Travel Outtakes: Unedited And Imperfect Travel Photos

Travel Outtakes - With Bintang Beer |

Let’s be honest here….I usually post what I think are the best photos of myself when sharing online or on social media. Don’t you share what you think are the best-looking photos of yourself? Sometimes there’s a lot of travel outtakes to get that winning holiday photo!

I am not a natural model in front of the camera and I usually hate having my photo taken. I am not that comfortable in front of the camera unless I’ve had a few boozy drinks. Then I turn into a camera whore and photobomb every picture possible. But normally I prefer to be the one who is taking the photos and have been this way since I was young.

I noticed my friend Kayt did a self-portrait project on her blog. She’s a photographer based in the Portland area. I guess it’s a common trait with people who prefer to take photos. They prefer to be behind than in front of the camera. I want to get rid of that anxiety and feel more comfortable. I remember my Mom joking and saying I wasn’t really traveling the world and just emailing photos I took from the internet. She wanted me to send photos of myself in front of monuments to prove to her that I was really traveling.

Lately, I have been organizing photos from recent trips as well as my round the world trip onto hard drives and cloud storage. So I’ve been strolling down memory lane a lot. I wanted to share a handful travel outtakes that I have never posted before.

Check out my travel outtakes:

Sweaty at Angkor Wat - Travel Outtakes |

Travel Outtake Cambodia Style: This was probably the sweatiest day I experienced on my round the world trip. May 2011 at Angkor Wat and about 39 degrees Celsius/102 Fahrenheit and close to 100% humidity.

Travel Outtakes - In San Sebastian |
Travel Outtake San Sebastian Style: Sometimes I look nightmarish in the morning and could care less about primping. Here I am playing a breakfast ping pong match at Olga’s Hostel in Spain

Travel Outtakes - In Boracay |
Travel Outtake Philippines Style: This is myself and my crazy Aussie friend Steve who I met in the Philippines. He might have been the most maniacal person I met on my travels. My eyes are closed shut of course.

Travel Outtakes - With Bintang Beer |

Travel Outtake In Bali Style: Best photo ever. Myself with Dave and Katy at a rock bar in Kuta. We didn’t reshoot another either. I call this “the Dave pose”.

Do you share travel outtakes? 


Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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