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Our Top 10 Travel Instagrams Last Week

10. Inspirational Architecture
Our Top 10 Travel Instagrams Last Week
Every week, the photos that pop up on Instagram tagged with #traveldeeper fuel our wanderlust even further. We’ve rounded up the top 10 images from @afarmedia’s feed last week—from India to Mexico—to inspire you and to help you plan your 2017 travel. Scroll through the slideshow for this week’s travel motivation.
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    10. Inspirational Architecture
    10. Inspirational Architecture
    Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi is said to have inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal. The complex, made of red sandstone and white marble, contains more than 100 tombs and eight side chambers that together are believed to symbolize the Islamic concept of paradise.

    Plan Your Trip: New Delhi


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    9. Travelers in Love
    9. Travelers in Love
    A quaint village like Corfe Castle in Dorset can seem even more beautiful when you wander the streets next to your partner in crime. Are you planning to travel with someone you love?

    Plan Your Trip: The AFAR Guide to Romantic Travel
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    8. A Gorgeous Getaway
    8. A Gorgeous Getaway
    On Friday we’re sailing straight into the weekend ahead. Where is your next relaxing escape?

    Plan Your Trip: The AFAR Guide to Getting Off the Grid
    Photo by @alexhula
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    7. Color Under the Sun
    7. Color Under the Sun
    We spent one day following photographer @annaalexia around colorful Tulum. “Anytime I’m somewhere really beautiful, I can’t sleep. It’s really easy to get jaded in the city that you live in because you’re used to your surroundings and it becomes harder to see the special nuances that inspire you to create things. That’s part of the beauty of travel and what I loved about Tulum so much—I was actually able to see again in a new environment. The entire trip really touched on all of the things that are big influences in my work: color, texture, shadow, and playing with light.”

    Plan Your Trip: Tulum
    Photo by @annaalexia
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    6. Art History
    6. Art History
    The Musée National Gustave Moreau was once the home of French Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau. Three years before his death in 1898, Moreau had his home converted into a museum. His apartment remains on the ground level but the other floors are filled with his sculptures, paintings, and sketches.

    Plan Your Trip: Paris

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    5. In the Detail
    5. In the Detail
    Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple is comprised of an estimated 33,000 sculptures and is believed to be around 2,500 years old. Have you been to this intricately detailed masterpiece?

    Plan Your Trip: India



    Photo by @nayatraveler
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    4. A Famous Neighborhood
    4. A Famous Neighborhood
    Notting Hill is one of London’s most famous districts and is filled with bookshops, cafés, and antique dealers. You can visit the famous blue door from the film Notting Hill in this neighborhood, but there are plenty of other colorful, eye-catching treats along the way.

    Plan Your Trip: London
    Photo by @yjcello
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    3. Difficult Decisions
    3. Difficult Decisions
    Deciding where to travel next is almost as difficult as picking which of these ice creams to eat (first). Which new destinations will you explore this year?

    Plan Your Trip: 21 Rapid-Fire Questions That’ll Determine Where You Should Go Next
    Photo by @jinchuferrer
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    2. Symmetrical Selfie
    2. Symmetrical Selfie
    We followed photographer @annaalexia around Tulum, where she found inspiration in everything from palm trees to ocean views and explored new ways to take selfies without a selfie stick. “I would set up my camera on a tripod and for this particular shot, asked someone walking by to hit the button a few times when I was standing in a certain spot. He hit the button too soon and immediately apologized profusely for the premature snap. Once I took at look at my camera, I realized how cool the photo was and explained to him that it was way better than I had imagined.”

    Plan Your Trip: Mexico
    Photo by @annaalexia
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    1. Reaching New Peaks
    1. Reaching New Peaks
    The mountainous peaks of Grand Teton National Park stand nearly 7,000 feet above the snowy valley floor where this bison grazes. We’re not sure which part of this image to marvel over first. Have you been to this incredible place?

    Plan Your Trip: The AFAR Guide to National Parks
    Photo by @packtography
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    What’s Next...
    What’s Next...
    Courtesy of Muros en Blanco/Facebook