A Decade Ago, Jack Morrison Hopped on a Plane and Hasn’t Come Home Since

Just a few years ago, Jack Morrison was a confused teen from Manchester, England, with very little idea about what he was going to do with his life. Today he’s a world traveler with over 2 million followers on Instagram.

About a decade ago, Jack graduated from high school and had to decide what to do with his life. Most of his friends went on to get their university degrees, but Jack knew it wasn’t for him. He needed to tread his own path.

At first, things were hard. Skipping college was a good personal decision โ€“ not everybody can fit into the strict, structured routine of higher education โ€“ but there aren’t a lot of prospects for young people without a university education. He spent years working dead-end jobs, the last of which was a six-year stint at carpet cleaning. Something had to change.

In 2012, he packed a bag and bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok and spent the next six years living out of a backpack. These were the early days of Instagram when only a handful of people were documenting their travels. Jack learned about this new platform and immediately started using it to share moments of his travels. He slowly gathered a following that has allowed him to stay on the road โ€“ and he hasn’t come back home yet.

Today Jack lives in Bali with his girlfriend and travels the world in search of adventure. His journey is as beautiful as it is inspiring โ€“ and thanks to social media, we get to be a part of it too.