How To Have A Safe And Fun Family Vacation
We have all had so much fun watching the Griswold family vacation experiences over the years. But we shudder to think of number of claims paid by Clark’s homeowner’s insurance policy! While his antics make us laugh, they should not be copied. Most personal insurance and homeowner’s policies will provide coverage for claims that occur while on vacation. Of course, any claim will be subject to your individual homeowner’s and auto policy.
Planning ahead can take some of the stress out of vacations, so here are a few quick tips for a successful family vacation.
The Vacation Problems of Clark W. Griswold
When you are driving down the road, keep your eyes on the road. Don’t get into a high speed chase with a woman in a Lamborghini.
If you can’t afford a new “Wagon Queen Family Truckster Station Wagon” like the Griswold’s, be sure your vehicle is in good working order. Service your vehicle before you go out of town.
If you pack food for a picnic, keep the family dog away from it. Keep meats in a cooler.
If you are making plans to go to Wallyworld, make sure it is actually open during the time you will be there.
If you get lost in a big city, don’t tell the first person you see that you are lost and need help. Use your GPS, or go to a business for help.
Don’t ever tie people or pets to the top of your car. In fact, it is always a good idea to make sure all items that are stored on the top of your car are well packed and tied down.
If you go to Las Vegas or some other large metropolitan city, know where your children are at all times.
If you go to Europe, listen to your wife. Ellen: “Clark, you're driving on the wrong side of the road!” Clark: “I realize that honey. I'm also on the wrong side of the car.”
Plan breaks and rest. You don’t want to fall asleep while driving, you may not be as lucky as Clark was.