Top 10 Worst Things About Vacations

We may have fun taking a break from life, but of course it has its disadvantages.
The Top Ten
1 Packing

It takes days (even weeks) to pack clothes, my camera, chargers, my phone, iPad, sunscreen, and more. Then my mom makes a list and checks it twice. When we're flying, we have to check our stuff to ensure it can go through airport security.

Planes have regulations on items like toiletries. In 2015, when we visited Los Angeles, my younger cousin packed sunscreen, but airport security confiscated it. She was very angry about it.

2 Other Countries

If you go to Mexico, people ask, "Are you from out of the country?"

Well, I have bags, so where did I come from? A store?

3 It's Hot

People vacation more during summer, so it gets really hot.

4 Staying at a Hotel

I like the hotels, but the rates are so expensive!

5 Expensive

We spent at least $5,000 (maybe even more?) in summer 2015. For three people (me, my sister, and my mom):

- Around $100 per person for Disneyland one-day park hopper tickets, which cost a total of $300.
- Airfare was around $500 each.
- We stayed at the Linq in Vegas for about $150 per night per person. We spent two nights in Vegas, so it cost around $900.
- We ate at the Mirage buffet in Vegas, which was $35 per person.
- We ate out nearly every day.

This is a partial list. We also did the Warner Bros studio tour, Universal, California Science Center, and fake horse rides, among other things. Luckily, my relatives helped pay for most of that stuff. We stayed at their houses in Los Angeles and San Francisco, so we only had to pay for a hotel in Vegas.

We also went to New York City later that summer, but fortunately, we hardly spent anything there.

6 You're Not Even Gone that Long
7 Sunburns

My face looks like I got a bad rash on it!

8 Being Tired When You Come Back

I slept in until 1 PM after returning from vacation. Normally, I wake up around 10 AM.

9 Packed Places
10 Changing
The Contenders
11 The Wifi
12 Airport Security
13 Sunscreen

Sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen.

14 Parking Fees
15 Foreign Languages

It's frustrating when locals don't understand you when you ask questions. For instance, in Russia, people might not understand what you're saying, which can be annoying and infuriating.

16 Babies Crying
17 Police
18 RVs
19 Resort Fees

In Vegas 2015, I stayed at the Linq, a Caesars Entertainment hotel. Their company doesn't have resort fees, where you have to pay separately for things like WiFi. Vegas' other hotels, which are MGM properties, do have resort fees.

20 So Many Things to Do and Not Enough Time to Them

For example, southern California has so many cool things that I wanted to see, but since I was only there for a week last time, I only did Disneyland, Universal, Santa Monica, Warner Bros, California Science Center, and Hollywood. Other things like Dodger Stadium, the Rose Bowl, Knott's, Magic Mountain, and Sony will have to wait for a future trip.

I wanted to visit Fremont Street in Vegas, but since we were only there for three days, we mostly stayed on the Strip.

In San Francisco, I spent only three days both in 2017 and 2015, so I only visited the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, YouTube headquarters, and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Other attractions like the 17-Mile Drive, Paramount's Great America, the Transamerica Pyramid, and AT&T Park will have to wait for a future trip.

21 Suitcase/Luggage Regulations

Only one carry-on and one personal bag are allowed on planes, and they must be a specific size.

22 Time Flies So Fast

You're having such a great time that before you know it, your vacation is almost over.

23 Gas Prices
24 They Only Come Once Every Few Years
25 Kids Have to Wait Until Summer to Go

Sure, some kids go on spring break or holidays, but not my family. We only go during the summer.

Same here. And my dads say, I can't. I'm working, every time I want to go somewhere.

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