One of the most important things when traveling is to take loads of pictures so you can show your friends and family all the cool places you visited and all the fancy food you ate. After all, can you even say you went on vacation if you haven’t uploaded hundreds of photos to your social media pages? But what if the pictures you took just happen to turn out a little… disappointing?
It turns out you can’t always take the perfect pictures you might have seen on the internet before and these people found it out the hard way. Check out all the times people went on vacation and returned with hilariously bad travel pics in the gallery below!
#1 My Moms First Time Visiting Paris
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#2 Woke Up At 2.30am To Make A 2 Hour Drive Up 10000 Feet To See The Sunrise Atop Haleakala. Have You Ever Seen Such Beauty?
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#3 My First Time Visiting The Grand Canyon And This Happened
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#4 120 Mile Solo Hike. Asked An Elderly Passerby To Take A Photo For Me
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I checked it right away but he struggled enough with the touch screen that I didn’t ask him to take another. I think I was walking toward him to help him with the camera and CLICK. Too late. He was such a nice old man as well. He put so much effort in to trying to work that touch screen. Bless.
#5 The Day I Visited The Great Wall Of China
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#6 A Friend Of Mine Traveled To Italy And Managed To Take A Picture Of The Leaning Tower Of Pisa That Doesn’t Show It Leaning
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#7 Went To See The Taj Mahal This Morning
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#8 This Photo My Dad Took Of Me At Machu Picchu
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#9 Go To The Golden Gate Bridge They Said. Get There Early They Said
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#10 Hard-To-Obtain Permits For A 10 Mile Hike To See Havasupai Falls
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#11 To The Guys Who Finally Got To See The Golden Gate Bridge & The Grand Canyon: This Is My View Of Mount Fuji, Japan
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#12 Wife And I Visited The Eiffel Tower For Our Honeymoon
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#13 My Friend Is On Vacation In Hawaii, And She Asked This Man To Take A Picture Of Her. He Told Her, “I Got A Close Up.” Bless This Man
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#14 Rented A Car And Took A 2-Hour Drive Outside Of Berlin To See Die Rakotzbrücke
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Just to discover the water was drained and the whole area is under construction.
#15 Went To The Grand Canyon Today
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#16 I Was In New York For The First Time In My Life
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My wife and I spent almost 10 hours on a plane, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and flew 7,500 kilometres. We climbed the top of the rock to enjoy a view of Central Park. We had only one day in New York and this view will always be with us.
#17 I Finally Got To See Big Ben
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#18 Went On Vacation And Paid Extra For A Room With A View Of The Mountains. The Snow Plow Ran Right Outside Our Window
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#19 Saw The Grand Canyon Today! 10/10 Would Come Again (So I Can Actually See It)
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#20 Visited St. Louis For The First Time And Was Told I Had To See The Famous Gateway Arch
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#21 The View From My 65th Floor “Grand Times Square View” Hotel Room
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#22 Hiked One Of Norway’s Most Beautiful Trails For 3.5 Hours Through The Rain To Be Rewarded With This Stunning View
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#23 I Got To See The “Scenic” Grand Canyon In All Its Fog Glory. At Least I Have An Excuse To Come Back
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#24 Traveled 4000 Miles From The USA To Ireland To See The Cliffs Of Moher
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#25 10 Years Ago I Climbed The Volcano Of Bali “Mount Agung” 4 Am In The Morning To See The Beautiful Sunrise
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It was the very end of a 9 months backpacking trip, and I skipped an important and beautiful scuba diving lesson to do it. I had to get up at 3 am for the drive to reach the base of the volcano. My best friend and only travel companion at the time was too lazy to join me, leaving me alone with a Balinese guide that knew not a word of English.
We reached the end of the road at around halfway up the volcano with ~1½ hours left of steep hiking on wet rugged rocks.
In silence, the monolingual guide and I accented, and the higher we went, the more I realised how grossly I had underestimated the freezing temperatures at the top of the volcano – Not wearing any jacket at all.
We finally reached the top 15 minutes before the sunrise, inside a dense and moist cloud, giving us with a visibility of 5-10 meters (16-32 feet) and our cloth and skin utterly soaked.
#26 Travelled 2,000+ Miles To Mt. Rushmore. It Is What It Is, I Guess
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#27 After Several Hours Of Walking, I Was Awarded With This Magnificent View From The Pulpit Rock, Norway
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#28 My View Of The Mountain I Trecked About 15 Hours To See
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#29 Visited Mount Fuji For The First Time. The View Was Magnificent
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#30 4 Years Ago. Grand Canyon Fog
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