If I were writing a Mitch Larkin personal ad, I’d describe myself as–in addition to an affinity for Trader Joe’s bourbon, dirty Cubs hats and fashion blogging–a travel lover. Is that not the perfect way to brag about oneself? (I’m adventurous! Not only am I going places, but I also go to places!) But the reality here is that going on trips can be hard; very fun, but way harder than the pretty photos often depict.