Lauren Bath | Australia

Lauren Bath | Australia

@laurenepbath

Travel & Marketing | Australian πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί | Email : info@laurenbath.com | Currently: Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί | πŸ“· Olympus E-M1 M II | The Modern Travel Media Summit βœˆοΈπŸ‘‡πŸ»
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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Good morning! A few weeks ago my shell collection came out of retirement for filming of my online photography course and I had such a blast taking photos. Who remembers the shell and foamy water days of my past Instagram? Haha. I had to share one for old times sake! And the course won't be out for months, don't worry I'll let you know alllll about it when it's ready. I hope everyone has an awesome day, I'm personally staring down the barrel of more emails and proposals. πŸ˜©πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

1 Days ago
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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That time your client offered to send you to Wineglass Bay in a helicopter and it was the most beautiful thing you've ever seen! Oh Tasmania, you are gorgeous! What's the one place you've been where your jaw was constantly on the floor from beauty? I'd have to say Alberta Canada and Tasmania Australia are two of mine. I can't wait to be on the road again, I've been cooped up indoors working for too long. πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ This is the non glamorous side of being a travel influencer...

2 Days ago
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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I have huge news for all my tourism boards, travel brands, PR companies and clients ... The Modern Travel Media Summit is here!! You all know about the Bootcamp by now right? The Travel Bootcamp was started by Georgia, Liz and I to teach people how to work in the travel industry in writing, blogging and instagramming. The Summit is our brand new industry equivalent; teaching brands and clients how to work with influencers, how to run new media campaigns, how to kick ass at content marketing in general and basically everything the three of us have learned. We aim to address all the struggles and confusions we hear our clients complain about and to further push our agenda for industry wide standards. I'm excited to announce that our major sponsor is TravMedia and we will host the event in Sydney on the 22nd September. The microsite link is in my bio but please shoot me a DM with your email address if you want me to send our PDF deck and direct booking link. XXXX

3 Days ago
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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Good morning from home! I feel like I haven't had much time on Instagram in the last fortnight but that's about to end I promise, I've just had a really weird schedule recently. We had our last Travel Bootcamp for the year on the weekend and it was amazing, I've also had some incredible media lately and two nights ago I was featured on 60 Minutes here in Australia. I've shared the link in my profile for anyone overseas that wants to catch it. I do want to add to the video that what I do, this career that I have created to myself, isn't all rainbows 🌈 and unicorns πŸ¦„. This is hands down the best thing I've ever done but also the hardest and I'm certainly not sitting back watching money grow on trees. Maybe I should do another Instagram Q & A this week? Anyway, I hope everyone is having an awesome week and this photo is from Ningaloo Western Australia. 😍😍

4 Days ago
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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Good morning! Yesterday was our fourth Travel Bootcamp and again it reaffirmed how much I love putting this event on and changing people's lives. We won't be back until 2018 and I'll be on the road traveling and shooting again in about a week. This year has been incredible and it's only getting better. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that's come to our Bootcamp's and trusted us with their passion. To my Sunday session crew, see you soon! I slept like a baby and I'm raring to answer all your questions. XXXXX @thetravelbootcamp

6 Days ago
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I'm back! I've only been offline for a few days but I feel like so much has happened! Firstly, the cat is out of the bag ... I'm going to be on 60 Minutes next Sunday, and they were the film crew at the last Travel Bootcamp. I've come home from Hong Kong and spent a few days in Melbourne with some of Dreamboat's family from Zimbabwe! I have had the flu and have been feeling like death but woke up today in my own bed feeling almost human. And our next conference is THIS WEEKEND! We've had heaps of last minute tickets sold this time and we've only got a few left so jump on it if you want to come. This gorgeous girl is none other than Jewelszee, shot in Norway last year with Olympus. @thetravelbootcamp

