Travel With A Smile

By Hand On The Hip - 6/22/2018

What’s the main part of travelling? Is it the drinking, the socialising, the sight-seeing? Yep, they’re important but taking snaps always come first. Whether you’re partying or checking out the local sights, they’ll be a camera present. It’s like a low-budget photo shoot from the 1980s with all the retro clothes on display!

Because the images inevitably get uploaded to the ‘Gram, you want to look your best even if you are five Jagerbombs deep. It takes at least ten before you don’t care about your appearance on a night out.

The key is the smile because it makes or breaks a photo, so below are the travel tips to keep in mind.

Basil Brush

During the most epic journey of your lifetime, it’s easy to get into bad habits. As disgusting as it sounds, not brushing your teeth is one of them. Don’t get me wrong; you’ll clean your peggies in the morning. But, you might not be as on point in the night time. Again, it’s the Jager’s fault. Although it sounds straightforward, brushing them twice a day is the only way to get rid of the gunk and film which collects on your teeth. Hopefully, you won’t have to worry about a stray piece of avocado making you look like an idiot.

It’ll Be All White

Even while brushing twice a day and flossing and using mouthwash, the teeth can go a little stale. This is very true for smokers because the chemicals stain them a dirty, horrible, yellow colour. You could cut down and take better care of miniature gravestones, or you could click here to order a whitening kit. Okay, it sounds high-maintenance for travelling yet it’s simple to use because it’s basic. Add the gel, leave it for a couple of minutes, and wash it off. When your teeth are gleaming white in the next photo, you won’t care about carrying the kit halfway around the world.

Catfish, Anyone?

Don’t quote this post, but it’s pretty obvious Instagram was created for filters. So many users add them to their uploads it’s the only logical explanation. Yes, that picture where you looked amazing and it was au naturel might be the pinnacle of your life so far, but it’s a one-off. At least half of the time, there is something which you hate about the image and this time it’s your smile. Well, get the digital editing tools out and start colouring them in so they look whiter. No one will be able to tell the difference you catfish you.

Snap Out Of It

Taking a quality snap is the secret here. When the photo comes out as you want it, then there’s no need to worry about your smile. To do this, use your phone camera rather than a DSLR or handheld model because your iPhone X isn’t as harsh. Next, make sure you’re on the right level, i.e. you’re not above or below the photographer. Finally, take a couple of snaps instead of one and pick the best, or click here if you’re still not impressed.

And, voila: you’re pictures are Instagram worthy. Now doesn’t that put a smile on your face?

P.S. This post is a collaborative post and not written by Hand On The Hip.

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