A good way to get more followers on Instagram is to follow accounts which are similar to your own.
Not only will this hopefully get you a follow back, but will also attract some of their followers to follow you as well.
They will be interested in your content area as they are already following a similar account.
If you have an account on Instagram focusing on travel, North America or North American Travel, here are some of the best accounts to follow:
Everything from oil fields, churches and vast open space to breakfast tacos, the Mexican border, wildlife, and the world’s smallest and most remote Target store, are featured on this Texan account.
Run by photo editor Jasmine DeFoore, this account features a different Texan photographer every three days.
This type of account is a great find because if you are also focusing on Texas, you could bid to be the featured photographer, exposing your account to I Love Texas’s 74,300 followers.
An excellent way to get more followers!
If you focus on a different area of North America, look for accounts that offer similar opportunities but in your region of focus.
Many accounts list a branded hashtag in their bio for users to tag on photos they think are worth featuring.
When visiting New York City for the first time, it’s very easy to get lost in all of the tourist traps and never seen any of the ‘real’ city.
Humans of NY allows you insight into the people who live in New York City and make the city what it is today.
They feature a different human every day, be sure to tag them if you have an NYC story to share, and be exposed to their 8.6 million followers.
The Grand Canyon is arguably one of the most famous national parks in the world, and of course, it has its own Instagram account.
If the Grand Canyon isn’t Insta-worthy, what is? It mainly features photos of the natural landscapes, but sometimes includes people too.
Tag them with your Grand Canyon pictures to be considered for a feature.
The official account for tourism in the USA has to be included in this list.
You can follow more local tourism boards as well, depending on which part of North America your Instagram account focuses on.
This account includes all sorts of pictures from anywhere in the USA.
From camper vans on road trips, classic shots of the open road, surfers, beaches, burger kebabs, national parks, and cityscapes, Tag them and use one or all of their suggested hashtags to be featured #VisitTheUSA #UnitedStories #OutdoorsUSA #RoadTripUSA.
With so much delicious food to eat around North America, you could well have an Instagram account focusing solely on American cuisine.
There are so many different cultures influencing the menus here, so you’ll find a lot of Mexican and Latin American food mixed in with burgers, pizza and brunch, not forgetting gumbo, Creole and BBQ from the South.
The Chicago Food Authority focuses purely on food around the windy city, showcasing what a large variety there is.
Over 211,000 people follow this account and drool at the sumptuous photos of cakes, salads, burgers, soups, sandwiches, seafood, sundaes, donuts and, of course, the iconic Chicago deep-dish.
It’s perfect for those who want a guide to the city, focused around where to eat!
The bio gives an email address if you want to contact the owner of this account, or else you can tag them in your own photos to get their attention.
If they were to feature your content, it’d be reaching almost a quarter of a million users, and that doesn’t even count the Explore pages you’d be spotlighted on.
As you can see there are a multitude of ways you can run an Instagram account about North American travel.
You could focus on an individual city or place, all National Parks as well as just one, all big cities, food or the people of North America (or a specific place within North America).
You can also partner two niches as the Chicago Food Authority did – Chicago and food.
You could take something like fashion and team it with New York City, or adventure sports and national parks.
Focusing your account is a surefire way to get your more followers that stick around because you can ensure they’ll be interested in all of your content.
Following similar accounts will help cement you in this niche, and continue to get more followers on Instagram.