Vacations always go as planned. There’s never a glitch. Nope.
We never miss connecting flights nor get stranded in a tiny city with no places to eat at but Denny’s. Nope.
We always get along with our fabulous relatives and their fabulous children. Nope.
And hotels are always as described.
If you’ve never had a bad experience traveling, read no further. Thank you for your interest. And we know you don’t exist.
But, for the rest of you, let’s talk honesty. What happened on your vacation that turned into a horror flick?
• How did it start?
• What do you remember most about the trip?
• What drove you insane?
• Who did you want to strangle? (with love, of course!)
June 1 marked the starting line for our summer vacation story contest. Every two weeks, we’ll focus on a different category of vacation memories. You share your stories. We’ll pick three and during the second week we’ll let readers decide whose is best. Last week’s theme was family trips.
You can post your vacation horror story to this blog in the comments section below. If you want to email your stories instead, send them to Travelajc@gmail.com. (If you have vacation stories that just can’t be categorized but are totally worth sharing, just send it to us. We’ll find a place for it.)
And the prizes?
Each bi-weekly winner will get to see his or her story published in Sunday’s AJC travel pages and become a finalist for a grand prize getaway to a Florida resort. The prize is valued at $800.
So if you think you have a tale, go for it. Compare it with other Atlantans. Maybe your trip wasn’t so bad after all.
Or was it?