Disadvantages of being a Travel Blogger

Disadvantages of being a Travel Blogger

Hi lovelies,

very often people envy me for my job. Even though it is certainly a dream job most people don’t know how much work is actually behind it. Therefore I wanna talk about some disadvantages of being a travel blogger with you guys today. Some things might be a bit exagurated but there is definitely truth in every single point 😛

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Disadvantages of being a Travel Blogger:

  • Your food always gets cold because you need at least one hour for taking pictures of it
  • At luxury hotels people always look where your Sugar Daddy is
  • Dark eye circles become your best friend
  • Also on bad hair days you need to look brilliant


  • Your friends start hating you for posting so much travel pictures
  • When you wake up at night you don’t know where you are anymore
  • You always get asked the question: “When do you actually work?!”
  • Other hotel guests stare at you and think you’re crazy because being a travel blogger you always need to take pictures of everything

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  • You jump from one jetlag to the next
  • Having plants or even pets becomes impossible
  • You are not even invited to birthdays anylonger because you’re never home anyways
  • Your luggage has been completely lost several times


  • You almost always miss your connecting flight so you have to stay in the most horrible hotels
  • Your mobile bill comes close to your monthly rent due to the high international costs
  • Back problems are part of your daily life because camera, objectives, drone etc. weight more than any kettlebell
  • “What darling, you wanna have kids?!?”


  • You packages always get sent back because you’re never able to pick them up
  • Living on the fifth floor without an elevator becomes simply impossible
  • You need to decide daily whether you wanna capture that magic moment on Instagram Stories or Snapchat
  • Your parents become followers and start to find out everything about you, really EVERYTHING

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  • You always forget birthdays, sometimes even your own
  • You only wear wrinkly clothes
  • Your boyfriend wants to break up with you because you have no more time for him
  • You need to live in an apartment building so robbers won’t break into your apartment because you’re never home

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  • Your private life is no longer private
  • When you sign up on Tinder you need to answer more than 20 emails of worried followers
  • You get totally dependent on the weather
  • You turn into a coffein junkie until not even Red Bull is effective anylonger

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  • Due to washing your hair daily and all the different products you will suffer from hair loss
  • Finally everyone wants to travel with you so you won’t know anylonger who your real friends are
  • On your first date he or she already knows everything about you so you have nothing to talk about anymore
  • Followers or readers of your blog want to take pictures with you exactly in that moment when you leave the gym without makeup on and are super sweaty


So do you still believe being a travel blogger is a dream job? 😉 And do you maybe also wanna hear the advantages of being a travel blogger?



  • Ricardo
    Posted at 19:07h, 18 September Reply

    After all these problems it is better than work in a 9 to 5 job, have no time to travel, have no money to travel, your ‘real’ friends doesn’t give a s* about you unless you do something extraordinary….I really agree with you that it’s hard to face some problems being a blogger. Some people are luckier than others.

  • Hella Maria Milich
    Posted at 19:22h, 18 September Reply

    I would still do the job of a travel blogger if I would have the opportunity! It’s always been my dream job but I ended up somewhere else ??

  • veronica
    Posted at 21:49h, 20 September Reply

    Thanks for sharing! Would love to hear the advantages as well 🙂

  • Shabrina Koeswologito
    Posted at 17:50h, 10 November Reply

    So true! especially the friends part. ugh! but hey sometimes its lonely when you’re at the top. But, in the end its all worth it when meeting the people that share the same interest and passion

  • Sarah Mott
    Posted at 05:54h, 22 January Reply

    These are wonderful points. I want to become a travel blogger once I am done with college, but I will have a full time job in another area… Maybe I can make it work, but getting started is the hard part! As for the friends part, it’s so difficult to find genuine people that I don’t have many friends anyways :/

  • Flat Tires Slow Boats
    Posted at 01:02h, 19 April Reply

    Cry me a river. You know you have a choice not to do this if it is so many problems. These “How hard it is” articles that seem to be all the rage among bloggers really come across as whiny with the author being caught up in a life enveloped in entitlement. Accept how fortunate you are and stop with this bs.

    • Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach
      Posted at 03:22h, 19 April Reply

      Are you really serious that you didn’t get it that this article was just irony?!? ???? Do you actually know what “irony” is?!? Well I’m sorry you didn’t get it but I know very well that I’m very fortunate 🙂

  • Flat Tires Slow Boats
    Posted at 00:16h, 20 April Reply

    Glad to hear you are aware of your own privilege. Overall a really great comeback Madeleine (see Irony)

  • Gina
    Posted at 01:20h, 18 December Reply

    Do you have an article out or could you write one about what it was like for you when you first started out and weren’t “making it”? What all does it take? Was there ever a point where you didn’t think this would work out for you?

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