Vacation Fail Tweets That Will Make You LOL
Despite all the enthusiasm and planning that may go into crafting the perfect family getaway, some things simply go awry. And your vacation memories turn into vacation fails.
Luckily, there’s something delightfully cathartic about sharing those fails on Twitter. Here are some of the most entertaining (and often embarrassing) summer vacation fails that might just spark a memory or two of your own. Let’s just say, there are a lot of relatable Griswold families out there.
A car packed with kids and an overheated engine are both extremely hot.
So, it’s no wonder this dad keeps his shirt off to help stay cool.
Lost in Translation
Please note: Adding an indistinguishable accent to a language does not make it suddenly universally understandable.
Off to a Good Start
If the worst thing that happens on this getaway is that you had to endure a video of a shirtless man slow-motion running on the beach, it should still be a good vacation.
It’s hard to feel bad for this dad getting ticketed and towed when he was given a perfectly fair warning from a cop mere moments before.
Bye Bye Brother
If you have siblings but want to test the waters of being an only child, you can always try to get your parents to leave them behind.
If you don’t get caught, it could work out great! If you do … well, prepare for repercussions.
The Unhappiest Place on Earth
When you look forward to spending time at Disney, the last thing you want to do is leave early because someone in your family had an unexpected stopover in the slammer.
When you’re a kid, you’re proud of almost every accomplishment.
Even the most, ahem, unsanitary ones.
There’s nothing more horrifying than looking forward to a day at a happy, welcoming theme park only to learn you’ll be getting your teeth picked and drilled instead.
At least this person can rest assured they had a group of people praying for them to outgrow their debauchery.
A Room With a View
Once you’ve seen someone go to the bathroom in this sort of intimate setting, you’re basically bonded for life.
A Fishy Nickname
Never trust a big brother to have pure intentions if he allows you to come along on a trip that he didn’t want you on.
Let’s just see he may resort to calling you all sorts of (creative) names.
Playing around in the sand dunes is a great way to pass the time during the summer.
But do be careful because, though sand may seem calm, it can trip you up sometimes.
The Case of the Stolen Jeep
Before the GPS on our phones made sure we (almost) never get lost, it was easy to lose your way in a new area.
And it sounds like this dad really committed to being lost — even losing his rental car right along with him.
Capturing a Perfect Moment
When you’re visiting a picturesque place, you want to remember everything about it.
Just be careful that the photographer understands you want yourself in the picture.
Wash Away Your Worries ... Among Other Things
The key to a good summer vacation is to keep an eye on your keys.
Campers Gone Wild
Bringing a camper along can make any trip more luxurious.
Just make sure the camper wants to come along, or it might go rogue on you.
Summer Dad Joke Fail
There’s nothing like questioning your kid’s paternity to get a summer vacation started off right.
This is an excellent reminder never to judge others until you’ve walked a mile to their unruly hammock.
A Whole Wrong World
The only way you can really be disappointed by Disney is by going to the opposite coast from where your family is.
Father of Seagulls
At least this person didn’t have to try and get a wild bird out of their home.
They just had to deal with the wild snoring sounds all vacation long.
An Inconvenient Move
Always make sure your room accommodations know you’re coming … otherwise, they might just be in Tampa.
Shattered Beach Dreams
For some beach-lovers, there’s nothing that can stop them from getting into the ocean.
For others, glass doors will thwart their plans very quickly (and painfully).
It Sounds Awesome
After a decade of build-up, it’s quite a let down to know you’ll be dependent on your sibling to describe the magic and wonder that they’re seeing.
The Truth Stings
It sounds like she sells sting shells down by the sting shore.
Can’t Catch a Break
Despite your best efforts, there are some trips when something goes wrong at every turn, and you’re relieved when you can finally get back home.
Dad's never wrong, except when he is...
Let's Swap the Sun for Some Rain
It's not always sunny in sunny California.
Word to the Wise
We hope she at least realized her mistake before setting off to sea.
Selfie Stick Fail
It looks like he's using this selfie stick as a giant antenna. Unfortunately, we don't think it works that way.
Time to cross that once-in-a-lifetime travel destination off the bucket list.
The Family Dog
Today has been ruff.
This makes you wonder what else he is hiding in that hipster beard.
This tweet is making me itchy.
Turn off your devices, and put your toes in the sand.
Response: "Thanks for denting my shins."
On the Down Low
Kids aren't always discreet.
Happiness is a day at the beach. Well, usually.