrada de Guatín, just in time to watch the sun set over the cactus valley. #teamafar

10. Volcan Villarrica, Chile

Powder day envy in Chile is real! Editor @jenrunsworld had the perfect day of skiing and snowboarding, post-snowfall at Volcán Villarrica.#teamafar

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