Admit it, we’re all on a never-ending quest for the perfect selfie. There’s some sort of sweet satisfaction after dropping a flawless selfie on the timeline. Some take their selfies more seriously than others and some have literally died in attempts of gaining an epic selfie.
When it comes to the selfie game, travel has substantially upped the ante. I’m no stranger to attempting to get the perfect selfie, especially when traveling. However, sometimes, it just doesn’t go as planned. Here are 13 times I tried to get the flawless selfie while traveling, and failed.
This was in the cute town of Menton, on the French Riviera. I fell. And my Go-Pro self timer caught it.
This fail could actually be cute AF if I wasn’t trying so hard to “effortlessly” flip my hair.
This was also in France, on Rue Crémieux (possibly the most beautiful street ever in Paris. I’m not sure WTF I’m doing here. I also thought this pose would make for something great, I failed. Thanks to my friend Nicole at First Class Belongings for her patience with me this day!
Here I am at the Wynwood Walls in Miami taking that whole “blogger looking down” pose a little too seriously. Thanks to my friend Taylor from #TravelColorfully for keeping it real and letting me know that this pose wasn’t working.
Shout-out to Taylor for telling me, “get your hands out of those pockets”. Putting my hands in those pockets made the cute cover-up resemble a potato sack. Oh, and shout-out to the buttons on my dress for failing, as well.
Here I am water-selfie’ing in Bali. The saddest part of this selfie fail is that I really thought I was capturing “just exiting the water” gold here.
I’m not sure what the bigger fail is here – my stoic resting bitch face or the awkward ass pose I’m doing with my left leg. I thought it looked “natural”. The fact that the Budapest Parliament building didn’t even make it into the frame properly is just icing on a “FAIL” cake.
Because a viewpoint over a quite literally named, “Dream Beach” on a remote island (Nusa Lembongan) in Indonesia is the perfect place for this straight ass-emotionless face.
Here I am at a viewpoint over Vernazza in Cinque Terre, unimpressed with the woman who interrupted me getting my selfie on via my GoPro that was strategically placed into a rock wall.
Here’s an awkward thing I do sometimes where I try to channel Leo in Titanic. I may not be the king of the world but I’m definitely the queen of the failed selfies.
Oh, Bali. One of the most beautiful places in the world and I manage to keep it funky and awkward, instead. Thanks to my friend Asdghik of The Jetsetter Diaries for attempting to take these shots for me!
Just when you think it can’t get any worse – I’m wearing something that resembles a king size comforter and when I tried to whimsically pose with my reject outfit – I appear to be yanking a giant wedgie from my giant outfit.
In my defense on this one, attempting to selfie with a freaking monkey on your head is next to impossible.
My Go-Pro’s auto timer snapped this little gem in Cinque Terre, Italy.
One last one, and not because I failed, but because theres a guy in the background (at a sacred temple in Bali, no less) peeling his shirt off.
They say travel is about the journey – not the destination. If you can’t look back at your journey and laugh a little (or in my case, a lot) at the things that didn’t go perfectly – you’re doing it all wrong! I hope you enjoyed my series of fails (with a capital F and a # in front of it) and I hope they encourage you to take your traveling, and life, with a grain of salt.