Jack Morris @doyoutravel has nearly three million Instagram followers, and it's not hard to understand why. Jack and his girlfriend Lauren spend their time doing what most people wish they could; travelling the world. Their Instagram feeds are full of the most gorgeous shots of exotic destinations, be it them chillaxing by a pool in Bali, or hanging out with some giraffes in Kenya. We spoke to Jack to find out what a day in the life of someone who holidays for a living is like.
How did you get started?
In 2012 I bought a spontaneous one-way flight out to Bangkok to backpack around South East Asia. There wasn't really a plan, I just wanted to experience new countries and cultures whilst having as much fun as possible. During that time I started to get into internet marketing and set up a small online company which helped me to stay on the road. I began documenting my travels on instagram purely for fun, it was never a business plan and was always just a way to share my creativity with the following I had. After a year of sharing content, brands started to contact me, and from there on become my full time career.
Where do you find inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my girlfriend Lauren @gypsea_lust as an 'influencer' too, we bounce off each other and do everything together.
How do you decide what to share and what to keep private?
Whilst everything I share is completely real and natural, it's only about 5% of my life. I try to share the highlights of the places I visit to keep a positive and inspiring vibe to my page.
Any tips and tricks?
I think it's important to make sure you're genuinely having fun, you're being original, and you're not doing anything for the wrong reasons.
What camera and editing software do you use?
I mainly use the Canon 5D MK4 and the Sony A7S MK2. I edit on Lightroom and sometimes photoshop if needed.
Tell us something no one knows about you
I used to clean carpets for a living before I took that one - way flight to Bangkok.
What’s been your favourite piece of work to date?
I took my girlfriend Lauren to Kenya for her birthday this year and stayed in a hotel where giraffes joined us for breakfast. This has been my favourite and most viral photo.
Best thing about being a creator?
The freedom to do whatever I want.
If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Don't worry too much about the future and not to focus on things you don't enjoy doing.