The Bathroom Bragger
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The rule of the Bathroom Bragger: if your accommodation comes with an outdoor bath, roof shower or is comprised mostly of marble and gold, then you are morally obliged to share it on social media.
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Plane wing, check. Clouds, check. This is the social media equivalent of an out-of-office message.
The God of Small Things
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This is the type of person who stands in front of the Eiffel Tower but takes a picture of an old man peeling a mandarin on a nearby park bench instead. They value personal details over postcard perfection and foreign food markets are their delight.
The Room Service Gourmand
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A golden croissant there, a fruit platter there, perhaps a single flower in a vase – The Room Service Gourmand’s meals are all so artfully arranged that it doesn’t even matter that the coffee was cold by the time they got to it.
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Globetrotting Yogis think nothing of hiking a mountain and going directly into a headstand while the rest of the group desperately wipes sweat from their brows. Inner peace waits for no one and neither does that perfect dawn light.
The Hashtag Novelist
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Hey, no judgement. We’ve all gotta do what we can for the #likes.
The Accidental Style Maven
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Oh, this old thing? Accidental Style Mavens are anything but. They’re camera-ready at all times, stay in best hotels and went to Cuba before Beyoncé made it mainstream. The world is their photo studio, we’re just living in it.
The Sun Worshipper
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It’s all about sunset. Or sunrise, it doesn’t matter. In that flattering orange glow, even the average view from The Sun Worshipper’s Communist-era hotel looks like the south of Spain.
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Especially popular in Portugal, Italy and Morocco, this post packs a visual punch. The Shoegazer requires only two things: nice tiles and pedicured toes. Bonus marks for complementary patterns and a matching pedicure.
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This ’grammer is having a ball and doesn’t care who knows it. Going through the dozens of awkward shots taken before nailing the perfect jumping shot is half the fun.
The Night Owl
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Empty alleyways, the warm glow of a bar illuminating the wet cobblestones of a medieval street – it may look like an aesthetic choice but you know it’s really because they didn’t make it out of bed until sundown.
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Most commonly found in the foyer of opulent hotels or posing on the bow of a yacht, The Bachelorette smiles confidently into the camera with one arm raised – a benevolent diva, welcoming you to her fabulous kingdom.
The Food Stylist
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Street food and Michelin-star meals are all captured by their camera in the same mouth-watering detail. A Food Stylist can make a cheese toastie look like it was prepared by Alain Ducasse.
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Whether gazing out of the basket of a hot air balloon in Myanmar, watching the sun dip behind the ocean in the Maldives or contemplating the seemingly infinite expanse of the Californian desert, Philosophers have two things in common: they’re not looking at the camera and they definitely didn’t know the picture was being snapped.
The Adrenaline Junkie
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You’ll find these guys swimming with sharks, rock climbing without a harness and sitting on the edge of precarious-looking cliffs.
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Spiral staircases, geometric villas and long glass corridors are The Architect’s jam. Whether you’re exploring Casa Barragan in Mexico City or a little-known ryokan in Kyoto, these types prefer to stay behind the lens and let their excellent taste do the talking.
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From champagne glasses clinking on a Parisian balcony to tiki cocktails colliding in front of a Hawaiian sunset, The Toastmaster cares as much about what they’re drinking as where they’re drinking it.
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They’ve proudly propped up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, held the spire of the Taj Mahal and recruited three strangers to cross Abbey Road. They’re classics for a reason.
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