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  1. Really great post that is relevant to everything today. People are so busy trying to show that everything in their lives are perfect that we often forget the reality behind the photos. The truth is that life is messy and challenging – we all know it. No one lives in a perfect ideal world where nothing goes wrong. But it’s the messy things that make us grow and keep things interesting. So here’s to the other, less photogenic side of life!

  2. So true! Travel is never perfect, and it’s good to talk about the bad parts, too. Social media can be very misleading…

  3. Could not agree more! I always notice that I do this too but it’s sort of just natural – important to realize there is another side to the camera though!

  4. I loved this post, and I completely agree! Most of my travel is for work, so I’m super selective of the photos I post… no one wants to see me sweating my butt off because New Orleans is too hot for a blazer or the blisters on my heels from the time I got lost in Cleveland while walking back to my hotel from a conference. Haha. Such a necessary reminder to share things that aren’t as fun or pretty or comfortable to share ๐Ÿ™‚

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  5. Really thoughtful post. I’ve definitely been guilty of this in the past and am making an effort to show all the sides of travel. Love hearing your perspective.

  6. Great post! I made an active effort this year to shed light on some of the unfiltered moments during my travels. People really appreciate authenticity!

  7. I write about it all, the good, the bad and the blisters (as I’m a hiker). I had no choice but to embrace the imperfect side as I would not be able to post any photos from my trips ๐Ÿ˜€ On most of my hiking photos I’m unwashed, sweaty with messy hair and no makeup whatsoever. It was hard in the begging, now I”m wearing like a badge of honor!

    Great post!

  8. Perfect photos look great because they’re so … er … well, perfect. I always want to do the same myself, but then get frustrated after about 3 seconds and think life’s too short and take a quick snap. Ah well, I can always look at other people’s and drool.

  9. Great post, something I think a lot of people should read. Itโ€™s actually something Iโ€™ve been writing quite a bit about lately – I even think our writing styles are a bit similar ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m always afraid that I inspire one person to travel and they start and theyโ€™re like โ€˜wait! I thought travelling was always amazingly fun, this isnโ€™t what I signed up forโ€™. Nice post, I enjoyed reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Thanks Zac. Yes, I agree. It’s a very important subject to talk about. Because I think the danger is that we compare ourselves to others and become dissatisfied with our own lives! But also, like you said, to make people aware that sometimes things don’t go to plan haha! I’d love to read your post about the same subject. Drop me a link ๐Ÿ™‚

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