Beautiful Summer Travel Photos
For Jerrica Tan, summer vacation meant driving the Chapman’s Peak scenic route in South Africa—and she took us along for the ride, sharing a spectacular cliff-side photo on Instagram.
Travel + Leisure joined other Time Inc. publications (Food & Wine, LIFE, InStyle, Coastal Living, Southern Living, Essence, Health) in asking followers like @jerricantan to upload photos with the hashtag #howisummer. With more than 9,000 photos submitted in one July week, the callout was so successful that we decided to continue this campaign celebrating summer beyond Labor Day.
What do all of our followers have in common? They like to eat. Travelers got out of the kitchen and into the great outdoors to enjoy seasonal treats like ripe tomatoes, lobster rolls, and a rainbow of icy popsicles.
Follower @jplotzster had us panting for breath on the climb to the summit of Whiteface Mountain in New York’s Adirondacks—the view made it worth the trek. Others like @ldc56 had us ready to break free from our cubicles, grab our sunglasses, and catch the next plane to Santorini.
Summer may be almost over, but these beautiful #howisummer photos are inspiring us to look forward to next year and, of course, the next season, when we ask you to share your autumn photos. Hashtag to be determined—and no, it won’t be #howifall.
Ksamil Beach, Sarandë, Albania
Exploring the Albanian Riviera. #lifeisgood
Rockaway Beach, New York City
Fish tacos at the beach! @rockawaytaco #queens
Lavender lane. Valensole.
Fatehpur Sikri, India
This magnificent fortified ancient city is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
West Linn, OR
Dinner + breakfast + probably lunch at Kordell’s Produce.
Gorgeous limestone rock everywhere. #backpacker
Healey Lake, Ontario
Mommy daughter dock jumping competitions.
Extra crunch strawberry mascarpone tarts.
Was anyone tempted for a swim instead of starting the 12km #CinqueTerre hike? Monterosso is too beautiful to leave.
Nothing like a Wyoming hike.
Well worth the travel.
Lazy cabin days and magical summer nights.
Zion National Park, Utah
The best way to start your day is waking up to this view.
Laguna Beach, CA
Coastline view from the Montage Resort.
It’s Sunday. It’s gorgeous outside. Lobster roll time, friends. Lobster roll time.
Slowing down in #Dubrovnik.
Today’s picnic at the Luxembourg Gardens with treats from La Grande Epicerie.
Whiteface Mountain, NY
Lomani Island Resort, Fiji
#noedit #nofilter #justfiji
New York City
#Yoga in #bryantpark!
Enjoying this #howisummer moment.
Paletas for days at Mateo’s Ice Cream and Fruit Bars.
South Beach, Miami
#Sunrise over the South of Fifth.
The most special, most romantic hotel on the Amalfi Coast? Le Sirenuse—an unbeatable oasis of peace and silence with a breathtaking view.
Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town
One of the most beautiful roads in the world: It is affectionately known as “Chappies” and winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast of the southwestern tip of South Africa.
I can stay here all day long. #sulubanbeach #paradise
Favorite beach in Bali, just had to come back again.
Zion National Park, Utah
Beautiful hike upriver through The Narrows.
Rio de Janeiro
Waiting for the right wave, Ipanema, #Brazil