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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Shoot at 8am, explore the city by getting lost, and make sure you sometimes go out WITHOUT your iPhone: Student, 23, who makes a living by travelling the world shares the secrets to her dream life

  • Tara Whiteman, from Sydney, has turned her travels into a lucrative career by blogging under Tara Milk Tea
  • The 23-year-old student - who has explored over 30 countries - lives a fulfilling life out of her suitcase
  • The young student documents her travels in postcard-like snaps to more than 840,000 Instagram followers
  • She revealed how she finds balance between creating content at exotic locations and enjoying the moment

  • She makes an enviable living capturing perfectly-arranged, beautifully-set-up photographs from some of the world's most idyllic destinations.
    Tara Whiteman, who hails from Sydney, has turned her spontaneous travels into a lucrative career by blogging under Tara Milk Tea - and sharing her postcard-like snaps to more than 840,000 Instagram followers.
    From going on a giant swing overlooking a juggle in Bali to frolicking in a field of sunflowers in France, the 23-year-old student been leading a fulfilling life out of her suitcase many dream about.

    Tara Whiteman, from Sydney, has turned her hobby into a lucrative career (pictured at a sunflower field in Valensole, France)
    Tara Whiteman, from Sydney, has turned her hobby into a lucrative career (pictured at a sunflower field in Valensole, France)

    She has been  fulfilling life out of her suitcase (pictured with her boyfriend relaxing at ONSEN Hot Pools in New Zealand)
    She has been fulfilling life out of her suitcase (pictured with her boyfriend relaxing at ONSEN Hot Pools in New Zealand)

    The 23-year-old globetrotter has explored more than 30 countries (pictured on a swing at Zen Hideaway Ubud in Bali)
    The 23-year-old globetrotter has explored more than 30 countries (pictured on a swing at Zen Hideaway Ubud in Bali)
    'I love the experience. I feel like travelling teaches you so much, and makes me so appreciative of life,' she said.
    'I've always loved the creative side, and being able to turn photography from a hobby into my job has always been a dream. I also enjoy the ability to share these experiences online so others might be inspired to visit as well.
    'The world is incredible and I'm always excited to see new places. It's endless and I'm still not over it. I don't think I'll ever stop travelling, even if it becomes once a year, or once every few years.
    'I do have a rough plan for my future, but I'm always open to change.'

    Her sumptuous Instagram feed reveals jaunts throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand - and every photograph has been perfectly set up for the frame.
    But how does she take snaps of herself in busy locations with no one else in the frame?
    'I love exploring cities in the early morning, when there are less tourists about,' she said.
    'This is usually before 8am. I find places can be much more charming with less people around or, you'll tend to find locals out and about, which can tell you so much more about a place.
    'However, sometimes I like to take photos in busy places because it captures the essence of a city.'

    She makes an enviable living capturing perfectly-arranged, beautifully-set-up photographs at the world's most idyllic places
    She makes an enviable living capturing perfectly-arranged, beautifully-set-up photographs at the world's most idyllic places

    The university student insisted she doesn't have any 'secrets' behind taking the perfect snaps (pictured in Santorini)
    The university student insisted she doesn't have any 'secrets' behind taking the perfect snaps (pictured in Santorini)
    Tara insisted she doesn't have any 'secrets' behind taking the perfect snaps - and she ensures all her images match on Instagram by posting photos that are bursting with bright colours.
    'I love vibrant imagery, so I don't have a particular style or theme. When I've been in New Zealand you'll see my images become more green and blue, and I like how that flows at a particular time,' she said.
    'I travel with my partner and we've both always enjoyed photography. I take photos of him, and he takes them of me. Strangers offer to take photos of us together, which is really nice. 
    'If I'm going to be in the photo, I might frame it first, and he'll then take it. But he has a really good eye so I just let him work his magic with the camera.'
    She revealed how she finds balance between creating content at exotic locations and just enjoying the moment.
    'We often leave our accommodation for a day without a camera or our phones,' she said. 
    'Getting lost is so much fun. We try to do this in every city so we can get a different perspective, and hanging out without technology is always a bonus.'

