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01 July 2013

Vacation Wreck

Today, you can find me at The Importance of Being Reese, talking about how not to wreck a vacation. I have a lot of experience.
 
Please note I have no advice to give on how to take good pictures of your vacation. We're still working on that.
 
Angel said he wanted to give his vacation advice too, but it didn't quite match the rest of my advice, so I told him I'd post it here. Angel says, if you don't want your vacation to be a disaster:
1. Don't drive a Ford or a Buick on long road trips, drive a Toyota or a Honda.
2. Don't buy a TomTom GPS, buy a Garmin.
 
(Well, that's product placement if I ever saw it. For the record, we don't even own a Toyota or a Honda, Angel's just dreaming.)
 
I would love to hear your stories of vacation wrecks!
 
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14 comments :

  1. once when i was fifteen my mom got food poisoning on our vacation, and it hit her in the middle of the night. our family of five shared one room. my parents in one bed, my brothers in other, and me on an army cot in between. my mom BARELY missed having the squirts on my head during her run to the bathroom. and then on the drive home a sledge hammer flew off the back of a utility truck and smashed the windshield of our car.

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  2. haha, we've had some vacation wreks. When we were flying from bangkok to Scotland, we didn't have cell phone or internet access and we showed up to the airport and were told that airline stopped flying out of the airport. WHAT?! It was a bit of a mess. But we still made it there.

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  3. I can't think of any truly traumatic vacation experiences, but when I was a kid, every summer our family would go camping. THE WORST. Not only do I hate (and I've always hated) camping, but my father was always incapable of not having an angry meltdown over the tent not going up properly/the firewood not starting promptly/the water not boiling immediately/the tent zipper getting stuck more than twice...you name it. It was pretty miserable. I don't know why we kept trying year after year...haha.

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  4. It's been so long since we've been on a vacation that I can't even think of anything! The last vacation we planned was 3 years ago and I got put on bed rest 3 days before we were supposed to leave! Boo! So I guess, don't even a plan a vacation while pregnant! :)

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  5. When I was on a ghost tour and my fully-charged battery immediately died on my camera...and I couldn't get the thing to charge until about 2-3 weeks later. I was more annoyed than scared! :P

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  6. My folks both got sick on a cruise ship and found out all about their quarantined area....

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  7. We went camping in May in Canada. We froze and our tent was surrounded by raccoons at night.

    We decided to stay an extra day after everyone had left the mountains in Colorado. We were there for a youth retreat from church and were staying in cabins. That evening we saw a bear cub walking around close to our cabin and the next morning we saw paw prints of two cubs and a mama bear circling the bigger building where the meetings were held. We raced out of there really quick.

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  8. Left you a comment on your guest post. :)

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  9. lmao. Your husband is sooo right! I wish American made cars were more reliable, but I know our Hyundai will get us where we want to go.

    Btw...love that picture. Always love mirror in the lake images.

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  10. My honeymoon was my biggest vacation nightmare. I wrote about it last year. Every single thing went wrong. In fact, I'm sort of prone to travel woes. Nearly every time I fly there is some sort of flight delay and missed flights and lost baggage. I love traveling, but it never seems to go well!

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  11. Oooh, great post on Reese's blog! It inspired me to write my own "vacation horror stories" on my blog...

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  12. Vacation? What is this thing called vacation?

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  13. Yay we have a Garmin! We have a Ford though. It's treated us well so far.

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  14. Girl! You should staple your wallet to your clothes or something! ;)

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