10 Lessons About What NOT To Do On Vacation

Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry, but if you were just to judge by movies, you’d want a vacation from vacations!

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • Swingers

  • Vicky Christina Barcelona

  • Hangover

  • National Lampoon’s Vacation

  • Spring Breakers

  • Deliverance

  • Jaws

  • Weekend At Bernie’s

  • The Beach

Threesomes, bad road trips, jail? Jeez! We just wanted a buffet and to read by the pool. Yes, disastrous vacation movies have struck a chord with audiences for many years, probably because we’ve all been there at one time or another. And they make us feel better about our own crappy family vacations. Waiting in long lines at a theme park? Be glad it’s at least open, unlike Vacation’s Wally World. Got sunburned at the beach? Could be worse: Jaws could have bit your leg off.

Movies have shown us so many ways in which our trips could have gone to hell in a handbasket. Since vacation season is upon us, we’ve decided to round up some of the best ways to avoid pitfalls as you hit the road. Head up to the gallery above to check ’em out!

VH1 Music Editor + Seltzer Enthusiast