Couple Make Traveling Their Life And Earn A Living Out Of Traveling

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One couple has made traveling and blogging about it their life, while making a living out of it. Mancunian Jack Morris met and fell in love with Australian Lauren Bullen in 2016; ever since, they have been traveling around the world together and have amassed hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers. In turn, their social media influentiality have brought numerous brands and organizations who are ready to pay serious money for a sponsored shot to their doorstep.

Jack, who used to work as a carpet cleaner in Manchester before traveling and living out of his backpack between 2012 and 2016, and New South Wales native Lauren moved to Bali, Indonesia when they decided they wanted to live together. They now have more than 3,6 million Instagram followers combined and alternate between crisscrossing the globe and their Bali base.

Although they have been paid up to $12,000 per shot and say they wouldn’t work for less than $3,000, which allows them to do what they love most, they are adamant they never work for brands they wouldn’t wear themselves, or for organizations they wouldn’t help for free.

In a Q&A recently posted to his official website, DoYouTravel, Jack shared a few tips that helped propel him and Lauren to online fame.

“I edit all my photos in the same kind of style with my own lightroom presets,” Jack said. He reveals he never uses filters which in turn makes all his snaps have the similar feel and atmosphere to them. When planning his next photograph, Jack always takes into consideration how it would fit in with the rest of his portfolio. And crucially, he strongly recommends shooting one hour after sunrise, as even the busiest locations tend to be deserted at that time, while the natural light is usually ideal.

Their Instagram following started growing exponentially since they’ve been together. “’I think it was because it was mixing the photography up with Lauren and people enjoy seeing a couple,” Jack says

Village pups 🐶 I wish I could take them alll home with me! 💚

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Brands and tourism companies often pay them for sponsored posts, among them Disney, Royal Caribbean Cruises, AirBnB, Air New Zealand as well as various tourism boards

Jack, 26, was a carpet cleaner for 5 years before he left his native Manchester in 2012

Went for a dip in the best pool in Dubai 👐🏼 @visit.dubai #visitdubai #sp

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Lauren, 24, is a self-taught photographer from Australia, who goes by the alias Gypsea Lust

When in Rome.. 🍕🇮🇹

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Jack and Lauren met in Fiji last year and subsequently moved to Bali, Indonesia together

🐳✨🙌🏼 Ticked off Swimming with Whale Sharks✔️

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Though they’ve made the Indonesian island their home base, they travel to a new country at least once a month

You are my ☼ my ☾ & all my ✧’s

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The pair takes all of their own photos, using tripods and timer remotes when taking a picture together

Back where it all started ♥︎

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They’ve visited dozens of countries, and make enough money from their photo shoots to supplement the travels

Countries they’ve visited together include Fiji, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Italy, France, Turkey, Croatia, Morocco, New Zealand, USA, Hawaii, Mauritius, China, India, Dubai, Cambodia…

Daily routine in tropical paradise 🌴🍈

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“I don’t use any mobile apps or filters, I edit using Lightroom on my Macbook Pro,” Jack says

Can’t beat cruisin’ through the Maldives 🚲

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In the past, Lauren has turned down modeling offers by brands she wouldn’t wear privately, as she wants to keep things authentic

Best treehouse yet at @keemalaphuket 🍃

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Despite their rates sounding extravagant, Jack claims they’ve been told working with them is very affordable considering the size of their following; he also reveals to have done a lot of work pro bono in the past

No matter where I am in the world, I instantly feel balanced by the sea. @livelokai #livelokai

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The couple finds inspiration for their stunning shots through Pinterest, other Instagram users and word of mouth

Swinging over the jungle 🐒

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“I never really expected to find someone I could share this with,” Jack admits

Rooftop breakfast with the best view yet..A sky full of Balloons🎈

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“It is almost a dream. Being able to do what I want every day is nice.”

Secluded beaches becoming a daily thing ⚓︎🇵🇭

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