10 Things I Hate About Traveling

When you check your Facebook friends’ latest pics and imagine they had an amazing trip, you have to remember you’re not seeing the whole picture! People tend to show only the good side of their lives and travels.

But the truth can be ugly — you might not have seen the allergic reactions, the scams or the relentless mosquitoes that plagued their journey. You’ll find out firsthand once you visit the same place!

I love traveling, but very rarely is it a 100% stress-free experience. This is not a bad thing though, because as they say, you’re more likely to remember the worst part of your trip — and they usually become your best travel stories!

After traveling for quite a long time — eight years on and off — I’ll tell you the things I hate the most while I’m on the road:

1. Bedbugs

I’ve only had one encounter with these blood sucking little monsters — and one was enough! Nowadays, every time I check in to my new room, I do a quick check, just to be on the safe side.

I went to Bath a couple of years ago with my fiancée to celebrate our anniversary and stayed at a cute little cottage. I woke up and found a dead bug with some blood marks on the sheet, but somehow didn’t give it too much attention — I didn’t know what I was dealing with then.

Orin Zebest
Orin Zebest

As I went back home, the bites started itching. First I thought it was some sort of allergic reaction, but after counting the 30+ bites, I knew what had happened. We had become their dinner party — not cool!

Always check the reviews and rooms and remember: if they are there, get out, it’s a lost war!