I'm 24 years old and originally from Adelaide, Australia, but I've spent the last few years completing college and playing college soccer in the U.S. I spent time at Adelaide University, University of South Australia, Oregon State University and finally graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Journalism. I started photography in June 2015 and shot for Surfline as a Local Pro for several months as well as freelance assignments. I've been living abroad for over three years and traveled extensively throughout America, Australia and also spent time in Europe. I've had articles and photography published in Lei Magazine, INHNL, Kikaha Magazine (Island Air) and Hawaii Eco Living.
After graduating from college in America with a degree in Journalism, I set off to travel the world in June of 2016. I like to travel slowly so I can get to know an area and explore places off the beaten path. I use couch surfing, cheap hotels and sponsored accommodation to be able to travel full-time. Despite growing up in a commercial world, I want to push myself to only take what I need rather than what I think I want, and to give as much as possible to the people and places in my life. I travel and live a very minimalist lifestyle by carrying only a backpack and my camera gear. I own no other possessions and this simplistic lifestyle is just how I like it.
HOW I AFFORD TO TRAVEL
Behind all the adventures is some serious hard work. I'm not on your typical vacation, I am living a travel/work lifestyle. I make a small amount of money from photography, social media management, consultancy and freelancing. The important thing that keeps me on the road is to be flexible. Sometimes I have to create opportunities to keep myself afloat. I love to travel and enjoy my lifestyle, which is why I work so hard to make it possible. I use money saving techniques like using apps such as couchsurfing and by traveling to destinations during the low season. The crazy part is that even while I am traveling I am spending less than if I was living in Australia.