We’d wager that many of you are planning to hit up Europe at some point over the summer. If you’re not as of yet, stay tuned, as we’re currently working on the best trips you can plan last minute. In the meantime, we thought you might want some Instagram inspiration in advance of your travels, since we all know that the most compelling reason for doing anything in 2017 is the potential photo-op. To help us figure out where we should focus our attention while overseas this summer, we asked our globetrotting friend Olivia Lopez, founder of Bon Weekender and Lust for Life, for her favorite spots to photograph in all of Europe. Here, her top five.
Oliva Lopez's Instagram Guide To Europe
Home to grand architecture and palatial gardens, Paris is a city that is a visual feast. There's never a shortage of images to capture, from the gilded brasseries to the inspiring street style to the views of the Eiffel Tower.
This Portuguese coastal town is home to many local artists and artisans, and the streets are lined with baroque tile and beautifully textured walls.
South Of France
The South of France has a certain light that makes it easy to craft a picture-perfect Instagram. The rolling hills, farmhouses and vineyards that dot the landscape offer a postcard scene around every bend.
This colorful coastal town on the Amalfi Coast is a bucket-list destination for anyone seeking a beachfront getaway with the most incredible backdrop.
El Born, Spain
This vibrant area in Barcelona is packed with beautiful restaurants designed by some of Europe's most esteemed architects. It's also home to many of the city's best tapas bars. The narrow alleyways are perfect for chasing slants of light in between cava breaks.