10 Tourist Poses You Need to Stop Making on Vacation

Put a tourist in front of a camera instead of behind one, and you usually get some awesomely predictable results.
08/04/2014 04:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Put a tourist in front of a camera instead of behind one, and you usually get some awesomely predictable results. From jumping in the air and posing with animals, to peeking out of a phone booth and pinching the Eiffel Tower, could we please -- as a species -- come up with just a little creativity? Is that too much to ask?

The jump

Nothing screams American abroad more than a good celebratory leap in a random piazza.

The hold-up

It's impossible not to equate humans to lemmings after witnessing hundreds of tourists all trying to capture this oh-so-clever shot at the same time. Although, how sick is that Italian Red Sox shirt?

Peeking out of a telephone booth

"Wait, wait, I've got a crazy idea. Why don't you get a shot of me peeking out of this phone booth, as if I JUST made a phone call, or, you know, am hiding. Trust me, it'll be hilarious."

Standing on top of things

Especially when what you're standing on top of says "terd".

The "I've arrived"

In a churchyard... Bam!

With one of the Queen's guards

Actually, go for it. Those guys don't have anything better to do. You know, other than protect the Queen.

With an animal

Could somebody please explain why anyone would pay a guy with a drugged iguana (or python, or cockatoo) any amount of money to pose with it? "Dude, my vacation to South Beach got so f&*ked up that I took a picture with an iguana!!! Seriously, it was THAT crazy."

The peace sign

Obviously nobody's against peace, per say, but do we have to throw up deuces in every picture? Also, can we agree to stop saying "throw up deuces" -- it sounds disgusting.

The celebrity wave

When you're not even famous. Although, to be honest, this dude does look pretty distinguished. Like an Asian Paul Newman.

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