6 of My Wackiest Travel Photos

Wacky Travel Photos - Her Bags Were Packed

This past weekend I had a really awesome opportunity to meet up with and travel around Nassau with four other writers. It was a incredible chance to do research, learn, and network but it was also an opportunity for a bit of insecurity to creep in.

You know when you’re scrolling through Instagram and see all those incredible photos of women posed on the bright, blue beautiful beach? That was my weekend! I was watching in real time as it happened. These fun, smart, successful women (who I had an amazing time with!) were also taking these killer photos. Meanwhile, it felt like all of my photos had me looking like a goofball who didn’t know what to do with her face. The other women on the trip would take a picture for me and they genuinely would think it was adorable and wonderful but I would internally start comparing it to their photos.

I can imagine that for someone who wasn’t even on the trip, it could be even worse. Social media is dangerous because it’s easy to fall into a comparison trap that we set for ourselves. Today as I reflect back on the weekend and look at all these photos, I am realizing that while they might not be always the most attractive photos, I love my ridiculous photos because they are snapshots of my happiest travel moments. They express the genuine joy of my experience and remind me of some really goofy moments.

In honor of this, I thought it would be fun to share with you six silly, wacky photos from my past travels. And if you have a wacky travel photo (or more), please tag me on Instagram so I can see them.

Strike a Pose

Pretending to walk the red carpet - Her Bags Were Packed

This one is from Saturday. We were touring the John Watling’s Distillery in Nassau and I saw they had this backdrop that reminded me of red carpet events. Apparently this is how I think people pose on the red carpet.

Commandeering a Chicago Water Taxi

Driving a Chicago Water Taxi - Her Bags Were Packed

This one time I was trying to take a water taxi ride around Chicago but somehow I ended up being invited on to an Architectural Tour by the captain of the boat. Then there was a flash flood warning and he let me drive the boat…. To this day, I am still not really sure what was going on there (as you can tell by the look on my face).

What Am I Supposed To Do With My Face?

Silly faces at Duomo di Milano - Her Bags Were Packed

This is the moment I realized just how absolutely ridiculous I feel standing all alone in front of random sights.  So I started making insane faces to go along with how I was feeling inside.

Swimsuit Modeling Fail

Silly Iceland Rental Van - Her Bags Were Packed

In Iceland, the camper vans have silly sayings on them. While wearing my bathing suit (for a hot spring), ski coat and hiking boots; I saw this one and decided to take a picture with it. Unfortunately I ruined the photo by standing right in front of the punchline, “Don’t worry, be sexy.”

Nailed It!

Imitating the Statue of Liberty - Her Bags Were Packed

This picture is just SO weird! Why did I think I needed to imitate the Statue of Liberty and from that angle?!

London (Tower) Bridge is Falling Down…

Laying on the glass floor in the London Tower Bridge - Her Bags Were Packed

There is a walkway up above the London Tower Bridge and a certain portion of it includes a glass floor so you can look down at the River Thames and all the cars driving along. I’m honestly not a fan of heights so I decided to lay down on the glass and take this picture so you could be freaked out with me or just laugh at what a freak I am…


Don’t forget to tag me (@HerBagsWerePacked) in your goofy, wacky travel photos so I can celebrate with you.

 

 

1 comment on “6 of My Wackiest Travel Photos”

  1. Nancy Carvette

    Enjoyed seeing all your wacky pics. You are incredible!!

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