12/28/2012 09:20 am ET Updated Jan 02, 2013

The Most Instagrammed Places 2012: West Coast Hot Spots Among Instagram Users Favorite Subjects

Instagram has hit the road.

The wildly popular photo sharing app has become the de facto vacation camera for users around the world, according to new data from the company, revealing that two of the 10 most frequently Instagrammed destinations are airports. Other tourist favorites like the Eiffel Tower, Disneyland and the Santa Monica Pier also make the list of the most popular spots to snap.

While many of the top 10 are on the West Coast, the two most popular places for Instagram users are, perhaps surprisingly, in Thailand. Curiously enough, one of them is a mall.

That aberration aside, Instagram is becoming something of an advertisement for world travel, a way for its users to celebrate their wanderers. Here is where they went in 2012.

The Most Instagrammed Places of 2012