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!
Dousing myself liberally in sample perfume to cover my BO #justtravellingthings
— Jess Harris (@travelsandbooks) September 16, 2016
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!
2. You have to make do…
cooking noodles in a kettle #justtravellingthings
— blin (@trippybooo) August 17, 2016
You do become mega-creative when on the road – probably because you’ve run out of money!
3. Never really getting comfortable
will have stayed in 13 different beds in 3 weeks #justtravellingthings
— Sophie (@sxphieclark) April 20, 2017
It’s always nice to get back into your own bed with freshly washed sheets!
4. Packing can be a pain
I forgot how many shirts I already put in my bag so now I’ll just have to take all of them. #justtravellingthings
— Boris Belawiz (@Yuukman) August 7, 2016
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…
Not sure if I woke up because of jet lag or the three tumor-like mosquito bites trailing down my leg or the humidity #justtravelingthings
— Justine Sto.Tomas (@justine_sto) July 18, 2016
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…!
— Grace Oldham (@grace_0ldham) November 19, 2016
Ah the old public bathrooms – always getting a workout…
7. You will get up close and personal with people you’ve never met…
Not mentally prepared for this 28 bed hostel room #travelLOLs
— Claire Morris (@claaayer) August 22, 2015
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!
— Ayshah Tull (@AyshahTull) March 29, 2017
9. You may not get a good night’s sleep…
— Alice (@sparkly_alice) March 9, 2015
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!