Film and TV

7 Terrible (Movie) Ways To Spend Your Vacation

Summer time means packing up the kids, boarding the dog and heading to what should be a relaxing trip to some not too far off, but far off enough, destination. This is the theory. In reality, vacations are usually sullied by any number of ridiculous reasons: tire blowouts, dirty hotels, mosquito bites, sunburns, diarrhea, foolish one-night stands, crying babies, over-priced everything, and the most common cause for a bad vacation being that you are stuck with your family for extended periods of times.

We all have our vacation horror stories but hopefully none are quite as bad as the miserable holiday of the Griswold family from National Lampoon's Vacation, which is being screened at Market Square Park on Wednesday, July 11. Never was there a worse combination of unfortunate luck: a dead dog, a dead aunt, being stranded in the desert, missing luggage and the real kicker, when the family gets to their Walley World destination, it's closed. And then they almost get arrested!

Horrible vacations in movies are fairly common and should be watched before you take your own vacation as to make you feel better about the potential calamities that will occur on your own trip. Here are seven vacations in movies to make you feel better about your own ill-fated retreat.

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Abby Koenig
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