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Tumblr Users Take Intentionally Awful Travel Photos

There's no doubt that this technologically-infused era completely riddled by a multitude of social media apps has inspired many of us to overshare our various adventures through life. This rings especially true whenever someone takes a trip. Our social media feeds are often dominated by glamorous recaps of people's seemingly perfect traveling experiences. Obviously, this isn't true at all. Why do people insist on skimming over the nitty and gritty parts of their trips? We want to see those sloppy moments when you had an airline lose your luggage after you spent 27 hours traveling from one corner of the globe to the other. Or, maybe some blurry photos from that one night you cut loose, and took advantage of a dangerously inviting happy hour promo at a bar far away from home. But no, instead what we can usually count on is people manufacturing these dreamlike photo albums where everyone was all smiles, all the time, and nothing unfortunate occurred.


Finally though, we have some Tumblr users who decided to approach the travel photos from a different angle. They thought it'd be a brilliant idea to take intentionally terrible photos of iconic locations while on various trips. The results aren't particularly pretty, but the intention behind the lousy photos is where the real art lies. This isn't the first time we've stumbled upon some gold from a wonderful, wandering mind in the wild world of Tumblr. You just never really know what you're going to get from Tumblr. Recently, we've been seeing a lot of posts dedicated toward analyzing various aspects and characters in the Lord of the Rings universe. We had that recent thread that commemorated the legend that is Boromir. Or, maybe you were able to take a look at the other obsessive thread that did a deep dive on Elvish dialects. The point is that Tumblr seems to have a little bit of something for everyone. Sometimes you can end up working your way through an informative thread that actually educates you on some strange part of this life that you otherwise never would've known. You know, like that crazy thread about how Magenta isn't actually a real color. Our brains are weird.


Anyways, all rambling about the enjoyable aspects of Tumblr aside, we thought this quick thread with its collection of lousy travel photos was worth a shout out. If anything, this Tumblr user might inspire more folks that are able to travel after we get out the other end of this apocalyptic time, to not stuff their camera full of glamorized pictures that give people the wrong idea about how that trip to Cancun actually went. One of the most enlivening parts about traveling to foreign lands you've never been to before is the recognition that you're far from what you're used to, and life itself might work very differently wherever you wash up. It could be a situation where you've got to acclimate to smaller portion sizes, or perhaps having to buy your own water at a restaurant. Who knows? Just consider the idea of making that next photo album from your trip an imperfectly perfect representation of your journey's ups and downs.

A funny Tumblr post about someone's intentionally awful travel photos. | wizardtwins travel like take hilariously bad pictures common tourist things, because anyone can take nice picture them, so rather take one can laugh at later here's this |
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Wild Karen Gets Bested By Petty Revenge At Airport

What a splendid tale of a wild and entitled and generally tough to be around "Karen" getting her comeuppance at the airport. The commute life when it comes to navigating the airport is full of enough hoops without the wild "Karen" inserting herself into the mix. Sounds like this traveler hit their breaking point, and made a petty revenge out of the moment. 

A "wild" Karen gets bested by a petty revenge while at the airport | r/pettyrevenge posted by BookwyrmsRN Current petty revenge progress airport edition. Well. This is developing story edit and update as happens flying Houston Florida today work. There is plenty time before my flight starts boarding.
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Tumblr Post: A Flight Attendant's Wildest Stories

There's no doubt that it's been a historically difficult year, and some professions have had to muddle through this storm of overwhelming chaos more than others. Take everyone working on planes for instance. Those flight attendants are on the front lines. We appreciate all that they do to try and keep people safe amidst their travels. With that being said, this flight attendant shared some of their most memorable moments while on the job. Sounds like quite the gig. 

A flight attendant describes her most memorable moments. | filmnoirsbian Follow honor approaching my first 6 months mark as flight attendant, here are some highlights my time this job lady stopped gently whisper had "mastered art kindness an elderly woman told put on earth be flight attendant" Each and every time someone complimented my nails
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Quick Tumblr Post On Great American Road Trip

This quick and entertaining gem from Tumblr highlights some notable moments that anyone might be apt to encounter if they were to take the "great American road trip." The one thing they needed to include was all that empty space. 

