12 insta-travel pics take you from the shores of Lisbon to the pools Las Vegas & lakes of Quebec

Each week your travel-worthy Instagram photos inspire us to keep our passports up to date. From a lip-lock on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to a raft excursion in Alaska, the travel photos are from all over the queer map of the world.

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Check out these top Instagram travel posts of the week.

10. Mellow in Montréal

#me #boat #boatlife #canadagoose #mtlmoments #mtl #animallover Photos: @lazuro

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9. Whispers in Lisbon

8. Unforgettable Fort Lauderdale

Find your happy place in #FortLauderdale. 🌴🌴 #GreaterTogether

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7. Mediterranean make-out

6. Seaside lovers


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5. Breathtaking views in Croatia

4. Chilling out in Las Vegas

In this digital age, it’s so hard to tell what’s real and what’s not. More often than not, an image is captured in the perfect setting, devoid of any flaws. How ironic is it that we want to share the beauty in the world but refuse to include and acknowledge its imperfections. When did we become so obsessed with perpetuating flawless perceptions? I’m constantly reflecting on how I contribute to the digital space. My goal is to empower others to be themselves and be free, but sometimes I think… am I inspiring others or adding to their insecurities? My hope is the former. Here’s a little Spring/Summer inspo. The image doesn’t depict the sweat and struggle I went through to capture this shot. Maybe it’s time to share the process and challenges with you all. I don’t want to give you perfection, I want to give you authenticity. What do you’ll think? #DanielleACooper #ShesaGent #LibertyFairs #BrandTogether 📸 @josh.sobel

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3. Rafting in Alaska

2. Scuba diving in Fiji

I borrowed this speedo from @khasanb84 and never gave it back 😬✌🏼

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1. Secluded in Southeast Thailand

Heliophilia (noun): Desire to stay in the sun ☀️🔥 • Lo sapevate? Bene ora per alzata di mano, quanti di voi ne soffrono tremendamente come noi? ✋🏽✋🏽 Quest’estate sempre in compagnia del nostro partner in crime @goldenpointofficial #goldenpoint *ad • Ps: in questi giorni siamo in California 🌴seguiteci da vicino nelle storie! • • #turismothailandese #TATroma #kophangan #iamtb #beachwares #gaylove #gaytraveler #lgbtitalia #tannedskin #NeverStopExploring #MenWithExplore #couplegay #amazingthailand #thailandinsider #BeautifulMatters #Hoscos #gaycouple #gaytravel #gaycute #menwithstyle #gaystagram #gaylife #gayguys #gaytravels #WeLiveToExplore #gaytravelblog #DoYouTravel #gaysofinstagram

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