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It’s Not All Fun and Games Traveling!

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We all have the romantic ideas when we start out planning our next trip – lying on a lonely beach sipping cocktails, wandering through massive forests surrounded by nature or partying in the most vibrant cities in the world. But it’s not all fun and games traveling! There are some pretty nasty or annoying things we end up encountering. From missing flights to the 4am wake up calls for long bus rides, here are a few stories of the other side of traveling!

1. It gets real smelly!

Yep, we’ve all been there on a long trip – whether it’s staying at the backpackers that has no water, or just running out of time to shower because you were up all night partying and have no time to shower before that flight in the morning!

You can usually smell seals before you see them! And you'll probably smell like one after a while, because it's not all fun and games traveling!

You can usually smell seals before you see them! And you’ll probably smell like one after a while, because it’s not all fun and games traveling!

2. You have to make do…

You do become mega-creative when on the road – probably because you’ve run out of money!

Sometimes things take a little longer in other countries - especially if you have to cook them in a kettle!

Sometimes things take a little longer in other countries – especially if you have to cook them in a kettle!

3. Never really getting comfortable

It’s always nice to get back into your own bed with freshly washed sheets!

4. Packing can be a pain

Pretty much…. and then you spend half an hour at the airport frantically throwing half of them out because it will cost you a million dollars to take them as you are over your weight allowance!

5. Different climates means a few issues…

Spending your entire holiday covered in bites is not fun – the bugs seem to like all that fresh meat!

6. Not all fun and games traveling…!

Ah the old public bathrooms – always getting a workout…

7. You will get up close and personal with people you’ve never met…

Yeah, and what some people get up to in those dorms, we don’t want to know….

8. You might have to eat in a few strange places!

😂

9. You may not get a good night’s sleep…

So it’s definitely not all fun and games traveling! We’ve been a through a few of these things in our time traveling around. Even sleeping in the smallest bunkbeds literally on top of each other!

What’s the annoying thing you always forget about before you start traveling again? Let us know in the comments below and let us feature you on our next post!