Editor’s note: Jack Morris is one of the most-followed travelers on Instagram with over a million followers. In talking about the ‘filtered’ element of how one’s life may be perceived on Insta, Jack decided to share some behind the scenes. Find him at @doyoutravel.

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This shot was taken during a road trip across northern Vietnam. After missing the last ferry to Ha Long City we bribed a local to take us across on his small wooden boat. We carried our motorbikes down some slippery steps and lifted them onto the deck. As we sailed away into the darkness I was a little sceptical. The following morning we woke up at 5am to take the hike up the viewpoint which was strangely located behind someone's house! My first thoughts as I reached the top - 'worth it.'

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I've been a skateboarder since before my teenage years. When I discovered this mystical archway in northern Bali, I knew it would be the perfect location for a cruise photo. We set off at 4am and arrived just in time to catch the mist. Prior to this shot I hit a stone and landed face first into the floor.

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I met this little fella whilst exploring a local village in Sapa, Vietnam. Even though we don't speak the same language, the camera created a special moment between us. At first he was a little shy, but the more I played back footage to him the more happy and confident he became.

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One of the most photographed beaches in Greece - Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos had been on my bucket list for a while. Upon arriving was a massive que to the viewpoint. I didn't want the same shot as everyone else so I climbed across the rocks to the edge of the cliff. It was a little bit dangerous but very rewarding.

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I set my alarm for 6am on a Monday morning, jumped on my motorbike and made my way along the empty roads to the famous Kawasan Falls in the Philippines. Having seen what this place looks like during the day, it was a refreshing moment having the whole place to myself.

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The main reason why I decided to go to Myanmar was to see the balloons over Bagan at sunrise. I expected to see a place like no other, and it really did live up to my expectations. Getting around isn't easy - it wasn't uncommon to be crammed in the corner of a mini van for 10 hours. With that said, It's not every day you can sit at the top of a 1000 year old temple all by yourself with a view like this.

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Montserrat, a multi-peaked mountain only a one-hour train journey from one of my all time favourite cities, Barcelona. I took the journey early one morning specifically to climb this Jenna like monument. After getting the shot I wanted I sat up there with my friend for a while, both in awe of the incredible landscape around us. Passersby stopped to photograph us, probably thinking we're crazy!

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Located 70km from Kanchanaburi, Erawan falls is one of my favourite spots in Thailand. Home to hundreds of feet nibbling fish, I enjoyed a natural fish spa after taking this photo!

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This photo was taken on the set of the new movie 'The Martian' located in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan. After a long day of running up and down sand dunes, our Bedouin driver offered to take us to this spot for sunset. We stayed a little longer then we probably should have and had to drive back in the dark with no headlights. That didn't seem to bother our driver as he still drove at full speed drifting through the sand!

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