This post is brought to you by my desire to buy a wide-brimmed hat.
Lately I’ve been thinking about all the fabulous travel clichés us us millennials have adopted as our own. I have a love-hate relationship with most of these: brands you can’t get away from, fashion statements you wish were unique but aren’t, and the humblebrag or real bragging that happens when you talk about your travels.
So instead of mourning that this weekend I will become the one-hundred thousandth millennial travel blogger to buy a wide-brimmed hat at H&M (pictures forthcoming I’m sure), I decided to make a game of some of my favorite and least favorite millennial travel clichés. Feel free to play along on your next vacation.
You earn the square when you spot:
- An Osprey Backpack
- Someone talking about traveling to South Africa
- Someone taking a picture on a ledge
- A Lonely Planet Guidebook
- Someone wearing Tevas
- Someone wearing a white and navy/red/black striped shirt
- A travel-themed tattoo or someone getting a travel tattoo
- Someone talking about traveling to New Zealand
- Someone taking a picture of their shoes dangling off the side of something
- A copy of Eat, Pray, Love or someone talking about it
- Someone talking about traveling to Thailand
- A copy of any book by Gabriel Garcia Marques or someone talking about one
- Free Space
- Someone wearing a knit poncho
- Someone taking a super cheesy posed photo
- Someone taking a posed picture of a travel companion staring (thoughtfully) off into the distance
- Something made by Patagonia
- A copy of the book What I was Doing While You Were Breeding or someone talking about it
- Someone discussing or displaying how many currencies they have on them
- Someone talking about traveling to Peru
- A copy of Into the Wild or someone talking about it
- A selfie stick
- Someone wearing a wide-brimmed or floppy-brimmed hat
- Some talking about traveling to Iceland
- Someone wearing a flannel shirt
Hope you enjoy the game. Let me know how it goes! Any obvious squares I missed?