Now that our vacation plans have fallen through because of the coronavirus pandemic, some of us are a bit sad. However, we have something that might just cheer you (and us) up! Bored Panda has created a list of the most unsuccessful travel pics that show that even the best-planned vacations can end up as fails.

Scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know in the comments where you planned to travel this year before the coronavirus outbreak. Check out part 1 of our vacation fail photos right here.

Traveling and going on holiday during the pandemic is inadvisable because you risk catching and spreading the virus. So it’s fine daydreaming about your holidays, but you should postpone them until we’ve overcome this health crisis. Fortunately, some airlines like British Airways, EasyJet, and Virgin Atlantic are letting passengers rebook flights for free.

#1

My First Time Visiting The Grand Canyon And This Happened

My First Time Visiting The Grand Canyon And This Happened

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Vivek Mhatre
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11 months ago

This is an awesome shot. You have gotten something rare that most people will never see

Eve L.
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11 months ago

It's still awesome as hell!

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Octavia Hansen
Community Member
11 months ago

After my time as a park ranger scolding tourists, this is a STUPID shot. Get some brains, get off the rocks!

Magda Kočičková
Community Member
11 months ago

Still beautiful

Carl Watson
Community Member
11 months ago

If people want to risk their necks, why should you interfere?

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Octavia Hansen
Community Member
11 months ago

After my time as a park ranger lecturing tourists, this is a VERY dangerous shot and should not be attempted by ANYONE. Get some brains, stupid can cost you!

Electric Ed
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11 months ago

I don't think you need to have done time as a park ranger to realize that :)

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Heaven Lee
Community Member
11 months ago

I think it is a great photo. The person on the top of that rock makes me a bit nervous though.

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
11 months ago

The clouds will part and there will be a quest.

Derek ThE Great
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11 months ago

This is a fantastic shot. I'd be thrilled to have that for myself.

Wanda Hobbs
Community Member
11 months ago

Happened to me too! Went back the next day and watched an epic scene as the clouds lifted and exposed the canyon. I cried in awe!

Donna Cheung
Community Member
11 months ago

Why is this a fail??! It looks incredible!

Jennifer Rapp
Community Member
11 months ago

Are you kidding, this is a fantastic shot!

FosterDraws
Community Member
11 months ago

holy... that is NOT a fail!

Maya Haze
Community Member
11 months ago

This is 100% better than you planned.

George
Community Member
11 months ago

Wicked cool photo!

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
11 months ago

Still a stunning picture

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
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10 months ago

Still pretty epic tho

The Great Scott
Community Member
11 months ago

I was made to walk all the way to the bottom and back up again at 8yrs old with the promise of a 6 pack of coca-cola all to myself when we got back up. I had to share it with my brother. Still feel cheated, can't say I noticed the canyon at all though -_-

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
11 months ago

This is such a cool pic! 😍

The Girl on Fire
Community Member
11 months ago

That is a lot, lot cooler than the actual Grand Canyon in my opinion.

Jjjane20
Community Member
11 months ago

But it is beautiful I'd love to see this in person.

Derek The Great
Community Member
11 months ago

This is a really great shot. Many people never get to go there at all, but you had this wonderful experience.

Piper McHann
Community Member
10 months ago

What even happened here?

John Baker
Community Member
10 months ago

This is definitely not a fail.

Tiina Lehtineva
Community Member
10 months ago

I think the most amazing thing is anyway to see the other side so far away.

Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

I got vertigo thinking about being on the edge of that rock like that.

AlexG
Community Member
10 months ago

ripped off!

Jace
Community Member
10 months ago

Not a fail.

Ben Dover
Community Member
10 months ago

DUDE you look so disappointed sorry!

Aleksey Elfstrom
Community Member
11 months ago

I was not aware that the grand canyon was so grand that it filled with clouds. It looks like you're up the giant's beanstalk looking over the edge

Gina Amesbury
Community Member
11 months ago

This gives me anxiety

Enrique Gil
Community Member
11 months ago

How is this a fail?

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
11 months ago

Ooo! That sure looks soft!

Janet Churchward
Community Member
11 months ago

Same thing happened to us on our honeymoon!

Teresa Groth
Community Member
11 months ago

I agree with Vivek we can look at life for its blessings or it’s negatives!

nettie netwitch
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks more stunning than usual. No fail!

Lululoohoo
Community Member
11 months ago

still a cool pic!

Anouck Green
Community Member
11 months ago

Pictures like this give me major anxiety...

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
11 months ago

That is a stunning picture! It almost looks like you can walk across on the clouds.

Haleema
Community Member
11 months ago

I think it looks amazing.

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks cool to me

Ashley Dunning
Community Member
11 months ago

I think this would be awesome to see.

