Many of us are guilty of taking a few too many photos to capture the perfect picture for social media, or to let our food become somewhat cold in anticipation of the best lighting.
But new research has shown that some Britons lift their Instagram obsession to a higher level, with 30 percent saying they have visited a place to take a picture.
The fixation with capturing the perfect shot even led to the planning of a number of women around Instagram – 53 percent of Away Resorts' respondents claiming that posts on social media from others influenced the choice of journey.
Especially bloggers and influencers are doing everything they can to beat their competitors, while some admit that they have traveled hundreds of miles to take a picture.
Sophie Davis, an influencer living in Milton Keynes, said she traveled all the way to Paris last year for a weekend of & # 39; content creation & # 39; with her best friend
While she took photos of the Eiffel Tower and Annabel's – a tea house that gained popularity because the interior is particularly & # 39; Instagram easy & # 39; is
SOPHIE DAVIS: PAY £ 300 ON A JOURNEY TO PARIS TO GET PHOTO & # 39; S
Sophie Davis, an influencer living in Milton Keynes, told Femail that she and her best friend traveled to Paris last year with the sole purpose of & # 39; content creation & # 39 ;.
While she was there, she took photos at the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Angelica's – a tea house that became popular because the interior particular & # 39; Instagram easily & # 39; is – to be placed on her blog Sophie's Suitcase.
Although she has traveled almost 350 miles to go to the city of love to make photos and spend £ 300, Sophie claims she can still live in the moment.
She said: "I believe it can be a pleasure to visit if you do not drop the phone or camera after taking the perfect picture.
She said: & # 39; If you can immerse yourself completely in a place and be present in the moment, and capture that iconic picture, then it should not take away too much pleasure from your travels & # 39;
& # 39; If you can immerse yourself completely in a place and be present in the moment, and capture that iconic picture, it should not take away too much of your journeys. & # 39;
Two years ago, the influencer, which has more than 11,000 followers, traveled 220 miles for a day trip to Hadrian's wall just because they had an "outer Instagram photo & # 39; wanted to.
Sophie, who works as a PR manager, added: "I believe it's a positive thing for bloggers to visit places with the intention of" showing it ".
I love famous sights in the United Kingdom and abroad to make great photos to share with my followers, and I recognize that it is now the area of blogging.
Als As an influencer, I share great photos to engage and grow my audience, so I am guilty of visiting certain locations over the years to take a good photo. # 39;
Two years ago she also made a day trip to Hadrian's wall – about 220 miles away – to get what she described as an "outer Instagram photo."
KATYA JACKSON: MADE A DETECTION OF 50 MILES ONLY TO GET A PHOTO
Katya Jackson, a travel photographer originally from Russia but currently living in London, is also guilty of visiting locations purely for content for her blog.
Earlier this year, they took a detour of 50 miles from Yeovil just to take a moment from the top of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, a spot made famous from the classic 70's Hovis ad.
Her desire to get the perfect picture with the right lighting, composition and weather conditions even led her to say that sometimes traveling to a place feels more like a job than as a tourist & # 39 ;.
Katya Jackson, a travel photographer originally from Russia but currently living in London, is also guilty of visiting locations purely for content for her blog
Earlier this year, Katya Jackson made a 50-mile detour to take this picture at the top of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury
Photographer Katya believes that Instagram-related visits are a good thing because tourists support local businesses. Pictured: Staithes in North Yorkshire
She thinks, however, that her Instagram snaps can have a positive effect on local tourism.
"I think that some remote and under promoted destinations in the UK can only benefit from an influencer who places a photo and shows it to the world," she explained.
& # 39; Often, tourists only visit the first places that appear in the guide or the classic locations known to all British visitors, rather than exploring less visited areas themselves. & # 39;
After taking all the photos that she needs, Katya then checks out shops, places of interest and cafes in the area to make sure she still enjoys her visit.
Katya added that tourists like herself bring business to some of the UK's visited locations, and that Instagram posts can encourage people to take a staycation.
She said: "Most people regard holidays as overseas trips only, but I think there is so much to discover and discover here at home in the UK. & # 39;
Katya said that traveling around to make photos for Instagram is a way to discover and discover what's being offered in the UK, rather than thinking that vacation is all about overseas travel. On the photo: Caravanserai in Leeds
VICTORIA BREWOOD: WAIT WITH HOUR TO GET PERFECT SHOT
Victoria Brewood, originally from Manchester, admits places to visit in New York, where she lives for the perfect photo.
Recently she visited the Top of the Rock and spent almost an hour waiting for the crowd to spread to take a picture with only her in it.
She added: & # 39; When it comes to traveling, I usually go to new countries or places because I was sent to work or because I always wanted to visit the place.
& # 39; The prospect of getting a great picture is, however, an incentive. For example, I had seen so many Cape Town photos on my Instagram feed, so I was inspired to go there. & # 39;
What concerns me, however, is when I see people who are just visiting for a photo, without real appreciation for the destination and the location.
& # 39; Are people really discovering a place, or are they only posing for Instagram and then & # 39; on to the next & # 39; It makes me sad that life in this sense has become somewhat superficial. & # 39;
Victoria Brewood, a full-time travel blogger from Manchester who now lives in New York, goes around her adopted city looking for good places for Instagram snapshots
Recently, Victoria visited the Top of the Rock in New York and waited almost an hour for the crowds to spread, so that she could get this incredible picture of her standing alone looking at the view
She was inspired to visit Cape Town (photo: Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa) after seeing incredible photo's on Instagram
MONICA STOTT: BECOMES A DARED EVIL FOR INSTAGRAM
Monica Stott, 31, a Chester blogger who leads The Travel Hack, went swimming in Finland last year, something she would never have tried if she was not a blogger.
She said: & # 39; If I am honest, I would not have done it if it was not for Instagram, but I am so glad I did it.
& # 39; It was such an incredible experience and I needed a little push to really get into the water and the thought of a good performing Instagram photo was the push I needed! & # 39;
Monica also thinks that Instagram can be fantastic for small businesses by enabling them to reach a large audience with a limited budget.
Some people take things too far, worry about getting the perfect picture for their grid or wearing inappropriate clothing, just so that it looks good for their photo, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; It can ruin the whole experience, but you do not have to leave it! This is my job and even if I do not take it too seriously, I stop enjoying. & # 39;
The Travel Hack blogger Monica Stott from Chester has admitted that she did things for Instagram
Last year, when she was in Finland, she went ice cold. She said: & # 39; If I am honest, I would not have done it if it was not for Instagram, but I am so glad I did it. It was such an incredible experience and I needed a little push to really get into the water & # 39;
She does not let her work impede her joy in visiting a new place – despite her being a full-time job. Pictured: Cinque Terre