One beautiful thing about life in 2016? Traveling the world and sharing gorgeous photos on Instagram is now a career path for some people. The five travelers featured below have become travel bloggers, influencers and experts in globe-trotting. Whether it's showcasing a tourist destination or providing sponsored content for brands, these adventurers often have a professional purpose for journeying to faraway paradises.
Brands flock to these social-media savvy travelers as their reach on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even Tumblr grows to five or six figures. In addition to sharing breathtaking photos, they dish out travel tips that can help save money, time or even lives—Kate McCulley shared a cautionary tale of a boat trip in Indonesia without proper life jackets or lifeboats that ended in a shipwreck.