Kat Khatib
Community Member
11 months ago

This pic gives me the willies!! Yikes.

meh
Community Member
11 months ago

That's actually an excellent pic!

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11 months ago

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Sue Sanders
Community Member
11 months ago

Beautiful. Wish it had looked like that when I was there in '93

Cathy Carey
Community Member
11 months ago

Still a great pic

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
11 months ago

Still beautiful!

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
11 months ago

You can FEEL it tho.

Marjorie Anderson Iniguez
Community Member
11 months ago

Same thing happened to us when we visited the Grand Canyon. We might have just as well been in our backyard! So sorry!

Katherine Gilleland
Community Member
11 months ago

I mean that’s still pretty cool

John Klaine
Community Member
11 months ago

Almost the same view from a plane at 30,000 feet

Sheila Annie Florence Smith
Community Member
11 months ago

U wouldn’t have caught me in your situation! What were u doing up there anyway?!?

Josh Coker
Community Member
11 months ago

THAT is beautiful! the GC is not ... it's a big brown hole. yippee.

Ieva Nura
Community Member
11 months ago

You are over the clouds!

I love Hermione
Community Member
11 months ago

that looks so cool

G.
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks amazing!!!!!

Jovita A
Community Member
11 months ago

Wow, and they call it fail? It's coolest thing ever.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
11 months ago

Why did they put a blanket on the Grand Canyon???

Terry Hansen
Community Member
11 months ago

Yep

elfin
Community Member
11 months ago

All you need to do is photoshop a few fins swimming around in that.

Sarah Stalder
Community Member
11 months ago

It's kinda cool, though. Hopefully you were there long enough for it to dissipate.

European other
Community Member
11 months ago

You don't need it with this shot. A unique look and something special !

Adam C
Community Member
11 months ago

Lucky B"#¤. Been there multiple times and never got a shot like this.

James Paulsell
Community Member
8 months ago

still an impressive photo

Andrew Rolfe
Community Member
8 months ago

I had the same thing at The Great Wall

Adelia Umanec
Community Member
10 months ago

What is keeping that boulder in place? gorgeous pic though. Definitely not a fail.

Cynthia Preston
Community Member
10 months ago

I have always been in awe of people lack of foresite. Didnt they place with rocks and dirt as kids? If they had they would understand why noone should be standing or climbing there is such a BAD idea.

RitaGG
Community Member
11 months ago

I live in AZ and this has happened to me. They still take your park entrance fee!

AndersM
Community Member
11 months ago

Nature sucks!

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#2

My Moms First Time Visiting Paris

My Moms First Time Visiting Paris

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Foxxy Got AIDS, Yo!
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11 months ago

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Shit happens.

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#3

Woke Up At 2.30am To Make A 2 Hour Drive Up 10000 Feet To See The Sunrise Atop Haleakala. Have You Ever Seen Such Beauty?

Woke Up At 2.30am To Make A 2 Hour Drive Up 10000 Feet To See The Sunrise Atop Haleakala. Have You Ever Seen Such Beauty?

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Derek ThE Great
Community Member
11 months ago

But you still got to go on an amazing adventure. Many can't.

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Bored Panda contacted online travel agency Expedia UK to get some insight into how the coronavirus is affecting the travel industry. "At Expedia, we believe in the power of travel: to create joy, to bring people together, to enrich our hearts and minds. The entire travel industry is experiencing an unprecedented increase in service requests from customers due to the overwhelming impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)."

"We're really sorry for such long wait times due to the increase in call volumes. Every Expedia team member who can help is working to add more capacity, self-service options, and collaborating with many thousands of our global travel partners. Most importantly, we are focused on customers with travel in the next 72 hours," the Expedia representative told us.

#4

120 Mile Solo Hike. Asked An Elderly Passerby To Take A Photo For Me

120 Mile Solo Hike. Asked An Elderly Passerby To Take A Photo For Me

I checked it right away but he struggled enough with the touch screen that I didn't ask him to take another. I think I was walking toward him to help him with the camera and CLICK. Too late. He was such a nice old man as well. He put so much effort in to trying to work that touch screen. Bless.

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George
Community Member
11 months ago

Haha. I do this on purpose but only with my family.

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#5

A Friend Of Mine Traveled To Italy And Managed To Take A Picture Of The Leaning Tower Of Pisa That Doesn’t Show It Leaning

A Friend Of Mine Traveled To Italy And Managed To Take A Picture Of The Leaning Tower Of Pisa That Doesn’t Show It Leaning

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George
Community Member
11 months ago

But you got the photo that nobody else has: the building next door is leaning!

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#6

This Photo My Dad Took Of Me At Machu Picchu

This Photo My Dad Took Of Me At Machu Picchu

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Derek The Great
Community Member
11 months ago

I doubt that's the only picture you took that day.