12 Days ago
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Okay, this is the big one! The Travel Bootcamp is welcoming @IntrepidTravel as a major sponsor and we are giving away a trip to Italy in two weeks at our next conference. The competition we announce on the day will be a story telling competition so everyone there can enter, whether with images, video or words. One person in the audience will be going to Italy! The Highlights of Italy tour is so awesome that I want to win but 'apparently' the people who started the conference can't win! πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You'll get to visit Venice (pictured), Tuscany, Florence and Rome! We have heaps of exciting opportunities like this for our delegates through our major sponsors and other attendees, these include journalists, tourism boards and professional influencers. There's less than two weeks left to get tickets. @TheTravelBootcamp thetravelbootcamp

18 Days ago
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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Morning from Hong Kong! For those wondering what I'm doing here and why I'm not posting yet, I'm on a holiday. Like an actual holiday. I have been taking pics, just not rushing to edit them straight away. Promise I'll share some cool stuff soon. In the meantime I wanted to also give you a reminder that the next Travel Bootcamp is now less than two weeks away. Lately I've been fielding a lot of enquiries about when the next event is, since I handle our emails. Guys, we don't know! It seems like we've done a lot, 4 in 14 months, but we only ever planned to do two a year tops and we haven't even started to think about 2018 yet, it might be 8 or 10 months away and it might be overseas. If you want to come and learn from us and be inspired AF then Sydney is our best offer. No more Bootcamp for 2017. We've got loads of cool stuff planned and I'll share our biggest incentive in my next post! Xx @thetravelbootcamp (link in bio) πŸŽ€πŸŽŸπŸ“·πŸ“±πŸ“ƒπŸ’»πŸ’΅βœˆοΈπŸΎ

19 Days ago
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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Good morning all! I actually have something really meaningful to share today, something unlike anything I've been involved with before. I'm raising awareness for an organisation called AIME, the "Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience", and I'm doing this out of my pure passion and support of their program. I first became involved with AIME when I volunteered my time to be a panelist at an AIME event on the Gold Coast, inspiring kids to aim higher. This model of mentoring is a fast tracked program that can alleviate educational disparity in the world, that's kind of awesome. Now AIME themselves are aiming higher by expanding their mentoring model into the international market. This is a massive, massive campaign and competition that I couldn't completely break down in an Instagram caption but I have posted a link in my profile with more information. Long story short, AIME are looking for people that are passionate about bettering the future and helping underprivileged kids to help them expand worldwide. It's called the Global Competition and you enter using the Golden Ticket application. This is going to be huge for all involved and it's truly an incredible program so please take the time to look if you dream of making a difference. There's 10 positions for 10 young people from 10 different countries. @AIMEMentoring AIMEGlobal 10GoldenTickets ChangeTheWorld

21 Days ago
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Morning!! I've just spent an hour sifting through all of the entries from yesterday and compiling notes from mum and Dreamboat. One of the major considerations for me in selecting a winner was choosing someone who genuinely can't afford to buy tickets and wants to go for the right reasons. To everyone that entered I will have some runner up discounts that I'll be sending out to my other favorite entries and I hope a lot of you manage to come. This time around though I've chosen @traipsetowards who is a student pursuing her passions academically and personally. She's also nominated her friend @mywalkintheworld for the second ticket. Congratulations to both of you and please DM us to claim your free tickets for Sydney Bootcamp! @thetravelbootcamp

22 Days ago
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TRAVEL BOOTCAMP GIVEAWAY! For all of those that have been wondering if I'm doing a competition this time around, of course I am! This is my favorite part, being able to give tickets to people that truly wouldn't have had the opportunity to come otherwise. The next conference is in Sydney on the 12th August so make sure you only enter if you're able to get there as this competition only covers tickets. I'm giving away two Bootcamp tickets and to enter all you have to do is tag the friend you would take into this post and tell me why you want to come and why you think you deserve to win. Mum, Dreamboat and I will be reading the entries throughout the day and I'll announce the winners before midnight. If you already have a ticket and you're upset you can't enter, you can!! I'm willing to refund a ticket sale if you have the best entry. I can't wait to read all your amazing stories! @thetravelbootcamp

