Top 7 Travel Blogger Problems

I’ve wanted to join the travel link up for months now, but of course my studies have got in the way. However, to embark my last month in education and a fantastic topic I couldn’t not write about, here is my first travel link-up post!

This months topic is Travel blogger problems. When you look past the press trips, the family holidays and the short weekend get aways, there are those few annoyances/regular occurrences that my fellow travellers or I encounter. My excuse normally goes a little something like this… “It’s for the blog!”

1. The need to photograph everything

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This is something i’m guilty of doing, I photograph anything and everything, not to mention each shot needs at least three clicks just in case the first two didn’t weren’t in focus or the correct angle.

2. The non-tech savvy tourists

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When handing your camera to a fellow tourist, the initial worry that goes through my mind is them running away with it. However, the biggest annoyance is when they don’t know how to use a camera that involves a detachable lens or the understanding of holding the camera still whilst taking a picture. Blurry photo…again!

3. The ignorant locals

We all get lost occasionally. Okay, okay, some more than others (I blame my rubbish sense of direction and map reading skills!) which results in asking a local person how to get to a tourist destination. What I find in non native English speaking countries, that even if they can speak English, they pretend they can’t just to avoid stopping and helping a lost British tourist out.

4. The strict luggage limits

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I’ve never been a light traveller, in fact i’m the total opposite. I’m the sort of person that likes to pack their whole house into the suitcase to enjoy a few home luxuries on the move. My weakness is my skincare, I often have to fill a second toiletries bag up just to fit in my weekly face masks and cleansers, this often means i’m forever reaching the luggage limits before even arriving at my destination. #TravelBloggerProblems

5. Not taking enough outfits 

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This is something I really struggled with when I went to Canada and New York for 4 weeks last summer. I wanted to be in different outfits in all my photos, not having to re-wear anything preferably. Except, this was going to be totally impossible especially when I had to try and match all the outfits with a limited 3 pairs of shoes.

6. Being the assigned photographer

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Being a blogger and travelling means your camera is attached to your side. This essentially makes you the assigned holiday photographer, entailing of everyone asking for their picture to be taken in front of every tourist spot. This results in no photos of myself anywhere… I may as well have not gone on the trip! 😉

7. The ‘OH LOOK, IT’S A HORSE’ moment

I seriously feel like this should be one of my travel blogger problems. Every country I have recently visited, I have always managed to find a horse somewhere. I promise, I don’t look out for them.

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Those are my top 7 travel blogger problems! Have you encountered anything similar or have any of your own?

Until next time…

 

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  • Great to have you join the link up!

  • Agh those strict luggage limits and never having enough outfits is the bain of my life at times! Great points.

  • Ahhh massive problem with other people taking photos for you! I have so many blurry shots just like yours…I always look for a person with a DSLR as at least they’ll have some idea of what to do! 🙂

  • getting someone else to take a photo – always disappointing, but seriously – how hard is it to point and press, sometimes I am just amazed!

  • Hahah, aaaah! I have my own horse moment but with windows or doors. Seriously, I don’t get my fascination towards them lol!

  • Haha, brilliant! I definitely know what you mean about being the designated photographer on trips – makes for appearing in your own posts a little tricky! And the horse one is just hilarious!

  • Love your travel blogger problems…I am starting to relate…thankfully haven’t had the outfit issue yet but I’m sure it won’t be long! Did you know that you can only take up 10 items (less than 100ml) in the clear see through plastic bag when you have hand luggage only? I did not know this until 2 days ago when I got taken aside at the airport and questioned re why I had so many make-up items in my plastic bag! What stumped me the most is that I’ve been flying for many years and I didn’t know that 10 was the limit…I thought as long as everything fit into the 1 plastic bag then it was fine but apparently not….I’m really going to have to start being more careful with my hand luggage and what I pack 🙁

  • Totally relate. This winter I went to England and purposely packed light, but then was so bored of all my clothes I couldn’t wait to return to wear something new (not really but kinda)!

  • I adore this – you with your horses like me with cats…!

  • OH LOOK IT’S A HORSE!

    Ahahaha for me it’s OH LOOK IT’S A CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL COME BACK PUPPY I WANNA PHOTO OMG THIS IS GOING ON INSTAGRAAAAAM

    Also, being the assigned photographer is my guilty pleasure because then I feel less bad about handing the camera to my party and yelling “Keep shooting! Didn’t I take those Mario Testino-esque portraits of you earlier?! PAY YOUR DUES B*TCH!”

    Yeah, #TravelBloggers are nightmares. x

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  • Haha, having a horse problem is definitely an original one 😉 If I had a pound for every time I’d uttered the phrase “…for the blog”, well, I’d be travelling a lot more I can tell you!

  • That’s hilarious! I can identify with not having a single picture of moi at just about anyplace. And the Art of the Selfie is something I just can’t come to terms with. #travelbloggerproblems…

  • So funny, hahaha! Number two made me laugh so much, I always dread having to look at the picture they have taken and pretend I like ha!

  • hahaha I can relate to a few, especially the photo-taking ones. I have been sucked into this whole travel light and all that jazz that I sometimes also don’t pack enough clothes sometimes. Wife loves to pack her beauty stuff which I feel takes up most of the space!