travel accounts are designed to incite awe and envy, and there’s no better proof of this than one run by a couple who makes a living by literally living the wanderlust dream.
Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen — he’s 26 and she’s 24 — are two jetsetters with a flair for photography. They met in March 2016 while on a job together in Fiji, and have been traveling, photographing and making big bucks from their rendezvous ever since. (They reportedly won’t accept less than $3,000 per post.)
The couple now live in a house in Bali, but are almost constantly traveling. Morris (who’s from England) has 2.1 million followers and and Bullen (who’s from Australia) has 1.3 million followers. Their spectacular snapshots range from breakfast with giraffes in Kenya to watching hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey.
But it hasn’t always been easy. In fact, Morris started out by booking a one-way ticket to Bangkok with just £3000 in pocket.
“I was almost 22 and been working a boring 9 – 5 since I left high school,” he said in a Q&A on his website. “I was so fed up and knew I had to mix it up when the highlight of my week consisted of getting drunk in the same local bars every weekend […] Besides pre-booking my first night in a hostel the rest was unknown, which is exactly what I needed.”
Now, brands and tourism boards pay the couple to promote products or locations. Sigh, can we join?
Even if you’re not in the position to wander the world right now, take a mini-tour with the couple’s photos, below.
2 0 1 6 ➳ it’s been extra special. Not only has it been a another year of continuous travel, it’s been the year I found the girl of my dreams, fell in love, and moved to Bali! Thanks @gypsea_lust for the best year of my life, and thank you all for the continuous support – I wouldn’t be able to do this without you. Happy New Year! 🥂
Mornings in Cappadocia are hard to beat – visiting this ancient Turkish town had always been a big dream of mine. A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to spend 3 nights here, waking up each morning to a sky filled with balloons. It was a magical place that I’m already looking forward to revisiting! 🎈 #JourneysThatInspire #RCMemories @RitzCarlton