As the nights get longer and the mornings get darker, even the most fiercely proud North Easterner can’t be blamed for wishing they were somewhere else in the world.
These factors combined drive many people to book their next adventure abroad.
If you need some travel inspiration then wander over to Instagram to lust over where our local people are venturing to.
From Canada to Brazil these Toon travellers will show you the hottest destinations around the globe:
Newcastle-based social media manager and blogger Steph travels far and wide, sharing her experiences on Instagram. Her favorite place to travel is around the Amalfi Coast, particularly Sorrento.
Bespoke travel specialist Lisa Brady has a career most people could only dream of, but luckily she shares her experiences with her followers.
Lisa has recently enjoyed exploring the Algarve, Portugal and is looking forward to her upcoming trip to Thailand.
She is also organising The Chronicle Sunshine Fund’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu which you can sign up for here.
Geordie barber Danni has taken her career to the Rocky mountains in Canada.
Danni explained she now understands the phrase: ‘The mountains are calling, I must go.’
She said: “They have a certain kind of magic, I find that all my problems dissolve, realising just how small they are.
“You gain patience, gratitude and not to mention the amount of achievement you feel.”
So if this has peaked your interest then you can see plenty more luscious green national parks and clear blue glaciers on Danni’s page.
This Gateshead girl has a passion for food and travelling – and scrolling through her feed makes us both hungry and envious. If you want travel inspiration and food goals combined, then she is the one to follow.
Her favorite places to travel are Morocco and Indonesia, but having recently returned from a cycling adventure around the Croatian islands the ‘Geordie foodie’ recommends this country as a ‘top spot’.
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You’d struggle to find many places international jet setter Chris Envy hasn’t been on his Instagram page.
Working as crew for a reputable British airline, he has the opportunity to fly to many idyllic destinations. His favourite being Brazil.
Chris said: “The country, people, food and culture are all so vibrant.
“I spent two weeks travelling there and one highlight was definitely discovering the waterfalls in the countryside of central Brazil.”
Filmmaker James Alexander shares his love of America and vintage cars on his Instagram feed. His favorite place to visit is Joshua Tree, California.
James said: “My photography is inspired by the desert landscapes and the unreal sunsets you get almost every night in LA.”
This ‘Geordie digital nomad couple’ make you feel like you’re on an adventure with them when scrolling through their Insta. They have been travelling the world for the last five years and are currently in Tokyo, Japan.
If street art is your thing, then check out razzles travels as she brings world graffiti to the ‘gram. She loves exploring and ‘all things Japanese.’
Her colourful feed showcases magnificent architecture, art, landscapes and skylines that will make you green with envy.