types of travelers with annoying online habits

[DISCLAIMER] This is the result of an informal survey that I conducted within my own social circle. These are just general observations of online behaviours that somehow, I myself is guilty of. So, please don’t take this seriously. Now, if you will not be receptive and be a douche about this post, look at the upper right corner of your monitor and X your way out of this blog immediately.

THE FLOODER

“Here’s my picture #34 for day 1… More to come! #latergram”

An average of ten pictures per day is acceptable, but anything beyond that can be considered under the category of catastrophic flooding. So, posting of photos of a single subject in 47 different angles is what would qualify as deluge of biblical proportion.

This is only acceptable if you are a Steve McCurry and Sebastiáo Salgado, or NASA officially sent you on an expedition to Mars.

Related topic: Manic Disorder

THE WHINE CONNOISSEUR

“Ugggh! Walking on the streets of Paris is soooo tiring #iHateMyLife”

This traveler has more issues than Cosmopolitan Magazine, she will attempt to brag while nonchalantly trampling on that bucket list most of us can only dream of.

She tactlessly expresses her concerns upon witnessing the Great migration in Serengeti, so she posts her pictures captioning how her choice of shoes is killing her calves “OMG, my legs are sore! Bad choice of shoes for this day-long safari walking, WTF I’m dead tired.”

I am with the rest of you who are hoping her calves will develop varicose and gangrene so that she can legitimately whine about it.

Related topic: Histrionic Personality Disorder

THE CHUCK NORRIS

“You mean you’ve been to the Himalayas and you didn’t even see a Snow Leopard? That’s sad!”

These competitive, alpha male, femme fatale, type A personas and would-not-say-no-for-an-answer kind of people deal with travel like as if it’s a fucking contest.

He will get there first, his experiences are Nat Geo feature worthy and if he sees someone’s trip bubbling-up to his feats, he will start trivializing everyone else to retain his spot. So what, if you’ve been to your 80th province in the Philippines? Shut it because he’ve been to his 85th, four of which aren’t official provinces yet.

Related topic: Megalomania

THE JADEN SMITH

“Not all who wanders are…. whatev!” ~<insert his own name here>

These people surely are living in their own existential moments. They will irreverently quote themselves with cheesy cliches and spew philosophical thoughts out of their random orifices. They are usually the same people with an inclination to become the know-it-all, activist, nature advocate and self righteous preachers like as if they know everything and are so close to owning the patent of the whole concept of travel.

This is only acceptable if you are Paolo Coelho, The Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, Jesus Christ or Jaden Smi—(NO, not Jaden Smith) Chuck Norris.

Related topic: Messiah Complex

THE TIME BOMB

“192.3 days before my big trip! YAY!”

To be fair, there are really some people who just couldn’t contain their excitement. Counting down isn’t that bad at all, unless they continue doing it religiously to a point that people will start gravitating towards the unfollow button.

Related topic : Obsessive compulsive disorder

THE STAR DIVA EXTRAORDINAIRE

“Wow, you are in Paris! I was there last year too, you know? I even <blah blah blah>”

These self-venerating bitches usually conceal themselves under the cloak of a faux-friend who will start by pretending they are genuinely supportive and interested on your trip updates. But the real plan is to steal your thunder, rain on your parade and seize the opportunity to turn the spotlight on them.

She won’t allow you to have your own moment because as far as her own atlas goes, it is always about her, she’s in the middle of every group hugs and she’s at the center of this universe.

Don’t invite her on your birthday, she might blow your candles at the end of your happy birthday song.

Related topic: Egocentrism

THE TOURIST ATTRACTION

 “Here’s the majestic view of the Mt. Fuji #Selfieeeee” 

She follows the rule of thirds: One-third for the view, two-third for her face!

Fine, they can do whatever they want in their social media sites. They can post photos of whatever facial angles and god-knows what body parts for all we care, and we should respect that. But please do not deny that you are annoyed with the DAILY dose of validation-begging photos while they are on a trip: Hotel room #Selfie, airport #Selfie, souvenirs #Selfie, plate of pasta #Selfie, world heritage site #Selfie. sleeping in the train #Selfie… TANGENUHHH! Might as well put her face on trip advisor’s top ten attractions of that destination.

Related topic: Narcissism

THE FAKE-CATIONER

“Hello Antartica! #NoSelfies”

He will post grabbed photos from someone else’s social account and claims that he’s on that vacation. Now that’s just sick! Who the fuck does that? Apparently, I wasn’t alone who noticed (and suspected) that some people actually do this shit!

You can fake an orgasm but you can’t fake a trip, that’s a basic rule backed by science. This makes me cringe violently bordering epilepsy, but then I realized that this is just seriously sad. He needs help!

Related topic: Pseudologia Fantastica

These behaviours are totally acceptable (with the exception of the last one) at varying degrees and relevance of justification. Also, depending on where your followers/friends stand in the online tolerance continuum (ranging between Taylor Swift drama queen to an emotion of an iron skillet).

There is always the unfollow button if the bragging is just way beyond your threshold and if the frequency of self promotion starts giving you nausea. But come to think of it, if we choose to stay connected maybe because we can just shrug it all off, or maybe because of the entertainment factor that comes with it and our equal freedom to feel annoyed and rant about it.

AGAIN I am not judging, the intention of this post is to illustrate an observation and how it is generally seen from an audience point of view. But above anything else, we respect that we all have the freedom to do the way we want to do it online and it is ultimately up to you to be sensitive and adjust by what you believe versus how you are perceived.

