“THE TRIANGLE’S BEST”: Instagram Accounts, Part II

— June 2015 —

This is the sequel to the pilot post in our new series, “The Triangle’s Best.” In The Triangle’s Best: Instagram Accounts, Part I we covered some of the best Instagram accounts in Raleigh. Here, we’re showing everyone else some love, with some of the best in the rest of the Triangle.

In honor of summer being arguably the most Instagram-worthy time of the year around here, we’re breaking down some of CARY / DURHAM / CHAPEL HILL’s best Instagram accounts. These featured accounts are some of the best at not only keeping you up to date on general happenings around the entire Triangle, but also for being just plain awesome and fun-to-follow. Grab your phone and check these guys out!


Photo Credit: Instagram, @rdubaton

If you’re not already one of The Research Triangle Photo Relay’s 10,000+ followers, hop on board! It’s a unique, collaborative project where different locals hold the baton everyday to give you a glimpse into their everyday lives in the Triangle. You can even sign up to hold the baton yourself! Awesome concept, awesome photos, awesome people.


Calling all #TriFoodies again! Take a visual tour of the Triangle’s best eats — and don’t mind your stomach grumbling… you’ll get used to it. The account covers Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh, so they’re bound to cover the best spots in your neck of the woods at one point or another.


Photo Credit: bitandgrain.com

Although Bit + Grain technically “canvasses [all of] North Carolina and its neighbors, from mountain to sea, in search of exceptional stories,” its founders have roots in both Raleigh and Chapel Hill. Their Instagram gives followers a glimpse into some of the amazing stories featured on their website, all through gorgeous photos that truly capture the character of NC.


See the Triangle through the eyes of a long-time local who’s blog and beautiful photos reflect his passion for the area. Living vicariously through The Triangle Explorer’s photos make you feel like you’ve attended every community event, visited every new business and sampled every local food truck’s fare without leaving your house!


Photo Credit: sportslogos.net

Secretly (or not so secretly) disappointed that Charlotte gets all the glory of being home to North Carolina’s professional sports teams? Sulk no longer — Minor League Baseball’s Durham Bulls are right down the street, and their games are a blast! Follow the Bulls for awesome photos of Athletic Park, players & more.


Just like her name, @durhamfoodie is all about the cuisine scene in Bull City. Follow along for a firsthand look at some of the newest, oldest, most unique and hands down best spots to dine in Durham. This account has lots of local flavor that won’t disappoint.


Photo Credit: Twitter, @dukeu

Blue Devils unite here, with photos that showcase daily life at Duke University for faculty, students, alumni and more. Special posts once a week also feature special members of the community in what the account calls #WisdomWednesday, as part of their #DukeForward campaign.


“Dedicated to bringing you the very best of Durham,” @durhammag gives followers a comprehensive, virtual look at life around the city — reflecting features in the Magazine itself in addition to other daily happenings. Follow Durham’s growth firsthand seen through the eyes of experts.


Photo Credit: unc.edu

Tar Heel Nation and beyond will appreciate the beautiful scenes of this college campus and other UNC-centric photos all collected in one place. You might even enjoy your own 15 seconds of “insta-fame” — just hashtag your photo with #TARgram for a chance to have it featured!


This is your guide to Chapel Hill happenings — from food to events and other things to check off your to-do list around town. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, this Insta account makes keeping up with this Tar Heel town pretty fun.

Did we miss any of your favorites?? Check out Part I of this feature. Still don’t see it? Let us know! Tweet your heart out (@getstealz) — we’d love to hear from you!

When working on your own Insta-game around town, don’t forget to check the FREE Stealz mobile app for participating businesses nearby. Now you can earn points towards freebies & discounts just for sharing those Instagram photos through Stealz!