These Instagram postcards will fuel your European wanderlust

These days, anybody traveling with a smartphone turns into an annoying oversharer, snapping a boatload of Instagrams that hardly feature the location and simply prove that person's not in an office (see: hot dog legs and posing with animals).

But Colorado-based illustrator Rachel Ryle thought up an original way to record her recent trip to Europe. Instead of just taking photos, Ryle drew her way through the continent, designing beautiful postcards for each destination and posting them to her Instagram account. They beat the hell out of selfies with monuments (and other tourists) in the background, that's for sure.

Check out Ryle's renderings of London, Italy, Iceland, Paris, and Germany, cleverly set against a photo of each destination represented,

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.