A New Study Reveals That Most Of Us Are Lying About Our Vacations
If you’ve ever caught yourself embellishing your vacation stories or pretending you didn’t have to wait in three-hour lines at Disney World, you’re not alone.
A new study from airfare price comparison site Jet Cost found that most Americans might be telling white lies about just how amazing their vacations actually were. After surveying more than 4,000 people, researchers found that around two-thirds of them admitted to being less than honest about certain aspects of their last getaway.
Common things that travelers lie about include the hotel, the weather, and the attractions they visited. When asked why they lied about their experience, many respondents said that they felt pressure from their social media friends and Instagram to make their vacation look more spectacular than it really was.
Respondents also admitted to posting fake photos to impress people and lying about how much they enjoyed their trip overall. Though these findings do sound a bit depressing, hopefully, they can serve as a reminder to enjoy your time off for what it is, not what you think it should look like to other people.