A great picture of a faraway place can inspire you to plan a vacation there. However, with the rise of Instagram and its “influencers,” often sponsored by tourism boards, more people flock to those beautiful places than ever before. Luckily, these everyday tourists also take pictures and post them on Instagram. Both pictures here were taken at Terme Di Saturnia in Manciano, Italy.
The best images are carefully staged and framed, taken at 6AM, or possibly on a day when the public doesn’t have access to the site. So, before you get all excited about an inspiring getaway, check out what other people have posted about your potential destination. There likely is a good supply of more realistic pictures you could check out. And check out 10 Tourist Sights Around The World On Instagram Versus Reality at Buzzfeed.