#travelbloggerproblems: that moment when travel bloggers have so many slightly minor issues that we secretly love. We all have those moments in life where we have some seriously hilarious ‘issues’… Oh no, do I have coffee or tea? Visit Pan Chai or Mac and Wild? Stay in London or go home for the weekend?
Well, travel bloggers have a whole set of these of their own: and they mainly involve being enabled by our other travel blogging friends!
1. Oooooh Angie’s just going to Japan… Maybe that should be my next trip…
Yup. This happens. You think you’ve just got a handle on your wanderlust and that you can’t really spend the next 5 years travelling round the world. And then you someone goes to somewhere incredible, and you can’t quite stop planning a trip that you’re not taking…
2. Eternal wanderlust and trip planning
You think you’ve visited Paris before (I mean, heck, I used to go every year, I know that place) and then you realise that there are 12808943 restaurants you’ve not been to, and whole host of undiscovered gems that you’ve got to go back and visit
3. Traveling the globe without leaving London
That crash-bang-whallop back down to earth feeling when you’ve been reading all about Abu Dhabi on Emma’s blog and you almost feel as though you’ve been there with her (Hello Mr London Kiwi!), only to look at your desk and surrounding paper work and realise that nope, you’re not in the Middle East enjoying some sunshine, you’re sitting in snowy London studying! Hmm… Traveling without leaving your bedroom might sound fun, but it’s sometimes a little more ‘real life’ that you had hoped for.
Wishing away London coldness and thinking back to amazing times in Sri Lanka. Wishing I was there this long weekend! What are you doing? #luxurytravel #travel #travels #travelgram #luxurytravelblogger #travelmemories #dametraveler #instatravel #instapassport #passportready #passionpassport #exploreeverything #luxurylifestyle #traveling #letsgoeverywhere #destination #travelpics #travelphoto #travelphotography #tlpicks #wanderlust #paradise #pool #luxuryhotel #srilanka #asia #takemeback #happyplace
This one ties hand in hand with #3. At Christmas, I was point blank convinced that I had visited Bruges with Jaime. All of her Instagram snaps were just magical, and the wanderlust just kept creeping in… The worst part of #travelbloggerproblems on this one is that it’s not just your friends, Instagram is an Alice in Wonderland-eque rabbit hole of the most perfect places on earth
5. Partners who just don’t understand
Every time we stay somewhere Andy will either jump in front of my camera… Or jump on the bed… Before a photo has been taken. “But how could you? I was just about to Instagram that!”
6. The big one: how dare you touch the bed/your food without me photographing it
It’s a foodie blogger or a travel blogger nightmare. Once that sheet has been crumpled, the suitcase opened or the macaron eaten – I can’t take a picture of it. I mean, if there isn’t photographic blog evidence, did it even happen? Didn’t think so.
7. Having 65 photos for one blog post
If you’ve read my post on our staycation at The Langham you’ll realise that I have an answer to this one: just use all the photos! Deciding whether this snap or the bed is better, or this one that was taken at a very slightly different angle… It’s a tough world.
8. Travel blogger guilt
That moment when you think, I just want to put the camera down or maybe even take a weekend away without the camera. Cue: blog guilt. That inexplicable feeling that even though this is your favourite hobby, that somehow you still have to document everything. And can never take a weekend off.
Oh yeah, and when you’re behind on posts? Then it’s the worst.
9. Explaining your internet friends
“Wait, but you met them on Twitter? Is that not a bit… Weird?” Nope. Not in the slightest. Okay, I see your point, it might sound strange from the outside. But I met all my blogging friends from Twitter, from reading their blogs and from interacting with them on social media.
We all get it, but I’m not sure all of our real life friends do…
10. Serious happiness at having a group of friends who understand you… And your addiction
Okay, so this really isn’t a problem. At all. But it is a serious and very real side effect of having a travel blog. You’ve surrounded yourselves with people who share one of your greatest passions and happiness’s: travel. Whether you’re looking for any recommendations (hello all of your Barcelona travel tips please!), some inspiration on where to book your next trip (hello, Italy, please!) or whether you just want to reminisce about somewhere you love, your travel blogging friends will have you covered.
Oh, and 11, remembering that April only has 30 days to make sure you’re in time for the Travel Bloggers’ Link up on the 1st May… Doh!