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Top travel blogging couple reveal the secrets to their Instagram success

Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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With their incredible Instagram photos taken from exotic destinations around the globe and over three million followers between them, it's safe to say Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen aka Do You Travel and Gypsea Lust are two of the world's most successful travel bloggers. Now the couple, who met on a trip to Fiji in March 2016, have shared the secrets to their success – including how they have ended up visiting destinations many of us could only dream of, and getting paid to do so!

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Writing on his blog, Jack answered some of the most common questions he gets from readers, such as how he earns a living while travelling the world. "Brand/ tourism boards etc pay me to promote their product or their location on Instagram," he wrote. "I only promote or post about things I truly like or believe in, which is very important to me and why my posts resonate with so many of you."


DoYouTravel1 Kenya© Photo: Instagram

Travel bloggers DoYouTravel and Gypsea Lust at Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Recent destinations have included the iconic Giraffe Manor in Kenya, Dubai and the Philippines interspersed with trips back to the new place they have made their home – Bali, Indonesia. The stunning destinations alone would make the perfect Instagram shot, but it is the couple's photography and editing skills that have taken their social media feeds to the next level.

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"I edit all my photos in the same kind of style with my own Lightroom presets so I guess they all look somewhat similar because of that," Jack explained. "I also look at the grid and try to plan the next image to make sure it works well with the rest of my recent feed."

DoYouTravel2 Philippines© Photo: Instagram

The couple met on a trip to Fiji in March 2016

The successful blogger has also found that there is an optimum time to take Instagram photos at popular destinations, explaining: "Most of the time we like to shoot around 1 hour after sunrise. Busy locations don't tend to be as busy at this time of day." They also seek out beautiful spots that are off the beaten track that they discover by "word of mouth, Instagram and research on Pinterest".

As for Jack's advice for anyone hoping to follow in their footsteps: "The main thing is to have fun and follow your passion. If you're enjoying what you do it doesn't become a chore and you'll be more likely to succeed."

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