23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

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1. You can sleep/relax on the flight.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

You’ll undoubtedly get angry. Crying babies, numb butts, and no stretching of the legs = hell.

 

2. No social media binges for the entire trip.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

HAHAHAH. As if.

 

3. You won’t stand out as a tourist.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

You’ll take pictures and get lost and look up so much stuff that you might as wellembrace it.

 

4. People will be welcoming.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

Some will be, but others would rather stare you down than help with directions.

 

5. You’ll get an “early start” in the morning.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

The entire vacation is like hitting one long snooze button.

 

6. You’ll pick up on some of the language.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

Besides “yes”, “no”, and “where is the bathroom?”

 

7. Kilometers are pretty much the same as miles.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

They never have been and never will be, but it took you a bit to calculate that.

 

8. All decisions will be made with a clear state of mind.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

Wait, what?

 

9. You’ll stay in touch with the people you met in the hostel.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

It’s the novelty effect, and you’ll forget all of their names within a year.

 

10. You’ll master the country’s hottest dance moves.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

Your hips may not usually lie, but they are now because they don’t speak the language!

 

11. You’ll have one of those “best night ever” moments.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

You can’t predict these yet you still have hope every time.

 

12. “We’ll come back!”

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

Well, at least you hope you will.

 

13. You’ll “quickly” check in with someone back home.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

Make that a two hour conversation.

 

14. Oh, it’s not that expensive!

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

Your conversion rate is off. Try that math again.

 

15. This is such an authentic restaurant!

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

Without fail, each trip will include a touristy munching spot that you’ll get sucked into and cannot avoid.

 

16. You’ll try the delicacies.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

But when you hear what they are… maybe not.

 

17. Calories don’t exist on vacation.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

 

18. You won’t enter a food coma.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

This will inevitably happen at least once because everything’s just so yummy.

 

19. These souvenirs will make great gifts.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

And then you keep them all for yourself.

 

20. You’ll accomplish everything on your itinerary.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

You overbooked yourself, but in the end, it’s OK because what you did do was totallythe right decision.

 

21. Every detail of this trip will be engraved into your memory.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

You probably won’t remember half of the things that happened, but that’s what photos and friends are for.

 

22. You won’t be sad to leave.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

False. A good vacation rarely equals a happy departure back home.

 

23. You’ll never visit this place again.

23 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling

False. If you loved it, you’ll be back eventually. Until then, just relax and repeatedly scroll through your pictures.

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Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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