But beyond giving you a reason to daydream while you’re stuck in the office, social media has had a very real effect on the number of visitors making their way to the most ‘grammable locations.
Travel booking company Globehunters recently conducted a study using Instagram hashtags to find the most shared attractions in North and South America.
There are few surprises, but there’s still plenty there to get you thinking about your next vacation.
The list encompasses some of the most-visited locations, serving as a list of travel inspiration (or, for those that prefer to travel off the beaten path, a list of destinations to avoid).
The study compared a long list of tourist attractions with hashtags on Instagram to find which locations had the most posts.
There’s something about seeing characters and stories come to life that must inspire Instagram photos.