11 Family Vacations More Awkward Than Yours (PHOTOS)

awkward family vacationsFamily vacations. They are a necessary rite of passage for most of us. Take a survey of the people around you, and I bet you every single person you poll can tell you one amazing, embarrassing, and totally awkward moment that took place during a week-long jaunt meant to bring the family closer together. If you're lucky, they might even have a photo commemorating the event. We as a people love nothing as much as we love chronicling our familial adventures no matter how crazy they might be.

Going on a family vacation can be great and often is. But it can also be a perfect storm of awkward moments. Angsty, brooding teens forced to spend days out of doors, exhausted moms unable to cope with the demands of making everyone on the trip happy, and dads who totally have bitten off more than they can chew in terms of all-day activities? These are but a few of the treats vacations have to offer. All that, and sunburns too.


Looking back at our private, family torture sessions, I mean, vacations might not be something we relish doing, but if you're anything like me, you're always down for looking at other people's pics. That's because there's nothing funnier than awkward family photos -- when they don't prominently feature your own family. Here are some of my favorites from the web.

What's your best family vacation moment, good, bad, or just plain awkward?


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