23 Days ago
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Morning!! I was looking through my camera roll this morning and I realized I have over 600 edited and never posted photos from my last six months of travel so I've decided to share some of my faves. I also wanted to give you a heads up that tomorrow I'm going to run my Travel Bootcamp competition! I'm ruining the surprise because people are already asking me if I'm doing it this time around. Hahaha. So, around this time tomorrow I'm giving away two tickets to the Travel Bootcamp and possibly some runner up discounts too, we'll see how good the entries are. As always my mum and Dreamboat will be on hand to help with the voting so start thinking up your entry now, I'll be asking why you deserve to win. ;) See you all tomorrow morning for the official announcement. @thetravelbootcamp

24 Days ago
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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Hey guys! I'm in Melbourne today to speak at a conference, it's good to be out of the house lol. I'm doing a short series on my next Travel Bootcamp conference, which is in less than 3 weeks in Sydney. I've had a number of people tell me they want to come but they need more time to plan/ save/ get their blog started/ fix their Instagram/ insert excuse. So this post is for you guys. When I quit my job to pursue this career I wasn't ready and here's a big secret, you're NEVER ready. Our brains deliberately sabotage us from doing anything risky and most of us tend to cruise through life on the path of least resistance. This job, this life... this is not the path of least resistance. This is the hardest and scariest thing I've ever done. Calling myself a photographer, believing I'm worthy of work, starting my own frigging conference. This shit is hard. This is our last conference for the year and possibly our last conference in Australia for a while. All three of us have separate lives and businesses to run, the Bootcamp is something we started for you guys. To give back, to give people the skills to follow their dreams. So stop making excuses. If you want any version of this life then get your ass to Sydney in August. Just make it happen. Like I made shit happen when I had my last $100 in the bank four years ago. It's worth it, we're your people. Xx @thetravelbootcamp

25 Days ago
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Good morning and happy Monday! I've been doing a short series talking about my upcoming Travel Bootcamp conference. I hope you don't mind, if it's not something you want to do just look at the pretty picture and scroll on. Lol. One thing that I'm hearing a lot about the event is that it's expensive. Yep, I'm not afraid to say it and I'm not afraid to defend it. The Travel Bootcamp costs $549 including GST for a one day event. We don't keep the GST, that goes directly to the ATO and if you have a business you can offset it. The venue costs money (obviously) but we still have a profit margin. The reason why we priced the Bootcamp where we did is because we are sharing information that nobody shares ever at any other conference! Georgia, Liz and I will tell you how much money we earn and through what income streams and give guidelines on what you can be earning based on your skill set, reach and platforms. We also share what we know about who's paying what so that you can quote jobs accurately and stand a higher chance of landing work. Basically we are giving you a solid chance at gaining access to our industry and working alongside us as peers and THAT is worth every cent of the ticket sale. If you're not at this level yet, if you're still a beginner, then the value comes from gaining the tools to grow your audience, improve your work and maintain momentum and inspiration. Plus, course notes, goodie bags, candy and a 'yet to be announced' travel competition! 😱😱 @thetravelbootcamp

26 Days ago
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On my last post I talked about how great the Travel Bootcamp is for beginners, anybody looking to grow their Instagram or start a blog or get into travel writing. Although the girls and I originally saw the Travel Bootcamp as a pro event we also expected to attract newbies and tailored the content as such. What I haven't talked about it how awesome the Bootcamp is for established instagrammers, bloggers and writers. Between the three us girls, Georgia Rickard, Elizabeth Carlson and I ) we have nearly 20 years of experience in the travel industry with priceless insights into how to land work (Georgia was the editor of Australian Traveller for four years too FYI) and what to start charging. For those that are already getting some work the Travel Bootcamp will get you more work and put your pricing more on par with industry standards. Plus it's inspiring AF! He's going to kill me but in Sydney we have @jarradseng on the guest list and past delegates have included @photography_byron_bay , @robmullaly , @the_wanderinglens and so many more incredibly talented people. There's also work and networking opportunities with Olympus Australia and Intrepid Travel plus you never know who else will be on the guest list, travel journalists, award winning photographers or maybe even your new best friend. Check it out πŸ‘‰πŸ» @thetravelbootcamp