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"For those travelling now and with upcoming travel bookings, our teams are working around the clock to provide everyone the support they need. We are rapidly increasing the availability of travel advisers, enhancing our self-service options, and developing new automated ways for travelers to better manage their reservations," they explained. "Our focus is helping travelers with immediate trips, and these improvements will allow all our customers to travel more confidently in the future. If your travel is not immediate, please visit our Customer Service Portal that includes new online tools to help you change or cancel travel plans electronically yourself."

The representative also advised those people who are planning new trips to book "options with built-in flexibility like free cancellation and changes." 

"Look for the updated messaging regarding these options and other choices on our site and mobile app. We recognize that these are uncertain times. At Expedia one thing we know is that for people and communities around the globe, travel is a force for good. Whenever you are ready to travel again, please know that we are ready to serve you."

#7

Wife And I Visited The Eiffel Tower For Our Honeymoon

Wife And I Visited The Eiffel Tower For Our Honeymoon

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Derek The Great
Community Member
11 months ago

What's up with that champagne glass? Is there no bottom ?

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#8

Went To See The Taj Mahal This Morning

Went To See The Taj Mahal This Morning

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Troux
Community Member
11 months ago

Sadly, that's become the norm for much of northern India.

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#9

Hard-To-Obtain Permits For A 10 Mile Hike To See Havasupai Falls

Hard-To-Obtain Permits For A 10 Mile Hike To See Havasupai Falls

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Moon Shine
Community Member
11 months ago

Who wouldn't understand that the first photo is photoshopped. The falls basically always look like this unless there's been heavy rain

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Meanwhile, some hotels in areas under quarantine are offering customers refunds or the possibility of rebooking their stay for a safe time in the future. Depending on your travel insurer, they might be able to cover various costs like hotel rooms and car hire, but this depends a lot on each company and your particular situation.

“People should keep all their travel invoices and receipts to help the claims process go smoothly,” Laura Dawson from the Association of British Insurers told the BBC.

#10

The Day I Visited The Great Wall Of China

The Day I Visited The Great Wall Of China

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Derek The Great
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11 months ago

I'd kill to go there. Still jealous, even with the foggy photo.

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#11

To The Guys Who Finally Got To See The Golden Gate Bridge & The Grand Canyon: This Is My View Of Mount Fuji, Japan

To The Guys Who Finally Got To See The Golden Gate Bridge & The Grand Canyon: This Is My View Of Mount Fuji, Japan

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Laana
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11 months ago

Her smile is the best 😊

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#12

Go To The Golden Gate Bridge They Said. Get There Early They Said

Go To The Golden Gate Bridge They Said. Get There Early They Said

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Foxxy Got AIDS, Yo!
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11 months ago

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Seems to be a recurring theme with foggy or cloudy days. These folks should be great full they had the freedom and ability to travel in the first place.

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Unfortunately, not all airline companies are the same when it comes to treating their customers well. For example, Ryanair has been accused of “ripping off passengers” when it became apparent it was charging 80 pounds more for some individuals to rebook canceled flights.

While Wizz Air was still charging passengers to rebook flights to Bulgaria and Hungary even though both countries closed their borders.

Ryanair has already grounded most of its flights and said it doesn’t expect to operate any of them in April or May. But in a surprise twist, the company will allow governments to use its airplanes for rescue and other flights. Ryanair told people not to call their customer support hotlines because they have less staff available to deal with the fallout.

Hopefully, everyone can get the refunds they deserve and we can all go on holiday when the coronavirus outbreak is suppressed. Let’s just hope our vacations then won’t be fails!

#13

My Friend Is On Vacation In Hawaii, And She Asked This Man To Take A Picture Of Her. He Told Her, “I Got A Close Up.” Bless This Man

My Friend Is On Vacation In Hawaii, And She Asked This Man To Take A Picture Of Her. He Told Her, “I Got A Close Up.” Bless This Man

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George
Community Member
11 months ago

He still got her face! It's a cute photo!

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#14

I Was In New York For The First Time In My Life

I Was In New York For The First Time In My Life

My wife and I spent almost 10 hours on a plane, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and flew 7,500 kilometres. We climbed the top of the rock to enjoy a view of Central Park. We had only one day in New York and this view will always be with us.

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Derek The Great
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11 months ago

You win some, you lose some!

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#15

Rented A Car And Took A 2-Hour Drive Outside Of Berlin To See Die Rakotzbrücke

Rented A Car And Took A 2-Hour Drive Outside Of Berlin To See Die Rakotzbrücke

Just to discover the water was drained and the whole area is under construction.

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George
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11 months ago

Killer bridge. How old is it?

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#16

I Finally Got To See Big Ben

I Finally Got To See Big Ben

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Foxxy Got AIDS, Yo!
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11 months ago

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Hey at least you survived London without being the victim of Islamic terror. There's a lot of that in Europe these days.

