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Australian girl who’s living on the road, photographing and telling her story as she goes in hope to inspire a world of travel and adventure!

Grew interest in photography at a very young age, and instantly knew that it would always be a big part of my life. I started travelling with the motivation to teach myself how to get creative behind the lens & how to edit all my own images. For the past three years I have been living on the road with my partner @kyle_hunter, exploring over 35 countries incl. most of Europe, Jordan, Oman, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, America, Myanmar + many more. With so many countries still on our bucket list, we have no plans to slow down anytime soon!

Forever with a camera in my hand, my hope is to keep continuing to bring you all daily travel inspiration. Thank you for the on going support, and being a reader of my blog! I wouldn’t be able to chase these crazy dreams of mine without you all!

 

Hayls x

50 Comments

  1. Rachel

    October 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Love your instagram!!! Can you do a blog post on how you’re surviving travelling around Europe, how much savings you think id needed etc….

    1. haylsaway

      October 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you! Oh good idea I’ll try to do one about that. Hard keeping on top of all the posts I want to do. Wifi is hopeless most places πŸ˜”

  2. Rachel

    October 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I totally understand. I live in Malaga so I know how tough it is to get wifi while on the move…I’ll keep a look out for the blog post whenever you get around to doing it!

  3. Kiki

    October 31, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I love ur Instagram gallery and even more this blog! Really great work so far!! Looking forward to follow ur adventures!!:-)
    What kind of camera are u using?? The quality is soooo amazing;-)
    Cheers Kiki

    1. haylsaway

      November 2, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Thanks so much! Glad I have followers πŸ™‚ haha.. I use a canon 5D MarkIII. Its pretty amazing! x

  4. Chloe

    December 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    So impressed by your Instagram and blog, I’m off to Spain and Portugal for 3.5 weeks from Christmas Day and your photos have helped me plan some extra treats! Keep enjoying your adventure! Xx

    1. haylsaway

      December 8, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Aw thanks so much! So glad I can inspire you 😊 Where abouts in Spain and Portugal are you going? X

  5. Chloe

    December 8, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Planning is still underway (last minute and as we go is the way we do things) flying into Madrid some day trips around to Toledo and Salamanca then to Barcelona for New Years. Then hopefully can work our way up north for San SebastiΓ‘n (the idea of the amusement park has me that excited) then some cycling in the north around Bilbao and across to Santiago de compostela. Down through Portugal unsure where to head other then visiting a friend in Lisbon then definitely time around Seville (now Ronda aswell from your incredible pics and review and Granada). That’s a very basic plan and we will see how we go especially with the weather (hoping it isn’t too chilly!) Can’t wait! X

  6. Rachel

    December 9, 2015 at 5:46 am

    when you’re in the south of Spain you should visit Tarifa, its a cool little town on the coast, loads of great cycle & walking routes & the beaches are amazing, everyone who visits loves it here!!! Ps your trip sounds like it’s gonna be awesome

  7. queeniet

    June 19, 2016 at 11:49 am

    your whole blog is amazing & you’re basically living my life dream!!! Do you use photo editing apps?

    1. haylsaway

      August 3, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      So sweet thank you πŸ™‚ Yes I use lightroom on my computer and VSCO for filters xx

  8. T

    December 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Hello, I was just wondering if you’ve always had the Canon 5D or if you could reckon an alternative as I’m going travelling myself and need a good camera but that is so pricey.

    1. haylsaway

      December 29, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Hey! Yes all my travel photos have been taken with my 5d.. most standard cameras will take a decent photo though so don’t stress. Just do a bit of research before purchasing 😊

  9. rlishman84

    January 27, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Love your blog and so glad I found it on ‘Discover’ – looking forward to following you on your adventures!

    1. haylsaway

      January 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      I was wondering why I was getting so many hits! Didn’t know I was on discover haha. Thanks for following πŸ˜ŒπŸ€—

      1. rlishman84

        January 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm

        Well deserved! I’ve written about lots of similar cities and destinations so it’s really interesting to get another viewpoint πŸ™‚

  10. Dreamer Achiever

    January 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I found your blog from discover too! I fell in love with it and your Instagram, you have created a lot of excellent content. You guys seem to live my dream life. May I ask did you at first safe money for traveling or are you working on the go? I’m only an year younger than you and it would be a dream come true experience to travel for couple year! πŸ™‚

    1. haylsaway

      February 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Amazing!! Thank you so much 😌 we saved heaps before we left and have worked along the way. If you are determined you will definitely be able to make it happen! Save hard cause that’s what has got us so far 😊😊

      1. Dreamer Achiever

        February 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

        Thanks for your reply haylsaway! Maybe I’ll work for couple more years and then take some time away and explore the world. πŸ™‚ I started to follow you here and in Instagram to get some inspiration for future travels.

      2. haylsaway

        February 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm

        So happy i give you inspiration 😊😊😊 thank you

  11. Lonelytraveler

    March 4, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Wauw your pictures are a living dream!!! Which lens do you use on your Canon?

