For us, vacations evoke images of great adventure, wild nights with lost inhibitions or complete relaxation at serene beaches -- but they don't always turn out that way. In fact, sometimes vacations wind up being worst than the day-to-day life you just left behind! And it's no different for some our fave celebs.
Here are 5 stars' who have had some of the worst vacations ever:
1. Bad Vacations: Luis Guzman
When planning for a family RV trip to Maine, the funny actor forgot one thing: Puerto Ricans DO NOT DO COLD WATER! “I took a road trip to Bar Harbor, Maine in an RV with my family when the kids were really little with the idea we’d all jump into the ocean and enjoy the beach,” Guzman told NBC Latino. He also went on to say that it was one of the most memorable vacations he has had with his family. “But when the kids stepped into that water, they said ‘Papi, you’re crazy’ and came running back – there was no way they were getting in! And that was the end of that road trip.”
2. Bad Vacations: Cameron Diaz
While celebrating her 31st birthday in Hawaii, the Cuban American actress suffered a bloody nose. Diaz had been surfing with her older sister and a few friends when she wiped out and someone’s board hit her in the face – hard. “I’m fine,” the actress told the Associated Press. The worst part of the incident for Diaz? “I’m totally bummed out because I can’t surf anymore,” the actress said.
3. Bad Vacations: Ricky Martin
When you’re on vacation, wouldn’t you want to know that all is well at your job while you’re away? You know, for your peace of mind, and for you to truly enjoy your vacation. That’s not what happened to Ricky Martin last year when the internationally adored superstar took a break from his Broadway musical Evita. In his absence, sales of the show took a steep dive. We’re sure the news placed more stress on Martin upon arrival back to the stage.
4. Bad Vacations: Selena Gomez
While promoting Spring Breakers, the singer/actress shared details about one of her worst vacations. “I went to an audition in Austin and I drove with my friend, it was like four hours with my best friend and she ended up getting sick off a milkshake,” Gomez said. “I had my window rolled down in the back seat and she was in the front seat and both of our windows were rolled down and as we are driving, she spit something out. It went straight to the back window were I was.” Ewwww. About the experience, Gomez added that “it was not cool.” We’d have to agree. That wasn’t the only time one of Gomez’s vacations sucked – we would definitely add the vacation in Mexico she took late last year with then-boyfriend Justin Bieber. The young love birds reportedly got into a heated argument and Gomez ended up flying back home before ringing in the New Year.
5. Bad Vacations: Shakira
During what was supposed to be a calm weekend hanging out with friends and family in Cape town, South Africa, Shakira was attacked! Attacked by a sea lion that is. The Colombian singer whose hips don’t lie decided she would get closer to a group of sea lions and seals because she thought they were cute, when one suddenly jumped out of water and came within a foot of her, according to a Facebook post on her page Feb. 13, 2012. "[It] looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me," she wrote, and went on to say she thinks the sea lion confused her shiny Blackberry with a delicious fish.