6 Tips for Taking Travel Selfies


Assume your selfie stick is welcome. Tourist hot spots around the world have banned them-from Rome’s Colosseum to Walt Disney World theme parks. Some cite safety concerns; others just say they’re a nuisance.

Be Thoughtless. It’s insensitive to capture your smiling mug at memorials, cemeteries and holy sites. Instead, leave yourself out of the picture but share some insight about how the place impacted you.

Forget your travel buddies. Bring everybody in for a group shot-it’ll be a meaningful reminder of the time you spent together.


Put safety before vanity. No amount of likes or shares is worth tumbling over a cliff. Be aware of your surroundings and if it looks dangerous,don’t do it.

Consider your impact. Snapping pics with wildlife that you can hold, or that are being restrained or baited with food., can help fuel an industry in which the creatures are sometimes drugged or worse. Google “Wildlife Selfie Code,” take the pledge-and limit photos to wildlife that’s truly wild.

Enjoy the moment. Don’t worry about striking the perfect pose. Just relax, smile and relish being on vacation.

Added tip: To get the best exchange rates, it’s usually recommended that you buy foreign currency before you go. More than 50 different currencies are available. 

Travel Ideas taken from AAA Living – July/August 2018