Instagram Travel Thursday: Going Global as Finland is the First One to Join!

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#IGTravelThursday - uniting the global travel blogger community.

Going Global and the largest travel site of Finland joins in

We kicked of Instagram Travel Thursday, #IGTravelThursday, last week with 22 blog posts. Many more joined us on Instagram sharing travel photos with the #IGTravelThursday hashtag (a few pictures featured above!).

Several bloggers who write in a different language than English contacted us and wanted to join in and we got this idea of starting country/language-specific linkys hosted by smaller teams of 3-4 co-hosts in each country/region/language. Are you interested in co-hosting #IGTravelThursday in your language? Contact me or leave a comment in the post!

This week I am excited to announce that we partnered with Finland’s largest travel website and three of their bloggers, including our very own Satu Vänskä-Westgarth (ToDestinationUnknown on Instagram) with her Destination Unknown Finnish version, and with two other Rantapallo’s bloggers Nella with her blog Kaukokaipuu and Veera with her blog Running with Wild Horses. These ladies are well-known in Europe and Nella and Satu were just named as the top two travel bloggers in Finland by Cision. Veera is the most popular travel blogger in Finland writing about Asian destinations.

Nellahelsinki on Instagram

Follow our official co-host in Finland NellaHelsinki.

VeeraBianca travel blogger on Instagram #IGTravelThursday

Follow our official co-host in Finland VeeraBianca.

Rantapallofi at Instagram #IGTravelThursday

And welcome our official partner in Finland, to Instagram, they just joined recently.

Instagram Destination: Finland

As we welcome our Finnish bloggers, it’s only appropriate to feature a few Instagram pictures of Finland as well!

You can also search for travel photos from Finland with the hashtag #VisitFinland, and you can find Skimbaco team’s photos from Finland with #skimbacofinland.

Join the Instagram Travel Thursday Linky

Join us! Bloggers – add your blog post to the linky. Not a blogger? No problem. Join us at Instagram by using hashtag #igtravelthursday and share your travel photos. But sorry- no linking to Instagram images from the linky, just to blog posts.


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About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert, originally from Finland. Katja shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. She is a board member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, award-winning social media strategist, and a well-known speaker in the social media conferences. Katja has lived in four different countries, and seven states in the USA, and married to a helicopter pilot. Their three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.

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  1. Amazing idea! And very intereated in the first week, since I come from Finland myself. Keep up!

  2. Thanks for the link up. I’m following everyone on Instagram and look forward to reading your posts.

  3. Finland has always been at the tippy-top of my must-see list. I’m loving #IGTravelThursday. Thank you!!!

  4. More destinations added to the never-ending bucket list of places to go, even if only vicariously via Instagram.

  5. One more place to add to my list :) And yay for going global! It goes to show how important the photographic aspect of travel is to people to capture their experiences.

  6. I love all the new instagram followers I get to check out with this link up! Brilliant.

  7. What a beautiful thing to join with new friends around the world to share inspiring images of travel!

  8. Ok, that photo by ToDestinationUnknown makes me want to go to Finland. Gorgeous. Just want #IGTravelThursday is all about!

  9. This is great. Very exciting.

  10. This is pure geniusness! Thank you Katja and Satu for taking me in as one of the hosts in Finland. Love to be in this crew!

  11. It’s great to see other countries joining in, so there are even more cool stories to read!

  12. Satu Vänskä-Westgarth :

    I’m super excited to be taking this happening to Finland, and it seems we have a super excited crew there ready to join in! Thanks for creating this opportunity for all of us, Katja.


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