Traveling On Instagram Looks Totally Different Than Traveling In Real Life

We live in a world where people are obsessed with social media, so it's no surprise our Instagram accounts never take a vacation, even when we do.

How else would everyone know you're having a fabulous time on vacay if you don't post a couple hot-dog-leg beach pics of Instagram?

When it comes capturing your travels through the lens of a iPhone camera, there tend to be two types of people in this world.

On one hand, there are those who give you and unfiltered view of their vacations by uploading everything from the good to the bad, to the downright ugly aspects of their experiences abroad.

On the other hand, there are those who try to paint a picture-perfect view of their luxurious travels by snapping a variety of staged, phony photos.

Let's face it, you can post all the pristine palm tree pictures you want, but at the end of the day, a Valencia filter won't help you find your lost luggage.

The reality of traveling tends to looks a lot different than the way it's portrayed on Instagram, and your adventures aren't always going to be filled with butterflies and rainbows like those accounts lead you to believe.

Take a look at the pictures below to see what vacation looks like on Instagram vs. real life.

IG: Showing off the ultimate airplane food porn

IRL: Showing off the poor excuse of a snack that's supposed to get you through a six-hour flight

IG: Pulling off the perfect yoga handstand pose in the sand

IRL: Pulling off the perfect faceplant in the sand

IG: Basking in the breeze on a heavenly boat excursion

IRL: Dying of sea sickness on a boat excursion from hell

IG: Finding Nemo's sea creature friends while snorkeling

IRL: Finding nothing but seaweed while snorkeling

IG: Seeing famous artwork at the museum

IRL: Seeing the back of people's heads at the museum

IG: Capturing the perfect spot to catch some rays at luxe hotel pool

IRL: Capturing the perfect spot to catch some sort of disease from the hotel pool

IG: Cruising along on an epic road trip

IRL: Cursing at the insane traffic that's ruining your road trip

IG: Sitting in the window seat with some bubbly

IRL: Sitting between strangers in coach class with your knees in your chest

IG: Snapping the perfect pics while sightseeing

IRL: Seeing nothing except for crowds of tourists standing in your way

IG: Partying like rockstars at the resort club

IRL: Partying with the rest of the peasants

IG: Showing off your awesome hotel suite

IRL: Showing everyone you immediately regret your decision to not read hotel reviews