12 Travel Lessons we Can Learn from National Lampoon’s Vacation Movies
By Chaitanya Bala
Summer is right around the corner, which means exciting vacations and road trips with friends and family. As fun as summer vacation is, there are always things that can go wrong.
And no one does vacation mishaps better than Clark from National Lampoon’s Vacation Movies.
We’ve all seen National Lampoon’s collection of vacation movies, and if you haven’t, get some background on them here. Stories are pretty simple: A man named Clark wants to have a great time and take his family on various vacations. But somehow, he always manages to mess everything up and the vacations go haywire.
But we’ve learned from Clark’s mistakes. And here are 12 travel lessons we can learn from National Lampoon’s vacation movies.
1.) Don’t drive from Chicago to L.A.
2.) Be careful while driving around in rundown areas.
3.) Don’t argue with your spouse while driving out in the desert.
4.) Bring lots of cash whenever you travel.
5.) Make sure to check whether your destination is actually open the day you plan to visit.
7.) If you go to Vegas, don’t get addicted to gambling.
9.) If you’re not digging your French beret, don’t throw it off the Eiffel Tower.
10.) If you rent a car while on vacation, make sure to check the trunk.
11.) If you’re planning to go Christmas tree shopping out of the country, bring tools to cut it down.
12.) Be open to new suggestions and brainstorm ideas before calling all the shots.
Do your research and get insured so you can be prepared and have an awesome vacation!