Lauren Bath, Australia's professional Instagrammer

Meet Lauren Bath, a professional travel Instagrammer with more than 300,000 followers.

HOTEL

I love boutique hotels with a personal touch. A recent favourite has been the Olsen in South Yarra, Melbourne. Gorgeous room, lots of personality, great staff and killer coffee.

AIRLINE

I fly a lot and as great as our budget airlines are, there’s nothing like the full service of Qantas. Flying business class to Perth recently was a real eye-opener. Instead of wanting to land quickly I just wanted to stay in the air. One of my worst flying experiences recently was being subjected to the weighing of my hand luggage. As a photographer I’m usually packing some hefty camera gear. I came out of that experience a lot poorer.

RESORT

Barefoot Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. I spent my days swimming with manta rays, snorkelling and having my first scuba dive with their fantastic staff. The "glamping" style upmarket accommodation is lovely and they have fast internet.

LUGGAGE

I have an extra large Samsonite hard case in red. It cost me a small fortune but I need something hardy to handle my tripods, camera accessories and gear. I also have a Lowepro camera bag and I’m always confident my gear is safe.

KIT

My Mophie Juice Pack, otherwise known as a portable iPhone charger. I can get six or seven charges out of it before it needs its own charge. The iPhone 5 is many things but the battery life is bad for a heavy user like me.

NEXT ADVENTURE

I’m heading to Maryville, Victoria and then to Bundaberg, Queensland for the start of the turtle season. As for a holiday, I’m thinking of taking my mum to Spain.

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