    1. haylsaway

      March 6, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Thanks!! I use 24-70mm & 16-35 which is my fav at the moment πŸ™ƒ

  12. Faustine

    March 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Hello! I would like to know what work you do when you are on the go, and what studies you’ve done.
    Sincerely I think that your pics are gorgeous, so inspiring, and motivating for live my dream life
    So, I’m trying to know how I can spend my life travelling as you do, and if it’s compatible with my passion for art
    Thank you for sharing son much inspiration and positivity
    (And sorry for my bad english πŸ˜‰)
    Faustine

  13. Alexa

    March 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Hey!

    I’m absolutely in love with your Instagram! What DSLR do you use? I’m looking to get one!

    1. haylsaway

      March 31, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Hey!
      Thank so much πŸ™‚ I am using a canon 5d mk iii. Amazing camera

  14. Stef

    April 7, 2017 at 2:39 am

    what vsco filter do you use, love your images 😍😍

  15. jcollettesmith

    April 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Hi I love your posts and wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. It’s totally optional if you want to accept. πŸ™‚

    1. haylsaway

      April 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      thank you so much πŸ™‚

  16. Normand Moreau

    August 14, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Hi
    I have a question, rv insurance, do you have a contact? I plan to visit europe for 6 months with my rv (dodge promaster ) I am Canadian.
    Normand (normoro@hotmail.com)

    1. haylsaway

      August 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Hey! We used down under insurance πŸ™‚ just google it I’m pretty sure you can use it if you’re Canadian but just double check

  17. Aude

    September 7, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Hello beautiful,
    Your work is amazing, are you now making a living from your pictures ?
    I bought your presets, and even though I manage to use Lightroom, I don’t understand how to use your presets to obtain a result close to the one you have on your pictures. Please HELP.
    Thank you Hayls and keep on shining

    Aude

    1. haylsaway

      September 7, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      Hey aude!

      Thanks for the message! It can be a little tricky but I recommend just tweaking the settings can help. Mainly shadows, highlights, contrast, exposure etc. you can also play with split toning as well. Try putting a little green or yellow shadow tone πŸ™‚ also with the colours. That can be the most tricky when using presets. Maybe take a look at some tutorials online, may help! I am putting together a new set of presets that hopefully will work a bit better with photos. Still all a learning curve for me as a photo editor. Thank you for purchasing my presets means the wold!

      Xx

  18. CJ

    December 11, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Hey! What do you use for your under-over water shots, is it a gopro and go dome? Do you use anything else like the dive filters or anti fog inserts? How do you end up with no water droplets?!
    Thanks for sharing your amazing photos, been following for ages and your work just keeps getting better and better.

    1. haylsaway

      December 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

      Hey! I use a go pro with a dome yes and I erase the water droplets in Photoshop πŸ™‚ Thank you so much lovely ! comments like these always make my day xxx

    2. haylsaway

      February 2, 2018 at 12:21 am

      Hi there! I literally only use a go pro with a dome and that’s it haha. No filters or anything! I edit out the droplets in photoshop 😌 thank you !!

  19. Michelle

    December 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Photos are gorgeous! What kind of camera do you use?

    1. haylsaway

      December 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks lovely! I use a canon 5dmk iii xxx

  20. Klaudia

    December 25, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    your such an Inspiration! Loooooooove your account – by far my fav on insta! And your blog is a dream… hope that someday I will see many of this places too…

    what gopro do you use now? I saw you recently posted some pics taken by a gopro…? πŸ™‚

    Lots of love from Austria <3

    1. haylsaway

      December 25, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks klaudia! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ I hope someday you get to see all these places lovely 😍 I use a go pro with a dome! Xx

  21. Holly Rands

    January 5, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Hayley, I am so in love with your blog & instagram! You have given me and my partner a kick up the bum to plan our second campervan trip (our 1st being Scotland so we could take the dog). Which leads me onto my question.. would it be possible to take a dog through Europe? Also what kind of campervan did you use for Europe?

    Keep posting xxxx

    1. haylsaway

      January 6, 2018 at 12:14 am

      Ah thank you!! You’re amazing! Yes I saw so many people traveling with their dogs πŸ™‚ we used an old converted van which was pretty basic but so good! Xxx

      1. Holly Rands

        January 8, 2018 at 11:55 am

        Ahh great stuff, that’s amazing! Thats we were planning on buying! Have you listed anywhere the route that you did? Or maybe listed the countries just as a guide before we start planning xxx

  22. mustangmoments101S

    January 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Love this photo! Could you tell me how you took it? Did you have a photographer or was it a special camera you used?

  23. mustangmoments101

    January 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Love this photo! Could you tell me how you took it? Did you have a photographer or was it a special camera you used?

    1. haylsaway

      January 15, 2018 at 12:12 am

      I used a go pro and had a dome case over it to get the half half effect πŸ™‚ our friend helped us take this!

  24. mustangmoments101

    January 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Can you tell me what “Discovery” is that I have seen in the comments? I have just started a blog and need to get it known. I would be interested in knowing if Discovery is a platform for sharing my blog on. Love your work btw!

    1. haylsaway

      January 15, 2018 at 12:12 am

      It is the discovery page on WordPress where editors pick blog sites weekly to feature πŸ™‚

  25. Jenna van Oevelen

    February 6, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Hi Haylsa!
    I would like to ask that what lenses you have? And especially, what lens you used on the pictures that are taken in Jordan?

    1. haylsaway

      March 4, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      Hi! I mainly use a 16-35mm and a 24-70mm x

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