(CNN) — Already seething with envy over travel bloggers who make a career out of being on permanent vacation? Best look away now.
These social-media savvy sightseers are now clocking up so much online clout along with their air miles that annual Rich List compiler Forbes is taking notice.
But, says Forbes, these are the people many turn to for fantastic images of travel destinations, tips and more. Here are the travelers making the list in 2017:
10. Kate McCulley (United States).
Her lifestyle is aspirational, but still seems attainable. McCulley demonstrates to women that they can — and should — travel solo.
9. Chris Burkard (United States)
When someone’s traveled to Iceland 28 times, you know they mean business.
Burkard’s trips to Iceland aim to raise awareness for protecting the country’s river systems.
8. Johnny Jet (United States)
Johnny Jet used to be scared of flying, now he travels the world.
Courtesy Johnny Jet
“I was fortunate because I got started so early,” Jet — real name John DiScala, says. “I started my newsletter right when email was getting big”.
CNN asked Jet what he thought the next big tech platform would be:
“Pinterest is going to take off,” Jet says. “Pinterest drives traffic. People use Pinterest to plan, whereas everyone uses the others to share what they are doing now.”
7. Louis Cole (UK)
Alongside these quick glimpses into his jet-setting life, Cole also has several longer film projects on the go, including “Beyond Borders — A Film Celebrating Unity,” which is he crowd funding via Kickstarter.
6. The Planet D (Canada)
The Planet D want to show you that anyone can travel, regardless of your background.
Courtesy Dave Bouskill
The fortysomething couple want to encourage everyone to go on adventures, regardless of their economic status or sporting ability.
Their motto? “Adventure is for everyone.”
“Our top tip for traveling is to hire a local guide,” The couple tell CNN.
“You’ll not only save a lot of money by cutting out the middle man but you’ll be supporting the local economy by putting the money directly into your guide’s hands. Plus, you’ll most likely come away with a friend for life and have a truly authentic travel experience.”
5. Damon and Jo (United States, Brazil)
Millennials Damon Dominique and Jo Franco met at college, bonded by a shared love of travel and learning new languages.
They’ve gone from broke students to internet sensations, thanks to their down-to-earth charm and adventurous spirits.
4. Eric Stoen — US
Eric Stoen is passionate about traveling with his kids.
Courtesy Eric Stoen
“I’m passionate about family travel, and in inspiring and encouraging people to take their kids everywhere,” Stoen tells CNN.
“The world is full of places that people don’t think about taking kids but that are actually remarkably kid-friendly — destinations where you can largely get away from other tourists and introduce your kids to new cultures, while still letting them be kids. I want to find those places!”
3. Murad and Nataly Osmann (Russia)
You can’t check #travel on Instagram without spotting photos of a woman leading a man through a stunning setting.
This trend started back in 2011 with Russian couple Murad and Nataly Osmann: Murad posted a photo of Nataly leading him through the streets of Barcelona and the image went viral.
A behind the scenes look at #FollowMeTo in action.
2. Kiersten Rich — (United States)
Kiersten Rich AKA The Blonde Abroad quit her job to travel.
Courtesy The Blonde Abroad
Stuck in an office job, Kiersten Rich realized the world of corporate finance wasn’t for her and jetted off to see the planet.
“Now that I’ve traveled to 60+ countries and built a multi-level business from my blog, I’m excited for what the future holds,” Rich tells CNN.
“It’s truly an honor to be featured by Forbes and to connect with so many people around the world.”
1. Brian Kelly — (United States)
Now he’s CEO of his own digital platform, helping others follow in his footsteps.