5 Things Annoying Celebrities Can Teach Us About Travel
Val Kilmer: Stay healthy
It’s hard to stay healthy on the road. Cheap cigarettes and alcohol (in 3rd world countries) don’t help, and eating out a lot means your diet lacks the balance it needs. Val Kilmer has let himself go in recent years, and while you probably won’t balloon the way he did, it’s still important to look after yourself. Little things like eating at proper meal times, skipping the burgers and pizzas and not drinking every night can help – the temptation is always there though.
Michael Jackson: Getting a tan is a good thing
A lot of people worry about skin cancer these days, but I get the feeling that if Michael Jackson hadn’t turned white everything might have panned out for him. It looked like he went into a mysterious anti-sun machine and got the colour sucked out of him, so a tanning trip to the beach might have helped. If you don’t want to end up a strange, 40 year old anesthetic addict, make sure you get some vitamin D during your next break.
50 Cent: Try not to get shot
When travelling in dangerous areas it’s always a good idea to try and avoid being shot or stabbed. This could really get annoying, especially if you don’t have travel insurance and you end up in hospital for weeks. Being sensible will usually work, but sometimes you’ll end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Another downside to getting shot while travelling is you’ll probably feel the need to tell everyone about it for the rest of your life, which will make you kind of annoying.
Macaulay Culkin: Don’t do too many drugs
For some people, hard drugs are a big part of travelling. Southeast Asia is famous for heroin and every year travellers end up dead in their guesthouse rooms from enjoying it a bit too much. Not only is it bad for your health, but you could do some serious jail time if you get caught with it. I’m assuming in South/Central America the drug of choice is cocaine, which isn’t quite so dangerous. I think everything is OK in moderation, but getting hooked on cocaine or heroin abroad (or at home)is probably a bad idea, just ask former child star Macaulay Culkin. He had the world at his feet until he grew up and everyone realised he had no talent; the drugs probably didn’t help either.
Kim Kardashian: Bring lots of outfits
Everyone seems to advocate packing light, but why not go the other way and pack 2 or 3 weeks’ worth of outfits. You don’t want to be constantly doing washing (or wearing the same clothes too many times), and don’t worry if you don’t want to pay for checked bags on airplanes, I’ve got a great tip for you here. Kim Kardashian’s recent European tour was pretty much an excuse to show off some of the awful clothes she has, so why not skip the historical sites and culture and do that same.
Can you think of any more things that annoying celebrities can teach us about travel? Leave a comment!