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Australia’s Next Best Travel Instagram Account Revealed

February 20, 2017 Insurance No Comments Email Email

Australia’s number one travel insurance provider, Travel Insurance Direct teamed up with Australia’s first professional Instragrammer, Lauren Bath and Olympus Cameras to hold a competition to find Australia’s best amateur travel Instagrammer. The grand prize was a chance to partake in a mentorship programme from Lauren’s home on the Gold Coast, and learn how to make a living from their Instagram posts. After over 2000 entries, they have found Australia’s next best travel Instagram account, Lexi Markovic (@leximphoto), 31, from Sydney, NSW.

Lexi’s photograph was taken on her recent trip to Canada, when she stopped to visit Lake Louise on the way to Banff. “A Canadian winter makes for such a still and serene setting,” she said, “It was a real ‘pinch me moment’ and I had to capture it”.

The judges added “After going through thousands of entries, Lexi’s photo caught the eye of our judges because of the stunning way in which it captured the beauty of the location. The prowess displayed in the composition had ‘the next big thing’ on Instagram written all over it.”

On entering the competition, Lexi says “I’m not usually one for entering photography competitions, but I took a chance on this one as I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn and network with someone who’s already so established in the travel photography scene.” Lexi will be joining Lauren on the Gold Coast in a couple of months time to learn all the tricks of the trade, and what it takes to become a professional Instagrammer.

The competition, called Just a TID Travel Obsessed, invited amateur travel photographers from all over Australia to share their travel ‘Pinch Me Moment’ via Instagram, to be entered in to a competition with the chance of winning the chance to partake in the programme. As well as the mentorship programme with Lauren, held at the QT Hotel, Lexi won an Olympus OMD Camera and a $250 Travel Insurance Direct money card.

Where will you go looking for your next ‘Pinch Me Moment?’ For more information, tips or a quote for your next trip, visit for the latest advice on your destination of choice.

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