    She ensures all her images match on Instagram by posting photos with vibrant colours (pictured at Japanese Garden in Sydney's Auburn)

    The student, who hails from Sydney, documents her travels in postcard-like snaps to more than 840,000 Instagram followers

    She revealed she finds balance between creating content at exotic locations and just enjoying the moment by leaving all digital devices at the hotel so she can explore the city by getting lost 

    The 23-year-old globetrotter has turned her spontaneous travels into a lucrative career by blogging under Tara Milk Tea
    The young woman said she fell in love with travelling when she got her first taste of Asia growing up.
    'I fell in love with travel as a teenager when exploring my mother's heritage in Asia. When I was younger, we'd travel every few years to visit my family overseas,' she said.
    'I started travelling with my friends after high school from the savings I'd earned from several jobs I'd worked since my mid-teens.
    'I've always enjoyed photography, ever since I was a teenager. I got my first camera when I was twelve years old, and you'd always find me taking photos of everything and everyone around me. 
    'Travel is really fulfilling. I love seeing different cultures and ways of life. Sometimes I do miss my family, but we talk almost every day so it's never too bad.'

    Tara has explored some of the world's most exotic locations (pictured at a lavish hotel room in Barcelona)
    Tara has explored some of the world's most exotic locations (pictured at a lavish hotel room in Barcelona

    Along with travelling, the young woman has dined at some of the most extravagant restaurants around the world
    Along with travelling, the young woman has dined at some of the most extravagant restaurants around the world

    The young woman, from Sydney, said she fell in love with travelling when she got her first taste of Asia growing up
    The young woman, from Sydney, said she fell in love with travelling when she got her first taste of Asia growing up

    Tara said she made it possible to sustain her adventures after her sumptuous Instagram account attracted much attention (pictured in the Infinity Room in Copenhagen)
    Tara said she made it possible to sustain her adventures after her sumptuous Instagram account attracted much attention (pictured in the Infinity Room in Copenhagen)

    The young university student documents her travels in postcard-like snaps to more than 840,000 Instagram followers
    The young university student documents her travels in postcard-like snaps to more than 840,000 Instagram followers
    Supporting her lifestyle through her travel-focused blog, Tara said she made it possible to sustain her adventures after her sumptuous Instagram account attracted much attention.
    'I started making money through the several jobs I worked, along with photographic work on the side for companies a few years ago. 
    'I started working in retail from the age of 15, while I was in high school. Since graduating high school, I've worked in admin, marketing and PR roles related to my degree.
    'I worked full time while studying to operate several companies marketing, PR and social media. Since then, I work with companies on photographic projects, from tourism to fashion to food clients.'

    She has been juggling her studies while planning her next amazing trip abroad over the festive season (pictured surrounded by a herd of deer in Finland)
    She has been juggling her studies while planning her next amazing trip abroad over the festive season (pictured surrounded by a herd of deer in Finland)

    The 23-year-old has since travelled to more than 30 countries (pictured at a lavender field in Valensole, France)
    The 23-year-old has since travelled to more than 30 countries (pictured at a lavender field in Valensole, France)

    Supporting her lifestyle through her travel-focused blog, Tara said she made it possible to sustain her adventures after her sumptuous Instagram account attracted much attention
    Supporting her lifestyle through her travel-focused blog, Tara said she made it possible to sustain her adventures after her sumptuous Instagram account attracted much attention

    Her sumptuous Instagram feed reveals jaunts throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand - and every photograph has been perfectly set up for the frame
    Her sumptuous Instagram feed reveals jaunts throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand - and every photograph has been perfectly set up for the frame
    The young student has been juggling her honours in design at university while planning her next amazing trip abroad over the festive season.
    'I am currently completing my degree. That has always been really important to me. I'm now in my final semester of study,' she said.
    'I'm at home for the moment, which is always nice as I love to spend time with my family and friends. 
    'We are also working on some photographic projects that require me to be home, so that's occupying most of my time at the moment.
    'We will be travelling again throughout Summer to Hawaii, and Japan, and also visiting my family in Singapore over Christmas.'
    To follow her journey, please visit Tara Milk Tea

    The young globetrotter has given a glimpse into her travels - and how her hobby blossomed into an enviable life

    She has been at home in Sydney planning her next amazing trip abroad over the festive season (pictured in Santorini)

    She has revealed how her hobby blossomed into an enviable life (pictured at the Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand)



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