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.
My First Time Visiting The Grand Canyon And This Happened
My Moms First Time Visiting Paris
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?
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.
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.
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
This Photo My Dad Took Of Me At Machu Picchu
"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."
Wife And I Visited The Eiffel Tower For Our Honeymoon
Went To See The Taj Mahal This Morning
Hard-To-Obtain Permits For A 10 Mile Hike To See Havasupai Falls
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.
The Day I Visited The Great Wall Of China
To The Guys Who Finally Got To See The Golden Gate Bridge & The Grand Canyon: This Is My View Of Mount Fuji, Japan
Go To The Golden Gate Bridge They Said. Get There Early They Said
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!
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
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.
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.
I Finally Got To See Big Ben
Went To The Grand Canyon Today
Went On Vacation And Paid Extra For A Room With A View Of The Mountains. The Snow Plow Ran Right Outside Our Window
Hiked One Of Norway's Most Beautiful Trails For 3.5 Hours Through The Rain To Be Rewarded With This Stunning View
Saw The Grand Canyon Today! 10/10 Would Come Again (So I Can Actually See It)
Visited St. Louis For The First Time And Was Told I Had To See The Famous Gateway Arch
The View From My 65th Floor “Grand Times Square View” Hotel Room
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.
Traveled 4000 Miles From The USA To Ireland To See The Cliffs Of Moher
Visited Mount Fuji For The First Time. The View Was Magnificent
I Got To See The "Scenic" Grand Canyon In All Its Fog Glory. At Least I Have An Excuse To Come Back
After Several Hours Of Walking, I Was Awarded With This Magnificent View From The Pulpit Rock, Norway
Travelled 2,000+ Miles To Mt. Rushmore. It Is What It Is, I Guess
4 Years Ago. Grand Canyon Fog
My View Of The Mountain I Trecked About 15 Hours To See
Note: this post originally had 58 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.