Why I won’t travel with a boyfriend again

why i will never travel with a boyfriend again

why i won't travel with a boyfriend

Wanna know why I won’t travel with a boyfriend again?

Ok, maybe “never” is a bit too strong of a word but  I made the mistake of  traveling. With a boyfriend. A PHOTOGRAPHER boyfriend.

We’ll call him Mr. Fantastic. 

+ Mr. Fantastic and I were together for  about 2 – 2.5 years. Of course we traveled together. We went to some really cool places like Iceland, Paris,and Belize. Mr. Fantastic took all the pictures! During our travels, I brought my simple point & shoot camera and snapped photos but my photography skills were nothing on his. I was LUCKY. I had my very talented + skilled boyfriend to take pictures everywhere we went. 🙂

To showcase our adventures, I posted the pictures + wrote about our travel stories &  experiences on my blog.

Fast forward to bad times.

We had a…messy catastrophic break up that reached “cataclysmic levels.” A few weeks after it ended, I received an email from him. The email stated that he wanted all of our his travel pictures taken down minus the ones of me. Those were deemed OK for me to leave up.

Respecting his wishes (and the law), I took them down.

+ Except now, I have NO photos to accompany my travel + adventure stories! At least no pictures without me in them! This is bad news bears because people need visual imagery when they are surfing the interwebz!  A good story usually revolves around a few pictures.   Sure, some people  may want my mom may want to see travel posts and pictures of ONLY me.

So for all those countries/destinations where you only see pictures of me….and nothing else, that’s why.
+ No beautiful scenic views
+ No pictures of yummy food
+  No pictures of awesome artwork
Unless I’m in it. Thank goodness it was only a few destinations but still – a lot of good content was lost. *makes a face*

Womp Womp.

why i won't travel with a boyfriend again
Yea, ALONE. see!

That’s when I saw the brightER side of traveling alone (or go with a good friend and and almost get kicked out of a sex/ping pong show in Thailand together).

I haven’t traveled with a boyfriend since and If I EVER do, I’m sure as heck taking my own pictures!

+ Lesson learned: Be sure to take your OWN photos of a place you’re visiting. Even if your photo taking skills suck. You might get twisted in one of these situations and it isn’t so fun. Learn the basics or take a beginner photography class (and some Photoshop tricks).

OR never break up with your significant other if they are a photographer/videographer. haha. 😛

+ Does anybody else have travel horror stories with a significant other or former SO? Let me know! Want to hear it!

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  • I think “Mr. Fantastic” has stretched out his ego (and perhaps his mind) a little too thin and became way sassy as it isn’t that serious should you want to post any of his photos on your website (trust me, I used to be an aspiring photographer and have made many friends who are pro photogs). I mean if anything you’re doing him a favor by advertising his work. Also, if Mr. StretchPants was even smarter, he’d add in his own watermark to it. He’s just salty that he ain’t got Amy to “straighten him out”, if you know what I’m sayin lol.
    Just sayin…you need a new superhero.

  • 100% I prefer to travel solo. I’ll use the word independent instead of selfish as I really really prefer to pick my own path and don’t want to compromise on much. Traveling is for me. Bummer about the pics too but lesson learned. GO solo!

    • Shaun – It’s definitely MUCH easier to travel solo and do whatever you want. Calling it “independent” vs. selfish does sound better too. I’m going to start saying that more now. haha.

  • One word, douchelord….Deity of all douches.
    You take pictures quite well yourself, I’ve witnessed it in Greece. No more relying on anyone else for photographs, am I right? haha.

    • haha. DOUCHE BAG. Thanks babe! I try although I probably need a better camera + basic photography lessons soon.

  • Just stumbled across your blog. That sucks about the pictures. I am someone who LOVES photos and one of my biggest fears is losing my travel photos.

    • Yea, I’m glad you understand! I know it was his photos but it was OUR experience together! le sigh. Lesson learned. 🙂

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