About

Hi guys, welcome to my own corner of the world wide web, jamiechancetravels!

My name is Jamie Paddock and I guess I could call myself a travel blogger and photographer.  I’m happiest with my camera in hand capturing the world one destination at a time.

You’ll currently find me in a campervan with my fiancé, Emma, making our way around the whole of Australia.

It wasn’t always like this though.  Since the age of 16, I worked as hard as I could to become a lawyer.  There was nothing I wanted more, apart from to travel the world.  I qualified as a lawyer in 2014 after seven years of university, law school and training.  Just like anyone who wants to see the world, the 9-5 lifestyle just wasn’t cutting it and so, after an operation in 2017, I decided to leave my job along with Emma (who’s also a lawyer) to begin our travels.

I wish I could say that I’m laid-back and spontaneous but, sometimes, there’s nothing better than a good old fashioned plan and some high quality researching.  I regularly read other travel blogs to plan my trips and hopefully you’ll use this website to do the same.

A fun fact; my favourite quote is from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”