The Perfect Selfie: Volume I

A few tips for perfecting the travel selfie.


#1:  Smile pretty!


mean mugging in Durban


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

Cape Point
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Settifoss, Iceland


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

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

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

Godfoss, Iceland

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

Ukutula lion torture camp in Britts, South Africa
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.






  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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