Nikolina Koevska

Someone I work with in radio once said to me “Famous people don't do what they do because they love what they are creating. Famous people just want to be famous.” When you really think about it that’s so true, right? Now we might not all be Beyoncé or Leonardo DiCaprio, but we’re pretty similar! We all craving that spotlight, that envy from others and approval from the people around us. This is getting too deep and analytical... What I'm trying to say it we all want to show off our lives! So when you're traveling why not show off everything around you? You earned your way there! Plus you probably spent way too much money on cute holiday outfits to let them go to waste!

The best way to capture your holiday and show it off to the world is a good Instagram post. Screw that, I mean a great Instagram post! There is nothing worse than seeing someone upload a terrible holiday shot of a half full cocktail on pile of sand where you can't even make out the destination or time of day. So what makes a great holiday Instagram post?

  1. Do your research.
    Before you go away note down some amazingly beautiful places you want to visit and snap up a pic. Instagram, the Covermore Blog, good old Google - there are so many places that can help you out with this. 
  2. Only focus on one thing at a time.
    Whether that is a building, backdrop, person or that fancy cocktail, don’t overcrowd the photo.
  3. YOU DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE IN THE PHOTO.
    It's not always about you. It's okay for a photo to show off the destination. Technically it still highlights your photo skills - so in some ways it is still always about you.

Now that we have those rules set out it's all about the destination. Byron Bay is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia. It's a 1 hour plane ride from Sydney and the same distance by car from the Gold Coast. It has the perfect mix of beach, township, culture and weather to make for some great Instagram shots! So grab a partner, sibling, friend, dad, dog... and pay it a visit so that you can really ramp up your Instagram love. 

Instagram Hot Spots of Byron Bay:

Main Beach

From one side of the beach to the other, this place in thriving with photo ops! If you happen to get as stunning of a day as I did then you'll be snapping away for hours.

TIP: Make sure you try to capture the sun rays in each photo to give it a little glimmer. 

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

The Top Shop

Aside from the amazing food, this little cafe is the perfect backdrop for a ‘summer chilling’ post. The cute service window on the side is a photographer’s dream and there’s the perfect little bench for you to pose on.

TIP: When it comes to any photo, always remember to wait until everyone is out of the photo before you take the snap. This cafe was so busy this day and you can't even tell in the picture - I may have also made my gf stop traffic on the road to get the right distance for the photo.

The Top Shop

Flamingo Motel

Well seriously, this retro 70's style motel sign is an Instagrammer's jackpot! The sign is turned on between 5-6pm every night so make sure you time your trip perfectly because once it gets too dark you can't quite capture the best picture and when it's too light... well what's the point!

Flamingo Motel

Golden Breed Surf Shop

WARNING: This is a dangerous trip through the shopping streets of Byron Bay that will result in you spending way more money then you should be.... but is so worth the pic! Golden Breed Surf Shop has propped up the back of their shop with a cool and vibrant backdrop perfect for a summer snap. With these bold colours your Instagram post, it will definitely stop your followers in their news feed tracks!

Golden Breed Surf Shop

 

Nikolina Koevska is a media obsessed 23-year-old who works in all areas of radio. She produces the Sydney Breakfast show Mike E and Emma, hosts her own Drive Program and is one half of the duo that is Adam and Nikolina for iHeartRadio. In the small amount of spare time she has she loves nothing more than devouring a good cheese board, having a few cranberry vodkas with friends and binge watching Jane the Virgin. Follow her adventures on Instagram @nikolinak or via her website.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and are meant as travel inspiration only. They do not reflect the opinions of Cover-More Insurance. You should always read the PDS available from your travel insurance provider to understand the limits, exclusions and conditions of your policy and to ensure any activities you undertake are covered by your policy.