Let’s face it, most of our daily lives are just not interesting enough to warrant flocks of followers anticipating our every post but here are some Newport Instagramers whose feeds are much cooler than yours.

*Editor’s Note: Although Instagram users like @DscvrNewport and @IgersNewport are fun to follow, we tried to include Newport users that post their own content.

1. @jessannkirby: This young lady pairs the most divine ensembles with even better backgrounds, and we guarantee you’ll be able to recognize the landmarks. She may be the closest thing we have to an on-island style guru.

On the run… // ? @craigsmackay // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/1DGFP #liketkit #newport #summer

A photo posted by Jess | PROSECCO & PLAID (@jessannkirby) on

  2. @Missionnpt: Maybe it’s the fact that they post photos of burgers and dogs so regularly or maybe it’s the way that they tie it all back to the surf community, but no matter what, they’ll fill your daily quota of Newport cool. And when they toss up a pic or two of those adorable TSK/Mission babies, it’ll really make your heart swell.  

Somebody’s #Summer day was perfect ? That is all. A photo posted by MISSION (@missionnpt) on

3. @Forty1North: Because it’s summer all year round over there and you’ll be daydreaming about a dockside Newport Mule right when you see their photos. They straddle that divine line between on-the-water and make-your-mouth-water pictures. And they’ll give you some great ideas as to where to park your yacht next Memorial Day weekend.

Forty 1 North | Aerial View

A photo posted by Forty 1 North Resort & Marina (@forty1north) on

  4. @IYRSedu: Because you’ve always wondered what ACTUALLY goes on inside on the day to day. Here lies the skeletons of ships yet to sail, all for your daily viewing pleasure.  

Campus is open of the summer, stop by for a visit. #IYRS A photo posted by IYRSedu (@iyrsedu) on

5. @LemonAndLine: What’s not to love when their local and their motto is “Sail More, Work Less”?

    NEXT PAGE   Who are your favorite Newport Instagramers To Follow? Let us know below! 6. @MaciaPhotography: Morgan Macia is a local photographer, and a key part of the What’sUpNewp crew as one of our photographers. Morgan may be obsessed with nature and weather, but little does he know that we’re obsessed, fascinated, and in love with his amazing photos.  

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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