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How not to be an Instagram travel cliche

(9 creative ideas for your next post)
Two months ago I posted a blog about Butt-stagrams and the cliches that people will resort to in their pursuit of Instagram fame. I have given it some more thought, and I decided that instead of criticising people for their lack of creativity, I should give people ideas on how to take more unique photos on their travels. I’m pretty sure some of these may become cliches soon, so take and post these pictures now.
1. Instead of 'butt-stagrams' the 'nutscape' is the next big thing: 
It’s time for us to stop objectifying women and give men a chance. Instead of photographing their butts though, certain men have chosen to (partially) display another part of their anatomy in an array of diverse locations. If you are like me and are a lady (or you identify with some other gender that does not physiologically have the necessary bits) you can always use almonds. I did. 


2. This can also add a whole new dimension to your inspirational travel quote…

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Sharon Waugh

Sharon is a writer, cruise ship entertainment host and freelance unicorn wrangler, living it up on the high seas. She also likes to photograph a plastic lawn flamingo in exotic locations because it seemed like a good idea 10 years ago and 53 countries later, it’s probably too late to turn back now.

 Sharon greatly dislikes reading “travel blogs” by people who are just rephrasing press releases or composing lists like “15 ways to travel the world for cheap”, specifically formulated for SEO, with absolutely no evidence that the writer has ever left their bedroom. (This is not one of those blogs.) Sharon also dislikes bigotry and referring to herself in first person, apparently.

To find out more about Sharon and Rodrigo’s travel aspirations read this.

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My thoughts on travel mascots, photographing your butt in exotic locations and the addictive nature of cruise ship employment, among other things.

True stories about trying to find trolls in Norway, toilets in Denmark and getting flashed in Cuba, to name a few.

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