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Pack Your Crossbow! And Other Vacation Tips Learned from the Movies

Pack Your Crossbow! And Other Vacation Tips Learned from the Movies

If movies about blooper-filled vacations have taught us anything, it’s that you can never be too prepared. Don’t get caught without your ABBA costume when you need it most (thanks, “Muriel’s Wedding”). Brush up on these 10 vacation packing tips as learned from the movies.

Hilarious Tumblr: Dads on vacation

Hilarious Tumblr: Dads on vacation

Dads on Vacation is a hilarious Tumblr devoted to real life examples of the Hollywood archetype of the “Vacation Dad” (as embodied by Chevy Chase in films such as the National Lampoon’s VACATION series). While we may all cringe with embarrassment at seeing our parents hold silly poses next to statues, we get a laugh looking at other people’s dads wearing their brightest Hawaiian florals (and sometimes too-short shorts that scream “I’m not working right now!”) act foolishly and behave like children. And as someone who already enjoys mimicking sculptures and jumping photos, these dads are an inspiration for the future dad in me a hundred years from now. The one dad that refuses to partake in theses shenanigans is High Expectation Asian Father.

Great green vacations: volunteer on an organic farm

Great green vacations: volunteer on an organic farm

About this time last year, I took note of sustainable agriculture tours that provided great learning and getaway experiences. Want to go a step further, and actually get your hands dirty? Turns out there are lots of opportunities all over the world to exchange your labor for meals, sleeping quarters, and a great hands-on education in organic farming.