Every picture tells a story, especially when you’re travelling. The people you meet, the places you discover, the memories you create. But one group of guys from Chicago decided to delve deeper into the stories behind the images, and meet all the people they know through Instagram, in person.

“We live in a tech-saturated, disconnected world. But we wanted to show how Instagram contained a culture that was truly connecting on the platform,” said the guys from Neighbourhood Film Co. on their video that capture their journey travelling cross country, staying only with people they knew on Instagram and ‘meeting them for the first time in real life’.

Love the concept. As @KevinKuster says in the video, it’s like meeting your modern day penpal. Like reading beyond the headlines to see the real story that lies beneath, while making some great new friends along the way. Imagine designing a travel itinerary based on your favourite travel grammers and arranging to meet up.

Check out the video from Ricky Staub and the @neighbourhood team as they journey to discover a New Community.

New Community: An Instagram Story from Neighborhood Film Co. on Vimeo.

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A travel junkie and explorer, Anita has spent over a decade in Asia, the majority in and around Macau and Hong Kong. As an Australian living abroad Asia fascinated her, and combined with her love of writing, resulted in a very busy freelance journalism and copywriting career which saw her work published in loads of travel, lifestyle and business magazines and newspapers, all over the world. Anita also provided the narrative for a 220 page hardcover book chronicling the rise of Macau over the last ten years, through photography. She moved to Bali in Indonesia in 2009 and sits on her ‘coconut island’, sharing travel inspiration through words as Wego's Director of PR, and editor in chief. She’s known as the ‘word queen’ in the office and likes to laugh, a lot.

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