The Perfect Selfie: Volume I

A few tips for perfecting the travel selfie.

 

#1:  Smile pretty!

 

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mean mugging in Durban

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#2:  Leave a little to the imagination, even if it is half of your face!

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Cape Point
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Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Settifoss, Iceland

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#3:  Make your big head the focal point, instead of the backdrop.

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what sunset? Tea Country, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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what glacier?
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what lighthouse?
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Is there a giant green monkey behind us? Batu Caves, Malaysia
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Look how well we blocked the view from atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai!

#4:  Have a steady hand to keep the photo crisp!

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Godfoss, Iceland

Bonus points for unruly hair, exploiting wild animals, and terrible angles!

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Capetown
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Ukutula lion torture camp in Britts, South Africa
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double chinning in Dubai

 

There ya go!  If you are looking for advice on the perfect selfie, just do the exact opposite of what is listed above.

 

P.S.A:  Your selfie sticks are the most narcissistic device in a sea of narcissism.  Throw them away before we snatch yours and hit you over the head with it.

XO,

Sarah

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Katie

    June 24, 2016 at 12:37 am

    I have a selfie stick with your name on it girls!!!😆😀

  2. neha

    October 10, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Thats one cute post .. !! I am gonna forward this to my selfie crazy friends 🙂

  3. Kallsy P

    October 10, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Bahaha! This post is hilarious. Ain’t no shame in the selfie game! Especially when you are trying to capture a quick moment and there is no time to set up a tripod! Keep it going ladies! 🙂

  4. Nomadic Foot

    October 10, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Beautiful selfie. It seems u r so fond of selfie. So many countries so many selfie…good keep it up.

  5. Joaquim

    October 10, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Hahaha so true! I’m in Vietnam right now and I can’t believe what I see sometimes! One time I saw a group of locals spend 20 minutes trying to get the perfect selfie hahaha. They barely even looked at the incredible view!! Love your sarcasm and perspective on the subject 🙂

  6. Lena

    October 10, 2016 at 11:04 am

    hahah people at job consider me crazy now for laughing out loud 😀 Awesome!

  7. Brown Gal Trekker

    October 14, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Your post taught me something new – selfies with 2 vesus 1 seem a lot more fun! I just gotta figure out who’s crazy enough to do my type of traveling!

  8. Vyjay

    October 16, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    This is a fun post. We all have had our moments of ‘Selfie Nirvana’ 🙂 . But on a serious note, imperfection is sometimes much more comfortable, real and touching than perfection.

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