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  • lawstude

    lol. gotta share this to the timeline of _____________.

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    hala! sino? hehehehe baka madami magalit sakin.

  • http://www.kurtzky.com/ Mark | kurtzky.com

    Hindi ko talaga iinvite si Star Diva Extraordinaire sa birthday ko. Hehehe. Panalo to, may mga ganito nga akong nakikita sa news feed ko.

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    parang kilala ko tinutukoy mo. lol

  • Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com

    May mga kilala ako dito, esp the Tourist Attraction! Talagang puro mukha makikita mo sa photos, wala man lang maayos na pic ng lugar. Labo haha By the way inunahan mo na agad ang mga haters ha? 😀

  • http://trackingtreasure.net darwin

    Hahahaha! a lot of names are popping out of my brain (including mine) hahahaha! Ang kulet nitong post na to Ron.

  • docgelo

    Aliw!!! Pangalanan na mga iyan (or pm me; tapos ako pala isang salarin, hahaha)

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    hahahahaha survey nga to, lol

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    hoy guilty din ako ha, pero pag usapan natin to sa next inuman!

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    hahahahaha hindi, wala ka dyan. :-)

  • http://www.walkflypinoy.com paul | walkflypinoy

    I’m guilty of a couple of these (talaga dalawa lang?! lol.) but the fake-cationer?! WTF. Name drop. Name drop. Haha.

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    hahaha patay tayo dyan. lol

  • http://boundfortwo.com/ Sky Summer

    This is hilarious! I can’t stop laughing. Most of them are on my feeds. May pinaghuhugutan?

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    hahahaha damang-dama mo ba ang hugot?

  • http://www.kirkanatomy.com/ Kirk Acebron

    Aylabet sir!
    “She follows the rule of thirds: One-third for the view, two-third for her face!”

  • http://www.kirkanatomy.com/ Kirk Acebron

    THE STAR DIVA EXTRAORDINAIRE aka Epaloid. Haha

  • http://www.pandelicious.com/ Pandelicious

    Pasok ako sa qualifiers for this pageant. *Screams out* WHERE IS MY AWARD! 😛

    And ehem, aminin na kasi yung mga guilty, you know, we know, everyone knows 😛

  • Mike Laagan

    hahahaha, pwede ba isama yung laging may OOTD pero nagsusukat lang pala ng damit at di naman binili…

  • lamyerda

    hahahaha!!! sabog tawa ko d2. laging sakto pa naman pag nagbabasa aco article mo nasa office aco.

    pag nairita e #ihidenayan #unfollow hahaha

    binilang q tuloy ung post q per day! Buti nde aco naaabot ng 10 or more per day. :))

    imbyerna aco sa puro fezlak nde na halos makita ung background. Puro fezlak na lng! may #poot?

  • pinaytraveljunkie.com

    eh yung naispatan ko dito sa survey yung sagot ko. hahahaha!

  • Guest

    guilty guilty guilty!!! hahaha nakakatawa kapag nabasa mo ang isa sa mga ginagawa ko hehe

  • Jerome Baluyut

    guilty! ganun na talaga kapag di na ma contain ang excitement sa pag travel lumalabas ang pag ka weird hahaha

  • cathlyntria

    Tawang tawa akes!! 😀

    Isa rin sa mga pet peeves ko eh ‘yung mga laging kinakastigo ang mga ‘tourists’ at panay ang post ng mga dont-be-a-tourist or tourist vs traveler BS.

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    hahahaha guilty tayo lahat dyan

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    apir… ako din, nare realized ko lang pag tapos na trip na OA ako minsan

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    ay magkaka sundo tayo dyan. eto nga sinabi ko dati sa blogger na wagas maka push ng “be a traveler, not a tourist” bullshit….

    “I hate this premise of trivializing the way other people travel. I’m cool with labeling it but one should not be deemed less than the other.

    Travel is a personal affair, we travel for ourselves not to show-off. So what, if some people likes the easy route, the package tours, the cocktails on a cruise? It is what it is and for as long as the process justifies the purpose then it should not be considered invalid. We need to stop standardizing the definition of it, because TRAVEL IS NOT A FUCKING CONTEST!”

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    kilala ko ba yan? lol

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    wagas diba? hahaha basta less than pasok pa sa banga yan!
    yang puro fezlak na yan parang si ano lang… di naman yummy.

  • The Guy

    I must admit that I’m not a selfie person by any means. They do seem to be everywhere though, delaying me whilst I patiently wait to take a clear picture of whatever the tourist attraction is. It would be nice if people showed some consideration when we are all taking pictures of the same thing.

  • Jerome Baluyut

    guilty ako sa iba…sorry naman pero can’t help it lalo na kung solo trip haha. nice one!

  • Jun Piong

    This is good vibes. hahaha! Too late to discover this post, too late to react, but not too late for a good laugh. Tolerance is equal to laugh.

  • Pinoy Trekker

    unfollow agad sa kin yan ganyan lols

  • Mar Wanderlust

    couldn’t agree more

  • Mar Wanderlust

    very well said but I still prefer to be a backpacker and cool with others as tourists

  • Mar Wanderlust

    That was super funny! Thanks for the good read!

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    APIR!

  • http://flipntravels.wordpress.com flipntravels

    And thanks for droppin’ by Mar! 😉