Ok, I'm just going to straight out admit it. When people post pictures of places they've been or they are at right now, I get jealous.. as in HUGELY envious.
However, that's MY problem, and I'm not mad at them for it. I'm sure they have no idea that I'm insanely jealous of their posting.
I also recognize the people on my friends list aren't the type to brag. They are usually just posting to update their family. Knowing that, I can be mad and jealous at myself and not them.
Some people only post photos when they go somewhere or so something. Most of my friends aren't the " take a photo in the bathroom mirror type" so they post a profile pic of themselves at the beach or whatever. Nothing wrong with that.
But luckily, some of the things people post that could be considered as bragging, I could care less about. For example, a friend of mine posted pictures of her Hawaii trip last month. Ok. Glad you had a nice time. NO jealously there because I could care less about hot beaches. Ditto for my friend who likes to take searing hikes through the Arizona desert and post cactus pictures. Well I'm happy for her that she had a nice time, but zero jealousy there because it's not something that looks fun. At all. Glad I'm not there.
But I do have a friend that lives in a state where she gets to Ski A LOT, and another friend who lives in the Pacific Northwest and posts pics of his road trips there all the time. I'm SUPER beyond jealous to the point of annoyed at them for posting about it. But the key is, they don't know I feel this way,and it's my stupid immature problem so I just move on.
I guess it's impossible to know what will be considered bragging and what isn't to a wide audience on facebook. One friend of mine I guess was bragging about her new Cadillac car. Maybe some people were put off about it, but since I could care less about cars in general, and I'm not impressed by brands, it didn't bother me. Ditto for a friend that posts a pic of her Dooney and Burke purse. I suppose if I'd been pining away for one of those forever, I'd be so mad at her. But me, being me, I thought.. care. Purses.. meh.
I have another friend that I think might brag about her son's little league accomplishments. She posts scores and things but since I don't know a thing about that sport, I don't know how impressive it is. She posted they are traveling to some out of state conference and it didn't bother me. I guess the only person who it would bother is someone who has a kid on a team that didn't make that travel group.
I guess now that I write this all out, I think as long as your captions aren't obnoxious, you should feel free to post any activity you do. " Here we are at sea world" is fine. " Ha, too bad you aren't at sea world losers" is not. People are going to get jealous. Hopefully though you have the sort of friends that can keep it to themselves.