I’ve always subscribed to the philosophy that the worst vacation is better than the best day at work. Yet there are times when the pain, embarassment or discomfort reaches a tipping point. Maybe it’s being kidnapped by Zulus, or a ride on the food poisoning carousel, or the day someone walks off with your purse and all it holds – passport, wallet, phone, camera…..and yes, these examples come from personal experience (except the Zulus–though I know someone that happened to!). But maybe your “Vacation Photo Fail” leans more toward bad hair, regrettable Zubaz, or wine-induced clumsiness that leads to the bottom of a water fountain. Maybe, like Rollerbag Mister, a pirate approached you in Las Vegas, asked you to hold his parrot, proceeded to take your picture and then charged you for money for it. We’ve all been there. It is often at that point that we start dreaming of being home, in our comfy clothes, nose down in a pint of Ben and Jer’s, “Long Island Medium” on the tube.
That tipping point – that’s the moment. That’s money. Because if it’s funny, and you caught it on camera, you could win $1K!
Wisconsin Travel Best Bets invites you to submit your “weird, funny, or downright embarrassing vacation photos” for the chance to win some cha-ching, or maybe gas cards or sweet Wisconsin getaways.
Think of it as a mulligan! A do-over! A way to make good on all that red-faced shame. Isn’t it refreshing to know that pain + time = humor….and maybe prizes?
Now…where is that photo of Rollerbag Mister holding the parrot….
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Charish Badzinski is an explorer, food-lover and award-winning travel and food writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, providing strategic communications, media relations and writing support to individuals and organizations.
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