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No trip is complete without pics to prove it. A picture of a monument, or famous landmark on it’s own doesn’t prove you were there. And a selfie standing in front of it is so, well, lame. But a pic of you pushing up against the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or kissing the Sphinx in Egypt – now that’s a pic worth showing! Sure, it’s been done before. But if done right, you’ll have not only the evidence you need that you just went on an amazing trip, but a photo worthy of a thousand likes on your Instagram. Check out all these quirky, tacky, cheesy, yet very cool picture ideas you need to take the next time you go away.
Leaning Against The Tower
Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and you’ll think you’ve visited a miming convention. Tourists everywhere look as if they are pushing up against nothing but air. But of course, they’re all trying to capture themselves attempting to push the tower upright. So the next time you’re in Tuscany, don’t miss out on this classic photo op.
Hold The Tower
No tower in the world is more iconic than the Eiffel Tower. Tourists literally fall in love with it. While you can’t take it back home with you, you can borrow it for a bit. Simply just pick it up with your bare hand and take a pic.
Be The Beatles
Hey, if the Beatles can do it for the cover of their 1969 album, Abbey Road – you can do it too. The next time you’re in St. John’s Wood London, make your own album cover by replicating this iconic shot. Just, don’t start singing.
Cup Juliet’s Breast
The next time you’re in Verona Italy, make sure to stop by Casa di Giulietta (Juliet’s house) and feel her up. Seriously. Legend has it that cupping her right breast will make you lucky in love. It’s no surprise then that the bronze on her right breast is completely rubbed off. But please, no going to third base on her, guys.
Play With Perspective
Going to Bolivia any time soon? Make sure to visit the spectacular salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. And, make sure to have some camera fun with its perspective. The snow-like expanse of cracked white crystals is so flat for so far, you could literally see your dog run away from home for days on it.
Smooch The Sphinx
You’re lucky if you get to visit the pyramids in Egypt. But how would you like to get even luckier? Next time you’re there, snap yourself smooching with the famous Great Sphinx. Now that’s what’s called “kiss and tell”.
Pinch The Monument
I can’t think of a better way to honor our founding father than to pinch the Washington Monument at the Lincoln Memorial. The thing is 555 feet tall and 55 feet wide of solid marble and granite. But a single pinch of your fingers will definitely bring Washington’s centerpiece down to size.
The Titanic Pose
Of course you’ve seen Titanic. And of course you know that famous pose with Jack and Rose, also know as the “King of the World” pose. So it’s kind of a no-brainer. On your next cruise ship – you know what to do. Simply ignore the rest of the passengers that will be mocking you.
Meditate On Machu
You haven’t been to Machu Picchu unless you’ve perched atop of the Peruvian Andes. So what are you going to do when you get up there? Just stand around in a “hey, look at me!” pose? No, this is a place of majesty and peace. Some yogic contortion or meditative pose is far more appropriate, and cooler looking.
Four States At A Time
Thinking of gong to Colorado? What about New Mexico? Or Utah? Then there’s Arizona? Here’s an idea, why not visit all four at the same time? The Four Corners Monument is the only place in America where four states meet. So take a pic of you touching each state to prove to everyone how much of America you’ve seen.