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#17

Went To The Grand Canyon Today

Went To The Grand Canyon Today

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Derek The Great
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11 months ago

How are we even sure? Might just be a picture of your back yard!

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#18

Went On Vacation And Paid Extra For A Room With A View Of The Mountains. The Snow Plow Ran Right Outside Our Window

Went On Vacation And Paid Extra For A Room With A View Of The Mountains. The Snow Plow Ran Right Outside Our Window

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George
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11 months ago

Seems like the hotel should know about that problem. I'd demand some sort of rebate.

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#19

Hiked One Of Norway's Most Beautiful Trails For 3.5 Hours Through The Rain To Be Rewarded With This Stunning View

Hiked One Of Norway's Most Beautiful Trails For 3.5 Hours Through The Rain To Be Rewarded With This Stunning View

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George
Community Member
11 months ago

Anybody else feel nervous just looking at someone standing on WET & SLIPPERY rock over a canyon? Yikes.

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#20

Saw The Grand Canyon Today! 10/10 Would Come Again (So I Can Actually See It)

Saw The Grand Canyon Today! 10/10 Would Come Again (So I Can Actually See It)

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George
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11 months ago

Hey, you still had a smile on your face!

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#21

Visited St. Louis For The First Time And Was Told I Had To See The Famous Gateway Arch

Visited St. Louis For The First Time And Was Told I Had To See The Famous Gateway Arch

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George
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11 months ago

Is it just me or do many of these famous spots still seem really cool even with the fog?

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#22

The View From My 65th Floor “Grand Times Square View” Hotel Room

The View From My 65th Floor “Grand Times Square View” Hotel Room

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George
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11 months ago

Maybe those windows are fake and you actually had an interior room!

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#23

10 Years Ago I Climbed The Volcano Of Bali "Mount Agung" 4 Am In The Morning To See The Beautiful Sunrise

10 Years Ago I Climbed The Volcano Of Bali "Mount Agung" 4 Am In The Morning To See The Beautiful Sunrise

It was the very end of a 9 months backpacking trip, and I skipped an important and beautiful scuba diving lesson to do it. I had to get up at 3 am for the drive to reach the base of the volcano. My best friend and only travel companion at the time was too lazy to join me, leaving me alone with a Balinese guide that knew not a word of English.

We reached the end of the road at around halfway up the volcano with ~1½ hours left of steep hiking on wet rugged rocks.

In silence, the monolingual guide and I accented, and the higher we went, the more I realised how grossly I had underestimated the freezing temperatures at the top of the volcano - Not wearing any jacket at all.

We finally reached the top 15 minutes before the sunrise, inside a dense and moist cloud, giving us with a visibility of 5-10 meters (16-32 feet) and our cloth and skin utterly soaked.

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George
Community Member
11 months ago

Sounds like that day sucked hardcore, and yet you got an amazing story out of it. Funny how the misery of a day usually fades pretty quickly but the story remains awesome!

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#24

Traveled 4000 Miles From The USA To Ireland To See The Cliffs Of Moher

Traveled 4000 Miles From The USA To Ireland To See The Cliffs Of Moher

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George
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11 months ago

Honestly this seems a bit of a predictable outcome. The weather there is crap on a regular basis.

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#25

Visited Mount Fuji For The First Time. The View Was Magnificent

Visited Mount Fuji For The First Time. The View Was Magnificent

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George
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11 months ago

At least someone was kind enough to leave a painting behind so you'd know what you were missing!

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#26

I Got To See The "Scenic" Grand Canyon In All Its Fog Glory. At Least I Have An Excuse To Come Back

I Got To See The "Scenic" Grand Canyon In All Its Fog Glory. At Least I Have An Excuse To Come Back

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George
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11 months ago

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"I went to the Grand Canyon and all I got was this crazy haircut."

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#27

After Several Hours Of Walking, I Was Awarded With This Magnificent View From The Pulpit Rock, Norway

After Several Hours Of Walking, I Was Awarded With This Magnificent View From The Pulpit Rock, Norway

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George
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11 months ago

And you got to visit Norway. Super jelly.

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#28

Travelled 2,000+ Miles To Mt. Rushmore. It Is What It Is, I Guess

Travelled 2,000+ Miles To Mt. Rushmore. It Is What It Is, I Guess

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George
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11 months ago

How do you suppose they renovate a mountain?

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#29

4 Years Ago. Grand Canyon Fog

4 Years Ago. Grand Canyon Fog

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George
Community Member
11 months ago

Did you at least get something yummy for lunch?

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#30

My View Of The Mountain I Trecked About 15 Hours To See

My View Of The Mountain I Trecked About 15 Hours To See

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George
Community Member
11 months ago

Beautiful experience, though.

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