Irritating travel influencer posts mocked by stuck-at-home woman during lockdown

THIS year has been tough on so manylevels, but there was one silver lining to all the chaos around summer travel this year – the lack of other people's holiday photos.

Social media was refreshingly empty of 'hot dog legs' by the pool and selfies of people smugly sipping cocktails on the beach.

Some of us miss holiday snaps more than others though, especially influencers.

Sharon Waugh, from Cape Town in South Africa, who runs travel humour blog The Sharonicles has spent lockdown poking fun at popular travel Instagram posts by recreating them at home.

In a post on Bored Panda, the travel-enthusiast, who’s visited 57 countries said: “In my recent tongue-in-cheek blog post, I suggested that practicing travel poses is one way for travel-obsessed people to cope with lockdown and the current travel restrictions.

“Lockdown has been tough, but I believe I have coped with it in the same way as just about every other travel-obsessed extrovert.

"I have been sharing my own attempts to recreate the lockdown version clichéd travel Instagram pictures on my account”.

She added:“There are so many travel blogs out there that are crammed full of useful information, perfectly formulated to be picked up by search engines so they can sell people stuff, but completely lacking in soul.

“There’s a part of me that would like to create content like that, but I have never been able to bring myself to do it. Instead, I share some helpful travel tips and a lot of useless but entertaining anecdotes and travel trend commentary”. 

Sharon's pictures pay tribute to many of the lockdown experiences we've all shared.

With a nod to the crazed hoarding of loo roll that happened in several countries around the world and the boredom of looking out at the same view from your windows each day.

In the last few days, thousands of Brits have scrambled to book flights to holiday destinations before the lockdown came into force in England.

But what would happen if you still went on holiday?

Only essential travel is allowed during the lockdown, which starts today and is currently expected to end by December 2.

This means travelling for food, work, medical care or for exercise are the few exemptions.

Holidays abroad are not allowed to go ahead: "If you live in England, you cannot travel overseas or within the UK, unless for work, education or other legally permitted reasons, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make.

According to the government, anyone caught breaking the rules over the age of 18 will be fined £200.

This increases per offence, doubling each time from £400 to a second offence and £6,400 for a sixth offence.

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