When we imagine a staycation, we think of this: a decadent week of sleeping in, eating breakfast in bed, failing to answer a single e-mail and watching DVDs with our honey well into the night. In reality, as long as we’re home, the dog expects to be walked, the kids still seem to want food and no one's volunteering to wash the dishes or mow the lawn while we “staycate.”
So instead of talking up the "fakeation," here at RedPlum we decided on a better way to make you feel great about having a close-to-home holiday this year. A no-holds-barred look at readers’ best vacation horror stories. And just as we hoped, reading these made us happy to be staying home this year!
Now it’s your turn to decide whose is best, by “voting with your clicks.” The three finalists with the most traffic will be named the victors. Their spoils? Gift cards for a summer’s supply of ice cream or movies. Vote now by reading each finalist’s story, then sharing your favorite with friends and family to ensure it gets enough clicks to win!
RedPlum’s 10 Best Vacation Horror Stories:
Aren’t You Happy You’re Staycationing?
CAT Scan in Colorado
By RedPlum Reader Geno
By RedPlum Reader Chuck
Curious Case of the Claws on the Cruise
By RedPlum Reader Lindsay
By RedPlum Reader Reynaldo
Hotel From Hell in Myrtle Beach
By RedPlum Reader Andy
No SPAM Protection on This Vacation
By RedPlum Reader Diane
Crazy Horse in Peru
By RedPlum Reader Andrea
Hiking a Minefield in Croatia
By RedPlum Reader Laura
Rest-Stop Memory Loss
By RedPlum Reader Jessica
Lost in Translation…in Tokyo
By RedPlum Reader Nycole