27 Days ago
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Morning sleepy heads! Urgh, why can't I sleep in anymore, even on a Saturday? πŸ˜©πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ From my last post it seems like there's some people that haven't considered coming to my Travel Bootcamp because they're total beginners and they don't necessarily want the same job I have. So I wanted to address that misconception. The Travel Bootcamp is for anyone that wants to be a better instagrammer, blogger or writer and more than 50% of delegates are beginners with low followings and minimum experience. At the very least our beginners walk away with a lot of info on how to get started in these worlds; instagramming, blogging and writing. From our beginner sessions we then start to delve into opportunities and monetization. For the pro's in the audience it's really helpful to know and many walk away knowing exactly how to start charging and how much to charge. For the beginners, they can see what's possible down the track. All of that aside there's also the best inspiration and motivation, a room full of people just like you (your tribe), great sponsors (Olympus and Intrepid), delicious food and free networking drinks. Plus course notes and welcome bags with candy. We've really tried to make this day special for all the different sorts of people that come for all sorts of different reasons. Next event is August 12th in Sydney. @thetravelbootcamp

28 Days ago
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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Good morning!!! Yes it's still morning in Sydney where I'm currently lounging and catching up on work! Oh man, so much to do after finishing my online course. Basically I'm free for a bit from work trips to spend some time on the Travel Bootcamp and in less than a week to take a holiday. (I'm going to Hong Kong with Dreamboat 😱😱) The Bootcamp is creeping up on us and is in like three weeks time. Who has their ticket? I'm actually really curious, who wants to come but hasn't bought a ticket yet and what's stopping you? I might start breaking down some of these reasons and trying to help! 😍😍 I love the Bootcamp, it's my fave thing πŸ‘‰πŸ» @thetravelbootcamp . Photo from Japan, from a recent work trip. Sakura is πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

29 Days ago
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Okay, I'm back and it's finally time to talk about my upcoming Travel Bootcamp conference again. We've been so slack with marketing this one so thank you to all the people that have tickets already. Lol. We do still have some spots left and we would love you to join us in Sydney on the 12th August. I'm just so keen for this one, I love the fact that we're changing your lives and helping you to see the possibilities of working in travel and having a life and a career filled with travel! So if you want to know how all three of us have managed to carve successful careers in travel writing, travel blogging and travel instagramming then check out our website on my bio or πŸ‘‰πŸ» @thetravelbootcamp I'll try find time for a Q & A or something soon, I'm almost on holidays. (Holidays from my work travels but still travel, πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

32 Days ago
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Lauren Bath | Australia

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For the past ten days I've been working at home with a filmmaker producing my first online course, a beginner photography course that I've been negotiating for 18 months and working on all year. It is the hardest and scariest thing I've ever done and the second time I've really put myself out there in the world by investing my own money, time and efforts into something I believe in. (The other time is obviously my Travel Bootcamp conference.) To people on the outside looking in, I know that I have the type of personality that makes it all seem easy but I have self doubt too. Running a business, admitting to the world that you have ambition and putting yourself out there daily is hard. Like most people, I don't know what the fuck I'm doing most of the time but I founded a business based on passion and I truly, truly believe that when passion and a desire to help others is at the heart of what you do, you can't lose. Thanks to @filmenor for taking on this project at the last minute and bringing more to it than I ever thought possible. Your vision and hard work will be on display throughout the course. Thanks to @passion_io for choosing me to be the very first photographer in their stable of successful online teachers and thanks to the team at @olympus_au for always believing in me and supporting me daily. Kristie, I appreciate you so much. Finally, thanks to my family for losing their home for 10 days while it transformed into a studio. Hope to see some of you at my instameet today now that I'm out of filming jail. See previous post if you want to come!

33 Days ago
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Who wants to have an instameet? I'm here on the Gold Coast and I've got channel 9 coming next week to film a piece on me. I really want to show off the awesome Instagram community on the Gold Coast and surrounds so I've decided to have a last minute instameet at the Spit Main Beach. So, if you don't mind being on TV and you want to hang out then we'll meet on Monday afternoon at 4:00 PM at the Spit Kiosk. I'll geotag it on this post. Please let me know if you're coming too. Sorry for the last minute warning and the fact it's in business hours but I hope you can all make it! That's Monday in two days, the 17th. 4:00 PM! Xxx

35 Days ago