A funny quick Tumblr thread about things that people will see on a road trip across America | things will see on road trip across america -so much desert will get scared seriously california new mexico is terrifying like 's eight straight hours pale red desert and sky is so large everything, even car, even hands, looks like tenuously small and fragile diorama placed on an endless pale red table and left there dissolve.
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The Places Travelers Will Never Return To

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the places that travelers will never go back to. Many of us have encountered those gnarly places that we'd just as much love to wipe our memory banks clear of. 

Travelers describe the places they'll never return to | convextech 2y Disney World with my grandkids practically grew up there but hadn't been over 20 years had no idea would be nothing but huge traffic jam strollers and screaming children. 3.5k
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Worst Tourist Traps People Have Encountered

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the worst tourist traps that people have encountered. At the very least these unfortunate occurrences should serve as a guide for what to keep a watchful eye out for, while you're going about traveling. 

A collection of the worst tourist traps that people have encountered | Aceofkings9 1d PSA Staten Island Ferry is FREE. If people are trying charge tickets, they're scam artists. If traveling New York s worth visiting views, especially considering cost, or lack thereof.
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This woman got on a flight and proceeded to stir up all kinds of toxic energy. Her blind entitlement and rude behavior to all those around her, resulted in her ultimately being kicked off the flight. On top of that, it sounds like her name was removed from a website referencing where she worked. Interesting. 

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Guy Falls Asleep On Train, Tries To Evade Fare, Conductor Isn't Fooled

The conductor went full Sherlock Holmes in this highly entertaining Twitter thread from @comedylopez. It sounds like the sleepy dude almost pulled off his game of trying to fool the conductor, when it came to the matter of where he boarded the train. Ultimately, the conductor had an eagle eye and impressive ability at connecting the dots. 

Guy falls asleep on the train, tries to evade fare, conductor can't be tricked | Ignacio Lopez @comedylopez Witnessed most amazing thing on train Edinburgh yesterday guy boarded Wigan sat opposite He went sleep an hour he woke up he bought sandwich, ate went back sleep This isn't maths test don't need know distance/ speed).
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Wholesome Stereotypes of American Travelers

Americans hear all about how they can be obnoxious overseas, like being loud and embarrassing, thinking local cuisine is gross and calling someone a "foreigner" in the country they live in. Luckily, there are other less rude things American travelers do that identify them as Americans. For some more outside perspective, here are weird things people noticed about America.

List of nice things about American travelers | Friendly point become suspicious their intent. Americans generally are more confident. way they present themselves, most other countries tend be more reserved. Walk into room full different nationalities guarantee American person will be first introduce themselves s confidence thing, and admire.
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One Man's Wild New Year's Eve Story

Not everyone's NYE went smoothly. This guy found himself in quite the predicament, after a little trip down to Mexico for the miles. Thankfully, the kindness of perfect strangers helped him out in a miraculous kind of way. 

Guy tells a crazy story about his rollercoaster of a New Year's Eve | Andrew Kimmel @andrewkimmel Dear @AmericanAir, After arriving back LA Indonesia 275 EQDS under (yet 25K miles over maintaining status asked pay $1875 keep status, so instead booked 400 rt ticket Mexico 24 hrs. Here's my fucking night went
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This guy is a complete nightmare. Everyone wants him off the plane like yesterday. He manages to make no sense and be absolutely infuriating at the same time.

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Director Vincent Peone, got to enjoy a private jet like experience when he defied the odds and ended up being the only passenger aboard a Delta flight from Aspen, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah. Peone managed to document his bizarre and hilarious experience, and at one point captures some of the crew members loading up a ton of sand bags to add weight to the plane, because he was the only passenger on board! 

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This passenger was extremely out of line when she got caught up in an altercation with her boyfriend. At one point you can see her bring a literal Dell computer down upon her fleeing boyfriend's head. Apparently she was removed from the flight, which ended up being delayed for a couple hours. 

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32 Non-Americans Share Rumors About the U.S. That Turned out to Be True

If you didn't grow up with garbage disposals and cheez wiz, you might also think that they aren't real. Also paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for education. Here are some things people were dumbfounded to discover actually do exist in the US of A. For the other way around, here are some culture shocked Americans describing sharing things they didn't realize were so American.

non american saying string cheese should have been a joke
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A prime example in why you shouldn't be afraid to ask for help. This woman hopped aboard a luggage conveyor belt, apparently believing that it'd take her directly to her plane. That's not how this thing works. Not at all.