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Airbnb’s most liked experiences on Instagram

Airbnb has revealed their most liked experiences on Instagram this year!

And seeing as social media is fast becoming the new guidebookit’s safe to say elements of this list will be high on any seasoned traveller’s radar.

And the pictures are #STUNNING!

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Travel Back to Porto’s Roots, Porto, Portugal

The most liked Experience on Airbnb’s Instagram account so far in 2018 was taken on a walk through Porto’s history with a historian born and raised in the city. After dedicating her life to heritage preservation of the city, Carlota now shares Porto’s unknown story with guests from around the world.

London Paddleboard Tour & SUP Yoga, London, UK

Many say there is no better way to see a city than to view it from its waters. Host Jennifer has been teaching SUP yoga before the trend caught fire, with her pug Clyde along for the ride no less.

Plastic Fishing, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Deep sea fishing photos are typical vacation photos on social media, but what about fishing for plastic? This image with a mission made waves on Instagram this year with a group helping make the canals of Amsterdam plastic-free.

Lynn Canyon Hiking and Photography, Vancouver, Canada

Taking her photography skills to new heights, Pat captured this gorgeous shot on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge in Vancouver. Host Nafees takes guests on a nature photography hike while giving tips to make everything from your Instagram to a DSLR shot look spectacular.

Explore the City’s Unseen Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand

Henry captured this shot on a hidden backroad during a tour of Bangkok’s less seen Chinatown, exposing guests to another culture through hidden temples and tucked away shops central to the Thai-Chinese immigrant community.

Chinatown Shop & Food Walk, Milan, Italy

Via Sarpi is the heart of Milan’s Chinatown, and host Antonella’s Experience. Join her in unearthing this unusual melting pot of Eastern and Occidental culture by having a taste of “Chinese ravioli” and visiting her favourite boutique hatmaker.

Hidden Hike in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The East Tabur trail feels otherworldly, and eons away from civilization, but is just mere miles from bustling Kuala Lumpur. Guests get to view both Mother Nature’s verdant creations and the city skyline from the summit of this prominent hill.

Sail to Historic Landmarks, New York City, NY

Taking in one of the world’s most vibrant metropolises from the water proves to be inspiring Instagram material. Host Matt feels that same inspiration and wonder each time he sets sail on NYC’s waterways, something he’s been doing for two decades.

A Classic Ride, Lisbon, Portugal

It’s hard to think of a better way to get your bearings in a new city than by cruising the streets with a local in their vintage car. Miguel bestows what not to miss, what to skip and local tips before making a pit stop at his favourite local bakery with a toast to his guests’ journeys through Lisbon.

Tapas Picnic, Barcelona, Spain

This is a photo of a group venturing to create and devour Spanish tapas like locals. Host Suzan takes her guests into the heart of the El Born district of Barcelona to get an authentic taste of the specialities of the city from charcuterie, to olives to conserves.



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